Simply seasoned, crisp outside, and tender inside. The air fryer is one of my favorite ways to cook sweet potato cubes, and it’s SO quick and easy! Great for the holidays or anytime you need a nutritious, low-effort side dish.
🍠 What Makes This Recipe So Good
- These air fryer sweet potato cubes are a delicious snack or side dish! They’re seasoned with just a few ingredients, but the flavor is absolutely delicious. The air fryer crisps them perfectly on the outside, and soft and tender on the inside. They’re super versatile, and pair well with just about any main course!
- This is a quick and easy way to cook sweet potatoes! Once you peel, cut, and season the sweet potatoes, the air fryer does the rest of the work for you. Ok, maybe not all- you do need to shake the basket halfway through the cook time- but that’s it! The air fryer makes this recipe totally foolproof, and as an added bonus, there’s hardly any clean-up.
👩🏼🍳 Chef’s Tips
- You can totally customize the seasonings for your air fryer sweet potato cubes! If you’re planning on having these cubes as a side dish to your main course, match the seasonings to the main dish. Prefer some spice? Add a sprinkle of paprika or red pepper! Craving some sweetness? Add a dash of cinnamon or a sprinkle of brown sugar. The flavor possibilities are endless for these delicious sweet potato cubes.
- This recipe can easily be doubled, or even tripled for serving larger crowds. Just work in batches as to not overcrowd the air fryer basket. Air needs to be able to touch all sides of the cubes in order to cook them perfectly!
♨️ More Air Fryer Side Dishes We Love
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- Air Fryer Potato Skins
- Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
- Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
- Air Fryer Green Beans
- 1 large sweet potato approximately 8 ounces
- 1 tablespoon neutral oil avocado oil, olive oil, etc.
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper more or less to taste
- ½ teaspoon salt more or less to taste
- vegetable scrub brush optional
- clean dish towel or paper towels
- potato peeler
- Cutting board
- Sharp knife
- Large mixing bowl
- Silicone spatula
- Air Fryer
- Preheat air fryer to 400° Fahrenheit.
- Rinse and scrub 1 large sweet potato under running water, removing as much surface dirt as possible. Once rinsed, dry sweet potato with clean dish towel or paper towels, then peel sweet potato completely.
- Place peeled sweet potato on cutting board. Carefully cut sweet potato into bite-sized cubes, making sure cubes are as equally-sized as possible to ensure even cooking.
- Transfer cubed sweet potatoes to large mixing bowl. Drizzle 1 tablespoon neutral oil over potato cubes, then add ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon onion powder, ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper, and ½ teaspoon salt. Stir or toss ingredients together until sweet potato cubes are completely coated in oil and seasonings.
- Remove air fryer basket from air fryer. Transfer seasoned sweet potato cubes to basket and spread potatoes out evenly across basket.
- Return basket to air fryer. Air fry sweet potato cubes 6 minutes, then remove basket from air fryer. Shake basket to toss and flip potato cubes, then spread potatoes into even layer and return basket to air fryer.
- Air fry potatoes 6 minutes more, then begin checking doneness. Continue air frying, checking potatoes every 60 seconds, until potato cubes are cooked through, with tender insides and crispy outer layer.
- When satisfied with doneness of sweet potato cubes, remove basket from air fryer. Taste sweet potatoes and season with additional salt or pepper if desired, then serve warm.
- Servings: Number of servings will vary depending on the size of your sweet potato and the size and number of potato cubes you cut. You can cook any number of sweet potatoes this way, but work in batches as needed to avoid overcrowding the basket. If the basket is too full, the potato cubes won’t cook evenly.
- Cook Times: Cook times will vary from one air fryer to another. Adjust cook time as needed based on your specific results and preferences. Be careful not to overcook potato cubes or they’ll be dry, tough, or burnt.
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.