How To Make Frozen Potato Skins In Air Fryer

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Need to know how to make frozen potato skins in the air fryer? We are sharing how to make this crispy, delicious appetizer in about 5 minutes.

Plate of potato skins with cheese and sour cream.


Crispy potato skins are the perfect appetizer for football season, a party, or even a simple meal.

While homemade potato skins are super easy to make, sometimes it’s nice to grab something from the freezer and have it cooked in less than 10 minutes from start to finish.

Why air fryer frozen potato skins work

  • Crispy skins – The air fryer circulates hot air around the potatoes giving them the best crispy skin.
  • Fast – This simple recipe can be cooked straight from frozen and made in about 5 minutes.
  • No extra oil – No additional oil is needed to cook these potato skins.
  • Convenient – Super fast and easy clean-up make this a convenient, quick snack.

What you need

Frozen potato skins – Use your favorite brand like TGI Friday’s potato skins or Farm Rich froze potato skins.

Air fryer – We are using a basket style Cosori 5.8 quart air fryer. They can also be cooked in an oven style air fryer. Place them on the middle rack.

Box of frozen potato skins and air fryer basket.

How do you cook frozen potato skins in the air fryer

If you would like to cook the whole box of frozen potato skins, you might need to cook in two different batches depending on the size of your air fryer.

Step one: Place frozen potato skin in the air fryer basket. Make sure to put them in a single layer with room for the hot air to circulate.

Air fryer basket with frozen potato skins.

Step two: Air fry at 380 degrees F for 5-7 minutes. Cooking time may vary depending on the size of the potato skins and the type of air fryer being used.

Step three: Carefully take the skins out of the fryer basket and serve warm with favorite toppings.

Cooked potato skins in air fryer basket.

Topping ideas

These skins are wonderful by themselves and always a crowd pleaser but you can also add some favorite toppings for loaded potato skins. A few topping ideas include:

  • Sour cream
  • Green onions
  • Bacon bits
  • Jalapeños
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Extra cheddar cheese
  • Ranch dressing

What to serve with air fryer frozen potato skins

These skins are great on an appetizer tray or platter. Try serving them alongside other favorites like air fryer nachos, air fryer pizza rolls, air fryer frozen jalapeno poppers, and air fryer cheese curds.

How to store leftovers

Store: Leftover potato skins can be store in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Make sure they have completely cooled before storing them.

Reheat: Reheat by placing them back in the air fryer at 380 for about 2 minutes.

Freeze: I would not recommend refreezing.

Is it ok to eat potato skins?

Yes, potato skins are ok to eat. The skin is even considered to be the most nutrient part of the potato. Have more potato questions? Be sure to check out the great FAQ sheet from the Idaho Potato Commission.

Plate of cooked potato skins topped with sour cream.

How do you make TGIF Potato Skins in air fryer?

TGIF potato skins in the air fryer are cooked at 380 degrees F for 5 minutes. Check the skins and add 1-2 minutes of cook time if needed.

More frozen air fryer appetizers

Did you make this recipe? Please let me know in the comments below.

Plate of potato skins with cheese and sour cream.
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Frozen Potato Skins In Air Fyrer

By Heather
How to make frozen potato skins in the air fryer. Crispy, delicious potato skins can be made quickly in the air fryer from frozen.
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 7 minutes
Servings: 4


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 box frozen potato skins


  • Place frozen potato skins in air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Air fry at 380 degrees F for 5-7 minutes.
  • Carefully remove from the basket and serve warm.



Serving: 2g | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sugar: 1g

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

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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