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Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes

These baked sweet potatoes are actually made in the air fryer! Super easy, no heating up the oven required and ready in a fraction of the time.

split open baked sweet potato topped with butter on a white plate

Finding a delicious and healthy side dish to serve with your meals can be a challenge. Either there’s a lot of prep work involved in chopping, or juggling the cook time is too much to deal with.

In comes sweet potatoes you make in the air fryer! Ready in less time than they take in the oven, and packed with nutrition, sweet potatoes make the perfect side dish for so many meals.

These sweet potatoes are coated on the skins in a tasty seasoning blend so that you can enjoy the whole potato, skin and all.

4 sweet potatoes

About the Sweet Potatoes….

I used sweet potatoes that were smaller, around 4 oz each. You can use 6 or 8 oz sweet potatoes if desired and increase cook time accordingly.

Final cook time will depend just a bit on what actual variety of sweet potatoes you use. Simply check the potatoes for doneness as you get closer to the end of cook time and adjust as needed.

seasoned sweet potatoes in a glass bowl

How to Make Sweet Potatoes in the Air Fryer

  • Wash and scrub sweet potatoes 
  • Poke holes to let steam escape
  • Rub with olive oil and seasoning
  • Place in air fryer basket for designated time
  • Flip once during cooking
  • Check for doneness

4 seasoned sweet potatoes in an air fryer basket

Why I Love Sweet Potatoes

  • they taste so good!
  • high in fiber
  • lots of nutrients including Vitamin A, calcium, B Vitamins and more
  • a filling side dish
  • goes well with lots of dishes

baked sweet potatoes in air fryer basket

Serve Sweet Potatoes with:

overhead view of baked sweet potato cut in half and topped with butter on white plate

split open baked sweet potato topped with butter on a white plate

Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes

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These baked sweet potatoes are actually made in the air fryer! Super easy, no heating up the oven required and ready in a fraction of the time.
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:20 mins

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes about 4 oz each
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning

Instructions

  • wash and scrub potatoes and pierce with fork about 2 times on each side
  • rub with olive oil and seasoning until well coated
  • place in air fryer basket
  • cook at 380 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes, flipping once, until fork tender

Notes

If using 6 oz potatoes, increase cook time to 30 - 35 minutes
For 8 oz potatoes, increase cook time to 40-45 minutes
Final cook time will vary based on shape and size of potatoes
If desired, you can leave potatoes plain instead of coating with seasoning

Nutrition

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 382mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 16088IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 159kcal

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