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.

Natasha's Kitchen Cookbook

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

4.97 from 62 votes
Author: Valentina Ablaev
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.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 4 servings

Instructions

  • Peel and slice the sweet potatoes into ¼-inch-thick slices, making sure they are all uniform in size for even cooking.
  • Add fries to a large mixing bowl, drizzle with olive oil and toss to combine.
  • In a separate dish, combine the salt, pepper, garlic, and paprika. Sprinkle the seasoning mix over the potatoes and toss to combine.
  • 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.
  • Garnish with cilantro or grated parmesan if desired and serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.

Nutrition Per Serving

145kcal Calories23g Carbs2g Protein5g Fat1g Saturated Fat1g Polyunsaturated Fat4g Monounsaturated Fat353mg Sodium389mg Potassium3g Fiber5g Sugar16150IU Vitamin A3mg Vitamin C35mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
Amount per Serving
Calories
145
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Sodium
 
353
mg
15
%
Potassium
 
389
mg
11
%
Carbohydrates
 
23
g
8
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
16150
IU
323
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
35
mg
4
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer sweet potato fries
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
Calories: 145

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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  • Nanoue
    June 28, 2023

    Hi Natasha;
    I don’t have an air fryer per se as it’s an option on my microwave oven. I have yet to try any recipes using it but will definitely try these and let you know how they turn out.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 28, 2023

      I hope you love it, Nanoue!

      Reply

  • Bob
    May 24, 2023

    I recently bought a cafe range that has a no preheat air frying
    Function. Could you give some guidance on how to use it for a recipe such as this. Specifically times/temps

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 24, 2023

      Hi Bob, I haven’t used an oven/ range like that to advise on the outcome. I recommend reading through the oven instructions for any adjustments. If you happen to try this recipe in that Air Fryer, I’d love to know how you like it!

      Reply

    • Anne
      July 26, 2023

      Hi Bob-I have the same oven and the air fryer mode is amazing. I use the air fryer mode specified in recipes. If it calls for 380 I do 375 since the GE cafe is all presets. I hope this helps.

      Reply

      • Rhonda
        November 7, 2023

        I also have the oven. If you touch the preset temperature, and then touch the temperature, mine gives the option to put the numbers in to change it … such as 380.

        Reply

  • Joel
    August 29, 2022

    Do you not need to soak them in water first? Regular russet air fryer fries usually need to soak Thanks.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2022

      Hi Joel, I did not soak them.

      Reply

  • Susanna
    August 9, 2022

    What are some main courses that would work well with sweet potato fries as a side?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 9, 2022

      Hi Susanna! These go great with Sandwiches or burgers !:)

      Reply

    • Patricia
      November 4, 2023

      Susanna, try the crock pot pulled pork, the sloppy joe, and the shredded beef on this site. They work great with the fries. Not a lot of work when you get home in the evening. You can also use the sandwiches with the crispy fried zucchini, the mozzarella cheese sticks. All the recipes on this site are great. Thank you Natasha!

      Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        November 4, 2023

        Thank you for your comment and compliment, Patricia!

        Reply

  • DONNA CHRISTIAN
    July 15, 2022

    On the Sweet Potati Fries I use Cinnamon/Sugar sprinkled on mine. They’re DELICIOUS!!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 15, 2022

      Yum! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Toni
    July 12, 2022

    From the bottom of my ❤️ Thank you for not charging a Subscription fee for your Recipes they are amazing and so are you. Thanks lots doll.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 12, 2022

      You’re so kind. Thank you, Toni! I’m happy we can offer our readers at no cost today!

      Reply

  • Shery Sullivan
    March 23, 2022

    Mine turned out sort of limp. Did I cut them too big? I thought they were a 1/4.” Not sure. Your pictures don’t show how to put them in the basket in the toaster oven. Yours is an electric skillet.

    Reply

    • Shery Sullivan
      March 23, 2022

      Looking again I see you did use a different basket. Mine has open sides and bottom. Like a basket.

      Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 24, 2022

      Hi Shery, that is correct, 1/4” is how I cut mine. Make sure to not overcrowd the basket, allowing room for air to circulate. I had mine set for 380F for about 12-14 minutes, flipping halfway. Timing may vary depending on the air fryer style you have. You may need to leave them a bit longer. Air fry until golden brown and crisp on the outside.

      Reply

  • Joyce Seymour
    February 6, 2022

    I have an air fryer that does not have a basket but 3 shelves I am confused how to use it without a basket please help me

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 7, 2022

      Hi Joyce, I haven’t tried it without a basket, but I imagine it may still work on a pan.

      Reply

    • KJN
      May 2, 2022

      I also have a 3 shelf air fryer. It came with a basket that you can attach inside and it rotates. Works great for fries. If your air fryer did not come with a basket, possibly you can order one.

      Reply

  • 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!

    Reply

    • 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!

    Reply

    • 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!

    Reply

    • 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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