Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes are an easy and delicious side dish for any day of the week!
Coated in olive oil, honey, minced garlic, and a few pantry staple seasonings, these honey roasted sweet potatoes are a weekly side dish on my dinner table.
These sweet potatoes are nutritious too! Packed with fiber, potassium, vitamin A, and beta carotene; you’ll be choosing these over regular potatoes more often.
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes Recipe
If you follow me on Instagram or cook alongside me in my stories, chances are, you have seen me make these crispy air fryer sweet potatoes.
Then, it dawned on me the other day this staple recipe of mine isn’t on the blog! These honey garlic sweet potatoes are loaded with flavor and natural sweetness.
Ingredients for Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes
Sweet potatoes: to make this recipe I used 1 large sweet potato. However, you can use a bag of frozen sweet potatoes that are pre-cubed if you are looking to save some time.
Optional: finish off with a teaspoon of orange zest and fresh parsley. I love the way orange zest tastes with these sweet potatoes, it gives them that “yum what is this” flavor and everyone will be asking for your secret ingredient!
*For a detailed list of ingredients and measurements, please reference the recipe card down below.
How to cook Sweet Potato Cubes in the Air Fryer
1. Cube the sweet potato. Preheat the air fryer to 375° F. Cut the sweet potato into 1 inch cubes and place in a large mixing bowl.
2. Season the potatoes. Add the olive oil and honey to the mixing bowl and toss until the potatoes are fully coated. Doing this first will allow for even seasoning. Add the minced garlic, salt, pepper, and allspice. Mix until potatoes are fully seasoned.
3. Air fry sweet potatoes. Place the seasoned potatoes in the air fryer basket and air fryer for 15-20 minutes, tossing halfway through.
Note: it’s ok if they aren’t laying perfectly in a single layer, they’ll still cook nicely. Just don’t overfill the air fryer with more than 2 layers of sweet potato cubes.
4. Serve. Serve right from the air fryer or garnish with fresh chopped parsley and orange zest.
What to serve with Air Fried Sweet Potato Chunks
This is the perfect side dish to serve with just about anything – really! From chicken breasts to salmon filets to tacos and salad, this sweet potato recipe is an easy side dish that can complete any meal.
Toss some other air fryer vegetables in and make it a health side dish everyone will enjoy.
Recipe Variations for Air Fried Sweet Potatoes
Seasoning and spices: consider trying something new like brown sugar, ground cinnamon, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, chili powder, or maple syrup.
Oil: a great substitution for olive oil is avocado oil. It has a high smoke point and is less likely to burn. Melted ghee is also a great substitute.
Helpful Kitchen Tools
Cutting board: don’t use your counter; invest in a good cutting board. A wood cutting board will keep your knives from getting dull.
Bowls: I find that using a large bowl is best for mixing and tossing the potatoes to ensure they are fully covered. These nesting bowls are great space savors in the kitchen.
Airtight containers: perfect for storing your leftovers and keeping food fresh for longer. These glass storage containers are great for leftovers and can be reheated in the microwave.
What is the best way to cube sweet potatoes?
If you have ever diced up a sweet potato, my guess is that your hand was hurting by the time you were done. Let’s change that!
Make peeling and cutting a potato easier on yourself by following these simple steps:
- I don’t peel the skin on my sweet potatoes, but if you do, use a vegetable peeler.
- Using a sharp knife (I recommend using a chef’s knife), slice off the ends of the potato.
- With that same sharp knife, slice off the 2 long sides of the potato almost like making a square or rectangle.
- Make 1/2 inch slices through the potato.
- Take those 1/2 slices and slice them again so they look like carrot sticks.
- From there, cut the potato into small cubes.
Is it necessary to soak sweet potatoes before air frying?
Although some people recommend it, no, you don’t have to soak sweet potatoes before cooking them or air frying them.
The reason why you can skip this step is that sweet potatoes don’t contain as much starch as regular potatoes.
Looking to make something in the air fryer with regular potatoes? Try these Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Fries.
Do you need to boil potatoes before putting them in the air fryer?
No, boiling before air frying is also a step you can skip. However, boiling your potatoes first can give you better results.
When you boil your potatoes first, it allows some of the starch to cook off and adds extra flavor, thanks to the salt water.
If you have time, give it a try, if not, you aren’t missing much!
More Sweet Potato Recipes
- Baked Sweet Potato Fries With Tahini Dipping Sauce
- Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato
- Roasted Sweet Potato Bowls
- Mexican Sweet Potatoes
- Breakfast Sweet Potato Toast
What To Eat With Sweet Potatoes
- Air Fryer Filet Mignon
- Oven Baked Chicken and Cauliflower
- One Pan Garlic Shrimp Spaghetti
- Crispy Buffalo Chicken Salad
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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes
- Preheat the air fryer to 375° F. Cut the sweet potato into 1 inch cubes and place in a large mixing bowl.
- Add the olive oil and honey to the mixing bowl and toss until potatoes are fully coated. Doing this first will allow for even seasoning. Add the minced garlic, salt, pepper, and allspice. Mix until potatoes are fully seasoned.
- Place the seasoned potatoes in the air fryer basket and air fryer for 15-20 minutes, tossing halfway through.
- Serve right from the air fryer or garnish with fresh chopped parsley and orange zest.