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Best Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries (+ How Long to Cook Them)

These air fryer sweet potato fries are an addictive nutritious snack!

Slightly salty, delightfully sweet, and perfectly crunchy, they’re a delectable treat you can feel good about eating.

Sweet potatoes served on a white plate with ketchup.
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Making these spuds in the air fryer means using far less oil. They’re guilt-free and super easy, thanks to the hands-off cooking.

Oh, and that seasoning! A sprinkle of sweet paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper takes them up a notch.

Grab your favorite dipping sauce and let the noshing begin!

Ingredients for Sweet Potato Fries

This air fryer sweet potato fries recipe calls for minimal ingredients. All you need to spruce up these spuds are a few pantry staples.

  • Sweet Potatoes – The star of the show! You need two sweet potatoes for this recipe. I leave the skins on for more texture.
  • Olive Oil – A light coating of olive oil makes them nice and crispy. Plus, olive oil is a heart-healthy fat.
  • Seasoning – Sweet paprika, garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper take these fries to the next level.
Sweet potato fries in an air fryer basket.

How to Make Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Air frying sweet potatoes is so simple! The appliance does most of the work, and they’re healthier, too!

Sip the hot vat of oil and follow these basic steps:

1. Coat them with olive oil. Toss the sweet potatoes with olive oil until evenly coated.

2. Season. Combine the sweet paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper in a bowl. Add it to the sweet potato fries and toss until evenly coated.

3. Air fry. Arrange the fries in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Air fry them at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-14 minutes. Be sure to flip them halfway.

4. Serve. Pair them with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

Tips for the Best Sweet Potato Fries

These air fryer sweet potato fries are irresistible! And they’re so easy, it’s hard to mess them up.

Still, every air fryer is different. So cooking them the first time can be tricky. These tips will help:

  • Bring on the batches. If your air fryer is small, cook the fries in batches. This will ensure even cooking.
  • Don’t crowd them! I know it’s tempting, but don’t overcrowd the fries. That way, you can avoid uneven cooking and allow the fries to crisp up nicely.
  • Strive for slicing perfection. Be sure to slice your sweet potato fries into even sizes. It’s a simple way to ensure they cook evenly.
  • Omit the oil. If you’re watching your calories, make oil-free fries. Just note the texture and flavor will be slightly different.
  • Soak the spuds. Letting the sliced potatoes soak in cold water helps release their starches. So when you air fry them, they’re extra crispy! Just be sure to pat them dry.
  • Switch up the seasoning. You can easily shake things up by trying different seasonings. Lawyer’s, Tony Chachere’s, and Old Bay are great store-bought blends. You can also use spices and herbs like cayenne, cumin, thyme, oregano, onion powder, and more.
  • Try different potatoes. This recipe is pretty universal. So you can use other types of potatoes like Russet or Idaho potatoes.
  • Don’t hesitate! Sweet potato fries are best enjoyed immediately. But you can store leftover fries in an air-tight container and refrigerate them for up to 3 days. Just reheat them in the air fryer or oven until crispy.
Air Fryer sweet potato fries in a plate

Dipping Sauce Ideas

These hot fries are so good, you don’t even need a dipping sauce! That said, they taste extra scrumptious with one.

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Here are some of my favorite dipping sauces:

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Best Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries (+ How Long to Cook Them)

Servings

3

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

14

minutes
Calories

250

kcal

These air fryer sweet potato fries are healthy, easy, and delicious! Learn the easy method for making them and how long to cook them to perfection.

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • Sea salt, to taste

Instructions

  • Wash and dry the sweet potatoes. Peel them if desired, or leave the skin on for extra nutrients. Cut the sweet potatoes into evenly sized sticks, about 1/4-inch thick and 3-4 inches long.
  • Place the fries in a large bowl and drizzle them with olive oil. Toss them to coat evenly.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sweet paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the sweet potato fries and toss to coat.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 380°F. Arrange the fries in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Be sure not to overcrowd them.
  • Cook them for 12-14 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking. The fries are done when they’re golden brown, crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside.
  • Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce, such as ketchup, garlic mayo, or tzatziki.

Notes

  • If your air fryer is small, you may need to cook the fries in batches.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket. This will prevent the fries from cooking evenly and becoming crispy.
  • Sweet potato fries are best enjoyed fresh, but you can store them in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat them in the air fryer or oven until crispy.
Air Fryer Sweet Potato

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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