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Air Fryer Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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Love Sweet Potatoes? Love your Air Fryer? Have you made Air Fryer Roasted Sweet Potatoes yet? It should definitely be on your list!! Roasting sweet potatoes in the air fryer is one of the EASIEST ways to prepare them and EVERYONE loves them cooked this way.

A spoonful of Air Fryer Roasted Sweet Potatoes.

Cubes of sweet potatoes are tossed with oil, salt, and pepper, are quickly cooked in a preheated air fryer. The crispy cubes make a perfect side dish for any dinner!

Air fryer roasted sweet potatoes, mini meatloaf, and brussles sprouts on a plate.

What do I need to Make Air Fryer Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  • An Air Fryer I use AND LOVE the Cosori 5.8 Max XL
  • Vegetable Peeler
  • A Sharp Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Oil I use Bel’Oilio a Light Olive Oil, use what YOU love
  • sweet potatoes
  • salt and pepper
  • bowl

What you need to roast sweet potatoes in the air fryer.

Do I need to Peel Sweet Potatoes Before AIr Frying them?

You’ll notice that I called for a vegetable peeler in my list of things you need to make these roasted potatoes. You CAN leave the peels on the potatoes. In fact, I normally do because it makes the final dish a little tastier in my opinion.

It doesn’t change the cooking time whether you peel them or not, so it’s up to you. Try them once peeled, and try them with peels on and see which one “appeals” to you…

Chopped sweet potatoes with oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

How to Roast Sweet Potatoes in the Air Fryer

You MUST preheat the air fryer for these air fryer sweet potatoes to cook up nice and crispy as you see in the photos. 5 minutes at 400°. If you put them in a cold air fryer it’s going to take the first five minutes to JUST get up to temperature when you could have been blasting them with some serious heat. So that’s the first tip.

Sweet potatoes in an air fryer basket.

And you’re going to toss them in oil not spritz them. I tried the spritzed version and to me they were dry. Some things just NEED to be tossed in oil before cooking and in my opinion sweet potatoes are one of those things.

Preheat first while you prep the sweet potatoes. Then peel or not peel your potatoes, and cut them into about 1-inch chunks. Roughly that size because they cool well and they’re not too big to get in your mouth. Once they’re chopped toss with the oil and add salt and pepper. When preheating is done toss the potatoes in the basket and roast them up.

Finished sweet potatoes in the air fryer basket.

do I have to have a single layer of potatoes in the basket?

NOPE! The best part of air frying is that the air circles around the basket and cooks on all sides. So if SOME sides are exposed they’ll brown up while others just cook. Don’t worry because you’ll be shaking so lots of sides will brown up!

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Yield: 4 servings

Air Fryer Roasted Sweet Potatoes

A platter of cooked sweet potatoes.

A fun and tasty way to use your air fryer. These sweet potatoes cook up quickly too!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 1/4 pound sweet potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 400°
  2. meanwhile, peel the potatoes (or not that's up to you!)
  3. cut the potatoes into roughly 1-inch cubes
  4. put the cube in a bowl and drizzle with the oil
  5. sprinkle with salt and pepper
  6. when the air fryer is ready add the potatoes
  7. set the timer for 15 minutes
  8. cook at 400° or until done, shaking every 5 minutes
  9. typically these take roughly 10-12 minutes but can take as long as 15 minute
  10. serve hot

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 149Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 580mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 5gSugar 9gProtein 3g

This nutrition information was calculated using a computer program, results may vary.

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