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air fryer sweet potatoes with butter

Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes

Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes are rubbed with olive oil and your choice of seasonings before getting air-fried until incredibly tender inside.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 16 hours
Servings 4 sweet potatoes
Calories 221kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes scrubbed and dried with paper towels
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Butter
  • Cinnamon sugar


  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  • After cleaning and drying the sweet potatoes, pierce them several times with a small knife a fork.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and rub into the potatoes with your hands to coat well.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Place sweet potatoes in the air fryer basket, and leave some space between them, DO NOT STACK.
  • Cook for 40-50 minutes, depending on the size of the sweet potatoes, flipping over halfway.
  • Once tender, serve with butter and cinnamon sugar.



  • Don’t forget to prick lots of holes into the potatoes before you air-fry them, or they can burst.
  • Feel free to peel them if you like.
  • Avoid stacking the spuds, or they will not cook evenly. Instead, arrange them in a single layer with small gaps in between.


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 706mg | Potassium: 763mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 32063IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg