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Perfectly Crispy Air Fryer Sweetpotato Wedges

Air fryer sweetpotato wedges are incredibly easy and ready in 20 minutes – With crispy edges and a soft, naturally sweet inside, you’ll never want to make sweetpotato wedges any other way!

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Crispy sweetpotato wedges in the air fryer are extra delicious. Make these easy wedges or just take my word for it.

We love cooking sweetpotatoes any way (here are some awesome ways to use sweetpotatoes), but this air fryer method is so quick and easy, it may be my new go-to.

The air fryer has become quite the convenient little appliance in our house. The end texture is fantastic and the cleanup is minimal.

There are so many things you can make with an air fryer, like these air fryer bison burgers, air fryer tempeh, air fryer parsnips or air fryer turkey burgers.

You can even make things from frozen, like these air fryer frozen green beans, which comes in handy when you forget to prepare a veggie or something.

air fried sweet potato wedges on cutting board with dipping sauce

Air fried sweetpotatoes wedges are a great side to serve with chicken tenders, or to my favorite bruschetta chicken sandwich.

The air fryer sweetpotato wedges have a different texture than if you were to bake sweetpotato wedges – they maintain crispy edges, but soft and mushy on the inside with a burst of natural sweetness. Kind of like another favorite – these butternut squash fries in the air fryer.

Plus, with these sweetpotato wedges in the air fryer, you have more control of the amount of oil you’re using, which is less overall.

Why You’ll Love Sweetpotato Air Fryer Wedges

  • Pair well with anything – In my post about what to eat with sweetpotatoes, I break down how nearly any food or entree pairs perfectly with the right spices and blends. This healthy side dish can be served with any main dish.
  • Perfect texture – With crispy edges and a natural sweetness and softness on the inside, the hot air in the air fryer makes these air fryer sweetpotato wedges the real deal. This allows you to use less oil and have a healthier outcome!
  • Kid friendly – Don’t all kids love fries and wedges? Air fryer sweetpotatoes wedges are well-loved by all three kiddos in this house! And if you’d rather make crispy sweetpotato fries, make sure to cut the sweetpotatoes into thinner fry shapes, rather than wider wedge shapes. Both are great options for the whole family! My husband proclaimed that these were his favorite crispy air fryer sweetpotato wedges, and my four-year-old said, “Mom, these are actually really really good!”
  • Great for babies and toddlers – Since sweetpotatoes are naturally sweet, easy to hold, and go with so many things, they can be a great healthy finger food for toddlers! So many ways to incorporate sweetpotatoes into veggie recipes for toddlers.
  • Perfect snack – We’re all about including veggies in snacks, especially back to school snacks. This helps reduce picky eating when vegetables are served in fun ways. This is one of my favorite healthy snacks for picky eaters! Sweetpotatoes are high in antioxidants, fiber, and Vitamins A and C, so a healthy alternative to regular fries.
  • Serve with fun dips! – Ketchup, ranch, honey mustard, hummus, and guacamole are all great, but use your favorite dipping sauce. Recently, I’ve been serving with my spinach pesto without nuts and it’s just a new savory flavor combination that I can’t put down! Herby and fresh.
crispy sweetpotato wedges on cutting board

Ingredients for Seasoned Sweetpotato Wedges

Here’s the short list of ingredients you need to make the best, most perfectly crisp air fryer sweetpotato wedges.

  • 2-3 medium to large sweetpotatoes – A large sweetpotato can be easier to cut into wedge shape.
  • avocado oil or olive oil – You can also canola oil or vegetable oil, or use an oil spray but check with your air fryer directions/guide just in case.
  • spice blend – paprika, Italian seasoning, minced garlic, sea salt, parsley (or any herb for garnish)
sweet potatoes, oil and spices to make sweet potato wedges in the air fryer

You can also make your own spice blend. Garlic powder and onion powder are always favorites on the sweetpotato skin.

If you like things a little spicier, consider cayenne pepper, chili pepper or some diced jalapenos.

I made the super easy dipping sauce for these sweet potato wedges by mixing equal amounts of mayo and ketchup, a personal favorite of mine.


AIR FRYER ESSENTIALS – I love to keep some go-to’s on hand for my air fryer recipes. Here’s what I recommend using:

Fast Instant Read Thermometer – You’ll use this more than you know! It works for meat on the grill or stove or oven, too. It’s super fast and the large screen is easy to read.

Reusable Air Fryer Liners – I love these for easy cleaning!

Plate Gripper – This is great for HOT things when they come out of the air fryer. Take care and don’t burn yourself!

Tongs
– Tongs can be helpful for transferring seasoned items and then hot items after cooked in the air fryer.

How to Make Air Fried Sweetpotato Wedges

To make these seasoned sweetpotato wedges, start by preheating your air fryer to 380 deg. Farenheit.

While it’s preheating, grab a cutting board and cut your sweetpotatoes. I prefer to cut them into a wide wedge shape and put them in a large bowl.

sweet potato wedges on cutting board

Add your oil and spices into the mixing bowl, mixing it all around.

You only need a little bit of olive oil or your choice of oil. A little goes a long way!

Bowl with sweet potato wedges to go on air fryer

Then, I like to use tongs to transfer the wedges to the air fryer basket, arranging them in a single layer.

You may have to do a second batch since you don’t want them smothering each other.

air fryer sweet potato wedges
sweet potato wedges that are air fried

Let them cook for 16-17 minutes, flipping halfway. To flip, I give the air fryer tray a little shake and rearrange them.

HOT TIP

Make sure your wedges are in an even layer and aren’t touching too closely or overlapping – give them space to breathe so they crisp up.


These crispy sweetpotato wedges are seriously among one of my favorites in terms of savory sweetpotato recipes!

They rank closely with my loaded sweetpotato nachos, gluten free sweetpotato pizza crust and sweetpotato tater tots.

Air fried sweetpotato wedges pair well with nearly any entree you’re serving up!

air fried sweet potato wedges on cutting board with dip

FAQ

Mine weren’t crispy enough. What should I change?

Each air fryer may be a little different in terms of timing, however, I would try the upper range, 16-17 minutes, if you would like crispier wedges. Also, make sure they aren’t overlapping or touching each other too closely when cooking.

Can you bake these in the oven?

Yes, you certainly can! Bake at 400-425 for 20-30 minutes or until your desired crispness. Make sure to flip halfway when cooking.

How to store leftovers

To store air fried sweetpotato leftovers, let them cool completely and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. To reheat, place back in the air fryer at 380 for up to 10 minutes, or reheat in the oven.

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Yield: 4-6 servings

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges

air fried sweet potato wedges on cutting board with dip

These air fryer sweet potato wedges are incredibly easy and tasty to make - you'll never want to make them any other way!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2-3 medium sweetpotatoes
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp minced garlic (or 2 garlic cloves)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • parsley or basil, for garnish

Dipping sauce (optional)

  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp mayo

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 380 degrees F.
  2. Cut sweetpotatoes into wedge shape and place in mixing bowl.
  3. Add avocado oil and spices and toss well, making sure to coat sweetpotato wedges evenly.
  4. Transfer wedges to air fryer basket (you may need to do this in two batches so they aren't over-crowded). Be careful not to stack them all on top of each other, you want a flat layer. 
  5. Cook for 14-17 minutes, flipping the wedges halfway during baking.
  6. Let cool and garnish with herbs of choice - I like parsley or basil.
  7. Pair with mayo-ketchup dipping sauce, if desired. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 734mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g

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