Air fryer frozen sweet potato fries are a quick, simple, and versatile recipe that pairs well with mains like burgers, sandwiches, paninis, and more. In less than 15 minutes, you’ll be biting into golden, crispy, and perfectly-seasoned fries. Serve them as-is or dunked into your favorite sauce.
Why I Love This Recipe
- Quick & easy: 15 minutes and one bag of frozen sweet potato fries are all you need for a crowd-pleasing snack or side dish.
- Kid-approved: Both adults and kids love air fryer frozen sweet potato fries. This is the ideal finger food!
- Healthier: Since there’s no deep-frying involved, this recipe is healthier than traditional deep-frying methods. The good news is that your fries will turn out just as crispy.
- Versatile: Eat them as a snack, or add them to main dishes. You’ll even have your oven freed up for making dinner or dessert.
Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
Compared to deep frying or baking in the oven, frozen sweet potato fries in the air fryer come out on top every time! There is much less oil required, but they turn out incredibly crispy and crunchy! And with how fast they cook, what’s not to love?
Just add them straight into the air fryer basket while frozen, then sprinkle them with your favorite seasonings. Serve your air fryer frozen sweet potato fries on their own or with dips like chipotle aioli, ketchup, or jalapeño ranch.
Ingredients For Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries
See the full list of ingredients in the recipe card below.
- Sweet potato fries: To make life easier, I use frozen sweet potatoes. If you have whole sweet potatoes, make sure to cut them thinly and evenly for faster cooking time.
- Salt: I like to use seasoning salt, but regular salt and pepper work as well! You can even make your own seasoning mix with herbs and spices like paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, oregano, thyme, and rosemary.
- Olive oil spray: I prefer olive oil spray since it has such a great flavor, but feel free to use any neutral vegetable oil with a high smoke point.
How To Air Fry Frozen Sweet Potato Fries
Step 1: Season The Sweet Potatoes
Place the frozen sweet potato fries in the basket of your air fryer. Season them with salt, and coat them lightly with olive oil spray.
Optionally, you can preheat your air fryer for a couple of minutes while you grab the ingredients.
Step 2: Air Fry The Sweet Potatoes
Set your air fryer to 400 degrees F, and cook the sweet potatoes for 10 minutes. Remove the basket and shake the fries, then cook them for an additional 5-10 minutes until crispy. If you prefer them to be extra crispy, leave them in for a few more minutes.
What To Serve With Sweet Potato Fries
Air fryer frozen sweet potato fries are absolutely delicious on their own, but serving them with dipping sauces takes the flavors to new heights. Try homemade Alabama white BBQ sauce, chipotle aioli, jalapeño ranch, or good old-fashioned ketchup!
- Fresh potatoes: If you don’t have access to frozen sweet potato fries, don’t worry! Just cut a peeled sweet potato into thin strips, toss them with oil and seasonings, then air fry them at 380 degrees F for 12-15 minutes.
- Spicy: Turn the heat up on your sweet potato fries with spices like cayenne, red pepper flakes, Cajun seasoning, or Creole seasoning.
- Garlic parmesan: Season your sweet potato fries with garlic powder and parmesan sprinkles for a mouthwatering combination.
- Herbs: Once they are finished air frying, toss the fries with freshly minced parsley, thyme, or cilantro for a pop of color and herbaceous flavor.
Tips For The Best Recipe
- Preheating helps: Although it’s not necessary, preheating really helps reduce cooking times and ensures your sweet potato fries turn out extra crispy.
- Don’t overcrowd: It may be tempting to dump the whole bag of fries into the air fryer, but it’s best not to overcrowd them. Try to keep the fries in a single layer so the hot air has enough room to circulate around them.
- Flip halfway: Don’t forget to flip them halfway in order to crisp up every side of the sweet potato fries.
What To Do With Leftovers
Sweet potato fries are just as good the next day, so don’t be afraid to make a double batch and follow these storage tips:
- Fridge: Once cooled, transfer the fries to an airtight container and store them for up to 3-4 days in the fridge.
- Freezer: You can refreeze sweet potato fries in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 3 months, but it’s best to anticipate how much you’ll need so there’s no change in texture the next time you cook them.
- Reheat: Reheat your sweet potato fries in the air fryer for 5-6 minutes at 375 degrees F, flipping halfway through. You can also heat them in the microwave in 30-second intervals, but they won’t be as crispy.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best oil for air fryer frozen sweet potato fries?
You can use any oil you prefer, but it’s best to choose one with a higher smoke point than you’re cooking temperature. I prefer the ease of cooking spray, but tossing them in oil works as well.
Does this recipe work with homemade sweet potato fries?
Yes, homemade sweet potato fries work in the air fryer. Cook them at 380 degrees F for about 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway.
How do I get my sweet potato fries to be extra crispy?
To make your sweet potato fries extra crispy, you can air fry them for longer. Additionally, make sure to serve them right away while they are still hot.
Crispy Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries
- 16 ounces frozen sweet potato fries
- salt to taste (I like to use seasoning salt)
- olive oil spray
- Place the frozen fries in the basket of your air fryer. Sprinkle with salt and spray lightly with olive oil spray.
- Cook at 400 °F degrees for 10 minutes. Shake the fries and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes until crispy.