These air fryer sweet potato cubes are simply delicious! Chunks of tender sweet potatoes are lightly seasoned to create the ultimate side dish that is perfect with any main meal!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
This recipe for air fryer sweet potato cubes is the best way to enjoy sweet potatoes! Buttery and full of naturally sweetened flavors, these sweet potato chunks are perfect for whenever you’re craving something comforting.
Ready in less than 20 minutes, these sweet potato cubes are great for whenever you’re looking for something quick and easy for lunch or dinner. The flavor combination of brown sugar and cinnamon is totally amazing, but you can always go for a more savory option if that’s what you’re craving!
- Sweet Potatoes: Be sure to scrub the potatoes if you’re leaving the peels on!
- Butter: You can use either salted or unsalted butter–whichever your heart desires!
- Brown Sugar: This compliments sweet potatoes perfectly, but you can totally leave it out if you want something more on the savory side!
- Cinnamon: Sweet potatoes and cinnamon were made for each other!
How to Make This Recipe
These air fryer sweet potato cubes are so easy to make! Just a few simple ingredients and the air fryer make this a super easy, low prep side dish.
Step One: First, preheat the air fryer. If you do not have a preheat function on your air fryer, then turn it on and allow it to run for five minutes.
Step Two: Scrub the potatoes and cut them into bite-sized pieces.
Place the potatoes in a bowl and toss with butter to coat.
Step Four: Next, add the brown sugar (if using) and cinnamon to the butter and toss to coat again.
Place the potatoes in the air fryer basket and cook for a total for thirteen minutes shaking once halfway through.
Remove your air fryer sweet potato cubes and place them on a plate or serving dish.
Serve them warm with your favorite dipping sauce (like my copycat Chick Fil A sauce), ketchup, or a spicy aioli!
You do not have to peel sweet potatoes, but some people enjoy the potatoes without the skins. If you choose not to peel your sweet potatoes, be sure to scrub them thoroughly and pat dry with a paper towel or clean cloth before cooking.
No, you do not have to soak sweet potatoes. Since they are lower in starch than standard potatoes, they do not require a presoak in order to get crispy. Simply clean your sweet potatoes and pat them dry before adding them to the air fryer.
There are many ways to cube sweet potatoes, but the easiest way is to peel your sweet potatoes and cut them in half lengthwise. Place the cut side down on your cutting board, and cut them in half again lengthwise. Then, make 1″ cuts horizontally, effectively creating 1- 1 1/2″ cubes.
While the two often get confused, yams and sweet potatoes are actually very different! Yams have a slightly yellow flesh with a brownish skin, while sweet potatoes have a red or orange flesh with a ruddy orange skin. Yams also contain more starch, while sweet potatoes contain less and have a sweeter flavor.
It’s a good practice to clean your air fryer after every use. Not only does this make your air fryer last longer, but it prevents flavor transfers to future dishes made in your air fryer. It will also prevent a build up of excess grease and residue in the fan portion.
- If you’re craving something savory, you can leave out the brown sugar and opt for some of your favorite seasonings instead. I suggest smoked paprika, garlic powder, cumin, OR all three!
- Store your leftovers in an airtight container and place it in the fridge for up to 5 days!
- These air fryer sweet potato cubes are SO versatile. You can serve them with your favorite main dishes, salads, sandwiches, and more!
- Make these air fryer sweet potato cubes for the holidays!
- Serve with your very own homemade Chick Fil A sauce.
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Brown Sugar Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes
- 2 medium sweet potatoes I used 2, ~6.5 oz sweet potatoes
- ½ tablespoon butter melted
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar optional
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat air fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. If you don't have a preheat function you can set your air fryer to the desired temperature and let it run for ~5 minutes.
- Scrub potatoes and cut them into ~1” bite-sized pieces/cubes.
- Place potatoes into a bowl and toss to coat with melted butter.
- Now, add brown sugar and cinnamon to your butter coated potatoes and toss to coat again.
- Place potatoes in the basket of an air fryer and cook for a total of 13 minutes, shaking once halfway through.
- Serve warm!
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