Sweet Potatoes in the Air Fryer
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Sweet Potato in the Air Fryer

Fluffy sweet potato in the air fryer recipe is here! Sweet potatoes are the best side dish for the holidays or year round. Crispy outside but tender inside. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Entree, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, crispy, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tender
Servings: 4
Calories: 158kcal
Author: The Typical Mom


  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1.5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt if you want salt on the outside for a salty/sweet flavor


  • Wash your sweet potatoes. Use a fork to poke all around each one, top and bottom. 
  • Rub olive oil on the outside of each sweet potato. Using your hands works best.
  • If you want to add salt to the outside to create a salty/sweet taste then sprinkle salt on the outside of each one at this time.
  • Put on the air fryer rack inside your air fryer. If you have the Ninja Foodi turn the metal rack upside down and set your potatoes on top.
  • Set temp to 390 degrees for 35 minutes. (timing will vary slightly depending on how big your potatoes are, it is suggested to put 4 of the same size in at a time)
  • Remove immediately, slice, fluff the middle and add toppings such as butter and/or mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
    Can also use this recipe to make homemade sweet potato casserole. Scoop out middle if doing that.


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 362mg | Potassium: 438mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 18445IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.8mg