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Our air fryer sweet potato recipe shows you two delicious methods to cook sweet potatoes. The cubes make a healthy, crispy snack for any occasion or simple side. You could also use this as the base of a delicious, but healthier, loaded potato that your hungry family will love.

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Air fryer sweet potatoes recipe

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Sweet Potatoes in Air Fryer 

Sweet potatoes in the air fryer are a great way to enjoy sweet potatoes any night of the week. Whether you cube them or cook them whole, you’ll find that they cook fast and develop a crispy outside and soft inside.

Our recipe is perfect for snacking or as a side for your favorite meals. You could also add these potatoes to just about any recipe that calls for diced potatoes. 

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Ingredients for Sweet Potato Air Fryer

When you are ready to make the best air fryer sweet potatoes, here’s what you’ll need to have on hand:

  • Sweet potatoes - We used four medium-sized sweet potatoes and cut them into roughly 1 inch cubes. 
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil - If you prefer, you could use another lighter oil.
  • Whole sweet potato - If you want to air fry a whole potato, you will need a medium to large potato that is free from bruising and soft spots.

Ingredients to Air Fry Sweet Potato

How to cut and peel a sweet potato

Cutting sweet potatoes is very similar to cutting other potatoes, but you will likely find that these potatoes are a bit tougher to cut. We recommend using a sharp knife to cut into the fibrous flesh of the sweet potato.

When we make cubes, we often peel the potato first, but you could leave that in place if you like. Once you decide whether or not to peel, follow these steps to make cutting easier:

  • First, cut off the hard ends of the potato.
  • Next, place the potato on a flat, firm surface and cut it in half lengthwise
  • Once cut in half, place the flat part of each half on the cutting board and cut slices across that are between ½ to 1 inch thick
  • Next, cut each slice into as many roughly the same size cubes as they can make.how to cut a sweet potato step by step recipe

How to cook sweet potato in Air fryer

When you are ready to make cubed or whole sweet potatoes in the air fryer, follow these two sets of directions.

For cubed sweet potato:

  • First, wash, dry, and dice the sweet potatoes.
  • Next, preheat the air fryer to 395 F.
  • As it heats, toss the oil, condiments, and diced sweet potato in a large bowl until well-coated.
  • Next, line the air fryer basket with parchment paper and spray it with cooking spray. 
  • Finally, layer the sweet potatoes in the air fryer basket and air fry for 10 minutes, giving them a quick toss halfway through. Check them after 7 minutes. You can take them out if they are look good to you or keep going to give them a crispier outside.

how to cook sweet potato in air fryer step by step recipe

To make an air fryer whole sweet potato:

  • First, coat the sweet potato with olive oil and salt.
  • Next, air fry at 395 F for 34 to 40 minutes or until it is fork tender .

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Do I peel the skin to air fry Sweet Potato

If you want to peel the skin before air frying your sweet potato, you definitely can. Of course, this is not necessary since the skin will cook up with the rest of the potato nicely.

To peel, we recommend you:

  • First, wash the potato and make sure to scrub off any caked on dirt or debris.
  • Next, cut off the ends of the potato.
  • Once the ends are off, use a vegetable peeler and peel the skin off working away from your body.how to cook a sweet potato in air fryer

Do I soak sweet potatoes in water

We don’t soak the potatoes in our recipe, but you can soak them if you like. To soak the potatoes:

  • First, fill up a large bowl with cool water.
  • Next, place the sweet potato cubes in the water for 30 minutes.

Soaking the potatoes can help remove excessive starch, which will make them a bit crispier when you cook them up in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato recipe

Seasoning variations

For this air fryer sweet potato recipe, we use a simple salt and pepper seasoning blend, but you can easily add more spices and seasonings when making the sweet potato cubes. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Add in chili powder, garlic powder, and cumin for a southwest flavor
  • Sprinkle with a cajun seasoning blend
  • If you plan to give it an Indian twist with Chaat masala, sprinkle after the sweet potatoes are cooked.
  • Add fresh parsley or other herbs on top after they are done cooking.

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How to store air fried sweet potato

You can easily store leftover air fried sweet potato cubes. 

Once the cubes have cooled completely, place them in an airtight container and then place them in the fridge for up to 5 days

If you prefer to freeze them, you can place them in a freezer safe container or bag. You can then freeze them for up to 6 months.

To b, first thaw any frozen potatoes overnight in the fridge. You can then place them in the air fryer and cook for a few minutes until they heat through.

Pro Tips to make the crispy sweet potato cubes in Air Fryer

When you make these crispy sweet potato cubes in the air fryer you can use these pro tips to ensure you get the best results:

  • Soak cubed potatoes in cool water for 30 minutes to remove extra starch.
  • Make sure to cut the potato cubes to roughly the same size to avoid over or undercooking them.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauces for added flavor or add to your favorite meals.Sweet Potato in Air Fryer

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Let us know what you think

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air fryer sweet potato recipe

Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Our air fryer sweet potato recipe shows you two delicious methods to cook sweet potatoes. The cubes make a healthy, crispy snack for any occasion or simple side. You could also use this as the base of a delicious, but healthier, loaded potato that your hungry family will love.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sized sweet potatoes, cubed or 1 whole sweet potato
  • Salt 2 tsp
  • Olive oil 2 tbsp
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

Instructions

How to cut a sweet potato

Cutting sweet potatoes is very similar to cutting other potatoes, but you will likely find that these potatoes are a bit tougher to cut. We recommend using a sharp knife to cut into the fibrous flesh of the sweet potato.

When we make cubes, we often peel the potato first, but you could leave that in place if you like. Once you decide whether or not to peel, follow these steps to make cutting easier:

  • First, cut off the hard ends of the potato.
  • Next, place the potato on a flat, firm surface and cut it in half lengthwise
  • Once cut in half, place the flat part of each half on the cutting board and cut slices across that are between ½ to 1 inch thick
  • Next, cut each slice into as many roughly the same size cubes as they can make.

How to cook sweet potato in Air fryer

When you are ready to make cubed or whole sweet potatoes in the air fryer, follow these two sets of directions.

For cubed sweet potato:

  • First, wash, dry, and dice the sweet potatoes.
  • Next, preheat the air fryer to 395 F.
  • As it heats, toss the oil, condiments, and diced sweet potato in a large bowl until well-coated.
  • Next, line the air fryer basket with parchment paper and spray it with cooking spray. 
  • Finally, layer the sweet potatoes in the air fryer basket and air fry for 10 minutes, giving them a quick toss halfway through. Check them after 7 minutes. You can take them out if they are look good to you or keep going to give them a crispier outside.

To make an air fryer whole sweet potato:

  • First, coat the sweet potato with olive oil and salt.
  • Next, air fry at 395 F for 34 to 40 minutes or until it is fork tender .

Notes

Pro Tips to make the crispy sweet potato cubes in Air Fryer

When you make these crispy sweet potato cubes in the air fryer you can use these pro tips to ensure you get the best results:

  • Soak cubed potatoes in cool water for 30 minutes to remove extra starch.
  • Make sure to cut the potato cubes to roughly the same size to avoid over or undercooking them.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauces for added flavor or add to your favorite meals.

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