Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips

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For a light and crispy snack that is easy to make, you should try these air fryer sweet potato chips!

Lightly seasoned and full of crunch, these sweet potato chips have a hint of sweetness and are hard to stop eating once you get going.

sweet potato chips on white plate with blue cloth behind
Air fryer sweet potato chips – so crispy!

Recipe Tips

Before you sprint to the kitchen to make these sweet potato chips in the air fryer, read through the recipe tips so that you have great results!

  • You’ll get the crispiest sweet potato chips if you cut them thin. This works best with a mandolin since you get even results. If you don’t have one, you can try it with a knife but it might be a bit more difficult.
  • You can vary the spices however you like. We like to keep things simple with some salt and smoked paprika but you could always add other spices like cayenne pepper (for some added kick).
  • The thickness of the sweet potato slices will change the cooking time. We tried two different thicknesses – 1/8th of an inch and 1/16th of an inch. The thicker chips – unsurprisingly – took longer to crisp up and had more chip in every bite. The thinner ones crisped up quickly and were very crunchy. It’s really up to personal preference since both thicknesses do work for sweet potato chips!
  • It’s important to not overcrowd the air fryer when making sweet potato chips since you want them to get crispy.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

For the instructions on how to make sweet potato chips in the air fryer, you can follow the recipe photos in this section.

This way, you can see just how we made our sweet potato chips.

If you just want the instructions without visuals, you can skip to the bottom of this post for the detailed recipe card!

sweet potato sitting on mandolin on wooden cutting board
Slice the sweet potato.

First, wash and scrub the sweet potato, then dry it well. There’s no need to peel it.

Trim the ends off the sweet potato, then slice it into 1/16 inch or 1/8 inch slices depending on your preference.

This works best with a mandolin but you can also try with a knife if you don’t have a mandolin.

comparison of sweet potato slices of various thickness with kitchen behind
You can cut them to your preferred thickness.

Above you can see the different thicknesses. 1/16 inch is the photo on the left, 1/8 inch is the photo on the right.

raw sweet potato slices in silver mixing bowl with spices on top
Add the sweet potato slices, oil, and spices to a bowl.

At this time preheat the air fryer to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place the sweet potato slices in a bowl and add oil, paprika (optional), and salt.

sweet potato slices mixed in spices in silver bowl
Make sure the slices are evenly coated in spices.

Toss everything until the slices are evenly coated.

sweet potato chips in black air fryer tray on counter
Place the sweet potato slices into the air fryer.

When the air fryer is hot, add enough slices to cover the bottom of the air fryer tray.

The sweet potato chips should be in one layer with no major overlap (a tiny bit is okay).

If you have a very large air fryer, you might be able to fit all of the slices – otherwise, cook them in two batches.

crispy sweet potato chips in black air fryer tray on counter top
Cook the sweet potato chips until they are crispy.

Cook the sweet potato chips for 6-8 minutes for 1/16 inch chips and 12-14 minutes for 1/8 inch chips until crispy but not burned.

There is no need to flip the chips since they are so thin but check them every few minutes and put them back in place if they have moved.

The exact cooking time can vary by air fryer so check them regularly. Thicker cut chips will certainly take longer to cook.

sweet potato chips sitting on black cooling rack on counter top
Place the sweet potato chips onto a cooling rack.

Once the chips are done, remove them from the air fryer and place them on a cooling rack.

Then add the second batch of sweet potato slices to the air fryer and cook. Repeat until all the chips are cooked. Enjoy!

sweet potato chips on white plate with wood underneath
These sweet potato chips are ready for snacking.

Storage Tips

Air fried sweet potato chips are best enjoyed fresh out of the air fryer once they have cooled a bit.

Keep any leftovers in a sealed bag or container at room temperature. Make sure to eat them sooner rather than later since they can lose their crispiness quickly.

Related Recipes

If you enjoyed these sweet potato chips, check out these other air fryer chip recipes!

sweet potato chips on white plate with wood underneath

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips are crispy and delicious. Easy to make and even easier to eat, these chips are lightly spiced and make a nice, light snack!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized sweet potato
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (more to taste)

Instructions

  1. Wash and scrub the sweet potato, then dry it well. There's no need to peel it.
  2. Trim the ends off the sweet potato, then slice it into 1/16 inch or 1/8 inch slices depending on your preference. This works best with a mandolin but you can also try with a knife if you don't have a mandolin.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Place the sweet potato slices in a bowl and add oil, paprika (optional), and salt. Toss everything until the slices are evenly coated.
  5. When the air fryer is hot, add enough slices to cover the bottom of the air fryer tray. The sweet potato chips should be in one layer with no major overlap (a tiny bit is okay). If you have a very large air fryer, you might be able to fit all of the slices - otherwise, cook them in two batches.
  6. Cook the sweet potato chips for 6-8 minutes for 1/16 inch chips and 12-14 minutes for 1/8 inch chips until crispy but not burned. There is no need to flip the chips since they are so thin but check them every few minutes and put them back in place if they have moved. The exact cooking time can vary by air fryer so check them regularly. Thicker cut chips will certainly take longer to cook.
  7. Once the chips are done, remove them from the air fryer and place them on a cooling rack. Then add the second batch of sweet potato slices to the air fryer and cook. Repeat until all the chips are cooked. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 73Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 285mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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