Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes get nice and crispy. Plus, you don’t have to start the oven just to bake a few potatoes.
Baked sweet potatoes are delicious and they taste amazing, plus they’re so nutritious. They’re the perfect side with our Basic Baked Chicken Thighs. Best of all, you can have potatoes with perfectly crispy skin baked right in your Air Fryer. This keeps the oven free for your entree or allows you to skip turning it on.
Do you really need to pierce them before cooking?
To make the most delicious air fried sweet potatoes, first you need to wash them very well. Then, pierce them with fork all over. This will shorten the time of cooking and it will also prevent them from potentially bursting while they cook. No one wants to clean up that mess! After that, using your hands or a brush, lightly coat each sweet potato with olive oil then season with salt.
How do you make sweet potatoes in air fryer?
Place sweet potatoes in the air fryer basket or on a rack if you have an air fryer oven. We like this air fryer. The potatoes usually take 45-50 minutes to cook but cook-time may vary depending on the size of your sweet potatoes.
How do you get the skin nice and crispy?
The circulating air of the air fryer works together with the oil on the outside of the potato to cook the skin to a nice crisp. Be sure to flip the potatoes over halfway through cooking to ensure a nice even crisp on all sides.
How do you know they’re done?
Simply insert a toothpick or fork into the center of the potato to check if it’s soft inside. When the potato is cooked through there will be no resistance and it will feel soft.
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- Pierce sweet potatoes with fork several times, all over.
- Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt.
- Place sweet potatoes in air fryer basket, set the temperature to 400°F, and bake for 40-50 minutes. After 20 – 25 minutes flip the potatoes so the skin on both sides gets crispy.
- If your potatoes are very large you may need to cook them few minutes longer.