Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes

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Perfectly fluffy and tender on the inside, crispy on the outside, these Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes are going to rock your world! They are so creamy inside it’s amazing. Just add your favorite topping and you’ll have a new favorite way to eat these delicious sweet potatoes.

You can top them with just about anything you desire. Sweet potatoes go good with both sweet and spicy, try Honey Butter, Cinnamon Honey Butter or for a spicy treat Skillet Queso.

Perfectly roasted Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes.

Baked Sweet Potatoes

Baking sweet potatoes just got easier with the use of an Air Fryer. Sweet potatoes come out perfectly and will be a great addition to any meal.

Cooking them in the Air Fryer allows the skin to get nice and crispy which is so good. You don’t have to peel them either. It’s so quick and easy. You can use this method of cooking to prep your sweet potatoes for just about any recipe you need.

Easy Sweet Potato Ingredients

Not very many ingredients for this flavorful side. It makes it an easy side dish to make with any meal.

  • Sweet Potatoes: As many as will fit in your Air Fryer
  • Olive Oil: just enough to rub them down.
  • Salt:  To taste!

Making Sweet Potatoes in an Air Fryer

These are so easy, it doesn’t take much effort to serve up a healthy side dish.

  • Scrub: Wash and dry the sweet potatoes
  • Pierce: Using a fork pierce the potatoes a few times.
  • Rub: Place in the fryer basket and rub with olive oil
  • Bake: Cook the sweet potatoes at 400 for 30-40 min till fork tender.


Sweet Potatoes getting prepared for the Air Fryer.

Healthy Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are not only yummy they are good for you too!

  • Vitamins: Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin C and vitamin B6. these are important for your brain and nervous system. They also have potassium and magnesium which have been shown to improve heart health and regulate blood pressure.
  • Benefits: Sweet potatoes are rich in dietary fiber, which can aid weight loss. This makes you feel fuller for longer so you less and you don’t overeat as well. . Fiber also promotes good gut bacteria.

Prepared Sweet Potatoes ready for the Air Fryer.

Tips and Storing

These are really easy and hard to mess up!

  • Potatoes: Make sure your potatoes are uniform in size so they all cook at the same rate.
  • Prep: Clean thoroughly and pat dry before poking or puting the oil on.
  • Toppings: Sweet potatoes can go with so many things. Sweet and savory. Try topping with chili, chipotle butter, mash up and place in a burrito with black beans and salsa, guacamole, marshmallows and so much more. Let your taste buds experiment.
  • Storing: Leftover potatoes can be stored in airtight container or wrapped tightly and kept in the fridge for 3-4 days. They can also be frozen for up to 3 months.

Creamy inside, perfectly roasted Sweet Potatoes

More Amazing Sweet Potato Recipes

Sweet potatoes are so versatile, you can do so many things with these healthy tasty spuds.

Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes

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Perfectly fluffy and tender on the inside, crispy on the outside, these Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes are going to rock your world! They are so creamy inside it's amazing. Just add your favorite topping and you'll have a new favorite way to eat these delicious sweet potatoes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 3 Sweet Potatoes



  • Pierce the sweet potatoes all over with a fork. Place the sweet potatoes in the basket of your air fryer. Rub with olive oil.
  • Turn the air fryer to 400 degrees and let the sweet potatoes cook for 35-40 minutes or until tender. Top with cinnamon butter if desired.


Serves: 3

Calories236kcal (12%)Carbohydrates45g (15%)Protein4g (8%)Fat5g (8%)Saturated Fat1g (5%)Sodium124mg (5%)Potassium762mg (22%)Fiber7g (28%)Sugar9g (10%)Vitamin A32063IU (641%)Vitamin C5mg (6%)Calcium68mg (7%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer sweet potatoes, sweet potatoes
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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