Want to reheat baked potato in air fryer or Ninja Foodi for a second meal? We have 2 ways to reheat leftover potatoes warm with crispy skin on the outside too.
Want the best way to reheat a baked potato? We think this is it!! It doesn’t matter how they were cooked to begin with, you will need some hot air to get the the skins crispy again. Then you can dice it up or stuff again with chili or cheese. One of many air fryer recipe hacks we have on our site. (affiliate links present)
Reheating Baked Potatoes in Air Fryer
This is great for restaurant leftovers, after baked potatoes in the microwave or if you saved some from last night’s dinner. I will tell you that I love me a stuffed Wendy’s baked potato.
Can’t tell you how many years it was my Mom and I’s thing. We would get a chili tater with a frosty for lunch. I didn’t always finish it that day though and we hated wasting food.
Back in the day this wasn’t an option. We still wanted that warm fluffy with a great tasting skin but had to heat the oven to get that. Boiling it for a few minutes with a bit of olive oil outside did work, but took forever so it seemed.
Today, things are way easier. We make Ninja Foodi baked potatoes all the time and reheat this way next day.
How to Reheat Leftover Baked Potatoes
Ok so there are several methods for reheating potatoes. If you just want the insides warmed but really want to keep it soft you will want to wrap them in foil first. If potato skins have to be crisp then skip that step and lay them in as is with some oil and salt on the outsides instead. I’ll explain both in the recipe card below for you.
If they are already sliced and you basically just ate a lot of the insides, leaving the rest what I would do it stuff first. That is right. Make a meal out it where you warm the stuffings while reheating the outsides.
- What I mean is if it is already sliced, spoon some of your 5 ingredient chili insides and cheese a little bit later. Lay inside unwrapped this way.
The thinner the sides are the quicker this will be to get done. Still preheating the oven to 350 F (or air fryer in this case) will do the trick. 10-15 minutes depending on how large each one is usually does it. If you wanted shredded cheese on there that will only take a few minutes so add that near the end until bubbly and lightly browned.
How to Reheat a Baked Potato
Baked potato internal temp should be about 210 degrees F. When done. I mean these were already baked or cooked so you don’t have to worry so much about the outcome as far as that goes. You don’t want to eat undercooked or raw taters ever though so just keep that in mind. Your tummy will not like that.
This works for both russet or reheating sweet potatoes too. The type doesn’t really matter, it is the size and thickness that makes the biggest difference. You can reheat potatoes one of two ways;
- Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees F for 5 minutes and cook for about 15 minutes or until the potato is warmed into the center.
- low and slow just so that the potato is reheated through and steaming hot.
- If you want NO crisp on the outside you could wrap in foil to prevent potatoes from drying out and/or shriveling the skins.
- OR you can preheat to 375 for 5 min. and reheat for 15 minutes with 1 tsp of olive oil rubbed on the outside sprinkled with salt too.
- Do NOT wrapped in foil for this method – this will crisp up the outside of the potato quite a bit and make it similar to a smashed potato.
If you have just the skins left, or cut sides so you can fill like air fryer twice stuffed potatoes the timing would decrease quite a bit. With something even smaller like cutting the potato into shredded potatoes it would take only a few minutes too. In this case size does matter. 😉
How to Reheat Food in Air Fryer
This isn’t just a great method for reviving leftover taters though. If you made tater tots in Ninja Foodi and saved those too, by FAR this is the best way to heat them again. The fridge when saved is going to make just about any food a bit slimy. There will be condensation on the inside of the bag used which will cause that, there’s kinda’ no way around that.
The only way to kinda’ combat it is to wrap items in foil tightly, but it will still make the outsides wet. Yes you could use an oven but it will take way longer and the broil setting would be closer to the outcome you’ll get with air frying.
If you do not care about crisping you could wrap in a damp paper towel and heat in microwave for a few minutes or bake for 15-20 minutes in the oven on baking sheet at 350.
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Reheat Baked Potato in Air Fryer
- 4-6 potatoes previously cooked
- You can reheat the potato one of two ways; Preheat machine to 350 for 5 minutes and cook potatoes for 15 minutes, low and slow just so that the potato is reheated through and steaming hot. If you want NO crisp on the outside you could wrap in foil to prevent that.
- OR preheat to 375 and reheat for 15 minutes with 1 tsp of olive oil rubbed on the outside sprinkled with salt too. Do NOT wrapped in foil for this method – this will crisp up the outside of the potato quite a bit and make it similar to a smashed potato.