If there is one appliance in my kitchen that I would marry it would be my air fryer. Too far? I don’t think so (sorry to my husband, Joe!). In all seriousness thought, I use it daily 99.9% of the time. My favorite thing to make? Crispy air fryer sweet potato fries!

Crispy air fried sweet potato fries Now, if you don’t have an air fryer to make these:

  1. I recommend you get one
  2. Don’t worry, I have oven directions!

I got my air fryer about a year, maybe year and a half, ago at Costo (what DOESN’T Costco have?!) so it’s an older model, but you can find a similar one here.

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Crispy air fryer sweet potato fries

I make these crispy sweet potato fries multiple times per week. They’re a super fabulous side dish for burgers, grilled chicken, fish or, heck, anything. I’ve also paired them with some eggs for a little homestyle breakfast. They’re so versatile you’ll love them! Make a big batch as part of your next meal prep and I guarantee you won’t regret it!

Crispy air fried sweet potato fries

Now, WHY do you want to make fries in an air fryer VS oven or regular frying? Well here are my reasons:

  • Airy frying gets them crispier and not as soggy
  • They cook WAY faster
  • I tend to notice I feel better when not eating super greasy foods on the daily/weekly- so I don’t
  • They’ll have a nice, soft inside- the perfect combo

So, there you have it, why I love making these crispy sweet potato fries in the air fryer VS an oven or regular frying them. Have I sold you on the air fryer yet?

Crispy air fried sweet potato fries

Like I said, don’t worry if you don’t have an air fryer for these crispy air fryer sweet potato fries I gotchu! See the notes in the recipe for oven directions. Just be sure to plan a little extra time for them to bake in there. If you prefer regularly fried fries, well, I don’t gotchu because I don’t have a regular fryer. Sorry.

Crispy air fried sweet potato fries

Crispy air fried sweet potato fries

Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These crispy air fryer sweet potato fries are my go-to side dish that takes less than 20 minutes to make!


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • dash of salt


  1. Slice sweet potatoes in to ~1/4' strips
  2. Place sweet potatoes into a large bowl and toss with cornstarch
  3. Lightly spray an air fryer basket with non-stick spray and place fries into basket
  4. Air fry for 15 minutes at 370 degrees, shaking the basket 1-2x in that time
  5. Serve warm & enjoy!


To cook these in the oven: Preheat oven to 375. Lightly spray a baking sheet with non stick spray. Place fries in a single layer and bake for ~40 minutes, turning over once halfway through

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 119mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g

Crispy air fryer sweet potato fries

There you have it! My go-to quick, weeknight side dish. Give it a go and leave a comment with how they turned out!!

Happy eating!



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