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Air Fryer Sweet Potato

Cooking sweet potatoes doesn't have to be a daunting task when you have an air fryer in your kitchen! This Air Fryer Sweet Potato recipe results in fluffy, scrumptious sweet potatoes every single time!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, air fryer recipes, sweet potato, sweet potato in air fryer, sweet potatoes
Servings: 2 sweet potatoes
Calories: 174kcal


  • Air fryer


  • 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.