These Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries are the perfect easy side dish! They require zero prep and are ready in about 15 minutes. Pair with your favorite dipping sauce for the perfect combo of savory and sweet!
I absolutely love sweet potato fries! They are the perfect combo of sweet and savory! But I don't always have time to make them from scratch. That's where frozen sweet potato fries come into play.
Of course, you could make them in a regular oven, but Frozen Sweet Potato Fries cooked in the Air Fryer come out so much better! They're much crispier and evenly cooked on all sides (as opposed to having that inevitable soggy side).
Plus, air-fried frozen sweet potato fries are a healthier alternative to deep frying. So you can easily get the health benefits of sweet potatoes without all the extra fat and oil.
For this recipe, you just need one ingredient!
- frozen sweet potato fries
See recipe card for quantities.
Here are step-by-step instructions with photos.
Add the frozen sweet potato fries to the air fryer. Set the temperature to 400F/200C. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes. (Exact cooking time will depend on the size of the fries and your air fryer).
Check about halfway and ¾ of the way through cooking to shake the basket and remove any fries that are starting to burn at the tips. When the fries are crispy and nicely browned, remove from the air fryer and serve right away!
Hint: Sweet potato fries have a tendency to burn at the tips more quickly than regular french fries (especially the smaller ones!). Whenever I cook sweet potato fries I check them more frequently, removing any that are starting to burn at the tips.
Here are some seasoning variations to try!
- Spicy - Season with cayenne pepper
- Sweet - Sprinkle on Cinnamon and Brown sugar before serving
- Nacho Style - Serve topped with black beans, guacamole, salsa, and vegan sour cream.
How to serve
For this recipe, you just need an air fryer!
Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in the air fryer for 2 to 3 minutes.
Sweet potato fries (especially the smaller ones) burn more quickly than regular french fries, so keep a close watch near the end. Remove any fries whose tips are starting to burn so you can keep cooking the rest.
When I'm in the US I love Alexia Sweet Potato Fries, but any brand should work for this recipe.
Sweet potato fries don't get as crispy and firm as regular fries. I recommend serving the fries right away to avoid them getting limp.
Choose the air fryer that best meets your needs. Consider things like price, size, and functionality. I personally love my Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 Grill and Air Fryer, because it has a bigger capacity, which better suits my family of four.
For more info, see my post What Air Fryer Should I Buy? or check out Good Housekeeping's review of the Best Air Fryers of 2023.
Looking for more air fryer recipes? Try these:
Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries
- 16 oz frozen sweet potato fries
- Add the frozen sweet potato fries to the air fryer. Set the temperature to 400F/200C. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes. (Exact cooking time will depend on the size of the fries and your air fryer).
- Check about halfway and ¾ of the way through cooking to shake the basket and remove any fries that are starting to burn at the tips.
- When the fries are crispy and nicely browned, remove from the air fryer and serve right away!
- I definitely recommend serving sweet potato fries right away. They tend to have a higher water content than regular fries, which means they can get soggy if they sit too long.
- For best results, serve on a platter or plate. If they are in a bowl, the heat and moisture of the fries on top will make the fries on the bottom soggy.
Air Fryer and food safety tips
Here are a few safety tips for cooking with an air fryer.
- Cook food to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Use oils with a high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always use oven mitts or some protective hand covering when shaking the basket or removing food from the air fryer.
- Hot air comes out the back of the air fryer. Try to keep the back of the air fryer at least a hands length away from the wall, other ingredients, or anything else that could be damaged by heat.