Easy Baked Sweet Potatoes in the Air Fryer

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Air fryer sweet potatoes are easy, crispy, tasty, and smooth! You will love making sweet potatoes in the air fryer. In fact, you'll never want to bake them in the oven again!

How to Make Baked Sweet Potatoes in the Air Fryer

I am excited to share with you today this incredibly easy, flavorful, and healthy air fryer treat- Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes. There are many different ways you can cook sweet potatoes in the air fryer, but today I am showing you how to bake an entire sweet potato. This will give you a crispy outside, and deliciously smooth inside. 

Similar to air fryer baked potatoes, air fryer sweet potatoes are ready in half the time and require so little effort on your part. 

You can watch me make these air fryer sweet potatoes, along with 9 other healthy air fryer recipes that I know you’ll enjoy. 

Why I Love Cooking Sweet Potatoes in the Air Fryer

I loving baking and cooking in my air fryer because it’s much quicker than baking in my oven. Plus, an air fryer is essentially a convection oven, but it uses air to fry and cook your foods. I love this because it is healthier and takes very little space in my kitchen. 

I have 2 air fryers, the Philips XXL and Cosori 5.8qt. And the Cosori is, hands down, my favorite! Read my full air fryer review and buying guide to learn more about the type of air fryer you should get!

I love air fryer sweet potatoes because they are easy, crispy, and soft!

How to Make Sweet Potatoes in Air Fryer

  • First, wash and scrub your sweet potatoes so they are clean and free from dirt. 
  • Next, pierce your potatoes with a fork, 4-5 times
  • Place potatoes in the air fryer basket and spray with avocado oil. You do not want to use an aerosol spray oil, this can ruin your air fryer. Massage oil into the sweet potatoes. 
  • Sprinkle and rub in kosher salt
  • Bake sweet potatoes anywhere from 375°F-400°F (I did 380°F) for 40 minutes. At the halfway point, carefully flip potatoes over. 
  • After they finish cooking, give your sweet potatoes a squeeze. If your potatoes need more time, add a couple of minutes until they are cooked to your desired tenderness. The cooking time really depends on the size of your potatoes, so you will just have to watch it carefully. 

Air fryer sweet potatoes are really simple! All you need is your air fryer, sweet potatoes, and oil!

Important Tips

Like I mentioned before, the cooking time will depend greatly on the manufacturer of your air fryer and the size of your potatoes. So, just keep an eye on your potatoes, and pull them out when you think they are ready!

If you are cooking sweet potatoes for multiple people, remember to not over crowd your basket. Leave room for air to flow, so that your sweet potatoes can bake!

How to Eat Your Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes

After you make air fryer sweet potatoes, you can enjoy these as healthy snack. You can also eat it as a side with dishes like,

Final thoughts

You will love baking sweet potatoes in the air fryer because it is simple and scrumptious. Air fryer sweet potatoes are a great snack, side to a meal, or can be used for recipes, like my personal favorite, stuffed bbq chicken sweet potatoes. I’m curious to know how cooking sweet potatoes in the air fryer went for you. Tell me about it in the comments below! 

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Air fryer sweet potatoes are easy, and tasty. You will love these air fryer sweet potatoes in minutes!

Easy Baked Sweet Potatoes in the Air Fryer

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 5 | Cook Time: 40
Yield: 2 | Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Kosher salt
  • Avocado oil (or oil of your choice, no aerosol spray)

Instructions

  1. Wash and scrub your sweet potatoes so they are clean and free from dirt. 
  2. Pierce your potatoes with a fork, 4-5 times
  3. Place potatoes in the air fryer basket and spray with oil. You do not want to use an aerosol spray oil, this can ruin your air fryer. Massage oil into the sweet potatoes. 
  4. Sprinkle and rub in kosher salt
  5. Bake sweet potatoes anywhere from 375°F-400°F (I did 380°F) for 40 minutes. At the halfway point, carefully flip potatoes over. 
  6. After they finish cooking, give your sweet potatoes a squeeze. If your potatoes need more time, add a couple of minutes until they are cooked to desired tenderness. The cooking time really depends on the size of your potatoes, so you will just have to watch it carefully. 

Notes

The cooking time will depend greatly on the manufacturer of your air fryer and the size of your potatoes. So, just keep an eye on your potatoes, and pull them out when you think they are ready! 

If you are cooking sweet potatoes for multiple people, remember to not over crowd your basket. Leave room for air to flow, so that your sweet potatoes can bake! 

Ingredients: Sweet Potato
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Appetizers and Snacks, Side Dish, #StayHome, Christmas, Easter, Fall, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Spring, Summer, Winter, Clean Eating
Categories: Healthy, Air Fryer

Comments & Reviews

  • I cook baked potatoes in my Air Fryer all the time and they are great on the air crisp (air fryer). For this, you say use the Air Fryer, but bake them? My air fryer bakes and air fries, which do you do bake, or air fry? I have the Ninja XL Grill that bakes, air fries among other things.

    • My air fryer doesn’t have the other options like yours does, so I think you’re fine on the “air crisp” setting, if that’s working great for your baked potatoes! It should work the exact same for these sweet potatoes!

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