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Easy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Easy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

These crispy air fryer sweet potato fries are a healthy side dish, a delicious way to get healthy fries on your table.

This recipe is quick and easy (less than 15 minutes!) and you can’t go wrong. It’s the perfect way to sneak some veggies into your family’s diet while still satisfying their craving for crispy foods. You’ll be surprised at how quickly they disappear off the plate!

Air fryer sweet potato fries are a healthy and easy alternative to deep frying. By using less oil, these air fryer fries are a healthy alternative to regular fries while still tasting great! Not much is needed to add to this sweet potato fries recipe thanks to the natural sweetness of the potatoes.

air fryer sweet potatoes

These delicious Sweet Potato Fries are the perfect side dish for burger night, chicken tenders, alongside your favorite sandwich or the perfect snack for game day. Substitute this easy side dish for your normal french fries.

If you look up the nutrition facts on sweet potatoes, you’ll see they are loaded with vitamins and minerals to help support a healthy lifestyle, in particular vitamin a, which supports your immune system.

air fryer sweet potatoes

The air fryer has become a popular kitchen appliance and if you have a new air fryer, this is an easy air fryer recipe to give your new appliance a test run. Air frying is a cooking process that circulates hot air, giving you a much healthier alternative to enjoy your favorite foods, using a fraction of the oil and done in less time.

Be sure to check out some of our favorite air fryer recipes.

air fryer sweet potatoes

How to Make Homemade Sweet Potato Fries

Be sure to scroll down for the full recipe with simple ingredients and instructions. Full disclosure, I include affiliate links to my favorite products.

Ingredients: 

For the sweet potato fries:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or vegetable oil

For the Fry Sauce

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 of 16oz bag of mini marshmallows
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
air fryer sweet potatoes

On a cutting board, using a sharp knife or fry cutter, slice your whole sweet potato into long slices. Your fry size will depend on how big of a large sweet potato you use, but your potato sticks should be about a 1/4″ wide to obtain a crispy sweet potato fry. Thicker fries won’t get crisp.

air fryer sweet potatoes

In a large bowl, toss the sweet potato fry slices in a little oil and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.

You can also sprinkle a teaspoon garlic powder or a teaspoon paprika. If you would like or for a kick try chili powder or cayenne pepper.

Preheat your air-fryer to 400 degrees f. Spray the baking sheet with non stick cooking spray.

For best results, cook your sweet potato fries in a few batches, depending on the size of your air fryer.

Lay them flat side down. You never want to overfill your air fryer basket.

air fryer sweet potatoes

Fry for a cooking time of 8-10 minutes.

When your sweet potato fries are done, lay your first batch on paper towel lined baking sheets in a single layer and continue to cook the next batch.

air fryer sweet potatoes
air fryer sweet potatoes

For a sweet addition to the crispy fries, try this Marshmallow Dipping Sauce, although any of your favorite dipping sauce works too!

air fryer sweet potatoes

How to Make the Marshmallow Dipping Sauce:

In a small saucepan, add heavy cream and marshmallows.

Stir frequently until the mixture starts to warm and the marshmallows are melted.  

Once the mixture begins to simmer, stir in cinnamon and brown sugar, and stir constantly while the mixture simmers for 1-2 minutes. 

Remove from heat and allow the marshmallow sauce to cool slightly, then pour into a small bowl for dipping. 

Store any leftovers in an airtight container.

air fryer sweet potatoes
air fryer sweet potatoes

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
These crispy air fryer sweet potato fries are a healthy side dish, a delicious way to get healthy fries on your table.

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into fries
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 of 16oz bag of mini marshmallows
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat your AirFryer Oven to 400 degrees for 2-3 minutes. 
  2. In a large bowl, toss sweet potato fries in the olive oil.
  3. Cook the fries in 3 batches, careful not to overfill the air fryer.
  4. Cook the fries in the airfryer for 8-10 minutes, shaking the fries at the halfway point to avoid sticking. 
  5. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, add heavy cream and marshmallows. 
  6. Stir frequently until the mixture starts to warm and the marshmallows are melted. 
  7. Once the mixture begins to simmer, stir in cinnamon and brown sugar, and stir constantly while the mixture simmers for 1-2 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and allow the marshmallow sauce to cool slightly, then pour into a small bowl for dipping. 
  9. Serve your air fryer sweet potato fries and dipping sauce immediately.

Notes

You can also sprinkle a teaspoon garlic powder or a teaspoon paprika. If you would like or for a kick try chili powder or cayenne pepper. Store any leftovers in an airtight container.

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diane sabatini

Monday 11th of October 2021

These look wicked good. I love my Air Fryer.

Rachel

Thursday 9th of August 2018

Ok I didn’t know why I needed an air fryer until now. I love sweet potato fries!

Sarah

Thursday 9th of August 2018

OH what an awesome recipe. I have an Air Fryer but haven't tried sweet potatoes in it. So going on my list.

Kathy

Wednesday 8th of August 2018

I love using the air fryer. I haven't tried these yet though. I love that they're a healthier version of fries too, so I'll have to give this a try.

Dawn Lopez

Wednesday 8th of August 2018

I absolutely love sweet potato fries! I definitely need to try out this recipe.

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