Herbs and spices perfectly season these cubed and peeled sweet potatoes that are then roasted in the air fryer, leaving them crisp on the outside and tender inside.
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I asked for an air fryer because I wanted to see what all the hype was about. When I opened up the box, I was pretty frightened by the size of it. It was huge! I had no idea how I was going to cram it in a cabinet in my kitchen. Turns out I didn’t need to cram it inside a cabinet, after all. Know why? Because I love it so much and use it so often that it sits right out on my countertop. ?
This air fryer is the bomb-diggity. Of all the crazy appliances I’ve purchased over the years, this one has a permanent spot next to the toaster. Truth be told, if I had to pick between the air fryer and the toaster, I’d choose the air fryer…hands down. It does so much more than I ever thought. I have rarely put the oven on since I got it.
These sweet potatoes were the first thing I ever made with the air fryer. Well, that’s not true. They were the first thing “from scratch” that I made. We threw in some frozen mozzarella sticks and pizza logs right away, to see if it really acts like a deep fryer. You know how frozen mozzarella sticks turn out in the oven…limp, right? Well, not with the air fryer. They were very crispy, and that’s when I started wondering what else I could make in it. Now I use it to bake, roast, fry and re-heat. Re-heated pizza is amazing in the air fryer.
My air fryer is the OMORC Air Fryer XL. The basket is large enough to hold everything I have tried so far. If I needed to do a second basket of something, it wouldn’t be an issue because of the shortened cooking times.
Air Fryer Seasoned & Roasted Sweet Potatoes
4 sweet potatoes
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp brown sugar
2 tbsp vegetable seasoning blend
Salt & pepper, to taste
Non-stick cooking spray
Start out by washing and peeling your sweet potatoes, then cut them into one-inch cubes.
You’ll want to lightly spray the air fryer basket with your favorite cooking spray so the sweet potatoes won’t stick and preheat to 380°.
My special ingredient in this recipe is the roasted vegetable blend that I use. If you don’t have the blend on hand, you can make something similar on your own:
I am, however, all about making things easier and quicker, so the blend works for me….plus, it’s delicious and I use it on a lot of my roasted vegetables and even on chicken and pork. It certainly makes these sweet potatoes very flavorful!
Mix together the brown sugar and seasonings blend in a bowl, then add the sweet potatoes and olive oil and combine until potatoes are well coated. Salt and pepper to taste. If you prefer, you can put it all in a large Ziploc bag, zip and shake to combine.
Place the sweet potatoes in the fryer basket in a single layer. They will not be evenly cooked if they are overcrowded. Cook for 8 minutes, then give the basket a good shake, then continue cooking for another 8-10 minutes.
This sweet potato recipe is perfect for the air fryer, but if you don’t have an air fryer, you can still make them. This has always been my go-to sweet potatoes recipe, even before I had an air fryer. Place the sweet potatoes in a shallow pan, in a single layer, and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, until fork-tender.
Check out my other air fryer recipes:
I know you will enjoy these air fried seasoned sweet potatoes as much as I do. They are tender in the inside with just the slightest crunch on the outside and the flavor is amazing.
Did you try these air fried sweet potatoes? Let me know in the comments below.
Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
- 4 sweet potatoes
- 1½ tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp The Gourmet Collection Roast Vegetables & Fries Spice Blend®
- salt & pepper to taste
- cooking spray
Seasonings (in place of vegetable seasoning blend)
- ¼ tsp garlic salt
- ¼ tsp cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp oregano
- ¼ tsp celery seed
- Wash and peel potatoes. Cut into cubes about 1 inch in size.
- Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Preheat air fryer to 380° for 2 minutes.
- In a bowl, combine brown sugar, seasonings (or seasoning blend) with salt and pepper.
- Put sweet potatoes into bowl, add olive oil and seasonings. Toss the potatoes until well coated.
- Place the sweet potatoes in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Do not overcrowd.
- Cook for 8 minutes. Shake the basket well and continue cooking an additional 8-10 minutes more. Potatoes are done when they are fork tender.