Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes

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Introducing the BEST Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes! Just like roasted but faster, these cubes are crisp outside, tender inside, and tossed in the perfect seasoning. Quick and easy!

This recipe yields one pound of sweet potato cubes–about 2 ½ cups. Need more? Just air fry extra batches or try our original Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe for a larger serving.

Photo looking down at an air fryer with sweet potato cubes in the basket

These Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes Are:

  1. More nutritious: This recipe uses far less oil than traditional frying.
  2. Quick: They’re ideal for busy schedules.
  3. Great texture: Crispy outside, tender inside–just the way you like them.
  4. Versatile: The small cubes work well in so many dishes.
  5. Convenient: Fixing them is much easier and faster than oven roasting.
  6. Meal Prep Ready: They store well for later use.

Ingredients in this recipe prepped out for easy assembly.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Ingredients

  • Sweet potatoes: You’ll need one pound. This could be one very large potato or a couple of medium-sized spuds.
  • Olive oil: Extra virgin provides the best flavor.
  • Fine sea salt: The smaller grains adhere better to these small roasted veggies.
  • Black pepper: Try this Table grind here.
  • Paprika: Use sweet or smoked depending on preference.
  • Garlic powder and onion powder: Add flavor with no chopping required!

Image of sweet potatoes chopped for these Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes

Selecting Sweet Potatoes:

  • Choose orange or red-skinned sweet potatoes for a sweeter, creamier texture.
  • Best varieties for roasting: Red Garnet or Jewel.
  • Pick firm, unblemished sweet potatoes; avoid soft or wet ones.

Cutting Sweet Potatoes

  • Peel the potato for optimal flavor and texture.
  • Cut off the ends. Thinly slice a strip on the bottom for stability on the cutting board.
  • Slice into½-inch rounds.
  • Chop rounds into equal ½-inch pieces.

Images showing the sweet potatoes chopped, prepped, and added to the air fryer for this recipe

How To Make Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes

  • Preparation: Peel and cube sweet potatoes into even ½-inch pieces.
  • Seasoning: In a bowl, toss sweet potato cubes with olive oil and seasonings.
  • Cooking: Add sweet potatoes in a single layer in the air fryer basket; cook in batches if needed.
  • Air frying: Air fry for 10-15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.
  • Serving: Serve when they’re crispy outside and tender inside.

QUICK TIP

Check out our Air Fryer Guide if you’re new to air frying!

The finished and cooked sweet potatoes ready for enjoyment.

How To Use Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes:

  • Side dish: Pair with meats or fish.
  • Salad add-in: Cool and mix into salads. (Fave salad here!)
  • Breakfast hash: Combine with eggs and veggies.
  • Taco filling: Use in vegetarian tacos.
  • Healthy snack: Enjoy alone or with a dip.
  • Buddha Bowls: Add to grain and veggie bowls.
  • Wraps: Include in veggie and bean wraps.
  • Meal prep: Refrigerate for easy meals.

STORAGE

Storing: Keep in an airtight container in the fridge, they’ll last for up to 5 days.

Reheating: Warm in the air fryer at 350°F for a few minutes until heated through.

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Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes

5 from 1 vote
Introducing the BEST Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes! Just like roasted but quicker, these cubes are crisp outside, tender inside, and tossed in the perfect seasoning. Quick and easy!
Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes fresh out of the air fryer.
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Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes

Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes fresh out of the air fryer.
5 from 1 vote
Introducing the BEST Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes! Just like roasted but quicker, these cubes are crisp outside, tender inside, and tossed in the perfect seasoning. Quick and easy!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings (as a side)
Chelsea Lords
Calories 132kcal
Cost $4.76

Equipment

  • 6-quart or larger Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes (3 cups cubes)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (Note 1)
  • Salt and pepper (recommended ½ tsp salt and ⅛ tsp pepper)
  • teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  • PREP: Peel and evenly cube the sweet potatoes into ½-inch pieces. Measure to ensure you have 3 filled cups.
  • SEASON: Add the sweet potato cubes to a separate bowl (not in the air fryer basket). Drizzle with oil and add all the seasonings, tossing thoroughly for an even coating.
  • ADD TO AIR FRYER: Preheat Air Fryer to 400°F. If your model doesn't have a preheat function, run it empty for 3 minutes at 400°F. Spread the seasoned sweet potatoes in the air fryer in a single layer, avoiding overlap. (Cook in batches if necessary.)
  • AIR FRY: Air fry for 12-16 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through (return cubes to an even layer). Sweet potatoes are done when tender with a slightly crisp and charred exterior. Cooking time can vary wildly between air fryers; if not crispy after 16 minutes, continue air frying, checking every 1-2 minutes.
  • SERVE: Taste and add a pinch more of salt if desired. Enjoy right out of the fryer!

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Recipe Notes

Note 1: Oil: Resist the temptation to reduce the oil! It is key to the final texture. Less oil means the potatoes won't be as crispy.
Selecting sweet potatoes: Best varieties for roasting: Red Garnet or Jewel. Pick firm, unblemished sweet potatoes; avoid soft or wet ones.
Cutting sweet potatoes: Peel the potato for optimal flavor and texture. Cut off ends. Thinly slice a strip on the bottom for stability on a cutting board. Slice into ½- inch rounds. Chop rounds into equal ½-inch pieces.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 402mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 16396IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg

We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed.

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