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The Best Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

The Best Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

These air fryer sweet potato fries are crisp and flavorful. They’re a quick, healthy and easy side dish made with simple ingredients.

When I talk to my friends about eating healthier, one of the biggest issues for most is that they don’t know how to turn their favorite foods into a healthy alternative. 

One of my favorites happens to be Sweet Potato Fries. I order them whenever I see them on a menu! To me, they are the perfect side dish whether you are healthy eating or not!

air fryer sweet potatoes

But, I can assure you they are hardly as healthy as the ones you can make at home, you might as well order regular fries with all of the deep frying. Crispy air fryer sweet potato wedges are a nice healthy snack that uses just a small amount of oil and a healthy way and an easy way to try something different than regular French fries.

This Air-Fryer Sweet Potato Fries Recipe is a great option for burger night or a great side with your favorite sandwich. 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 particularly vitamin a which supports your immune system.

air fryer sweet potatoes

The air fryer has become my favorite kitchen appliance and if you have a new air fryer, this is a simple recipe to give your new appliance a test run.I love how with air fryer fries, you can use less oil then frying and less time then roasting them in the oven. The air fryer cooking process circulates hot air giving you a much healthier alternative to enjoy your favorite foods.

air fryer sweet potatoes

How to Make crispy sweet potato fries

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

Ingredients: 

air fryer sweet potatoes

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

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. If they are too thick you won’t get crisp fries and everyone loves a crispy sweet potato fry versus a soggy one.

air fryer sweet potatoes

In a mixing bowl, toss the sweet potato fry slices in the olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. You can also sprinkle a teaspoon garlic powder if you would like or for a kick try chili powder.

Preheat your air-fryer to 400 degrees f. Spray the pan with cooking spray.

For best results, cook your sweet potato fries in a few batches. Lay them flat side down. You never want to overfill your air fryer basket. Fry for a cook time of 8-10 minutes.

air fryer sweet potatoes

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.

air fryer sweet potatoes
air fryer sweet potatoes

For a sweet addition to the crispy fries, try this Marshmallow Dipping Sauce.

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. 

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 air fryer sweet potato fries are crisp and flavorful. They're a quick, healthy and easy side dish made with simple ingredients.

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.

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