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Baked Sweet Potato with Marshmallows in the Air Fryer

Sweet potato casserole is a delicious dish for any holiday! But why go through all the trouble of making a full casserole when you can enjoy all the sweet and gooey flavor without all the hard work? This easy recipe for baked sweet potato with marshmallows is a quick way to satisfy your casserole cravings. And the best part is that you can use your air fryer to make it in a matter of minutes!

Sweet potato casserole is a delicious dish for any holiday! But why go through all the trouble of making a full casserole when you can enjoy all the sweet and gooey flavor without all the hard work? This easy recipe for baked sweet potato with marshmallows is a quick way to satisfy your casserole cravings. And the best part is that you can use your air fryer to make it in a matter of minutes! 

Air Fryer Stuffed Sweet Potato on a white plate.

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What Do I Need to Make Baked Sweet Potato with Marshmallows?

Since this easy recipe has all the flavor of a classic sweet potato casserole, you’ll need similar ingredients to prepare it. That means, you’ll need these items to make twice baked sweet potatoes in your air fryer:

Overhead view of air fryer sweet potato ingredients.

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How Do I Make Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows?

You won’t believe how simple it is to make twice baked sweet potatoes using your air fryer. Just follow these three steps to make this delicious holiday-inspired dish with just a few minutes of prep work.

Step One: Bake the Sweet Potatoes

Before you can stuff your sweet potatoes with casserole goodness, you’ll need to bake the potatoes. Start by washing and drying each potato. Then, use a fork to poke holes around both sides of each potato. Place the potatoes in the air fryer and cook them at 370 degrees for 45 minutes.

Step Two: Prepare the Filling

After the potatoes are cooked through, remove them from the basket and allow them to cool. When they’re cool to the touch, slice each sweet potato down the center and scoop out the cooked potato, leaving the skin intact. Transfer the cooked sweet potato center to a bowl, along with the butter, brown sugar, salt, pumpkin spice, and chopped pecans, if desired. Stir the ingredients together until they’re well combined.

Making the filling for the sweet potatoes.

Step Three: Stuff the Sweet Potatoes

Transfer the prepared filling back to the sweet potato skins. Sprinkle mini marshmallows on top of each potato and transfer them back to the basket of your air fryer. Set the air fryer to cook at 350 degrees for five minutes, until the marshmallows are melted and the filling is heated through. Sprinkle more chopped pecans on top before serving.

Note: Cooking times and temperatures can vary between makes & models of air fryers. It is best to frequently check food the first time when cooking it in your air fryer at home, as you may need to adjust timing and temperature for best results in your air fryer.

 

Twice Baked Sweet Potato Variations

Now that you have the basic recipe for these delicious air fryer sweet potatoes, you can come up with some fun ways to customize your dinner. Try these recipe variations to create a delicious dish to add to any meal.

  • Add some turkey. Create a Thanksgiving dinner in your potato with the help of some turkey. Add leftover turkey to the sweet potato mixture before baking to mix in some protein and flavor to your dish.
  • Mix in some cayenne. Give your sweet potatoes a little bit of heat with the help of cayenne pepper. Add a pinch of cayenne to the filling before cooking them in the air fryer for a sweet and spicy addition to your dinner.
  • Stir in some cranberries. Another easy way to add Thanksgiving flavor to your stuffed potatoes is with the help of cranberries. You can mix in fresh cranberries or canned cranberry sauce for a taste of the holidays any time.
  • Sweeten the filling with chocolate chips. Turn your stuffed sweet potatoes into an even sweeter treat with the help of chocolate. Stir in some chocolate chips when making the sweet potato filling or add chocolate chips on top with the marshmallows before putting the potatoes in the air fryer.Overhead view of air fryer stuffed sweet potatoes.

How Long Does It Take Sweet Potatoes to Cook in an Air Fryer?

The amount of time your sweet potatoes need to cook in the basket of your air fryer will depend on how big your potatoes are. Medium potatoes will take around 45 minutes, but smaller potatoes may take less time and larger potatoes could take longer. 

To help your potatoes cook more quickly and evenly, try poking holes around the potatoes with a fork before cooking them. This will help air flow into the potato flesh, helping it cook through.

To test the doneness of your potatoes, stick a fork into the potato. If it goes in easily, the potatoes are done. But if it gets stuck or it’s difficult to pierce the inside of the potato with the fork, it may need more time to cook.

Overhead view of air fryer stuffed sweet potatoes with marshmallows.

Why Won’t My Sweet Potatoes Get Crispy?

Getting crispy skin on your sweet potatoes is must when you’re stuffing them! But sometimes it can be difficult to get the skin crispy in the air fryer. If notice that your sweet potato skin is still soft after cooking for a while, there’s one simple thing you can do – add some oil.

Brushing the outside of your sweet potatoes with olive oil or vegetable oil is a simple way to help the skin get crispy as it bakes. You only need a light brushing of oil to give the skin a crispy texture in the air fryer.

Air fryer stuffed sweet potatoes on a white plate.

Baked Sweet Potato with Marshmallows in the Air Fryer

Sweet potato casserole is a delicious dish for any holiday! But why go through all the trouble of making a full casserole when you can enjoy all the sweet and gooey flavor without all the hard work? This easy recipe for baked sweet potato with marshmallows is a quick way to satisfy your casserole cravings. And the best part is that you can use your air fryer to make it in a matter of minutes!
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Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Air Fryer, American
Keyword: Baked Sweet Potato with Marshmallows in the Air Fryer
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 541kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Wash potatoes to remove any dirt.
  • Pierce potatoes with a fork around the entire potato.
  • Cook at 370°f for 45 minutes or until softened. Remove from air fryer and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Once cooled, slice open the potatoes along the top. Scoop out the inside of the potato taking care to leave the skin intact.
  • Add the potatoes, butter, brown sugar, salt, and pumpkin pie spice to a mixing bowl. Mix until smooth. Then, add chopped pecans and mix until incorporated.
  • Scoop filling back into the skin, top with marshmallows, and cook at 350°f for 5 minutes or until marshmallows start to brown and melt.
  • Top with pecans, if desired and serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 645mg | Potassium: 861mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 32545IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 2mg
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