This Air Fryer Sweet Potato recipe results in fluffy, scrumptious sweet potatoes every single time!

An Ode to the Sweet Potato

Sweet Potatos are a fantastic source of beta-carotene, which our bodies convert into vitamin A.

In fact, the average-sized sweet potato contains over 350% of our daily value of vitamin A!

Other key nutrients in sweet potatoes include magnesium, vitamin B-6, potassium, iron, and calcium.

Learn how to make Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer here!

How to Make These Potatos

a collage of four images showing how to prepare and cook an air fryer sweet potato
  1. Rinse and dry the outsides of your sweet potatoes thoroughly. Pull off any hanging roots and scrub off any stubborn dirt spots.
  2. Score the sweet potatoes all over with a fork and rub the outsides with a thin layer of oil.
  3. Place the sweet potatoes into the air fryer basket and cook for about 35-40 minutes at 390 degrees F.
  4. Cut open your sweet potatoes. Top with desired toppings, then serve and enjoy!

How to Tell When They’re Done

Insert a knife into the center of the potato.

If the potato pierces without any resistance and the knife comes out easily, the potato is done cooking.

Topping Suggestions

Top with any of these ingredients:

  • Salt & pepper
  • Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Cinnamon-sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Caramel sauce
  • Marshmallows
  • Candied nuts
  • Sour cream and chives
  • Garlic herb butter and fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • Black beans and fresh avocado

Looking to make a whole meal, we suggest: Air Fryer Meatloaf, Air Fryer Porkchops and Air Fryer Chicken Breast. Love sweet potatoes, but want to use the stove? Check out this Chickpea Sweet Potato Stew!

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Air Fryer Sweet Potato

This Air Fryer Sweet Potato recipe results in fluffy, scrumptious sweet potatoes every single time!
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time42 minutes
Servings: 2 sweet potatoes
Calories: 174kcal



  • 2 Sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • salt, pepper, cinnamon, sugar, and butter for topping optional


  • Wash and dry the outside of each sweet potato.
  • Using a fork, poke holes into the sweet potatoes on all sides, then rub them all over with oil.
  • Place the sweet potatoes into the air fryer basket and cook for 35-40 minutes at 390 degrees F.
  • Cut open the sweet potatoes, top with desired toppings, and enjoy!


  • Depending on your machine and the size of the sweet potatoes, you may need to adjust the cook time by a few minutes. 
  • As the timer nears 30 minutes, you can check the potatoes by inserting a knife into the potato. If the knife comes out easily the potato is done.
Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the “Air Fry” function.


Serving: 1sweet potato | Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 438mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 18443IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.
Can you eat the skin of a baked sweet potato?

Yes! Just like a russet potato, the skin of a baked sweet potato is super nutritious!

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  1. 5 stars
    How simple yet delicious. I’m so impressed with all you can do with air fryers…I’ve been on the fence for the longest time about getting one due to limited counter space but I love it’s versatility and how healthy the options are!

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe is a great tutorial for my teenager boy! Easy recipe, filling side meal, great result. What could be better?!:) Sharing your recipe with my sister:) Thanks.

    1. I know what you mean, I wasn’t sure I needed one. We were gifted one and we ended up falling in love with it! These Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes are one of the first things we tried!

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