Air Fryer Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Turn a baked sweet potato into a meal by stuffing it with one of these options - Greek, Mexican or BBQ Chicken.

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How to Make Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes

What’s better than a baked sweet potatoes? Air fryer stuffed sweet potatoes, that’s what! But first, you need to bake a sweet potato. There’s no secret to baking a potato, whether it’s a Russet or Idaho potato, or a sweet potato. You turn your oven on to 400˚F and pop a potato in for about an hour with success. However, an air fryer baked sweet potato takes less time because 1) it’s a sweet potato, and 2) the air fryer cooks it faster. On top of that, the air fryer gives the skin of the sweet potato a nice crispy texture, making it delicious to eat or easier to remove if you don’t like the potato peel. Win-win.

Sweet potatoes in an air fryer oven baking.

How long to air fry sweet potatoes

If you are using an air fryer oven to bake your sweet potatoes, plan on 35 – 45 minutes, rotating the potato once during that time. The exact time really depends on the size of your particular sweet potatoes. You can rub a little oil on the outside of the sweet potatoes if you want extra crispy skin and season with salt and pepper. To check when the potatoes are done, just pierce them with a paring knife to make sure they are tender all the way through. If you plan on baking your sweet potatoes in the oven, add another 15 minutes to the cooking time.

Looking down on a baked sweet potato with butter inside and herbs around.

How to serve baked sweet potatoes

If you are keeping things simple, or serving air fryer baked sweet potatoes as a side dish, you can just go for salt and butter in your sweet potato (honey butter is even more luxurious). But you might want to make a meal out of your sweet potato, using it more like a vessel for other flavors, in which case… keep reading!

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Favorite Sweet Potato Toppings

You can truly put anything you like in a sweet potato, from bacon, cheese and a fried egg, to a chicken curry, but here are three great fillings that I enjoy:

  • BBQ Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: BBQ pulled chicken with scallions, Cheddar cheese and sour cream.
  • Greek Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: cucumber, tomato, kalamata olives, tzatziki sauce and feta cheese.
  • Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: black beans, Jalapeño peppers, guacamole and queso fresco.

But… the world is your oyster. Stuff your sweet potatoes with whatever you like… but maybe not oysters!

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Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes

  • Prep Time: 15 m
  • Cook Time: 45 m
  • Total Time: 1 h
  • Servings:


Greek Stuffed Sweet Potatoes:
  • 1 cup diced cucumbers
  • cup halved Kalamata olives
  • ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ cup tzatziki
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Fresh chopped oregano
Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes:
  • ½ cup black beans
  • 1 Jalapeño minced
  • ½ cup guacamole
  • cup crumbled queso fresco
BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes:
  • ½ cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • cups BBQ pulled chicken warmed
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 scallions chopped


  1. Cut baked potato open and sprinkle some shredded cheese on top. Return the potatoes to the air fryer and air-fry at 350°F for 2 minutes. Fill the potatoes with the pulled chicken and top with sour cream and scallions.
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