Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes

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Air Fryer Twice baked Potatoes are an easy meal prep, customizable and flavor loaded! They are full of protein and extra filling from canned tuna. This twist on the classic twice baked potato will leave you and the family craving seconds!

Air Fryer Twice baked Potatoes on a serving tray with sour cream.
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Why Make Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes

For starters, they are beyond addictive and very easy to make.

These are the perfect change up from your typical lunch or dinner. They are great for meal prep and they travel well!

Customize these tuna baked potatoes and use canned chicken or ground meat if needed. They are affordable to make and so filling with protein in every bite. Also try my Chipotle Chicken Salad for another easy, protein loaded lunch!

Ingredients Needed For This Recipe

Ingredients needed to make tuna potatoes in small white bowls.

Russet Potatoes. These work best for twice baked potatoes! Be sure to grab them all in the same size so they bake evenly.

Roasted Red Peppers. I use the jarred peppers, but you can also roast your own.

Seasoning. Garlic powder, oregano, paprika, crushed red pepper, salt

Canned Tuna. I use albacore tuna in water for this recipe. Please note the substitutions below. Also try my Tuna Dip for another great light lunch option!

Green Onions. These add a mellow aromatic flavor and they are a nice garnish.

All other ingredients and measurements can be found in the recipe card towards the bottom of this post. 

Recipe Variations & Substitutions

Sour Cream. You can use DF sour cream or plain greek yogurt if you want to add more protein to this recipe.

Dijon Mustard. This adds a great flavor to the mix and tastes wonderful with the tuna baked potatoes. You can use whole grain mustard as well.

Canned Tuna. Use any canned tuna of choice. You can do canned chicken or shredded rotisserie chicken as well if preferred.

Steps To Make Air Fryer Twice Baked Potato

Step One. If baking the potatoes for the recipe ~ Preheat oven to 400° wash potatoes then rub them with olive oil and salt generously placed parchment paper on a cooking sheet and baked potatoes in the oven for 45 -60 minutes. Pull them out and slice the tops open. Gently push potato together at each end to open the slice up and let them cool.

Step Two. If using already prepped baked potatoes ~ Once the potatoes have cooled enough to be able to touch scoop 3/4 of the potato/out of the potato don’t scoop out too much you want the walls of the potato to hold up.

Step Three. In a medium size bowl add sour cream, dijon, seasonings, green onions, cheese, roasted red peppers, canned/drained tuna. Mash everything up well and scoop the mixture back into the potato skins carefully.

Step Four. Once the potato skins are completely stuffed, carefully put them in the air fryer on 350º for about 6-7 minutes or until the cheese is melted and potato stuffing is lightly browned on top. If baking the potatoes, bake on 375º for about 15 minutes or until the stuffing is melty and lightly browned.

Step Five. Garnish with more green onions and the chopped chives.

Potatoes on a green plate, stuffed with tuna and browned from the air fryer.

Tips & FAQ’s

Can I use a different potato?

I don’t suggest it, the russet skin gets so crispy and it holds up the best for stuffing.

I don’t have an air fryer!

No big deal! I have oven baking instructions in the recipe card. Just bake them on a parchment lined cooking sheet on 375º for about 15 minutes.

Recipe Tips

Potatoes. Choose large baking potatoes like Russets. They have a high starch content, making them fluffy when baked.

Add your favorite veggies! I love to add some heat to this recipe by adding jalapeños, if you like spicy tuna – gibe my Spicy Tuna Salad a try.

Scooping. Allow the baked potatoes to cool slightly before scooping out the insides. Be gentle to keep the potato skins intact.

Cheese Incorporation. Fold in shredded cheese for extra creaminess and flavor. Reserve some cheese for topping.

Make-Ahead. You can prepare the potatoes up to the point of the second bake in advance. Just cover and refrigerate. Bake them when ready to serve.

Recipe Pairings

These tuna baked potatoes are great on their own. They are filling and offer well rounded nutritional value. I like to pair them with my Lemon Kale Caesar or with a lighter side like Lemon Feta Orzo.

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Green serving plate with twice baked potatoes an sour cream on tip.
4.67 from 3 votes

Mediterranean Air Fryer Twice Baked Potato

Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes are an easy meal prep, customizable and flavor loaded! This recipe will have the family craving seconds. 
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 6

Equipment

  • air fryer *oven instructions are also included
  • mixing bowl

Ingredients 

  • 3 large russet potatoes
  • ½ cup sour cream , *see notes
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • cup shredded cheddar
  • 1 5 oz can tuna in water, *see notes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried crushed oregano
  • ½ tsp course salt
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 3 tbsp green onions, chopped, *save some for garnish!
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped, for garnish

Instructions 

  • If baking the potatoes: Preheat oven to 400° wash potatoes then rub them with olive oil and salt generously placed parchment paper on a cooking sheet and baked potatoes in the oven for 45 -60 minutes. Pull from oven and slice the tops open. Gently push potato together at each end to open the slice up and let them cool down quicker.
  • If baked potatoes are already prepared: Once they have cooled enough to be able to touch scoop 3/4 of the potato/out of the potato don’t scoop out too much you want the walls of the potato to hold up well while stuffing and cooking.
  • In a medium size bowl add your sour cream, dijon mustard, seasonings, green onions, canned/drained tuna, shredded cheese, chopped roasted red peppers, mash everything up well and scoop the mixture back into the potato skins carefully.
  • Once the potato skins are completely full and stuffed put them in the air fryer on 350º for 6-8 minutes. or until the cheese and stuffing is lightly browned and warm through.
    For the oven: Place them on a parchment lined cooking sheet. Bake on 375º for about 10-15 minutes or until the cheese and stuffing is lightly browned and warm through.
  • Let the potatoes cool a little, garnish with green onions and chives and any other additional toppings of choice!

Notes

*plain greek yogurt will also work
*canned or shredded chicken will also work. 
If you are making these ahead of time before baking twice, store them in the fridge for up to two days. Pull them out for 10 – 20 minutes to get to room temp before baking/air frying.
*These will keep in the fridge, airtight container for up to 5 days. Freeze them in tin foil or plastic wrap for up to 3 months! 

Nutrition

Serving: 1half of a potato | Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 473mg | Potassium: 920mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 289IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 262
Keyword: 20 minute, Air Fryer
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5 Comments

    1. So happy you enjoyed them! Perfect for fall nights🥰

  1. Do we need to bake them in the oven first no matter what or is it the air fryer twice? I don’t see temp/how long in the air fryer for the initial bake.

    Thank you!

    1. Yes, you will need to use already cooked potatoes! I prefer my potatoes baked in the oven first and those instructions are included on the post. If you don’t want to use your oven, you can use your air fryer, Typically 375 for about 30 However, I find this method is not very
      consistent since air fryers are all different sizes and it can dry out the potato a bit. It’s up to you on how you’d like to cook it but the oven is much more predictable for baking the potatoes. Thanks!

  2. 4 stars
    Very good, this was actually first recipe of yours we ran across (give credit to my husband as he was looking online). I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect about fish in a twice baked potato but it worked. As my husband is not a tuna fan, I substituted salmon.