Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes

Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes

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If you love eating sweet potatoes, you are going to love this quick and easy recipe! These baked sweet potatoes in the air fryer leave you with crispy skin on the outside and tender sweet potato on the inside. Top it off with a little bit of butter and enjoy!

eating baked sweet potato with fork

Baked Sweet Potatoes In The Air Fryer

These air fryer baked sweet potatoes are so delicious! I was surprised at how much I loved baking these sweet potatoes in the air fryer.

eating a sweet potato with a fork

Even though I have made roasted sweet potato pieces in the air fryer in the past, I wasn’t quite sure how baking a whole sweet potato in the air fryer would turn out. I’m here to report that it was super easy and they turned out perfect!

cooking sweet potatoes in an air fryer

If you don’t have an air fryer, you can cook them in your instant pot or you can bake them in your oven! Don’t really like sweet potatoes? That’s okay! Easily swap them out for a regular air fryer baked potato instead.  If you are on the market for an air fryer, click here for the model I recommend.

Piercing raw sweet potatoes with a fork

How To Air Fry Baked Sweet Potatoes

Before you start cooking the potatoes, make sure to wash them really well and dry them off with paper towels.

cooking raw sweet potatoes in an air fryer

Next, rub the sweet potatoes with olive oil. Prick each one 2 times with a fork. This will make holes that will allow steam to escape, so the sweet potatoes don’t explode.

cooked air fryer sweet potatoes

Place the potatoes in the air fryer basket. Cook in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 40 minutes.

air fried sweet potatoes with butter

Cooking Tip

  • For medium-sized sweet potatoes, it takes about 40 minutes to cook through. If the sweet potatoes are large, add 10 more minutes.

baked sweet potatoes in an air fryer

Toppings To Add To A Baked Sweet Potato

As far as topping go, I usually like to stick with butter, salt, and pepper, but there are various ways you can customize your sweet potato.

tender sweet potatoes in an air fryer basket

Many people (especially around Thanksgiving) LOVE to add a bit of butter with a dash of cinnamon and brown sugar then top them off with a few marshmallows! It’s actually very delicious! I make this one a few times a year, but I usually convert it into a sweet potato casserole.

baked sweet potato on a white plate

If you are looking for a mix of sweet and savory, take a look at this recipe for stuffed sweet potatoes with broccoli, cranberries, and walnuts.

Cooked sweet potatoes in an air fryer

What To Serve With Baked Sweet Potatoes

You can go about this two different ways:

  1. You can serve the baked sweet potato as a side dish with pan-fried chicken and air-fried corn on the cob.
  2. Serve it as the main dish! There are so many recipes for stuffed potatoes that are yummy and filling at the same time. I love to stuff my sweet potato with some shredded chicken, air-fried broccoli, and a drizzle of my homemade buffalo sauce.

sweet potato in an air fryer

These baked sweet potatoes in the air fryer are absolutely scrumptious either way!

Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes

More Healthy Air Fryer Recipes

If you loved this tender air fryer sweet potato, check out some of my other air fryer recipes!

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Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes

These air fryer baked sweet potatoes are amazing! Perfect texture, so sweet and smooth! Once you try baking sweet potatoes in the air fryer, you'll never make them any other way!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potatoes
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Diet: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 204kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 tsp olive oil

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Instructions

  • Wash the sweet potatoes and dry them with paper towels.
  • Rub sweet potatoes with olive oil. Prick each sweet potato 2 times with a fork (to make holes to allow steam to escape, so sweet potatoes don't explode).
  • Put sweet potatoes in the air fryer basket. Cook in the air fryer at 400F for 40 minutes.

Notes

40 minute cooking time is for medium size sweet potatoes.  If sweet potatoes are large, add 10 more minutes.
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Nutrition

Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 762mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 32063IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg
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