Learn how to make air fryer sweet potato recipe for the perfect side dish. These sweet potatoes are so tender on the inside and turn out perfectly.
Air fryer sweet potato
We are loving our air fryer! This week we made this tasty air fryer sweet potato for an easy side dish. Everyone loved them and it was super easy.
It’s a must try. Our family loves it with Air Fryer Salmon Recipe. Yum!
Ok, let’s get started because you are going to love this easy side dish idea for the air fryer.
Make sure you have a good air fryer.
Have you tried using an air fryer yet? I was hesitate to try it as I thought surely it can’t be as good as a traditional fryer but I think it might be even better! Now I love cooking in the air fryer.
Essentially, the air fryer moves air quickly over food similar to broiling it in an oven that it gives the food a similar tastes to food that has been fried in oil.
The air fryer doesn’t require a large amount of oil like a traditional fryer requires so foods cooked in the air fryer generally have less calories and less fat than fried foods.
This air fryer is the one that I currently have and I really like it. I can easily fit everything I need for our meal in it. Plus, it is pretty easy to clean afterwards.
Ingredients for air fryer sweet potatoes:
- 6 Medium Size Sweet Potatoes
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil (avocado oil works as well)
- 2 tsp Sea Salt
- 3 Tbsp Butter
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp pepper
How to make air fryer baked sweet potatoes:
Wash the sweet potatoes. Dry and stab 6-8 times per sweet potato with a fork in various spots throughout the sweet potato.
Drizzle the olive oil over the sweet potatoes and season with the sea salt.
Place the sweet potatoes on an air fryer rack or basket. Make sure that the sweet potatoes are spaced out and not touching in the air fryer rack.
Cook at 400 degrees F for 40-45 minutes until a knife can be easily inserted and removed from the potatoes.
Serve topped with the butter, salt and pepper. Enjoy!
My kids like to add cinnamon and sugar to their sweet potato. Sometimes I do too.
Just use what you prefer. You can’t go wrong with sweet potatoes.
What to serve with air fryer baked sweet potato?
So many options but here are a few favorites around here.
- The Best Blackened Chicken Recipe
- Easy Grilled Chicken Kabob Recipe
- The Best Blackened Tilapia Recipe
- Baked Pineapple BBQ chicken recipe
- Garlic Parmesan Grilled Shrimp Recipe
- The Best Blackened Salmon Recipe
Everyone will love this recipe!
Air frying is so easy and you get such a delicious sweet potato. This recipe makes a delicious crispy sweet potato but so tender on the inside.
You will enjoy this side dish. Try making sweet potato fries recipe for a change from baked sweet potato. If your family loves sweet potatoes, they will love using the air fryer for these quick recipes.
Plus, sweet potatoes are so frugal and often on sale. This is very budget friendly and easy to feed a large family.
Potatoes do not cost much and really make a nice side dish for not much work or money. Sounds like a winner in my book.
Try these today and let us know how they turn out. They are simple enough for busy weeknights. The air fryer makes it SO easy and so delicious.
Print this air fryer sweet potato recipe below:
Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
- Wash the sweet potatoes. Dry and stab 6-8 times per sweet potato with a fork in various spots throughout the sweet potato.
- Drizzle the olive oil over the sweet potatoes and season with the sea salt.
- Place the sweet potatoes on an air fryer rack or basket. Make sure that the sweet potatoes are spaced out and not touching in the air fryer rack.
- Cook at 400 degrees F for 40-45 minutes until a knife can be easily inserted and removed from the potatoes.
- Serve topped with the butter, salt and pepper. Enjoy!
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Very easy. Love how this turned out
This recipe is delicious! It’s my go-to for a quick and easy lunch or dinner! And my mother-in-law loves it!
I tried these last night because I had a couple of sweet potatoes laying around. Wow what a treat. I had them with some rotisserie chicken breast that was left over from the other day. I usually don’t do much with sweet potatoes except make fries but I think I just found my new favorite way to cook them. Next time I’m going to put some cinnamon on them just to see how they taste.
This is the easiest recipe! Super yummy & add whatever you want on top 🙂
I love my air fryer. I use it every day. I bought all the accessories that allow me to bake a cake, make pizza, etc. We LOVE sweet potatoes. They came out perfect. The inside of the potatoes are moist, the skin is crunchy. I love to eat the skin. I use this recipe every week.
Love Love thod recipe! The inside is so tender and sweet. I added sour cream and cheese. I have picky eaters and they asked me to make them again. Easy pesy and done. Thank You
I give it 5 stars. I like it better this way
Those were so easy to fix. They turned out awesome! They were crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside.
Easy to make. They are delicious, I will be making these often.
These are so great. Crispy skin, soft interior. Yay and easy to make
Supper tonight! So easy and not having to heat up oven before Christmas big meal is another plus
Very easy to make great side dish
This was super easy to make and will be making it again.
I loved this recipe. I can eat sweet potatoes by themselves and now that I have a new way to cook them is super!!! Thanks for the recipe.
Easy and a delicious recipe!
So easy! This saved me from taking up space in my oven too!
Easy and delicious. Perfect texture
I love this simple yet delicious recipe!
So easy and delicious!! My teen daughter loves sweet potatoes and this is something she can make easily whenever without having to turn on the oven.
Very good in air fryer! Easy to make.
So easy and delicious!