Air Fryer Sweet Potato Souffle

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Delightful Air Fryer Sweet Potato Souffle is a flavor explosion. The taste of air fryer sweet potato soufflé is nothing short of heavenly. It’s the perfect blend of sweet and creamy, with a hint of warm spices and a satisfying crunch from the pecan topping.

A spoonful of sweet potato casserole in a blue dish.

Sweet potatoes are tender and naturally sweet, complemented by the brown sugar and a touch of cinnamon, creating a harmonious flavor that dances on your taste buds.

The air frying process not only locks in the flavors but also adds a delightful crispness to the edges, which contrasts beautifully with the creamy inside. Pecan and brown sugar topping caramelizes to create a mouthwatering crust that’s both sweet and nutty. It’s a true delight!

Sweet potato casserole in a blue dish.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Souffle

Sweet potatoes have long been a beloved staple on dinner tables around the world. Their natural sweetness and versatility make them a delightful addition to any meal.

You may have had sweet potato casserole cooked the old fashioned way in the oven. This recipe cuts the cooking time down to a fraction of the traditional method. We all know that time and oven space are limited during the holidays!

Enter your knew be kitchen friend, the air fryer! Welcome to the mouthwatering world of air fryer sweet potato soufflé. Imagine the luscious blend of sweet potatoes, brown sugar, and pecans, all baked to perfection in an air fryer. If that doesn’t have you salivating, just wait until you get a taste!

In addition, my new secret obsession is Trader Joe’s sweet potato gnocchi, so good!

A casserole dish with a spoonful of cranberry pecan crumble.

Sweet Potato Souffle, What you need to get started

Air fryer sweet potato soufflé captures the essence of autumn in every bite. This dish combines the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes with brown sugar, pecans, and a hint of cinnamon, creating a rich and comforting flavor profile. The air fryer enhances the texture, leaving you with a mouthwatering combination of tender sweetness and a crisp, caramelized topping. It’s a must-try recipe that’s perfect for holidays, special occasions, or whenever you’re craving something sweet and satisfying.

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Pecans
  • All-purpose flour
Sweet potato souffle in a white dish with a spoon.


  • You can omit the pecans if you prefer.
  • You can make this ahead of time, just bake without the topping. Fifteen minutes before you wish to serve, add the topping and bake for 10 to 15 minutes until lightly browned and crispy.


  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Souffle with pecans and pecans.
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Soufflein a blue dish with a spoon.
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Souffle in a white bowl with a spoon.

Sweet Potato Casserole Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the sweet potato soufflé ahead of time. Once it’s baked, allow it to cool, cover it tightly, and refrigerate for up to 2 days. You can reheat it in the air fryer or oven until it’s heated through.

Can I use a traditional oven instead of an air fryer?

Absolutely! While the air fryer adds a unique crispness to the dish, you can achieve a similar result in a conventional oven. Simply follow the same recipe and bake it in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 30-35 minutes, or until it’s cooked through and the top is golden brown.

Is this dish suitable for vegetarians?

Yes, this sweet potato soufflé is vegetarian-friendly as it doesn’t contain any meat or animal-derived ingredients.

Can I use a different type of nut for the topping?

Certainly! While pecans provide a delicious nuttiness, you can substitute them with walnuts, almonds, or your favorite nuts. The choice of nut will slightly alter the flavor and texture but will still be delightful.

Can I reduce the sugar in this recipe?

If you prefer a less sweet recipe, you can reduce the sugar in both the filling and topping. However, keep in mind that sugar plays a crucial role in the texture and caramelization of the dish, so be cautious not to cut it too much.

A spoonful of sweet potato casserole in a white bowl.

Is it a sweet potato souffle or casserole?

I’m using the words interchangeably. Therefore, in this recipe they’re one in the same.

Air fryer sweet potato soufflé will leave you craving more. Its sweet and creamy interior, combined with the delightful crispness and nutty topping, is a perfect representation of comfort food. So, gather your ingredients, preheat your air fryer (or oven), and get ready to impress your taste buds with this sensational treat.

In conclusion, I can’t leave you without highlighting more delicious fall recipes. There are particularly great for holiday and Christmas celebrations but can be enjoyed any time. This is literally our Thanksgiving menu every year.

Visual process photos

Sweet potato ingredients on a white surface.
Sweet potatoes in an air fryer.
A bowl of oatmeal with granola and a spoon next to it.
Mashed sweet potatoes in a bowl with a mixer and butter.
A bowl of sweet potato mash with eggs and a whisk.
An air fryer with a bowl of mashed potatoes and a whisk.
An air fryer filled with mashed potatoes and granola.
Sweet potato casserole in an air fryer.
An air fryer with a casserole in it.
A spoonful of sweet potato casserole in a blue dish.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Souffle

Are you looking for a delicious and healthier way to enjoy sweet potatoes? Look no further than this air fryer sweet potato souffle recipe – the perfect mix of sweet and savory that will have your taste buds dancing! Using simple ingredients like sweet potatoes, butter, brown sugar, and eggs, this recipe is easy to make and will impress your guests at any gathering.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
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  • 4 Sweet potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar tightly packed
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cup brown sugar tightly packed
  • ¼ cup pecans chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted


  • Place the sweet potatoes in the air fryer and set at 400° and air fry for 30 to 35 minutes, until fork tender.
    4 Sweet potatoes
  • Peel the potatoes and place in a large bowl, add the butter, brown sugar, and milk and beat with a hand mixer.
    6 tablespoons butter, ½ cup brown sugar, ¼ cup milk
  • Add the eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and salt and beat until combined.
    2 large eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Spray a pan that will fit inside your air fryer with cooking spray. Spread the sweet potato mixture evenly in the pan.
  • Combine the topping ingredients together and spread over the sweet potatoes.
    1 teaspoon cinnamon, ½ teaspoon salt, ⅓ cup brown sugar, ¼ cup pecans, 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, 4 tablespoons butter
  • Place the sweet potato pan in the air fryer pan and set the air fryer at 350°. Fry for an hour. If the topping starts to get too dark, cover with foil and continue frying.
  • Remove and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.


Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 463mg | Potassium: 615mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 22068IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 2mg
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