Air-Fryer Stuffed Potatoes with Lentil Stew


There's no need to turn on your oven for baked potatoes when you can save time and use your air fryer. This recipe is a great base for air-fried whole potatoes, and here we top ours with a cozy spiced lentil stew, but you can get creative with topping ideas (see Tip).

a recipe photo of the Air-Fryer Stuffed Potatoes with Lentil Stew served on a plate
Photo: Adam Albright
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins


  • 4 (8 ounce) russet potatoes

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 2 carrots, finely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon ras el hanout

  • 1 (15 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth

  • ½ cup dried green lentils, picked over and rinsed

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • Plain strained yogurt, such as Greek-style, and chopped fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)


  1. Prick potatoes with a fork. Brush with 1 tablespoon oil. Place the potatoes in the basket of an air fryer. Cook at 400°F, flipping once, until tender, 30 to 35 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, garlic and ras el hanout; cook, stirring frequently, until the onion is translucent, about 4 minutes.

  3. Add tomatoes, broth, lentils, tomato paste and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper to the pot; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until the lentils are soft, 25 to 35 minutes.

  4. Cut the potatoes in half and season with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Top with the lentil stew. Garnish with yogurt and cilantro, if desired.


Air fryer


Here are some delicious topping ideas for air-fried potatoes:

Cubed ham + steamed broccoli + shredded Cheddar + chives

Shredded chicken + roasted red peppers + low-sodium pizza sauce + shredded mozzarella + parsley

Pinto beans + avocado slices + pico de gallo + cilantro

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

416 Calories
8g Fat
75g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 potato & 3/4 cup stew
Calories 416
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 75g 27%
Dietary Fiber 12g 43%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 13g 26%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 679IU 14%
Vitamin C 32mg 36%
Vitamin E 3mg 18%
Folate 79mcg 20%
Vitamin K 11mcg 9%
Sodium 589mg 26%
Calcium 108mg 8%
Iron 6mg 33%
Magnesium 95mg 23%
Potassium 1845mg 39%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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