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air fryer sweet potatoes on a white plate topped with butter
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Sweet Potatoes Recipe (Air Fryer)

Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes are baked whole in 30-45 minutes with just a little bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper. They come out with crispy skins and a smooth and creamy inside! This recipe is entirely hands off and has minimal preparation.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer recipes, easy recipes, fried vegetables, twice baked potatoes
Servings: 4
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Kristina


  • air fryer


  • 4 sweet potatoes (see notes on sizing and cook times)
  • olive oil (spray or liquid)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  • Scrub sweet potatoes clean and dry them. Begin preheating the air fryer to 400° F (204°C).
  • Rub or spray lightly with olive oil, then salt and pepper, if using.
  • Place in the air fryer in a single layer and set the time to 40 minutes. Press start.
  • Turn potatoes half way or when the "turn food" indicator chimes. Check for doneness at the 35 minute mark by poking the thickest potato with a fork. If the fork easily pierces the potato, stop the air fryer and remove the potatoes with tongs. If not done, close the lid and let continue to fry until time is complete.
  • Remove potatoes carefully with tongs. Slice the potatoes open and top with butter or your favorite toppings.


*The timing here is for medium-sized sweet potatoes. Large potatoes may need an addition 5-10 minutes. Small potatoes may need 5-10 minutes less. Generally, small sweet potatoes will cook at 400 degrees in 30 minutes, medium potatoes in 40 minutes, and large potatoes in 50 minutes. Always check the potatoes for doneness 5 minutes before these recommended times.
Rubbing the potato in olive oil is optional. Oil-free potatoes will not have a crispy skin like this recipe produces. If not using oil, make sure to spray the air fryer basket with oil prior to cooking so the potatoes don't stick.


Serving: 1oz | Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 763mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 32063IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg