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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Recipe

Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato

You will love air fryer baked sweet potato! They turn out perfect with a nice crisp skin and tender inside. And they're so much easier than baking in the oven!

Course Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine American
Keyword 3 ingredients, fast recipes, plant based
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 236 kcal


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper (or more to taste)


  1. Wash and dry the sweet potatoes and then poke holes in them with a knife or fork.

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  2. Place the sweet potatoes in a bowl and coat them with the oil, salt and pepper.

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  3. Place the sweet potatoes on the trays of your air fryer and bake at 390F for 35-40 minutes (the cooking time will depend on your air fryer and the size of your sweet potatoes).

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Recipe Notes

  1. Use long and narrow sweet potatoes rather than shorter, fatter ones as they cook better in the air fryer.
  2. Don't forget to poke holes in the sweet potatoes! If you don't they can explode in your air fryer.
  3. This recipe would also work for yams.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 318mg14%
Potassium 764mg22%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 32064IU641%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.