Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes

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For a versatile side dish that is a little on the sweeter side, air fryer sweet potato cubes are a great option!

Sweet potato cubes in the air fryer are tender on the inside, slightly brown on the outside, and all kinds of yum!

sweet potato cubes in bowl with rosemary behind
Air fryer sweet potato chunks – so tasty!

Recipe Tips

Before you air fry sweet potato cubes, be sure to read through these recipe tips so that you have the best results!

  • Unlike making sweet potato fries in the air fryer, sweet potato wedges, or even an air fryer baked sweet potato, these sweet potato cubes won’t take long to cook because they are so small.
  • As with other sweet potato recipes, however, you’ll want to keep an eye on these cubes towards the end because the nice browning on the outside can turn into burnt rather quickly.
  • We cut our cubes to 1/2 inch. If you cut yours noticeably larger or smaller, your cooking time can vary a little bit.
  • You can change up the spices you season the sweet potato cubes with. We like to keep it simple with salt, pepper, and some garlic powder.

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

Step by Step Instructions

For the step-by-step instructions on how to make air-fried sweet potato cubes, you can follow the recipe photos in this section.

This way, you get to see just how we make our cubes.

If you are just looking for the recipe card without visuals, you can skip to the bottom of this post!

cutting sweet potato into cubes on wooden cutting board on white counter
Cut the sweet potatoes into cubes.

First, peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into approximately 1/2-inch sized cubes.

Then place the cubes into a medium-sized mixing bowl.

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Add oil and spices to the sweet potato cubes.

Preheat the air fryer to 385 degrees Fahrenheit.

In the meantime, add oil, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper to the bowl with the sweet potato cubes.

sweet potato cubes tossed in spices and oil in silver bowl
Make sure the cubes are evenly coated.

Toss everything around until the cubes are evenly coated in oil and spices.

raw sweet potato chunks in black air fryer tray on counter
Add the sweet potato cubes to the air fryer.

When the air fryer is hot, add the sweet potato cubes. Gently shake the air fryer basket until they are in one even layer and there is little overlap.

If your air fryer is too small to fit this many sweet potato cubes without much overlap, cook them in two batches.

cooked pieces of sweet potato in black air fryer tray on counter
Cook the sweet potato cubes until tender.

Cook the sweet potato cubes for 10-14 minutes (if you cut them larger than 1/2-inch, they might need slightly longer) until tender and slightly crispy.

Shake the air fryer basket every 4 minutes to allow for even cooking.

orange sweet potato pieces in bowl on wooden board
Sweet potato cubes are a great side dish.

When done, remove the sweet potato cubes from the air fryer and serve. Enjoy!

Storage Tips

If you make these air fryer sweet potato chunks and have leftovers, you can store them in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

They might get a little soggy in the fridge so we would recommend eating them sooner rather than later but they will still be tasty.

You can reheat them either in the air fryer if you want them to lose some of their moisture again or in the microwave if you just want to heat them up quickly.

Related Recipes

For more tasty side dishes, check out these creations you can make in the air fryer!

orange sweet potato cubes in bowl on wooden board

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes make the perfect side dish. Ready in minutes, these air-fried cubes are nicely browned on the outside and soft on the inside!

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes (approximately 1 pound total)
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into approximately 1/2-inch sized cubes. Place the cubes into a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 385 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. In the meantime, add oil, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper to the bowl with the sweet potato cubes. Toss everything around until the cubes are evenly coated in oil and spices.
  4. When the air fryer is hot, add the sweet potato cubes. Gently shake the air fryer basket until they are in one even layer and there is little overlap. If your air fryer is too small to fit this many sweet potato cubes without much overlap, cook them in two batches.
  5. Cook the sweet potato cubes for 10-14 minutes (if you cut them larger than 1/2-inch, they might need slightly longer) until tender and slightly crispy. Shake the air fryer basket every 4 minutes to allow for even cooking.
  6. When done, remove the sweet potato cubes from the air fryer and serve. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Keep an eye on the sweet potato cubes towards the end. They can go from browned to burnt quite quickly if you leave them in the air fryer for too long.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 153mgCarbohydrates: 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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