Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes

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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes are delicious and nutritious and ready to serve in minutes! This 3-ingredient sweet potato cubes air fryer recipe is not only the perfect holiday side dish, but it’s ideal for any meal from breakfast through dinner. 

Suitable for vegan and gluten free diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

the finished air fryer sweet potato cubes ready to be served

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes are so easy and so delicious they are about to become your new favorite mealtime staple! 

This sweet potatoes cubes air fryer recipe can be served as a side dish with any entrée, eaten as a snack, used to fill tacos, served over rice, and even as an oatmeal topper.

Plus like these Crispy Air Fryer Baked Potatoes and delicious Air Fryer Beets, these are a classic holiday side that’s so great for Thanksgiving or Christmas. I can’t think of many more versatile foods than these air fry sweet potato cubes! 

Sweet potatoes are loaded with fiber and potassium and their orange color makes them rich in Vitamin A and beta-carotene.

Plus, they are lower in calories than white potatoes, so even with the touch of maple syrup, this is a healthy dish that you can feel good about enjoying several times a week. Just like with these Air Fryer Corn On The Cob.

top down view of the completed air fryer sweet potato cubes inside the air fryer basket

Why Make This Recipe

  • Healthy – Sweet potatoes are lower in calories and rich in vitamins and minerals.  
  • Sweet – Enjoy a sweet treat without using refined sugars. Plus, roasting brings out the natural sweetness in sweet potato cubes. 
  • Kid-Friendly – Kids are going to gobble these up! 
close up view of the cooked air fryer sweet potato cubes

Ingredient Notes

  • Sweet Potatoes – Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into even, bite-sized cubes. 
  • Pecans – Chopped pecans will work the best, but you can purchase pecan halves or quarters and chop them with a knife. 
  • Maple Syrup – Use real maple syrup rather than pancake syrup.
the ingredients needed for making air fryer sweet potato cubes

Ready to learn how to make these sweet potato cubes? Gather your ingredients and I will show you…

How To Make Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes

Get the complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into even, bite-sized cubes. If using pecan halves, chop them with a knife. 
  2. Add sweet potato cubes, chopped pecans, and maple syrup to a large bowl. Toss to combine until the sweet potatoes are well coated with the maple syrup and the pecans are distributed. 
  3. Place in the air fryer basket in a single layer. 
  4. Cook at 375 degrees F / 190 degrees C for about 18 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender. 

Air fryer temperatures can vary depending on the make and model, so it is important to always check your food for doneness halfway through.

image collage showing the steps for making air fryer sweet potato cubes

Expert Tips 

  • Make sure the sweet potato cubes are well-coated before cooking. 
  • For easy clean-up, you can line the air fryer basket with foil.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer. Cook in batches if necessary.
  • Toss the sweet potatoes halfway through cooking time. 
  • Serve right away to enjoy the crispy exterior. 

Delicious Variations

  • Festive– Bump up the holiday flavor by adding cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin pie spice. 
  • Savory – Use any of your favorite savory seasonings such as garlic powder, salt, pepper, paprika, cumin, chili powder, and more. 
  • Spicy – Add a bit of cayenne or crushed red pepper flakes. 
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Prep And Storage

  • Prep Ahead – You can chop sweet potatoes up to 3-4 days in advance and store them in the fridge. 
  • Store – Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. They will lose their crispiness though. 
  • Freeze – Once cooled completely, these sweet potatoes can be frozen for up to 3 months. 
the finished air fryer sweet potato cubes inside the air fryer basket

FAQs

How To Cut Sweet Potatoes For Roasting?

Wash the potatoes and peel them with a vegetable peeler. You can leave the skins on, but we prefer to remove them.

Using a sharp knife, slice the potatoes into half-inch sections. Turn and cut the sections into sticks. Next, cut the sticks into bite-sized pieces. 

Are Sweet Potatoes Healthy?

Yes. Sweet potatoes have fiber, potassium, Vitamin A, and beta-carotene.

How To Reheat Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes?

Air fried sweet potatoes can be reheated in the microwave, but they will be mushy. For crispy potatoes, reheat them in the air fryer.

Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F / 200 degrees C and add the potatoes to the basket. Cook for 4-5 minutes until hot and crispy.

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top down view of the completed air fryer sweet potato cubes inside the air fryer basket

Serving Suggestions

Weight Watchers Points

There are 8 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.

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the finished air fryer sweet potato cubes ready to be served
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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes

Quick and healthy side dish that's great for holidays and weeknight meals.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Total Time23 minutes
Course: side
Cuisine: American, Western
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 4
Calories: 199kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • ¼ cup (37.5g) pecans chopped; or more to taste
  • ¼ cup (59ml) maple syrup

Instructions

  • Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into even, bite-sized cubes.
  • If using pecan halves, chop them with a knife.
  • Add sweet potato cubes, chopped pecans, and maple syrup to a large bowl. Toss to combine until the pecans are incorporated and the sweet potatoes are well coated with the maple syrup.
  • Place in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Cook at 375 degrees F / 190 degrees C for about 18 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork-tender.
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Notes

  • Make sure the sweet potato cubes are well-coated before cooking. 
  • For easy clean-up, you can line the air fryer basket with foil.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer. Cook in batches if necessary.
  • Toss the sweet potatoes halfway through cooking time. 
  • Serve right away to enjoy the crispy exterior.
  • Storage – keep leftovers in an airtight container inside the fridge for 3 days. They will lose their crispiness though.
  • There are 8 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.

Nutrition

Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 454mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 16035IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg

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