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Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato

This quick and easy Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato recipe is ready in less time than baking in the oven! It is so simple to get dinner ready once you know how to air fry sweet potatoes with a little bit of oil and salt.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 238 kcal


  • 1-4 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • 1-4 tsp. oil avocado or olive
  • ¼-1 tsp. salt to taste


  1. Preheat a 6-quart air fryer to 370 degrees. Let heat up for at least 3 minutes.
  2. While that’s warming up, rinse and scrub the potatoes to remove any visible dirt and debris and then dry them thoroughly.
  3. Poke each potato with a fork 8-10 times so it is able to release steam while cooking.
  4. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of oil over each potato and rub it in to completely coat it. Sprinkle ¼ teaspoon of salt over each one.
  5. Place the prepared potatoes in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Cook for 30-45 minutes, depending on the size, and flip them over halfway through cooking.
  6. Serve immediately with a pat of butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon, or make it savory with some crumbled bacon and fresh parsley. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: You can clean and prep the potatoes the day before, just leave them in the fridge until you're ready to air fry.
  • To Store: You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 to 5 days.
  • To Freeze: Once the potatoes are cooled, wrap them individually in foil, place in a freezer-safe bag, and keep in the freezer for up to 9 to 12 months.
  • To Reheat: Leave the potatoes in the foil and warm them up in the oven, or remove the foil and pop them back in an air fryer.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 0.4g3%
Trans Fat 0.02g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 602mg26%
Potassium 762mg22%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 32063IU641%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.