Herbs and spices perfectly season these cubed and peeled sweet potatoes that are then roasted in the air fryer, leaving them crisp on the outside and tender inside.
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This Christmas, I received an air fryer. I asked for it because I wanted to see what all the hype was about. When I opened up the box, I was pretty frightened by the size of it. It was huge! I had no idea how I was going to cram it in a cabinet in my kitchen. Turns out I didn’t need to cram it inside a cabinet, after all. Know why? Because I love it so much and use it so often that it sits right out on my countertop!
This air fryer is the bomb-diggity. Of all the crazy appliances I’ve purchased over the years, this one has a permanent spot next to the toaster. Truth be told, if I had to pick between the air fryer and the toaster, I’d choose the air fryer…hands down. It does so much more than I ever thought. I have rarely put the oven on since Christmas.
These sweet potatoes were the first thing I ever made with the air fryer. Well, that’s not true. They were the first thing “from scratch” that I made. We threw in some frozen mozzarella sticks and pizza logs right away, to see if it really acts like a deep fryer. You know how frozen mozzarella sticks turn out in the oven…limp, right? Well, not with the air fryer. They were very crispy, and that’s when I started wondering what else I could make in it. Now I use it to bake, roast, fry and re-heat. Re-heated pizza is amazing in the air fryer. Really!
My air fryer is the OMORC Air Fryer XL. The basket is large enough to hold everything I have tried so far. If I needed to do a second basket of something, it wouldn’t be an issue because of the shortened cooking times.
Air Fryer Seasoned & Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Start out by washing and peeling your sweet potatoes, then cut them into one-inch cubes.
You’ll want to lightly spray the air fryer basket with your favorite cooking spray so the sweet potatoes won’t stick and preheat to 380°.
My special ingredient in this recipe is the roasted vegetable blend that I use. If you don’t have the blend on hand, you can make something similar on your own:
I am, however, all about making things easier and quicker, so the blend works for me….plus, it’s delicious and I use it on a lot of my roasted vegetables and even on chicken and pork. It certainly makes these sweet potatoes very flavorful!
Mix together the brown sugar and seasonings blend in a bowl, then add the sweet potatoes and olive oil and combine until potatoes are well coated. Salt and pepper to taste. If you prefer, you can put it all in a large Ziploc bag, zip and shake to combine.
Place the sweet potatoes in the fryer basket in a single layer. They will not be evenly cooked if they are overcrowded. Cook for 8 minutes, then give the basket a good shake, then continue cooking for another 8-10 minutes.
This sweet potato recipe is perfect for the air fryer, but if you don’t have an air fryer, you can still make them. This has always been my go-to sweet potatoes recipe, even before I had an air fryer. Place the sweet potatoes in a shallow pan, in a single layer, and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, until fork-tender.
Check out my other air fryer recipes:
I know you will enjoy these air fried seasoned sweet potatoes as much as I do!
Please leave a comment to let me know how the sweet potatoes turned out or snap a photo of the air fryer sweet potatoes and tag @coolbeanliving on Instagram. I’d love to see!
Air Fryer Sweet PotatoesPin Recipe
- 4 sweet potatoes
- 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp vegetable seasoning blend
- salt & pepper to taste
- cooking spray
Seasonings (in place of vegetable seasoning blend)
- 1/4 tsp garlic salt
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp oregano
- 1/4 tsp celery seed
- Wash and peel potatoes. Cut into cubes about 1 inch in size.
- Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
- Preheat air fryer to 380° for 2 minutes.
- In a bowl, combine brown sugar, seasonings (or seasoning blend) with salt and pepper.
- Put sweet potatoes into bowl, add olive oil and seasonings. Toss the potatoes until well coated.
- Place the sweet potatoes in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Do not overcrowd.
- Cook for 8 minutes. Shake the basket well and continue cooking an additional 8-10 minutes more. Potatoes are done when they are fork tender.