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Two fingers holding up an air fryer loaded baked potato slice with melted cheese, bacon, sour cream, and green onions.

Easy Air Fryer Loaded Baked Potato Slices

These homemade air fryer potato slices are loaded with melted cheese, crispy bacon, green onion and sour cream. They make a great appetizer or a fun side dish that you’ll just love to make over and over again!
Course Appetizer, Brunch, Dinner, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, air fryer potato slices, loaded baked potato slices, loaded potato slices, potato slices
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 291kcal
Author Ivory


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 russet potato large
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • 2 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 green onion sliced


  • Start by preheating your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and setting the timer for 12 minutes.
  • While the air fryer heats up, slice the potato into ¼ inch thick slices.
  • To a medium bowl, add the potato slices and drizzle them with olive oil. Then add the salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir until the potato slices are well coated.
  • Add the potato slices to the air fryer in a single layer and cook for 12 minutes, flipping them halfway through.
  • Once the potatoes are done, remove the basket from the air fryer and add a pinch of cheese to each potato slice, then a few bacon pieces, and top with a little more cheese. Air fry for another 1-2 minutes until the cheese has melted.
  • Remove the potato slices from the air fryer, place on a serving dish, and top with sour cream and green onions.

Oven Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Prep the potatoes as indicated above.
  • Once the oven is preheated, place the potato slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes until slightly brown on the outside and tender in the middle. Be sure to turn them over halfway through.
  • Once the potatoes are done, top the potatoes with bacon and cheese and place back in the oven until the cheese has melted. This is usually about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and top with sour cream and green onions.



*Be sure to cut the potato slices the same thickness to ensure that they all cook evenly.
*Cut slices at least ¼ inch thick, anything thinner will cook faster and become hard like a potato chip.
*Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days (minus the sour cream).
*Reheat in the air fryer at 360 F for 1 to 2 minutes until warm.
*Put the potatoes into the air fryer basket in a single layer. This will allow for the potatoes to cook evenly.
*If your air fryer has a broil option like my Instant Vortex Plus you can use that to melt the cheese if you prefer.
*The air fryer I used to test this recipe was my Instant Vortex Plus 6 quart. You will need to adjust the timing of this recipe based on the air fryer you are using. Be sure to check on the potatoes halfway through the cooking process. The potatoes are done when they are slightly browned on the outside and tender in the middle.


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 565mg | Potassium: 328mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 498IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 247mg | Iron: 1mg