This fail-proof method for making Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes creates irresistibly moist and fluffy potatoes with a perfectly crispy exterior. They're a delicious, easy, and healthy weeknight side.
- ❤️ Why You'll Love This Air Fryer Sweet Potato Recipe
- 🛒 Ingredients for Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
- 🔪 How to Make Sweet Potatoes in the Air Fryer
- 💡 Tips
- ☑️ Storage Instructions
- 🍴What to Serve with Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
- 🔄Toppings for Air-Fried Potatoes
- How Long Does a Whole Sweet Potato Take in the Air Fryer?
- How Do I Reheat Leftover Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes?
- Why are my sweet potatoes not crispy in air fryer?
- Why Do My Sweet Potatoes Burn in the Air Fryer?
- 🍽️ More Air Fryer Recipes
❤️ Why You'll Love This Air Fryer Sweet Potato Recipe
- Sweet potatoes air-fried to perfection
- Crispy skins, moist and fluffy inside
- It takes less than 5 minutes to prep
- Perfect weeknight side
- Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian
These air-fried sweet potatoes are an ideal solution for those times when you'd rather not heat up the entire oven, for just a couple of sweet potatoes. With just a little salt and olive oil and about five minutes of prep work, the potatoes are ready to pop in the air fryer.
In a matter of minutes, you'll have perfectly cooked, fluffy, and moist sweet potatoes ready to be finished with all your favorite toppings. Whether it's for a healthy side dish or a delicious snack, this recipe is sure to become a time-saving staple in your kitchen.
The wonderful thing about sweet potatoes is all the different ways you can prepare them. You can enjoy them with a simple pat of butter, or more elaborate dishes like these Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes or this Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry.
🛒 Ingredients for Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
- Sweet potatoes
- Olive oil
- Optional: toppings of your choice
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
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🔪 How to Make Sweet Potatoes in the Air Fryer
Preheat the air fryer at 400°F for 5 minutes, while you prepare the sweet potatoes.
Wash, scrub, and dry your sweet potatoes.
Pierce several times using a fork. Rub each sweet potato with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt, making sure they are evenly coated.
Place them in the basket of your air fryer, making sure they are spaced apart.
Cook at 380°F for 35 minutes, or until cooked through and tender.
Serve with your favorite toppings.
You really can't mess up these potatoes. They are so easy to make, but here are a few simple tips to keep in mind:
- If cooking a couple of potatoes, try to select ones that are very similar in shape. This helps make sure they are done at the same time.
- Thoroughly scrub the sweet potatoes to remove any dirt from the skin. To ensure you get crispy skin, make sure they're really dry before adding the olive oil.
- Don't forget to poke them with a fork. This helps release steam as they cook.
- To make them easier to handle, let them rest for about 5 minutes before you cut into them.
☑️ Storage Instructions
Fridge: Allow the baked sweet potatoes to cool to room temperature. Wrap each individual sweet potato in plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container. Eat within 3–4 days.
Freezer: If you have more sweet potatoes than you can eat, you can freeze them. Wrap each sweet potato tightly in plastic wrap them in a layer of plastic wrap. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 10-12 months. To use, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight and reheat as needed.
🍴What to Serve with Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
Looking for healthy or carb main dishes to serve with your delicious sweet potatoes? Check out some of these popular recipes:
- Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Popper Chicken
- Beef Bourguignon
- Paprika Chicken Thighs
- Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa
- Baked Red Snapper
These Air Fryer Chicken Quarters would also pair well with these sweet potatoes. They are tender and juicy inside and have perfectly crispy skin outside.
🔄Toppings for Air-Fried Potatoes
- Butter with brown sugar or maple syrup are classic toppings. You can use a brown sugar substitute or sugar free maple syrup for a healthy option.
- A dollop of cream cheese or Greek yogurt adds creaminess and a tangy contrast.
How Long Does a Whole Sweet Potato Take in the Air Fryer?
For this recipe, they take about 35 minutes. The exact time will depend on the size potatoes that you use.
How Do I Reheat Leftover Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes?
To reheat leftover air fryer sweet potatoes, place them back in the air fryer for a few minutes at a lower temperature, around 350°F, until they are warmed through. Be careful not to overheat because this can dry them out.
Why are my sweet potatoes not crispy in air fryer?
Make sure the skins are good and dry before rubbing them with the olive oil. Also be sure to allow enough space around all sides to allow the air to circulate.
If you love the flavor of sweet potatoes, try this Trader Joe's sweet potato gnocchi that takes just 15 minutes to make!
Why Do My Sweet Potatoes Burn in the Air Fryer?
Sweet potatoes need a little oil rubbed over the skin to prevent them from burning and sticking to the air fryer basket.
Another tip to prevent burning is that if you're cooking sweet potatoes of different sizes together, they may not cook evenly. Try to choose sweet potatoes that are similar in size for more frying.
🍽️ More Air Fryer Recipes
- Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp
- Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
- Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings
- Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders
- Jalapeño Poppers
- Pork Tenderloin
- Zucchini Fries
- Buffalo Wings
Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat air fryer at 400°F for 5 minutes, while you prepare the sweet potatoes.
- Wash, scrub and dry your sweet potatoes.
- Pierce several times using a fork.
- Rub each sweet potato with the olive oil and sprinkle with the salt, making sure they are evenly coated.
- Place them in the basket of your air fryer, making sure they are spaced apart.
- Cook on 380°F for 35 minutes or until cooked through and tender.
- Serve with your favorite toppings.
*Make sure to scroll up and read the post for substitutions, additions and helpful tips for making this recipe.
*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol: Swerve, Erythritol, Monk Fruit or Allulose.
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