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Easy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chunks

Cook sweet potatoes fast in the air fryer! They come out crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. They're perfect for meal prep, adding to salads or nourish bowls, or dipping in your favorite sauce as a snack.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Low Salt, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 97kcal
Author Rachel


  • air fryer


  • 1 medium sweet potato


  • Start by scrubbing your sweet potatoes under cold running water to remove and dirt/debris.
  • Then slice into ½ inch cubes. Try to chop them as evenly as possible.
  • Evenly spread out your sweet potato chunks in an air fryer basket in a single layer and cook at 400°F for 5 minutes. Flip, then continue cooking for 3-5 more minutes until crispy and starting to brown on the outside. Pierce with a fork to check for doneness.
  • Serve immediately to enjoy crispy as they soften over time.


Store cooked sweet potato in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week, or freeze for longer.
Reheat in the air fryer for a few minutes to maintain crispiness. You can also reheat in the microwave for a minute or two if crispiness is not desired. Increase time if reheating from frozen.
For one sweet potato I've found that 8 minutes total is plenty of time to cook thoroughly. If cooking 2 sweet potatoes at once, add 3-5 more minutes.
Work in batches if needed to avoid overfilling your air fryer. You don't want your sweet potato chunks to touch if possible, so that they cook evenly on all sides.
Try to slice your cubes to all be similar in size. This makes sure they all cook evenly in the same amount of time.


Sodium: 62mg | Calcium: 34mg | Vitamin C: 3mg | Vitamin A: 16031IU | Sugar: 5g | Fiber: 3g | Potassium: 381mg | Calories: 97kcal | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 1g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 23g | Iron: 1mg