Roasted Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes are a quick and easy way to prepare sweet potatoes. They are seasoned with salt, smoked paprika and ground pepper, then roasted in your Air Fryer for about 15 minutes. This quick and easy side dish recipe will be on your regular rotation! Roasted sweet potatoes go with so many main dishes. Try them with my Garlic Baked Pork Chops for a delicious dinner your family will love.
Easy Air Fryer Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Who wants an easy side dish? Well, it doesn’t get any easier than these roasted sweet potatoes in the air fryer! They’re crispy on the outside and tender on the inside and they’re the kind of side dish that goes with pretty much any main dish! We love these easy roasted sweet potatoes with Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops and Honey Garlic Chicken Drumsticks!
As you probably know, I’m all about making things easy! Roasted vegetables are one of my favorite easy side dishes to make for dinner, but if the main dish is in the oven then it can be challenging because vegetables usually have to roast at a higher temperature. This makes it hard to do roasted veggies and it all ends up taking longer!
That’s one reason I love my air fryer! Now that we have one I love that I can make crispy, roasted veggies while the main dish bakes in the oven. These roasted sweet potatoes are seriously easy – just pop them in the air fryer and 15 minutes later you get crispy roasted potatoes! That’s a winner in my book!
Plus, the kids love these sweet potatoes. Roasting them brings out their natural sweetness and the kids just gobble them up. They are lightly spiced with paprika and garlic salt for extra flavor and they’re so delicious. It’s hard enough to get the kiddos to eat their veggies so when I find one that works I’m gonna stick with it.
If you’d rather skip my (very helpful, I think) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this easy roasted Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
Air Fried Sweet Potato Cubes Ingredients
- sweet potatoes
- olive oil
- garlic salt
- smoked paprika
- ground black pepper
How to cook Sweet Potatoes in Air Fryer
- Preheat Air Fryer – preheat your air fryer to 390 degrees F. While it preheats you can prep the potatoes.
- Prep Sweet Potatoes – wash and peel the potatoes. Cut them into 1″ cubes and place them in a mixing bowl.
- Mix Sweet Potatoes – top the sweet potatoes with the oil, garlic salt, paprika and pepper. Toss it all together until the potatoes are evenly coated.
- Cook Sweet Potatoes – place the potatoes in the air fryer and cook them for 10 minutes. Toss them and cook them for another four minutes or until they are crispy and cooked through.
What tools do I need to air fry sweet potato cubes?
- Air Fryer
- Potato peeler
- Mixing bowl
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes FAQs
It depends on the kind of air fryer you have, but most models take three to five minutes to preheat. Just turn the air fryer on to the temperature you want to cook the food at. Once preheated the preheating light will go off. For this recipe, you definitely need to preheat the air fryer first otherwise the potatoes will take longer to cook.
The easiest way to peel sweet potatoes is with a vegetable peeler. Once peeled you can dice them into 1″ pieces. First, slice the potatoes in half lengthwise. Place each half with the flat side down and slice it into pieces down the length of the potato. Holding those slices together, cut across the potatoes so you have 1″ cubes. Here’s a quick video on how to do it!
Yes, you can eat the skin on sweet potatoes. In fact, the skin has a lot of nutrients so it’s good for you! My family prefers peeled potatoes, but if you want to leave the skin on and roast the potatoes that way it will work just fine.
Sweet potatoes are very healthy. They have a lot of fiber and potassium. They have more natural sugar than regular potatoes, but they actually have fewer calories.
The key to getting crispy sweet potatoes in the air fryer is to make sure they aren’t overcrowded. The sweet potatoes need air to circulate around them in the air fryer to make them crispy.
It will take about 14 minutes to cook cubed sweet potatoes in your air fryer at 390 degrees Fahrenheit.
You can store leftover roasted sweet potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for two to three days. They will lose their crispiness, but still taste delicious! Properly stored in a freezer-safe container, you can also freeze roasted potatoes for up to two to three months. Just make sure they are completely cooled before you wrap and store them in the freezer.
The fastest way to reheat roasted potatoes is in the microwave, but they won’t turn crispy. So, if want the leftovers to be crispy you should reheat them in the oven or use your air fryer again. Just spread them out on a baking sheet and roast them again at 400 degrees F for about 10 minutes or until they are crispy or put them in the air fryer basket at 400 degrees F and heat them for 4-5 minutes.
More Sweet Potatoes recipes!
Love sweet potatoes like us? Here’s a few more recipes to use them in!
- Parmesan Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes
- Southwestern Sweet Potato Salad
- Sweet Potato Taco Bowl
- Sweet Potato Skillet
Delicious Air Fryer recipes!
If you love your Air Fryer as much as we do for quick, healthy and easy recipes make sure you check out these recipes!
- Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan
- Air Fryer Donuts
- Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Tots
- Air Fryer Pretzel Dogs
- Crispy Air Fryer Potatoes
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- 4 sweet potatoes
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
- Preheat Air Fryer to 390 degrees F
- Wash and peel sweet potatoes. Dice into 1’’ cubes and put into a mixing bowl.
- Add the rest of ingredients and toss to coat.
- Place in preheated Air Fryer.
- Cook for 10 minutes, toss to sweet potatoes and cook an additional 4 minutes or until roasted and cooked through.
- Serve immediately.