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Baked Sweet Potatoes in the Ninja FOODi

Love sweet potatoes but don’t want to wait an hour for them to cook? Say no more. Sweet potatoes in the Ninja Foodi bake up fast and easy. And I’ll share two different ways below!

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What equipment do you need to make sweet potatoes in the Ninja Foodi?

Before we get to the recipe, we need to make sure you have everything on hand to make some tasty sweet potatoes in the Ninja Foodi.

These are the things I used to make this recipe:

  • Ninja Foodi multicooker
  • Cook & Crisp Plate (if air frying)
  • Pressure cooker lid (if pressure cooking your potatoes)
  • Broil rack for pressure cooking
  • Silicone tongs

Have these handy, along with all the ingredients listed in the recipe below, so you can whip up a sweet potatoes in the Ninja Foodi in no time.

And don’t forget your favorite toppings! See my suggestions below for some ideas.

Still Searching for the Best Air Fryer for You?

If you’re still undecided on which air fryer to get, I highly recommend a Ninja Foodi model. You can see which models I use on the Ninja Foodi Buying Guide page.

For Instant Pot Users: you don’t need another machine, just get this air fryer lid

Tips for Baking the Best Tasting Sweet Potatoes in the Ninja Foodi

This is a really simple recipe, but there are a couple things you can do to ensure your baked sweet potatoes come out perfectly.

1. Lightly oil and salt the skin of the sweet potatoes. This is especially important if you are baking them in the air fryer. This prevents the skin from drying out too much and helps crisp them up a bit. If pressure cooking your sweet potatoes, you can skip this if you like.

2. Don’t skip the natural release, if you pressure cook your potatoes. They are actually still cooking during that 10 minutes. If you do a quick release instead, they probably won’t be done completely.

Baked sweet potatoes in the Ninja Foodi with butter and Everything Bagel seasoning with a bed of lettuce.

3. Get the sweet potatoes in the Ninja Foodi right away, then gather your favorite toppings and dishes to serve them on while the potatoes cook. This is also a great time to cook a steak, burger, or salmon filet to go with your sweet potatoes.

Now let’s get to what you came here for: two different ways to cook sweet potatoes in the Ninja Foodi. But don’t forget the suggestions for some delicious toppings below the recipes!

Two Ways to Bake Sweet Potatoes in the Ninja Foodi

If you’re still wondering what the two different ways to cook sweet potatoes in the Ninja Foodi are, here’s the answer—you can either make air fryer sweet potatoes or pressure cooker sweet potatoes.

To me, there’s really only one difference between the two methods. Air frying sweet potatoes makes the skin crispier and the potato seems to be a little bit drier. Pressure cooking sweet potatoes, on the other hand, results in moister potatoes with soft skins.

My recommendation? Try them both and you choose which you like best.

Air Frying Sweet Potatoes in the Ninja Foodi

For the recipe below, you’ll need these on hand:

  • Ninja Foodi air fryer or multicooker
  • Cook & Crisp Plate
  • Silicone tongs
Baked sweet potatoes in the Ninja Foodi with butter and Everything Bagel seasoning with a bed of lettuce.

Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes in the Ninja Foodi

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Air fryer baked sweet potatoes in the Ninja Foodi come out crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. They make a delicious side dish or load them up with toppings to make a main course!

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, 7-8 oz each
  • Spray oil
  • Sea salt

Instructions

    1. Place the crisping tray in the air fryer and preheat to 390
    degrees for 5 minutes.

    2. While the air fryer preheats, scrub and pat dry the potatoes. Poke a few holes in each potato.

    3. Spray each potato with a bit of oil and rub all over to ensure it is completely coated. Lightly salt each potato.

    4. Once the air fryer is preheated, place the potatoes on the crisping tray and air fry for 30 minutes. Depending on the size of the potatoes, you may need to add a few more minutes.

    5. Once the sweet potatoes are done, remove to serving plates using the silicone tongs. To serve, slice each potato open and add your favorite toppings.

    Nutrition Information
    Yield 2 Serving Size 1
    Amount Per Serving Calories 164Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 332mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 4gSugar 7gProtein 2g

    Sweet Potatoes Baked with the Pressure Cooker Function

    To cook your sweet potatoes using the pressure cooker function on your Ninja Foodi, you’ll need the following equipment:

    • Ninja Foodi multicooker
    • Pressure cooker lid
    • Broil rack
    • Silicone tongs
    Baked sweet potatoes in the Ninja Foodi with butter and Everything Bagel seasoning with a bed of lettuce.

    Sweet Potatoes in the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker

    Yield: 2
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 25 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes

    Sweet potatoes in the Ninja Foodi bake up fast and easy using the pressure cooker function. In no time, you'll enjoy a moist and fluffy sweet potato that's perfect as a side dish, or loaded up for a main course!

    Ingredients

    • 2 medium sweet potatoes, 7-8 oz each
    • 1 cup water
    • Spray oil
    • Sea salt

    Instructions

      1. Scrub and pat dry the potatoes. Poke a few holes in each potato.

      2. Optional: Spray each potato with a bit of oil and rub all over to ensure it is completely coated. Lightly salt each potato.

      3. Place the baking rack in the multicooker and add 1 cup of water. Place the potatoes on the baking rack.

      4. Place the pressure cooker lid on the Ninja Foodi and turn to lock in place. Cook on High for 15 minutes.

      5. Let the Ninja Foodi do a Natural Release for 10 minutes, then Quick Release the remaining pressure. Remove the lid carefully, avoiding any remaining steam.

      6. Remove the sweet potatoes to serving plates using the silicone tongs. To serve, slice each potato open and add your favorite toppings.

      Nutrition Information
      Yield 2 Serving Size 1
      Amount Per Serving Calories 164Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 336mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 4gSugar 7gProtein 2g

      Healthy Toppings for Your Baked Sweet Potato

      I know we’re all familiar with the standard sweet potato toppings of brown sugar, butter, and marshmallows, but if you don’t want your potato tasting like candy, here are some options for you.

      If you still prefer your sweet potato on the sweet side, try topping it with some (or all) of the following:

      • Berries – strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are my favorite
      • Nuts – pecans, walnuts, and pistachios are my favorites
      • Shredded coconut
      • Low carb sweetener

      Sweet potatoes are also delicious with savory toppings, as well. Try some of these:

      • Garlic, butter, pecans & parmesan
      • Black bean & corn salsa with sour cream
      • Bacon, grilled onions & steamed broccoli
      • Garlic butter & Everything Bagel seasoning

      Get creative with your potatoes!

      More Sweet Potatoes Recipes with Ninja Foodi

      Crispy Ninja Foodi Sweet Potato Fries

      How to Cook Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in the Ninja Foodi

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