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Air Fryer and Baked Sweet Potatoes

This is a super easy and tasty air fryer and baked sweet potato recipe. Perfect as a side or snack, make it for Thanksgiving or otherwise.
Course Appetizer/Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Air fryer sweet potato, Baked sweet potato
recipe Air fryer sweet potatoes, Baked sweet potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 119kcal



  • 2 sweet potatoes large
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt


  • Wash and pat dry the sweet potatoes. Poke holes all over each one and keep aside. Brush with olive oil mixed with salt.

For Air Fryer

  • Preheat Air fryer at 390 F or 200 C for 4 minutes. Put in the sweet potatoes. Air fry for about 30 minutes till done. Check with a fork or knife that should go through easily.

For Oven

  • Preheat oven at 450 F for 10 minutes.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment and put your sweet potatoes on them. Put in the oven for about 45 minutes to an hour. Check for doneness.


1. Always choose sweet potatoes that are similar in size. This ensures that they are cooked at the same time.
2. The baking or air frying time will vary slightly with your model as well as the size of your potatoes.
3. You can serve them with butter/vegan butter, salt and pepper or sour cream/vegan mayo and chives if you love them savoury.
4. Butter/vegan butter with cinnamon and brown sugar is perfect for a sweeter treat.
5. They are a perfect healthy treat that even kids love.


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 540mg | Potassium: 381mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 16031IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg