Ninja Foodi Baked Sweet Potato — Learn how to make these delicious and easy Ninja Foodi Baked Sweet Potato recipes. 

Made with your favorite Sweet Potatoes and avocado oil, this simple recipe makes a tasty baked potato in no time at all. 

Ninja Foodi Baked Sweet Potato

Whether you’re making a quick side dish or a meal, this method of cooking Sweet Potatoes in a Ninja Foodi is a winner. It cooks them evenly, leaving you with a golden brown outside and a moist and tender center. 

Serve this recipe with your next weeknight dinner to add flavor and vegetables. Or use this method to cook sweet potatoes for a Thanksgiving casserole. The possibilities are endless, but the results are delicious. 

Air Fryer Outback Steakhouse Sweet Potato

What Is A Ninja Foodi Baked Sweet Potato?

A Ninja Foodi Baked Sweet Potato is a delectable side dish or snack prepared using a Ninja Foodi, a multifunctional kitchen appliance that combines pressure cooking, air frying, and more. Depending on the desired texture, the sweet potatoes can be cooked using functions like “Air Crisp” for a crispy skin. Seasonings such as olive oil and salt can be added for extra flavor. After 30-45 minutes of cooking, these sweet potatoes emerge with a deliciously tender or crispy skin, making them a versatile and delightful addition to any meal.

Ingredients

This simple recipe only requires a minimum of a few ingredients. This makes the recipe a perfect way to add a quick and healthier side dish or meal. 

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Outback Steakhouse Sweet Potato

Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post, as well as the nutritional information. 

Ingredient list:

  • Sweet Potatoes- For this recipe, you will want to use medium or similar in size sweet potatoes. Make sure to wash them and keep the skins on.  
  • Avocado Oil- Avocado oil is the best oil for using an air fryer. It has a low smoking point, and the intense heat of the air fryer doesn’t cause it to burn out like other oils. It also won’t cause the sticky residue that other oils cause to an air fryer. Avocado oil also tastes good with the sweet potatoes. 
  • Flaky Sea Salt- All potatoes taste good when baked or air-fried with flaky salt. This recipe is no exception. The flaky salt enhances the taste of the potatoes, no matter what you do with them. 

How to make Ninja Foodi Baked Sweet Potato

Make delicious Ninja Foodi Baked Sweet Potato with these easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions—a new method to make tasty baked potatoes without using the oven or the microwave.  

You’ll love the crisp skin of potatoes when cooked in an air fryer. It’s the perfect combination of crispy skin and a moist, tender center. 

Air Fryer Outback Steakhouse Sweet Potato

Wash and Poke: Wash the sweet potatoes thoroughly. With a sharp knife or fork, poke steam holes into the potatoes. 

Dry and Coat: Dry the potatoes with a paper towel or clean kitchen towel. Rub avocado oil onto the potatoes. 

How To Make Outback Sweet Potatoes In Oven

Air Fry: Place the potatoes coated in avocado oil at the bottom of the air fryer basket. Air fry for 35 minutes at 400* F.

Remove: Once cooked through, remove the potatoes. Use tongs; they will be hot!

Serve: Serve hot topped with your favorite sweet potato toppings. 

Air Fryer Steakhouse Sweet Potato

Pro Tips and Variations

For the best cooking experience, try some of these tips and tricks. You can also try these variations to fit your needs better. 

  • Preheat the Ninja Foodi: Don’t forget to preheat the Ninja Foodi. For even cooking, preheating your Ninja Foodi is essential. 
  • Similar size sweet potatoes: Make sure to get similar in size potatoes. Even if you use larger potatoes, ensure they are all large. This way, the sweet potatoes all cook at the same rate. If they are uneven in size, they will cook at different speeds, and you’ll have to monitor each potato closely when it is done. 
  • Oil: This recipe calls for avocado oil because of its taste and smoking point. It’s great for the air fryer. You can use another oil like coconut, olive, or vegetable oil. Just know these oils have a higher smoking point and may leave a stickier mess when cleaning up. They still work and taste great, though. 
  • Freeze:  Any leftover potatoes can be frozen for another meal. Try cutting the sweet potato into chunks and then freezing them in a freezer-friendly bag for another meal. 
  • Toppings: This Ninja Foodi Baked Sweet Potato can be used for many meals. Make it sweet by topping it with marshmallows and brown sugar. Or you can make it savory with butter, green onions, and bell peppers. 
Air Fryer Outback Steakhouse Sweet Potato

FAQ’s

How do I prepare sweet potatoes for baking in a Ninja Foodi?

To prepare sweet potatoes for baking in a Ninja Foodi, wash and scrub them to remove any dirt. Pierce the sweet potatoes with a fork or knife to create small holes, which allow steam to escape during cooking. Optionally, you can season them with avocado oil and salt for added flavor. Then, place the prepared sweet potatoes in the Ninja Foodi’s cooking pot or basket.

Which Ninja Foodi function should I use for baking sweet potatoes?

The Ninja Foodi offers different cooking functions, and the choice depends on your desired texture. You can use the “Air Crisp” function if you want crispy skin. For a softer, more traditional baked sweet potato, use the “Bake” function. The cooking time and temperature may vary based on your Ninja Foodi model, so consult your appliance’s manual for guidance.

How long does it take to bake sweet potatoes in a Ninja Foodi?

The cooking time for baking sweet potatoes in a Ninja Foodi typically ranges from 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the size and type of sweet potatoes and your chosen cooking method. Remember that you may need to adjust the time and temperature based on your specific Ninja Foodi model and personal preferences. It’s advisable to check for doneness by inserting a fork or knife into the sweet potato; it should be tender when fully cooked.

What are some popular toppings or seasonings for Ninja Foodi Baked Sweet Potatoes?

Ninja Foodi Baked Sweet Potatoes can be customized with various toppings and seasonings to suit your taste. Standard options include adding a pat of butter, drizzling with honey or maple syrup, sprinkling with brown sugar, cinnamon, or nutmeg, or even topping with mini marshmallows for a sweet and indulgent treat. Experiment with different flavors to create a delicious side dish that compliments your meal.

Air Fryer Outback Steakhouse Sweet Potato

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Ninja Foodi Baked Sweet Potato

Ninja Foodi Baked Sweet Potato

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings

Description

Ninja Foodi Baked Sweet Potato — Learn how to make these delicious and easy Ninja Foodi Baked Sweet Potato recipes. 

Ingredients 

  • 2 Sweet potatoes, medium-sized
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  • Wash and Poke: Wash the sweet potatoes thoroughly. With a sharp knife or fork poke steam holes into the potatoes.
  • Dry ad Coat: With a paper towel or clean kitchen towel, dry the potatoes. Rub avocado oil onto the potatoes.
  • Air Fry: Place the whole potatoes, coated in avocado oi, at the bottom of the air fryer basket. Air fry for 35 minutes at 400* F.
  • Remove: Once cooked through, remove the potatoes. Use tongs, they will be hot!
  • Serve: Serve hot topped with your favorite sweet potato toppings.

Equipment

  • Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 214kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 4gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 1287mgPotassium: 762mgFiber: 7gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 32063IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 1mg

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