Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges [Homemade]

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For a delicious side dish – or snack – that is so easy to make, homemade air fryer sweet potato wedges are a super tasty option.

These sweet potato wedges are similar to how you’d make homemade air fryer potato wedges – but offer a uniquely sweet taste along with their crispy outside!

crispy sweet potato wedges on white plate with dipping sauce behind
Air fryer sweet potato wedges are so easy to make!

Recipe Tips

Before you head off to the kitchen to make sweet potato wedges in the air fryer, be sure to read through these recipe tips so that you achieve the best results!

  • Try to cutting the sweet potatoes into similar sized wedges. This will help them air fry evenly.
  • We use a simple spice blend of garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper but you can definitely add or subtract spices to suit your specific taste buds.
  • Don’t overcrowd your air fryer! Giving the sweet potato wedges enough space to cook helps them get crispy.
  • Because sweet potatoes are naturally sweet, watch the wedges towards the end of the cooking time since they can have a tendency to turn quite dark on the outside (this is the sugars caramelizing).

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 sweet potato wedges in the air fryer, you can follow the recipe process photos in this section.

These visuals can help you understand just how we made our sweet potato wedges!

For the recipe card without visuals, you can skip to the bottom of this post.

raw sweet potato cut into wedges on white cutting board
Cut the sweet potatoes into wedges.

First, wash the sweet potatoes and pat them dry. Then cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise.

Now cut the halves into wedges (approximately 4 wedges per half a sweet potato).

raw sweet potato wedges in silver mixing bowl on white counter
Add the sweet potato wedges, oil, and seasonings to a bowl.

Preheat the air fryer to 385 degrees Fahrenheit.

While you wait, place the sweet potato wedges in a bowl together with oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.

raw sweet potato wedges covered in oil and spices in silver bowl on counter
Toss until the sweet potato wedges are coated.

Toss everything together until the wedges are evenly coated in oil and spices.

uncooked sweet potato wedges in black air fryer tray
Add the wedges to the preheated air fryer.

When the air fryer is hot, add the sweet potato wedges into the air fryer tray.

The wedges should be in one even layer with little overlap to allow for even cooking.

cooked sweet potato wedges in black air fryer tray on blue counter
Cook the sweet potatoes until tender and crispy.

Cook the sweet potato wedges for 15-20 minutes total until tender on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside.

Shake the air fryer basket every 5 minutes during cooking. The exact cooking time can vary depending on the size of the wedges and your air fryer.

sweet potato wedges on white plate with dipping sauce in dish beside
These sweet potato wedges are ready for dipping!

Once done, remove the wedges from the air fryer and place them in a serving bowl. You can serve them with a dipping sauce of your choice like chipotle mayo!

Storage Tips

Air-fried sweet potato wedges are best enjoyed hot and fresh. You can store leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge – but the moisture can make them quite soggy.

To bring them back to life (kind of), toss the cold wedges back in the air fryer for a few minutes to reheat them and draw out some of the moisture.

Related Recipes

If you loved these wedges, here are some more recipes that feature air fryers and fresh sweet potatoes!

sweet potato wedges on white plate with dipping sauce in dish beside

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges - made from fresh sweet potato - are thick-cut and delicious. Easy to prep with just oil and simple spices, these crispy sweet wedges are perfect for dipping!

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Wash the sweet potatoes and pat them dry. Then cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise. Now cut the halves into wedges (approximately 4 wedges per half a sweet potato).
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 385 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. In the meantime, place the sweet potato wedges in a bowl together with oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Toss everything together until the wedges are evenly coated in oil and spices.
  4. When the air fryer is hot, add the sweet potato wedges into the air fryer tray. The wedges should be in one even layer with little overlap to allow for even cooking.
  5. Cook the sweet potato wedges for 15-20 minutes total until tender on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside. Shake the air fryer basket every 5 minutes during cooking. The exact cooking time can vary depending on the size of the wedges and your air fryer.
  6. Once done, remove the wedges from the air fryer and place them in a serving bowl. You can serve them with a dipping sauce of your choice like chipotle mayo!

Notes

  • Try to cut wedges that are similar in size so that they air fry evenly!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 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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