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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

air fryer sweet potato fries

There is hardly any food that I can’t cook in my Power XL Air Fryer. Since getting it, I’ve cooked everything from frozen fish sticks to pork cutlets. I couldn’t wait to cut up some fresh sweet potato fries and see how they turned out in the air fryer.

Sweet potatoes are a staple in my home and we ate them often growing up.  During the holidays, our table was always full of sweet potato dishes.

Mom would make sweet potato casserole with brown sugar and walnuts, sweet potato mash, and sweet potato pies for the holidays.  I didn’t start eating sweet potato fries until I got older and started making better choices about my diet and what I was eating.

Are sweet potato fries healthy?

Sweet potato is a superfood that’s loaded with health benefits.  They have high fiber content, high in vitamin C, and other micro-nutrients.

Sweet potato fries are very healthy when air-fried with a little olive oil and spices.  Did I mention that they’re also very tasty and sweet enough to satisfy a sweet tooth?

Are sweet potato fries vegan?

Yes, sweet potato fries are vegan and a good choice for all vegans because of the high amount of B vitamins and protein found in the pulp of the sweet potato.

What to season sweet potato fries with?

Sweet potato fries can be seasoned with many different types of spices and herbs.  The most common spice used in sweet potato fries is chili powder.

It doesn’t matter if I bake them or make air fryer sweet potato fries, I always use chili powder.  Other popular spices and ingredients used are garlic and paprika.

What do air fryer sweet potato fries taste like?

I like the taste and texture of sweet potato fries better when cooked in an air fryer than in a conventional oven.  The air fryer really gets the sweet potato fries crispy and ready to eat in no time.

air fryer sweet potato fries

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Air fryer sweet potato fries make the perfect snack or side dish.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and cut into fries
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black powder


  • Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees
  • Toss the potatoes with the oil and all of the seasonings
  • Place the sweet potato fries in a single layer in the air fryer basket and cook for 8-10 minutes. Turn the fries and shake the basket after halfway cooking. Cook in batches so as to not overcrowd the air fryer basket.
Keyword air fryer, easy side dish, sweet potato
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