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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Make the BEST crispy and crunchy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries. Sweet potatoes sliced and seasoned with paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper then air fried until crisp on the outside with a creamy and tender center.

Air Fryer recipes are perfect when you are limited on time but don’t want to miss out on flavor. You can enjoy crispy Air Fryer Bacon or Air Fryer Baked Potato much faster than putting them in the oven and the crunch is irresistible.

Sweet potato fries on a plate with a side of ketchup.

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Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer

There is nothing better than homemade fries to satisfy that craving for ‘fast food’! These delicious fries are tossed in oil and seasoning then air-fried to perfection. It’s a quick and easy method to cook sweet potato fries. 

The air fryer essentially bakes foods but much faster than the oven, leaving foods crisp without needing to be fried in oil. Air frying results in healthier fries because they aren’t deep-fried so they are super satisfying and you’ll feel good about your snack choices.

Sweet potatoes in an air fryer basket tossed with greens.

Ingredients

With just a few staple kitchen ingredients, you can have these sweet potato fries cooking in no time. 

  • Sweet Potatoes – any size sweet potatoes will work. One pound works great per batch without overcrowding the air fryer basket.
  • Oil – We used light olive oil because it has a high smoke point.
  • Seasoning –  all you need are simple pantry staples including salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. 

How to Make Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

  1. Prep potatoes – peel and slice the potatoes into ¼-inch-thick slices, cutting them in uniform size for even cooking. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
  2. Drizzle oil over fries and toss to combine
  3. Season – combine the seasoning ingredients and sprinkle over the fries. Toss to combine and evenly coat in seasoning.
  4. Air Fry- add the fries into the air fryer basket and air fry at 380˚F for 12-14 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. 
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with cilantro or parsley and grated parmesan if desired.
Collage how to make air fryer fries.

Common Questions

What kind of air fryer do you use?

We used the basket-style air fryer for this recipe. You can also use a toaster oven-style air fryer which cooks a little faster so reduce the heat to 350˚F and air fry for 8 to 10 minutes.

What if I don’t have an air fryer?

That is fine! Just bake the fries at 425F for about 13-15 minutes, or until crispy.

How to reheat the fries?

Add fries back into the air fryer basket and cook until heated through and re-crisped.

Do I need to preheat the air fryer?

You do not have to preheat the air fryer for this recipe.

How to get my sweet potato fries extra crispy?

You can air fry them for longer, until the desired crispness. Also, serve right away and keep uncovered or the steam will soften the fries.

To Serve Sweet Potato Fries

Whether you prefer them served with ranch dressing or ketchup, sweet potato fries are always a good choice. You can also try one of our homemade dipping sauces:

Sweet potato fries served with ketchup dipping sauce

More Air Fryer Recipes

Sweet potato fries and pretty much everything cooked in the air fryer is more crispy and less oily. If you aren’t in love with your air fryer yet, these air fryer recipes will have you convinced.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

5 from 13 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Air Fryer sweet potato fries served with ketchup

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries are crispy on the outside with a tender center. Learn how to make healthy sweet potato fries in the air fryer.

Author: Valentina Ablaev
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $3-$5
Keyword: air fryer sweet potato fries
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
Calories: 145
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Peel and slice the sweet potatoes into ¼-inch-thick slices, making sure they are all uniform in size for even cooking.

  2. Add fries to a large mixing bowl, drizzle with olive oil and toss to combine.

  3. In a separate dish, combine the salt, pepper, garlic, and paprika. Sprinkle the seasoning mix over the potatoes and toss to combine.

  4. Transfer fries to an air fryer basket and cook at 380F for about 12-14 minutes, flipping halfway. Air fry until golden brown and crisp on the outside. Timing may vary depending on the air fryer style you have.

  5. Garnish with cilantro or grated parmesan if desired and serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Sodium 353mg15%
Potassium 389mg11%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 16150IU323%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Valentina Ablaev

I am Valentina, the creator behind the food blog Valentina’s Corner where I share our family’s favorite recipes. When I am not in the kitchen, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and 5 children. We invite you to join us on our blogging journey!

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  • J. Hall
    January 17, 2022

    Delish! I have a toaster oven-style Air Fryer which is quite a bit hotter than basket-types. That said, the temp and timing of the recipe as written was perfect! Thanks for the recipe – I will definitely use it again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 17, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, J!

      Reply

  • Faye Roner
    January 11, 2022

    These are so delicious and super crispy! Great recipe, thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 11, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Faye!

      Reply

  • Kristyn
    January 11, 2022

    These are my hubby’s favorite!! They have quickly become some of mine, as well. The air fryer makes them so crisp, which we love!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 11, 2022

      These are always a hit! Thank you for your great review, Kristyn!

      Reply

  • Andrea Thueson
    January 11, 2022

    These air fryer sweet potato fries were so tasty the added paprika was such a lovely addition.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 11, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review!

      Reply

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