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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes

Air fried sweet potato cubes are an easy-to-make side dish that requires next to no prep work. All you’ll have to do is cube, season, and air fry for 10 minutes, and you’re done!

air fried sweet potato cubes

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I love potatoes in all forms — mashed, fried, or baked — and I also love to switch things up and use sweet potatoes instead.

Recipes like baked sweet potato in the air fryer, sweet potato black bean tacos, and air fryer sweet potato fries make an appearance in my house almost weekly.

And while I love sweet potato fries, I’ve been in the mood for cubes!

You can serve them as a side dish at dinner, but I also love the idea of eating them for breakfast. It’s like the sweet potato version of home fries, and I am here for it!

Air fryer sweet potato cubes come together with minimal ingredients with maximum flavor. You can also play around with the spices and seasonings.

I typically use the basics that you can find on the recipe card below. You could also add some brown sugar for some extra sweetness, or cayenne pepper for a bit of heat.

These are the types of recipes I love sharing: use mine to get inspired, and then make it your own!

Here’s what I’m going to teach you in this post: 

  • Instructions on how to make air fried sweet potato cubes, including how long to cook sweet potatoes in the air fryer.
  • The spice and seasoning combination that I typically use.
  • Advice on how to make air fryer sweet potato cubes from frozen sweet potatoes. This is a great trick if you want to save time, as most frozen varieties come peeled and cubed!

Are you in a side dish rut? Try my recipe for air fryer sweet potato cubes! They’re simple to make, flavorful, and filling. Serve them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

I made this recipe using the 5.8 QT Cosori Air Fryer. Its square basket makes it the perfect size for our family of 4.

ingredients to make sweet potato cubes

How To Make Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F and prepare the sweet potatoes. Peel and slice them into ½-inch cubes so that you end up with about 2-2 ½ cups total. Make sure to dry them thoroughly!

diced sweet potatoes in bowl

STEP TWO: In a large mixing bowl, add the sweet potato cubes, olive oil, salt, dried parsley, brown sugar (if using), and any other extra seasonings that you’d like to add. Toss to combine — make sure everything is evenly coated.

bowl with sweet potatoes

STEP THREE: Transfer the seasoned sweet potatoes to your air fryer and cook for 8-10 minutes, being sure to shake the basket halfway through. Sprinkle with fresh parsley as a garnish and serve immediately!

raw sweet potatoes in air fryer

How Long To Cook Sweet Potatoes In The Air Fryer

Sweet potatoes are notorious for taking a very long time to roast in the oven. You may be wondering how long to cook sweet potatoes in the air fryer.

You won’t have to worry about long cooking times when you use your air fryer!

Air fried sweet potato cubes typically take between 8-10 minutes to become crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. 

How To Make Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes From Frozen

Frozen cubed sweet potatoes are great to use for so many reasons. You don’t have to worry about them going bad, and you also don’t need to peel or cube them yourself!

If you’d like to make air fryer sweet potato cubes from frozen, simply follow the instructions as indicated on the recipe card below, but increase the cooking time to 14 minutes. 

bowl with air fried sweet potato cubes

Should I Soak My Sweet Potatoes Before Air Frying?

You aren’t required to soak your sweet potato cubes before air frying. That said, some chefs swear by this method in order to get really crispy results.

I find that my air fried sweet potato cubes come out perfectly crispy without soaking, but feel free to try it out both ways if you’d like!

Why Are My Sweet Potatoes Not Crispy In The Air Fryer?

If you end up with soggy results, it’s likely because you didn’t dry the sweet potato cubes well enough before coating them in the seasonings.

Excess moisture can cause them to steam instead of air fry. After washing, peeling, and cubing, make sure to dry them thoroughly!

bowl with sweet potato cubes and fork

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Yield: 3 servings

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes

air fried sweet potato cubes

Air fryer sweet potato cubes are lightly seasoned and crispy on the outside and perfectly tender on the inside. A wonderful easy side dish!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato, or two medium ones
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400F.
  2. Peel and slice the sweet potato into ½ inch cubes, you should have 2-2 ½ cups sweet potato cubes.
  3. Place sweet potato cubes into a large mixing bowl, drizzle with oil and sprinkle seasonings, then toss to combine.
  4. Add the seasoned sweet potato to the air fryer, then cook for 8-10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.
  5. Sprinkle parsley and serve warm.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 376mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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