Air-Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Dec. 01, 2023
I can never get enough of these air-fryer sweet potato fries! Even though my grocery store sells them in the frozen foods section, I still love to pull sweet potatoes out of my garden and slice them up fresh! -- Amber Massey, Argyle, Texas


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°. Combine all ingredients; toss to coat. Place on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until lightly browned, 10-12 minutes, stirring once. Serve immediately.

Air-Fryer Sweet Potato Fries Tips

Are fries healthy when cooked in an air fryer?

Fries that are air-fried, both sweet potato and those made from regular potatoes, are healthier than their deep-fried counterparts. That’s because instead of using quarts of oil in a deep fryer, you can use just a small amount, or none at all, in an air fryer. Plus, you'll still achieve beautifully crispy fries. For more tips and tricks, see our ultimate air-fryer guide.

How do I make these sweet potato fries if I don’t have an air fryer?

If you don’t have an air fryer, you can make these fries in an oven. Preheat oven to 425° F. Combine all ingredients; toss to coat. Spread fries in a single layer on two baking sheets. Bake until crisp, 35-40 minutes. Serve immediately.

What goes well with sweet potato fries?

The first thing that probably comes to mind is the classic burger and fries combo. There’s no beating that, but don’t discount other pub and restaurant fare such as fried fish, chicken tenders and hot, hearty sandwiches of all kinds. If you’re trying to eat healthier, pair sweet potato fries with grilled chicken, seafood, sheet pan suppers and other quick and healthy entrees.

Research contributed by Amy Glander, Taste of Home Book Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 243 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 498mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 5g fiber), 3g protein.