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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes

5 from 5 votes

Sweet, savory, and spicy, these quick and easy air fryer Sweet Potato Cubes are the perfect side dish!

Air fryer sweet potato cubes in a white serving dish.

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Who can resist these savory, spicy, and sweet air fryer Sweet Potato Cubes? With crunchy edges and soft, fluffy potato inside, this sweet potato recipe is terrific!

I love making this air fryer sweet potato cubes recipe because it’s so quick and easy, and I don’t have to wait for the oven to heat up – or to heat up the kitchen! And the whole family loves them, too! When you make these sweet potatoes from scratch, you can adjust the seasonings to make them as spicy as you like.

Delish with so many main dishes – see my suggestions below – I’ll also take these tasty vegan and vegetarian sweet potato cubes to Thanksgiving dinners or Christmas get-togethers. They’re so good that they always disappear quickly!

A top-down shot of air fryer sweet potato cubes in a serving bowl with a pepper grinder on the side.

What you’ll love about Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes


  • They’re sweet, spicy, savory, crispy, and fluffy inside!
  • Super easy to make and delish with all kinds of main dishes.
  • They cook quickly in a basket air fryer!

Ingredients

  • Sweet potatoes – 1-2 pounds. Make 2 pounds if you’re hearty eaters or need enough for 6 good-sized appetites.
  • Ground cumin
  • Smoked paprika
  • Garlic powder – Powder, not salt.
  • Onion powder – Powder, not salt.
  • Paprika – Sweet paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cooking oil

How To Make The Best Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes

For a full list of ingredients and instructions, please scroll down to the recipe near the bottom of this page.

  1. Peel the sweet potatoes with a vegetable peeler, then cut them into 1-inch circles. Cut each circle into 1-inch squares.
  2. Combine the ground cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and salt and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Toss the sweet potato cubes with the spice mixture, then drizzle the oil over the top and toss to mix well.
  4. Preheat your air fryer to 400-F and when ready, add the sweet potato cubes to the air fryer in a single layer.
  5. Air fry at 400-F for 5 minutes and then stir.
  6. Air fry for an additional 6-8 minutes or until the potato cubes are tender.
  7. Transfer the air fryer sweet potato cubes to a serving dish and enjoy!

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • All air fryers are different and cook at different speeds, so cooking times may vary. You want the potatoes to be fork-tender and a bit crispy on the outside.
  • Like your sweet potato cubes spicy? Add a 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper or chipotle powder to the spice mix.
  • Don’t cut your potatoes too small, or they’ll overcook, and if you cut them too big, they’ll take longer to cook.
  • For the best crisping, cook the potatoes in one layer.

Recommended

Make It A Meal

Wondering what to serve with air fryer Sweet Potato Cubes? These sweet and savory and a little bit spicy potatoes go with so many dishes! I love them for Thanksgiving or Christmas meals with turkey or roast beef, but they’re great any time of the year! Try them with seafood, smoked pork tenderloin, or even oven-baked chicken.

Storage

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days. Reheat them in the air fryer, oven or microwave.

Step By Step Process

Air fryer sweet potato cubes in a white serving dish.
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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes

Sweet, spicy, and savory, these super simple air fryer Sweet Potato Cubes are a must for sweet potato fans! They're ready in minutes, and pair so well with so many different dishes!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, air fryer sweet potato cubes, spicy chex mix, sweet potato, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 165kcal
Author Chef Jenn

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil

Instructions

  • Peel the sweet potatoes with a vegetable peeler, then cut them into 1-inch circles. Cut each circle into 1-inch squares.
  • Combine the ground cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and salt and pepper in a bowl.
  • Toss the sweet potato cubes with the spice mixture, then drizzle the oil over the top and toss to mix well.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 400-F and when ready, add the sweet potato cubes to the air fryer in a single layer.
  • Air fry at 400-F for 5 minutes and then stir.
  • Air fry for an additional 6-8 minutes or until the potato cubes are tender.
  • Transfer the air fryer sweet potato cubes to a serving dish and enjoy!

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • All air fryers are different and cook at different speeds, so cooking times may vary. You want the potatoes to be fork-tender and a bit crispy on the outside.
  • Like your sweet potato cubes spicy? Add a 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper or chipotle powder to the spice mix.
  • Don’t cut your potatoes too small, or they’ll overcook, and if you cut them too big, they’ll take longer to cook.
  • For the best crisping, cook the potatoes in one layer.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 645mg | Potassium: 413mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 16360IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg

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