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Ninja Foodi baked potatoes

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I often work from home, which means I want something to look forward during the work day. Lunchtime is it for me! Ninja Foodi baked potatoes are one of my super easy lunches that I turn to when I want to have a little bit of comfort food, and something which is inexpensive too.

Being able to batch cook, and freeze items, is really handy for managing my workload, and these baked potatoes are perfect for this. I tend to make 4-6 at a time and I will then be able just to enjoy one at a time, with grated cheese, tuna, or baked beans, and the rest I freeze for super simple lunches on busy days.

Ninja Foodi baked potatoes cooked and served with salt and pepper and chives on baking paper in an enamel tray on a baking tray backdrop

Ingredients for Ninja Foodi baked potatoes:

4 large potatoes

15ml vegetable oil (I often use spray oil to save on calories)

1/2 tsp of sea salt, or garlic salt

White rice cooked in the Ninja foodi in a metal serving dish dressed with parsley on top

Method for Ninja Foodi jacket potatoes:

Wash and dry the potatoes well.

Place in a bowl.

Prick the potatoes all over with a fork.

Rub the potatoes with the vegetable oil and cover evenly.

Add the salt and rub over too.

Put the baking potatoes in the air fryer basket.

Cook at 200C (400F) for 40 minutes. Turn over at the 20 minute mark.

Beef chilli cooked in the Ninja foodi in a metal serving dish with green peppers, mixed beans and tomatoes visible

Fancy trying something different using the air crisp setting on your Ninja Foodi?

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Can you freeze Ninja Foodi baked potatoes?

You can indeed. I will make a big batch up, cut them in two, place them in the freezer in a freezable container and use over the next month or so.

Do you need to use foil when cooking Ninja Foodi baked potatoes?

Personally I don’t bother. I have in the past when making slow cooker jacket potatoes, but I’ve since realised you just don’t need to.

The enclosed space of the air fryer makes for a tasty, crispy potato, with crispy skin and a soft fluffy inside.

These are so convenient to make, and the foil is just unnecessary.

Roast potatoes cooked in the Ninja Foodi in a red Le Creuset using the pressure cooking and air crisp / fryer settings

Do you need to use an air fryer basket?

Some air fryer don’t have a basket, and just come with a metal bowl. You CAN still make these baked potatoes in this type of air fryer, they’ll crisp up lovely and as long as you remember to turn them over once, and leave enough room to avoid sticking, you can cook these perfectly.

Can you make baked potatoes with olive oil?

My preference is a vegetable oil, such as rapeseed oil, because of the higher smoking point. Olive oil does have a nice flavour to it but due to the smoking point I would not recommend it for this recipe.

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Want some topping ideas for your baked potato?

Baked beans, cheese and baked beans, tuna and mayo, tuna and sweetcorn with mayo, tomato and chilli salsa, leftover slow cooker beef chilli or Ninja Foodi beef chilli, 15 minute bolognese, bacon with sour cream or Vegan coleslaw all work very well on potatoes.

A great way to increase the protein of this meal is with this delicious air fryer BBQ chicken breast:

Three pieces of air fryer chicken breast, in an enamel dish, with a glass dish of bbq sauce and air fryer green beans in a mushroom coloured bowl

How to re-heat frozen baked potatoes:

When re-heating I will cook for 12-15 minutes, from frozen, until the potatoes are cooked through. The cooking time may vary slightly, depending on the size of your potatoes, but this is a fantastic way to batch make lunches and save a little cooking time during your work day.

You can also defrost these in the fridge overnight, to speed up the cooking time slightly, but the difference is just a few minutes off the cooking time, so I don’t bother myself.

Twice baked potatoes are delicious! If anything I think this adds to the taste of baked potatoes personally.

How to make baked potatoes in the Ninja Foodi:

Ninja Foodi baked potatoes

Crispy and fluffy baked potatoes cooked in the Ninja Foodi

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, British
Keyword Ninja Foodi, potato
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 potatoes
Calories 235 kcal
Author Katykicker

Ingredients

  • 4 large potatoes
  • 15 ml vegetable oil I often use spray oil to save on calories
  • 1/2 tsp of sea salt or garlic salt

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry the potatoes well.
  2. Place in a bowl.
  3. Prick the potatoes all over with a fork.
  4. Rub the potatoes with the vegetable oil and cover evenly.
  5. Add the salt and rub over too.
  6. Put the baking potatoes in the air fryer basket.
  7. Cook at 200C (400F) for 40 minutes. Turn over at the 20 minute mark.

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

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Ninja Foodi baked potatoes cooked and served with salt and pepper and chives on top of a piece of baking paper
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