Crispy on the outside and tender and fluffy on the inside, these cubed air fryer sweet potato cubes are delicious any time of day!
Plan to make more than you need because if you're anything like me, you'll be snacking on these tasty little bites of sweet potatoes before they hit a serving bowl.
Cooking sweet potatoes in the air fryer is a great alternative to using an oven for roasted sweet potatoes. This recipe is for savory sweet potato cubes but feel free to use the cook times as a guide and season with your favorite sweet seasonings instead.
Sweet potatoes are great any time of day. I particularly like to use sweet potatoes as a side dish next to steaks, pork or chicken. They go well in salads, wraps, burritos and tacos too.
And, sweet potatoes are also great for breakfast!
I know, you might not immediately think of roasted sweet potatoes when you think breakfast but I love sweet potato cubes as part of a breakfast bowl.
Speaking of breakfast, check out some other lightened up breakfast ideas:
- Air Fryer Breakfast Egg Rolls
- Easy Breakfast Burritos
- Green Veggie Breakfast Bowl
- Loaded Breakfast Fries
- Breakfast Sliders
Here's a quick pic of a bowl I put together using this recipe for sweet potatoes. This bowl is quinoa, sweet potato avocado, turkey sausage and spinach. High protein, good healthy fats, all the good stuff.
- Sweet Potatoes - Cubed - Try to get all cuts similar in size for even cooking
- Olive Oil
- Seasonings / Spices - Salt, Pepper, Smoked Paprika and Garlic Powder
See recipe card for ingredient measurements and instructions.
I have not personally tried these flavor combinations but I bet they'd taste great.
Choose sweet potatoes that are firm to the touch without any bruises.
Sweet potatoes are a great source of beta-carotene, fiber, potassium and vitamin A.
It takes 10 minutes to roast sweet potatoes in the air fryer if they are cubed. Allot extra time if you use larger chunks.
Step One: Dice the sweet potatoes into cubes.
The easiest way to do this is to slice the sweet potato into long slices and then cut those slices into "fries" and then chop each "fry" shape into cubes.
I like to go on the smaller side but just know if you make them bigger, you may need to add a few more minutes to your cook time.
Step Two: Toss sweet potatoes with 1 teaspoon olive oil and spices.
Step Four: Place in air fryer basket and cook at 400 F for about 10 minutes.
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Printable Recipe Card
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes
- 1 large sweet potato peeled and cubed
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper fresh cracked
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Toss cubed sweet potatoes with oil and spices well to coat.
- Place cubes in air fryer basket. Set to 400 F for 10 minutes.
- If your cubes of sweet potato are cut on the larger side, you may need to increase cook time.
Lisa Harcher says
Really simple and very tasty. Thank you.
Lauren Smith says
Perfect! Super easy, well seasoned, and perfectly cooked.
It is an awesome recipe. I like oily food. Can I add here a little bit more oil in this recipe?
Yes, of course. I was using as little oil as possible to save on calories but feel free to add a bit more
Ellen vonSchrott says
Do you know if this would work with butternut squash?
I haven't tried it (YET) but I would imagine it would be about the same cooking time.
Margaret Carmen says
Love the idea of adding these sweet potatoes to my breakfast bowls, or for any time of the day! Might make them a bit spicy with cayenne or give them a sprinkle of cumin. Can't wait to try this.
I plan on doing this sans oil and spices as a homemade dog treat. Thanks!