With a slightly crisp exterior and a tender center, air fryer sweet potatoes are a game changer for the holidays and beyond.
Sweet potato casserole is always the star in winter, but year-round sweet potatoes are a fantastic and delicious air fryer side dish idea.
Perfectly done in just about 12 minutes, roasted air fryer potatoes are a quick, flavorful, and incredibly simple starchy veggie to add to your plate with a side of ranch.
Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes: The Perfect Side
If you have yet to try roasted sweet potatoes in an air fryer, you’re in for a treat!
Here’s why this air fryer sweet potato recipe will be your next go-to side dish:
Savory for the win: Feeling like turning it up a notch? Savory flavors like Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese, fresh rosemary, or handpicked herbs can elevate your air-fried sweet potatoes to gourmet status.
Tons of Flavor: While we opted for savory ingredients, making them the perfect companion for meals like chicken breast and steak, don’t be afraid to play around.
Spice it up with a hint of cayenne or chili powder. Or, for those with a sweet tooth, a sprinkle of brown sugar or a drizzle of honey can make all the difference.
- Two sweet potatoes
- vegetable oil
- seasoning: kosher salt, garlic powder, paprika, and ground black pepper
- chopped fresh parsley and ranch dressing for serving
How to make Roasted Sweet Potatoes in the Air Fryer
Prep the Potatoes:
Use a vegetable peeler to strip away the sweet potato skin. Dice the potatoes into uniform 1/2-inch cubes for even cooking.
Combine sweet potatoes, vegetable oil, and your chosen spices and seasonings in a large mixing bowl. Toss well until each cube is generously coated with seasoning.
Add to the air fryer:
Gently arrange the seasoned sweet potato cubes in the air fryer basket, ensuring a single layer without overcrowding. If you’re roasting a large batch, just like working with regular potatoes, remember to air fry in smaller portions for the best results.
For the Ninja Foodi, select “air crisp.” However, other brand users choose your device’s equivalent setting. Set the temperature to 400 degrees and let the potatoes roast for approximately 12 minutes.
How to serve:
Once done, exercise caution while removing sweet potato chunks from the basket.
Plate the air fryer sweet potatoes, optionally garnishing them with freshly chopped parsley for a bit of color. Dive in with your choice of sauce, like a creamy ranch dressing or another favorite dip.
Easy Pro Tips for Perfect Potatoes
Can I turn these roasted vegetables into sweet potato fries?
Absolutely! Instead of dicing the sweet potatoes, slice them into thin strips, season with salt and simple ingredients, and proceed with air-frying. Refer to our air fryer carrot fries recipe for specific instructions.
How can I store leftover air fryer sweet potatoes?
Store any leftover roasted potatoes in an airtight container. Reheat in the microwave for quick heat (will lose the fresh crisp) or in an air fryer to bring it back to a slightly crisp state again.
Remember that reheated food is never as good as the first day; therefore, it’s not recommended for leftovers.
How long must the sweet potatoes be in the air fryer to achieve a golden brown hue?
Typically, setting the air fryer to 400 degrees and roasting for about 12 minutes should give your sweet potatoes that desired golden brown finish.
Adjust the time based on personal preference and desired crispiness.
Do I need a lot of ingredients to make this delicious side dish?
Not at all! With just a few simple ingredients, mainly sweet potatoes, vegetable oil, and some preferred seasonings, you can whip up this dish quickly.
Is it necessary to season with salt, or can I experiment with other flavors?
While seasoning with salt brings out the natural flavors of the sweet potatoes, you’re encouraged to experiment based on personal preference. Whether it’s a spicy kick or a sweet twist, sweet potatoes are versatile and pair well with lots of fresh herbs and seasonings.
What dipping sauce pairs best with these roasted vegetables?
The beauty of air-fried sweet potatoes is that they go well with various homemade dipping sauces. Whether you’re a fan of ranch, barbecue, hot sauce, fry sauce, or a spicy aioli, it boils down to personal preference. Experiment and find your favorite dipping sauce!
Air Fryer Sweet Potato time and temperature
Cooking Times: Cook sweet potatoes in the Ninja Foodi on air crisp at 400 degrees for 12 minutes for fork-tender results.
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Air Fryer Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- air fryer (We used a 6 quart Ninja Foodi all in one)
- Peel skin from sweet potatoes (a vegetable peeler works great) and cut into 1/2 cubes as evenly as possible. It is important to keep the size of potatoes similar, so some do not overcook or undercook.
- Mix sweet potatoes, vegetable oil, and all seasonings and mix well to coat the potatoes evenly.
- Place seasoned sweet potatoes into the air fryer basket and close the lid.
- Select "air crisp" and 400 degrees for 12 minutes. Please note we use a Ninja Foodi, therefore its set to air crisp. Your air fryer may use different terminology for Air Fry.
- When cooking is complete, carefully remove potatoes from the air fryer basket and serve with chopped fresh parsley and ranch dressing.
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