Best Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes

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One of my favorite ways to cook sweet potatoes is in the air fryer. They come out nice and crispy on the outside while remaining soft and fluffy on the inside. Try making this Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes Recipe. You will be amazed at how easy it is to make and how delicious they turn out!

  • Perfectly Cooked: The air fryer ensures a crispy skin and fluffy interior every time.
  • Healthy and Nutritious: Packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals sweet potatoes are better than regular potatoes.
  • Versatile: Sweet or savory, these air fried sweet potatoes can be topped to match any meal.
Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes in a Plate

Recipe Ingredients

  • Medium Sweet Potatoes: Have a naturally sweet and earthy flavor that deepens and caramelizes beautifully when air-fried.
  • Olive Oil (Alternatively Use Canola Oil, Avocado Oil or Coconut Oil): Helps to achieve a crispy, golden exterior on the sweet potatoes while keeping the inside soft and moist.
  • Salt Or Sea Salt: Enhances the natural sweetness of the potatoes, providing a lovely contrast that makes the flavors even more pronounced.
  • Butter to Taste (I like Salted Butter): Adds a rich, creamy element that complements the natural sweetness of the potatoes, creating a perfect balance of flavors.
Ingredients for Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes.

How To Cook Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes?

Step One: Prepare Sweet Potatoes

Clean and dry the sweet potatoes, ensuring to remove any root strands and dirt pockets. Clean the sweet potato with warm water and scrub with your hands.

Step Two: Dry and Season Potatoes

Pat the sweet potatoes completely dry to prevent steaming in the air fryer. Thoroughly coat the dried potatoes with olive oil, season with salt, and puncture a hole with a fork along the top.

Step Three: Air Fry

Cook the sweet potatoes in the air fryer at 400°F for 30 minutes. Rotate them at the 15-minute mark.

Cook in air fryer

Step Four: Serve

Let the sweet potatoes cool, then slice them open and mash the inside. Season with butter and salt for a sweeter experience, and sprinkle with brown sugar. Enjoy!

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Cooking Tips

  • Use small to medium-sized sweet potatoes for this recipe. If they are too big, they will not cook evenly.
  • Cut the potatoes into even slices so that they cook evenly.
  • Season the potatoes with salt and pepper before cooking for extra flavor.
  • Pierce the potatoes with a fork a few times before cooking to help them cook through.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings, such as butter, brown sugar, or maple syrup.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to four days.

This Air Fryer Sweet Potato recipe is a quick and easy way to make delicious sweet potatoes.

Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes

Optional Toppings

More Toppings And Seasonings For Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes include:

  • Chili Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Paprkia
  • Morrocan Seasoning
  • Creamy Sour Cream

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Refrigeration: Store your Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for optimal freshness, enjoying them within 2-3 days.
  • Freezing: Freeze on a baking sheet, then transfer to a labeled bag for up to 2-3 months without compromising taste or texture.
  • Reheating: Air Fryer: Regain that perfect crispiness by preheating your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) and air frying for 3-5 minutes.
  • Oven: Achieve an oven-fresh crunch by baking at 375°F (190°C) for 10-15 minutes, turning halfway through.
  • Microwave: Opt for quick and easy heating in the microwave, warming in 30-second intervals until thoroughly heated.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

There are many different ways that you can serve sweet potatoes. Here are some ideas:

  • Poached Chicken or Fish: Serve baked sweet potatoes as a side dish with grilled chicken or fish.
  • Turkey Breast: Sweet potatoes go great with turkey breast and Salad.
  • Chili and Cheese: Top your air fried sweet potatoes with chili and grilled cheese for a delicious and easy meal.
  • Black Beans and Salsa: Make sweet potato nachos by topping them with black beans, salsa, and cheese.


Why Make Sweet Potatoes In Air Fryer?

Air frying sweet potatoes is a great way to cook them.
This Air Fryer sweet Potato recipe is healthier than traditional fried sweet potatoes.

They are cooked in less oil and are not exposed to the high heat that deep frying creates. When you air fry sweet potato it results in a sweeter, more natural flavor.

Best Oil For Sweet Potatoes Cooked In Air Fryers

I like to use olive oil or avocado oil when I cook sweet potatoes in the air fryer basket.

Avocado oil has a high smoke point and can withstand the high heat of the air fryer without burning. Avocado oil is also a healthy oil that is packed with nutrients.

You could also use olive oil, coconut oil, or any other oil that you like. Just make sure to choose an oil with a high smoke point so it doesn’t burn in the air fryer.

How To Cook Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chunks?

Sweet potato chunks are a great option if you want a healthier alternative to french fries.

To make sweet potato chunks, start by cutting the sweet potatoes into 1-inch cubes. Then, toss them with olive oil, paprika and salt.

Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes

Delicious Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

The Tasty,Easy Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • Butter to taste


Clean and dry potatoes. Make sure to remove any root strands and dirt pockets. Clean with warm water and scrub with your hands. Pat completely dry to prevent steaming in the air fryer.Thoroughly coat dried potatoes with olive oil—season with salt and puncture the hole with a fork along the top.

Cook in air fryer at 400°f for 30 minutes. Rotate at 15 minutes.

Let cool, slice open and mash the inside. Season with butter and salt or for a sweeter experience, spring with brown sugar!


This is the air fryer I used:

Chefman TurboFry Touch 8 Quart...

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 491mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g

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More Sweet Potato Recipes

Try these delicious recipes using sweet potatoes:

  • Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes: These are a great option for a quick and easy meal.
  • Sweet Potato Casserole: This is a Classic Thanksgiving dish that everyone will love. grab the cinnamon and prepare to wow the whole family with this recipe.
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes: Roasting Sweet Potatoes brings out their natural sweetness. Enjoy this baked sweet potato recipe today!
  • Sweet Potato Fries: Why not cook sweet potato fries? Air fryer fries are simple and oh so tasty! Even better with dipping sauce!

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