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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges are a deliciously nutritious snack or side dish to pair with any protein. Crisp, tender, spicy, and sweet, they are so quick and easy to make with minimal ingredients.
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  1. Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges
  2. Why We Love This Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
  7. Tips
  8. Storage Tips
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Air Fryer Recipes
  11. Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries are a quick and easy way to create crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, thick-cut seasoned sweet potato fries.

Using only a root vegetable plus simple pantry spices, it couldn’t be any easier to cook a deliciously healthy side dish or snack in under 30 minutes–no deep frying or cornstarch coating needed.

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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries are a healthy alternative to traditional steak fries, and can be cut and coated in a spice mixture in only 5 minutes.

Cooking potatoes in an air fryer uses less oil than conventional deep frying or baking, which means each crisp and soft slice contains less fat and calories than the traditional skinny french fry.

Filled with an abundance of vitamin A, antioxidants, and fiber, this superfood can be served as a nutritious side to your main meal or as a healthy snack that also tastes delicious when dipped in sauce.

Are french fries your favorite food? My other Air Fryer French Fries recipes are a healthy way to get your fry fix.

Why We Love This Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in under 30 minutes.
  • Uses only a vegetable plus pantry-staple ingredients.
  • Crisp on the outside and tender on the inside without deep frying.
  • Family-friendly food that can be customized with your favorite flavors.
  • Compared to white baking potatoes, sweet potatoes contain a higher amount of fiber and vitamins, a lower GI, and have are filled with carotene.
  • Perfect nutrient-dense delicious snack, appetizer or side dish.
wedges dipped in sauce

Ingredients

  • Sweet potato
  • Chili powder
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Ground cumin
  • Olive Oil
  • Fresh parsley (for garnish if desired)

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Substitutions and Additions

  • Serve With Sauce: Feel free to serve your sweet potato wedges with a side of ketchup, sour cream, Ranch dressing, mayonnaise, honey mustard, or an aioli dip. You can also opt for Greek yogurt as a healthier option.
  • Swap Seasonings: Make your own blend of savory spices with cayenne, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder, or you can add a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar for sweeter wedges.
  • Other Oil Options: Opt for oil varieties with a high smoke point such as vegetable oil, coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, or canola oil.
  • Air fryer
  • Sharp knife and cutting board
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring tools
  • Whisk
  • Tongs
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges

How to Make Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes are so quick and easy to make simply by cutting, coating, and cooking your wedges in an air fryer. They are a healthy alternative to traditional french fries and are a delicious side dish or snack to serve with your favorite sauce.

  1. Prepare The Potato: Cut the sweet potato in half and then each half into 4 equal wedges for a total of 8.
  2. Season: Whisk together the spices and sprinkle over the sweet potato wedges. Top with oil and toss to coat.
  3. Cook: Cook at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, flip, and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until crispy.
    Pro Tip: Make sure to preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees before cooking.
  4. Serve: Garnish with parsley if desired and serve immediately with your favorite sauces or dips. Enjoy!
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Tips

  • Be very careful when cutting sweet potatoes! Use a sharp knife and a non-slip cutting board.
  • Dry your sweet potatoes with a paper towel before adding the spices and oil to prevent soggy wedges.
  • All air fryers are different. I used the Cosori Air fryer for this recipe. You may have to adjust time and temperature if you have a different model.
  • Do not overcrowd your air fryer. If the basket is too crowded, the fries will not get the crispy texture you crave. If you have a small air fryer, simply cook in two batches.

Storage Tips

  • To Store: Leftovers can be stored for 2-3 days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
  • To Freeze: Do not freeze cooked sweet potato fries.
  • To Reheat: For the best results, reheat sweet potato french fries in the air fryer for 5 – 10 minutes unity warm and crispy. You can also microwave them, however they will not be as crispy.
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges in front of air fryer

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these wedges super crispy?

These wedges are not super crispy. They are crispier than roasted potatoes but not as crisp as
fries. Experiment with your air fryer timing to get the best results for your preference.

What is the best way to heat my sweet potato wedges?

Serve these wedges immediately if possible. If you cannot serve them right away, they can be kept in a warm oven at 200 degrees or reheated in the air fryer or a toaster oven.
Leftovers can be kept for 2-3 days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. If they are reheated in the microwave they will be more like a baked or roasted potato texture.

Why are my wedges soggy

If your wedges are soggy, it is likely because you over-crowded them in the basket. For the best, most crispy results, cook the sweet potato wedges in a single layer so that the air has room to circulate.

Do I need to peel my potato prior to cooking?

Whether or not you leave the skin on a sweet potato prior to cooking is entirely up to you! You do not need to peel a sweet potato prior to cooking them in the air fryer. The skins of sweet potatoes are safe to eat, both raw and cooked, and contain nutrients such as fiber and antioxidants.

What are the health benefits of sweet potatoes?

Just one cup of sweet potato has more than 100% of your recommended daily value of vitamin A, 65% of vitamin C, 50% of manganese, 29% of vitamin B6, and 27% of potassium. These tasty vegetables also have antioxidants, protein, and fiber, and they have fewer calories than white potatoes. 

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5 from 2 votes
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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges

Serves — 2
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges are a deliciously nutritious snack or side dish to pair with any protein. Crisp, tender, spicy, and sweet, they are so quick and easy to make with minimal ingredients.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium to large sweet potato
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • fresh parsley for garnish if desired

Instructions
 

  • Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees.
  • Cut sweet potato in half and then each half into 4 equal wedges for a total of 8.
  • Whisk together the chili powder, salt, black pepper, and cumin and sprinkle over the sweet potatoes.
  • Pour olive oil over the wedges and toss to coat the oil and spices evenly with tongs.
  • Cook for 10 minutes at 350 degrees flip and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until the desired crispness is reached.
  • Garnish with parsley if desired and serve immediately with your favorite sauces or dips!

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Leftovers can be stored for 2-3 days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
  • To Freeze: Do not freeze cooked sweet potato fries.
  • To Reheat: For the best results, reheat sweet potato french fries in the air fryer for 5 – 10 minutes unity warm and crispy. You can also microwave them, however they will not be as crispy.
Tips:
  • Be very careful when cutting sweet potatoes! Use a sharp nice and a non-slip cutting board.
  • Dry your sweet potatoes with a paper towel before adding the spices and oil to prevent soggy wedges.
  • These wedges are not super crispy, they are crispier than roasted potatoes but not as crisp as fries. Experiment with your air fryer timing to get the best results for your preference.
  • Ketchup, Sour Cream, or an aioli are excellent dips with these wedges. You can also opt for Greek yogurt as a healthier option.
  • Serve these wedges immediately if possible. If not they can be kept in a warm oven at 200 degrees or reheated in the air fryer or a toaster oven. Leftovers can be kept for 2-3 days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. If they are reheated in the microwave they will be more like a baked or roasted potato texture.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 684mg | Potassium: 657mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 16508IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 10mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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