Air-Fryer Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.


4 servings

Updated: Mar. 22, 2023
These stuffed sweet potatoes are the perfect holiday side dish. Try preparing them ahead of time in the morning and then bake just before serving. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
Air-Fryer Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup cooked chopped spinach, drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 cooked bacon strips, crumbled
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°. Brush potatoes with oil. Place on tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until potatoes are tender, 30-40 minutes; cool slightly.
  2. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4-inch thick shell. In a large bowl, mash the potato pulp; stir in spinach, 3/4 cup cheese, bacon, onion, cranberries, pecans, butter, salt and pepper. Spoon into potato shells, mounding slightly.
  3. Reduce heat to 360º. Place potato halves, cut side up, on tray in air-fryer basket. Cook 10 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese; cook until cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes.
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.
Sugared Cranberries
Heat 3 tablespoons light corn syrup in microwave until warm; gently toss with 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, allowing excess syrup to drip off. Toss in 1/3 cup sugar to coat. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set, about 1 hour. 

Nutrition Facts

1 stuffed potato half: 376 calories, 25g fat (10g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 489mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 12g protein.

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