Air fryer Sweet potato fries are so great. We love these healthy fries for so many reasons. First of all, there’s not much oil you need and way less than deep frying them. Cooking them in the air fryer is so much healthier too. Second of all, they don’t have all the calories and fat from being deep fried. And finally, they’re super easy to make in the air fryer!

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries on a plate

Easy Air Fried Sweet Potato Fries

You just need some olive oil, salt, pepper and sweet potatoes. If you have a favorite seasoning, just add them to the fries before air frying. The possibilities are endless when it comes to making a homemade batch to your personal taste. Your whole family will love these!

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries on a plate

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How to Cook Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer

  1. Normally, sweet potatoes rarely ever get super “crisp”, so we like to cook them until they are dark for maximum flavor. The darker brown color is amazing caramelized flavor.
  2. First, wash the outside of the sweet potatoes. We like to have the skin-on because it creates more of a crisp. But you can peel them if you want. We find that the fries don’t get as “crisp” without the skin.
  3. Cut the sweet potatoes into thin strips. Toss with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper. And add your favorite seasoning.
  4. Add fries to the air fryer basket or rack. Gently toss and flip the fries a few times during cooking.
  5. All recipe details are in the recipe box below that you can print out.

Can You Freeze These?

Yes, you can freeze them after they’ve been air fried. Store them in an air tight container. You don’t need to thaw them before re-heating. When you’re ready to re-heat in the air fryer, then you must pre-heat the air fryer at 380F for about 5 minutes. Then add the frozen fries directly in the basket or air fryer tray. Air fry for about 5 minutes OR until they are cooked to your liking. All air fryers cook a little differently, so check at about 3-4 minutes first. Then add an extra minute or two to you cooking time to get the fries to your preference.

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What to serve with these fries?

How to make air fried sweet potato fries |

Air Fryer Sweet Potato French Fries

For even cooking, make sure to cut the sweet potatoes to about the same size and thickness so they will all cook evenly. Eat them while they're still warm for best "crispy" texture. We like to keep the skin-on because the skin crisps up nicely, adding to a better texture.
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  • 1 pound (454 g) sweet potatoes , cut into 1/4” french fry size
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) olive oil
  • salt , to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) garlic powder , optional
  • ground black pepper , to taste


  • We like to keep the skin-on for crispier fries. But you can peel the sweet potatoes if you want. Wash and dry the sweet potatoes completely. Cut the sweet potatoes into french fry size and thickness. Keep them same sized as possible for even cooking.
  • Transfer the sweet potatoes in a bowl and then lightly coat them with olive oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper (and/or garlic powder) evenly over the sweet potatoes. Genlty toss to evenly coat all the fries with oil and seasonings.
  • Lay the sweet potatoes in the air fryer basket and spread them into an even layer.
  • Air Fry at 380°F for about 18-22 minutes. A couple times during cooking, gently shake the basket, turn or toss the sweet potatoes to help them cook evenly. Try not to break them. For crisper potatoes, shake them again and cook for an additional 2-4 minutes or until they are your desired texture and doneness.


Recipes were cooked in 3-4 qt air fryers. If using a larger air fryer, the recipe might cook quicker so adjust cooking time. 
Remember to set a timer to shake/flip/toss the food as directed in recipe.

If your air fryer is preheated or if you are cooking multiple batches, you may need to reduce timing by a few minutes (unless preheating is called for in the recipe).


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 116kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 63mg, Potassium: 382mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 16090IU, Vitamin C: 2.7mg, Calcium: 34mg, Iron: 0.7mg

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