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Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes with Hot Honey Butter

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These Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes are crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Top them with a delicious hot honey butter for the perfect side dish.

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I love sweet potatoes. In fact, I love them so much that I’ve tried many times to perfect a sweet potato fry recipe to put on the blog. It hasn’t been perfected by me yet, so it hasn’t been shared on the blog yet. Hopefully one day. 

Until then, this air fryer sweet potato recipe will do, because they are amazingly delicious. Similar to cooking a baked potato in the air fryer, sweet potato is just as simple and easy. 

A few things to note before you start your sweet potatoes, you’ll want to make sure of the following:

  • Your sweet potatoes need to be equal size if you want them to cook at the same time. I use medium-sized sweet potatoes, which measure around 5 inches long and 2 inches wide. 
  • Adding a little bit of olive oil rubbed on the outside of the sweet potatoes will result in a nice crispy sweet potato skin. 
  • There’s no need to parboil, poke, or wrap in foil before baking. Just give the sweet potatoes a light coat with oil and place in the air fryer.

How to make Whole Sweet Potatoes in the Air Fryer

Grab 1-4 medium-sized sweet potatoes. Scrub and clean the outside, then pat them dry with a paper towel or a clean dishtowel. 

Rub about 1 tsp of olive oil over the potatoes and place in your air fryer. 

raw sweet potatoes in air fryer basket

Cook on 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 35-40 minutes, until the sweet potato is soft on the inside. I use a toothpick to test the potato, and stick it in until it reaches the center. If the toothpick enters the sweet potato without any resistance, it’s done. 

cooked sweet potatoes in air fryer basket

Prepare Hot Honey Butter

You can top your sweet potatoes with whatever you choose, but my go-to is this hot honey butter. While your sweet potatoes are cooking, combine butter, honey, hot sauce, and salt in a bowl and whisk vigorously until combined and smooth.

hot honey butter in bowl with whisk in it

Cut open your sweet potato, fluff the insides a little, and then top it with this butter. Yummo!

cook air fryer sweet potato in basket opened and topped with hot honey butter

Notes:

  • You can make 1-4 sweet potatoes at a time, depending on how big your air fryer basket is. Just make sure the sweet potatoes aren’t overlapping so proper air circulation can cook them properly. 
  • The cook time suggested is for medium-sized sweet potatoes, which are about 5 inches long and 2 inches wide. Smaller sweet potatoes will need less time while large potatoes will need more. For smaller potatoes, I start to check with a toothpick around 25 minutes. 
  • If you need baked sweet potatoes for other recipes, such as pie (yum), this method is perfect. 
  • If you don’t have an air fryer, you can bake your sweet potatoes in the oven. Then top with hot honey butter.
  • I use Texas Pete or Frank’s Hot Sauce for my hot honey butter. 

I hope you enjoy these air fried sweet potatoes with hot honey butter as much as we do. Looking for more air fryer veggie sides? Try these out:

or you can try my oven roasted cauliflower and sweet potato recipe.

Need ideas on what to serve this with? Try these out:

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Air Fryer Sweet Potato with Hot Honey Butter

This Air Fryer Sweet Potato recipe is perfect for baking whole sweet potatoes in your Air Fryer. Top them with a delicious Hot Honey Butter for the perfect side dish. It’s so easy and takes less time than the oven.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer sweet potato
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Calories 237kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 1-4 sweet potatoes scrubbed clean and patted dry
  • 1 tsp oil

Hot Honey Butter

Instructions

  • Coat sweet potatoes with oil and place in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook on 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 35-40 minutes until the sweet potatoes are soft on the inside.

Hot Honey Butter

  • While your sweet potatoes are cooking, combine butter, honey, hot sauce, and salt in a bowl and whisk vigorously until combined and smooth. 
  • Cut open your sweet potato, fluff the insides a little, and then top it with this butter.

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Notes

  • I use Texas Pete or Frank’s Hot Sauce for my hot honey butter.
  • You can make 1-4 sweet potatoes at a time, depending on your air fryer basket. Just make sure the sweet potatoes aren’t overlapping so proper air circulation can cook them properly. 
  • The cook time suggested is for medium-sized sweet potatoes. Smaller sweet potatoes will need less time while large potatoes will need more. For smaller potatoes, I start to check with a toothpick around 25 minutes. 

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 271mg | Potassium: 438mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 18793IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg
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Heather

Wednesday 10th of June 2020

Made these today for lunch and they were delicious! I love baked sweet potatoes but hate heating up the house with the oven in the summer. This air fryer recipe is perfect! The skin was nice and crispy while the inside was super moist! Thanks for the toothpick tip to know when they are done :) I didn’t have any hot sauce today but can’t wait to try the hot honey butter next time!

Tanya

Wednesday 10th of June 2020

Thanks so much Heather! So glad you liked the recipe.

Deb L

Sunday 12th of January 2020

I love sweet potatoes but my husband does not so I typically make a sweet potato for me and a regular baked potato for him. Do you know if this recipe would work for regular baked potatoes too or is the cooking time different?

Tanya

Sunday 12th of January 2020

Hi Deb, the cook time is slightly different as I found baked potatoes take a little while longer. I usually do 400 for 40 min. https://www.myforkinglife.com/air-fryer-baked-potatoes/

Marvin

Friday 10th of January 2020

Tanya,

First, thanks for the add. I will try this over the weekend.

Marvin M

Dana McCurdy

Tuesday 7th of January 2020

Tanya, These look really delicous, I got a new air fryer for Christmas, and am just learning all it can do. Thanks for sharing!