These air fryer roasted sweet potatoes are a quick and easy vegetable side for breakfast, dinner or meal prep. They’re Whole30, paleo and gluten-free, and only take 15 minutes! With only 3 ingredients, these air fryer diced sweet potatoes cook in half the time as they would in the oven, and are perfectly crispy every time!
Ingredients for Air Fryer Roasted Sweet Potatoes
For this recipe, you’ll only need a sweet potato, oil and a few spices. For the sweet potato, 1 large sweet potato will do, or you can use 2 medium potatoes. You want about 1 pound. You can leave the skin on, or peel it. I prefer to peel it but it depends on what you prefer or what you have for time.
You’ll need a tablespoon of olive oil or avocado oil, and garlic powder, salt and pepper. You can always add or change the seasonings depending on what you’re serving the air fryer sweet potatoes with. Additional seasoning options have been listed below.
How to Prep and Cook Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
Start by dicing the sweet potato into about 1/2-inch pieces. Try to keep them as uniform as possible so they cook evenly. Then you’ll add them into a mixing bowl and toss them with the oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. From there, just dump them into the air fryer basket or lay them out on the air fryer rack, depending on which type of fryer you have.
Set the air fryer to 400 degrees F. and cook them for 12 minutes. You’ll want to toss them about halfway through. If you want them to be a bit more crispy, simply add 2 more minutes of cook time at the end. Remove the diced sweet potatoes from the air fryer and serve them with your breakfast or dinner.
Alternative Seasoning Options
There are so many ways you can change up the seasonings and flavor profile of these air fryer roasted sweet potatoes. This recipe is a basic option that is a delicious side for any meal, but you can switch it up depending on what you’re serving them with!
You can add smoked paprika, chili powder or onion powder for a smoky option with a bit of a kick. Or you can add dried parsley and dried chives for a herby option. A bit of poultry seasoning is great for a more savory option as well. A half teaspoon to a teaspoon will be plenty!
Serving and Storing Instructions
These air fryer roasted sweet potatoes are great as a vegetable side with breakfast or dinner. They’re great because they can cook in the air fryer while you make your eggs for breakfast or protein for dinner. These sweet potatoes can be served alongside of pretty much any type of meal.
We like making them in the air fryer like this, and then adding to a breakfast skillet. They’re also great in breakfast burritos, with grilled burgers, chicken or steaks or tossed over greens in a chicken salad. They keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days, and can be reheated in the microwave, skillet, air fryer or oven.
Other Whole30 Potato Recipes You’ll Love:
- Air Fryer Crispy Potatoes
- Sheet Pan Sausage, Potatoes & Peppers
- Roasted Herb Mustard Potatoes
- Creamy Dijon Chicken Casserole
- Classic Mustard Potato Salad
- 1 large sweet potato, peeled if preferred (or 2 medium)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F. if your air fryer requires preheating
- Dice the sweet potato into small cubes and add into a mixing bowl. Add the oil and seasonings, and use tongs to toss to combine
- Add the sweet potatoes into the air fryer basket and cook on 400 degrees F. Cook for 12 minutes, tossing halfway through. Add an additional 2 minutes if you’d like them to be more crispy
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