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Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato

This simple recipe makes nutritious baked sweet potatoes even easier to prepare!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Rest Time5 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, limited ingredient, meal prep, side dish
Servings: 4
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Chelsea Jackle, RDN


  • air fryer


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes

Toppings (optional)

  • 4 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Preheat air fryer to 400F (This should take about 10 minutes.)
  • Meanwhile, thoroughly scrub and dry the sweet potatoes. Pierce skin with a fork several times.
  • Add sweet potatoes to the preheated air fryer and bake for 20 minutes. Check for doneness by poking with a fork, flip, then cook an additional 10-20 minutes. Let the sweet potatoes rest in the air fryer for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Slice lengthwise and serve with a generous pat of butter and a dash of salt.


  • 1 serving =  ½ potato. Nutrition facts were calculated with butter and salt added.
  • Please note that nutrition facts are an estimate and can vary widely based on amounts and specific types used.


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 644mg | Potassium: 384mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 16381IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg