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Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato

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Make a perfectly air fryer baked sweet potato cooked in less time than it would in the oven – fluffy in the center with crisp skin!

Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato
Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato

Adding to my list of air fryer recipes, this simple method for air frying a sweet potato! I love making baked sweet potatoes in the air fryer because it’s quicker since you don’t have to preheat the air fryer like you do an oven and the sweet potatoes come out perfectly – fluffy in the center with crisp skin. If you don’t have an air fryer, check out my Oven-Baked Sweet Potatoes.

how to air fry a sweet potato

First off, this is the air fryer I have and love, and trust me after writing 2 air fryer cookbooks, I have tried a lot. I have the 7 quart, perfect for making a whole chicken.

What is healthier: baked sweet potato or baked potato?

Baked sweet potatoes and baked potatoes are both very healthy. If your goal is to add more fiber to your diet, then I’d go with a sweet potato. However, both types would be great additions to any diet. They both have a lot to offer:

  • Sweet potatoes have about 50% more fiber than a russet potato, but they have about the same amount of protein.
  • Sweet potatoes are loaded with more vitamins A and C than baked potatoes, while regular potatoes have more potassium and folate.

Tips for the Perfect Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes

  • Buy sweet potatoes that don’t have soft skin, wrinkles, cracks, or soft spots.
  • Store sweet potatoes in a cool, dry place for three to five weeks.
  • Pierce sweet potatoes all over with a fork before air frying.

How long does it take to air fry sweet potatoes?

Sweet potatoes take about 35-45 minutes to cook at 370F degrees in the air fryer, which is less time than they take in the oven.

How to Serve Baked Sweet Potatoes

There are so many ways to serve baked sweet potatoes. The simplest way to eat them is with butter (or coconut oil if you’re dairy-free) on top – a little goes a long way. Another easy option that’s calorie-free is to sprinkle on chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, or pumpkin spice.

You can also stuff sweet potatoes with different fillings. Some delicious ideas are these Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Loaded Vegetarian Baked Sweet Potato, and Italian Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.

sweet potato with butter

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Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato

4.99 from 58 votes
Perfectly baked sweet potatoes cooked in the air fryer in less time than the oven, no pre-heating!
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 46 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
Serving Size: 1 sweet potato


  • Air Fryer (I own and love this one from GoWise!)


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, about 6 ounces


  • Poke hole all over with a fork and place in the air fryer, no foil needed.
    poke holes all over sweet potato with a fork
  • Air fry 370F 35-45 minutes or until soft.
  • Top with your favorite toppings!

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Serving: 1 sweet potato, Calories: 146 kcal, Carbohydrates: 34 g, Protein: 2.5 g, Fat: 0.5 g, Sodium: 93.5 mg, Fiber: 5 g, Sugar: 7 g