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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges

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Perfect for a side dish or game day appetizer, these yummy sweet potato wedges are so quick to cook in the air fryer. Tossed in a sweet and salty seasoning, these restaurant-quality wedges take minutes to prep and cook. Everyone will be asking for seconds!

Air fryer sweet potato wedges on a plate with a dip.

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Whether you are looking for a tasty side to serve with dinner, or an easy-to-make appetizer whilst watching the game, these air fryer sweet potato wedges tick all the right boxes!

Seasoned with a mix of brown sugar, cinnamon, paprika, and cayenne, these wedges have the most wonderful sweet and salty flavor with a hint of spice. Quick to prep and super quick to air fry, the edges have a great crisp and the middles are perfectly soft and tender.

A tasty change to your usual potato fries, and healthier too!

Be sure to try my Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes too!

Close up of sweet potato wedges in an air fryer basket.

How to make air fryer sweet potato wedges

  • Gather your ingredients and cut the sweet potatoes.
Ingredients to make the recipe.
  • Place the sweet potatoes in a large bowl and toss them with olive oil.
  • In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, cinnamon, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper.
  • Pour the spice mixture into the bowl with the sweet potatoes and toss to coat.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Air fry for 14 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking time. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
Cooked sweet potato wedges in an air fryer basket.

Do you need to peel the sweet potatoes?

I prefer not to peel the sweet potatoes. It’s less work and I enjoy the different textures of the skin and insides. The skins also contain fiber and nutrients. If you prefer to, you can peel them before tossing them in the oil and seasonings.

How do you get the wedges crispy?

Sweet potatoes do tend to be less crispy than regular white potatoes. That’s just an element I’m willing to give up because the flavor of these is amazing.

You’ll still want to use oil to ensure the sweet potatoes do not dry out. Make sure that the wedges are really well coated all over with the oil, I like to use my hands to make sure all of the edges have a good coating. Make sure that your air fryer is fully preheated and cook them in a single even layer. If the sweet potato wedges are overlapping, they will steam and be soggy.

What do you serve them with?

These air fryer sweet potato wedges are great served as an appetizer with favorite dips like remoulade sauce, Homemade BBQ Sauce, and ketchup, or, serve them up as a side with favorite mains. They work wonderfully with:

Close up of sweet potato wedge fries.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Make sure not to overcrowd the air fryer. Cook in batches if necessary.
  • Cut the sweet potato wedges as evenly as possible.
  • To make sweet potato fries, cut them thinner and you may need to reduce the cooking time slightly.
  • Leftovers will keep well for 3 days covered in the fridge. Reheat them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 to 5 minutes to crisp them back up.

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Air fryer sweet potato wedges on a plate with a dip.
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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges

Perfect for a side dish or game day appetizer, these yummy sweet potato wedges are so quick to cook in the air fryer. Tossed in a sweet and salty seasoning, these restaurant quality wedges take minutes to prep and cook. Everyone will be asking for seconds!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fried sweet potato, how to air fry sweet potato, seasoned sweet potato wedges
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 274kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes cut into wedges
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • Place the sweet potatoes in a large bowl and toss them with the olive oil.
  • In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, cinnamon, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper.
  • Pour the spice mixture into the bowl with the sweet potatoes and toss to coat.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Air fry for 14 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking time. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Notes

  • Make sure not to overcrowd the air fryer. Cook in batches if necessary.
  • Cut the sweet potato wedges as evenly as possible.
  • To make sweet potato fries, cut them thinner and you may need to reduce the cooking time slightly.
  • Leftovers will keep well for 3 days covered in the fridge. Reheat them at 400F for 3 to 5 minutes to crisp them back up.

Nutrition

Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 1289mg | Potassium: 790mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 32188IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg
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