Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges are fork tender and fluffy in the middle and lightly crisp on the outside. You just need pantry staples to season these roasted air fryer sweet potatoes and a few helpful tips to ensure they don’t turn out soggy!
There is something so delicious about the sweetness of sweet potatoes paired with smoky and savory flavors. And when roasted in the air fryer, these wedge fries get the best crispy edges!
If you’re more of a fan of regular potatoes, feel free to give these air fryer potato wedges a try. And, if you like to change things up, you’ll love these air fryer turnip fries or air fryer pumpkin fries.
But first, let’s focus on these air fryer sweet potato wedges. They’re delicious on their own with some chipotle dip or cashew mayo. You can also serve them on the side with air fryer turkey burgers, air fryer chicken patties or air fryer salmon patties.
Why you’ll love air fried sweet potato wedges
- The potatoes are soft and creamy in the middle with a delicious (yet simple) smoky flavored seasoning.
- You can change up the seasonings with different herbs and spices to make the wedge fries more sweet or savory.
- The recipe includes a little trick of adding cornstarch to help the sweet potatoes get a little crispy on the outside.
- There’s no deep frying required and these sweet potatoes need very little oil.
Below is an overview of the ingredients for these sweet potato wedges. See the recipe card below for the exact quantities used.
Sweet potatoes – You’ll need one pound of sweet potatoes for this recipe, or about 2 medium-sized potatoes. Leave the skin on, but make sure to scrub them clean.
Oil – I used extra virgin olive oil, but you can also use olive oil or avocado oil.
Cornstarch – Tossing the potato wedges with just a small amount of cornstarch will help increase the chances of the outside getting crispy.
Seasonings – We’re going for a smoky and savory seasoning with this recipe, so we’re mixing together dried oregano, dried parsley, garlic powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika and salt. Feel free to change it up for sweeter or spicier options (suggestions included below!)
How to cut sweet potatoes into wedges
To get wedge shapes, you just need to cut your sweet potatoes lengthwise. Cut each sweet potato in half lengthwise and then cut each half into 4-5 slices lengthwise. Each wedge should be about 1-inch thick. The thinner they are, the crispier they will get.
How to cook sweet potato wedges in the air fryer
Scrub your potatoes clean (leaving the skin on) and cut them lengthwise into wedges.
Soak the wedge fries in a large bowl of cold water for at least 30 minutes or a few hours if you have time.
Drain the water and use paper towels to pat the potatoes dry.
Place the potato wedges in a dry bowl or a large resealable bag.
Add the cornstarch and toss to combine, making sure to rub it all over the surface of the sweet potatoes.
Coat the wedges with oil and then toss with the mix of seasonings. You may need to use your fingers to make sure the wedges are well coated.
Arrange the wedges in a single layer in the air fryer basket with some space in between them.
Air fry on 400F for 10 minutes. Flip the wedges over and air fry for another 8-10 minutes. Repeat with second batch, if necessary.
Serve immediately with your favorite dip.
Why are my air fryer sweet potato wedges soggy?
Sweet potatoes will not get as crispy as regular potatoes, but if they’re soggy and mushy, this could mean that they had too much moisture on them.
Once you soak the potatoes, make sure you dry them well. I usually pat them dry with paper towels to get rid of any surface moisture.
Another reason for soggy sweet potatoes could be that they were too close together in the air fryer basket. You want them arranged in a single layer so air can circulate around them. If they’re touching or overlapping, steam will generate and cause them to get soggy.
Frequently asked questions
No, you can leave the skins on, which is what I usually do. The skins have extra fiber and get a little crispy when air fried. Just make sure you scrub the potatoes clean before air frying them as the skins tend to be dirty.
Yes, soaking them for at least 30 minutes or up to a few hours helps release starches and increases the chances that the wedges will not get soggy.
It’s not essential, but it does help get the sweet potato wedges crispy.
I used a Cosori 5.8 quart air fryer for this recipe. If you have a different size, brand or model of air fryer, you may need to adjust the temperature and/or air frying time slightly.
What to serve with sweet potato wedge fries
- For snacking, I love pairing them with this creamy jalapeño dip, ranch dressing or ketchup.
- For meals, serve them on the side with air fryer tilapia, air fryer quiche, air fryer egg bites or sweet potato frittata.
- We also love pairing them with air fryer chicken bites and air fryer mini pizzas.
- For a spicier version, add some chipotle seasoning or cayenne pepper.
- If you prefer savory, add more dried oregano along with some dried basil.
- Italian seasoning, old bay seasoning or everything but the bagel seasoning would also be delicious.
- For a sweeter option, use a teaspoon of coconut sugar and a dash of cinnamon.
Storing and reheating leftovers
While I think these sweet potatoes are best served immediately, if you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
To reheat them, place them in the air fryer basket in a single layer and air fry on 400F for about 5 minutes, or until warmed through and crisped up on the outside.
Key recipe tips
- Size of wedge fries. Cut the sweet potatoes in roughly the same size wedges (about 1-inch thick). This will ensure they air fry at the same rate. If your wedge fries are thicker, they will take longer to air fry. Thinner wedges will get crispier.
- Pat potatoes dry. It’s important that the sweet potatoes are well dried after soaking and before being seasoned. I just use a few sheets of paper towels to dry them.
- Don’t overcrowd the air fryer. You’ll need to air fry the wedges in a single layer with some space in between so air can circulate around them. Depending on the size of your air fryer, this may mean air frying the wedge fries in batches.
- Flip the wedges. For even cooking, you’ll need to flip the wedge fries after 10 minutes of cooking.
- Preheating. I didn’t preheat my air fryer, but feel free to do so if your air fryer model requires it.
More air fryer potato recipes
- Air Fryer Potato Slices
- Air Fryer Baby Potatoes
- Air Fryer Home Fries
- Air Fryer Parmesan Potatoes
- Air Fryer Potato Cakes
Other air fryer recipes to try
- Air Fryer Pork Schnitzel
- Air Fryer Beets
- Air Fryer Radishes
- Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs
- Air Fryer Chicken Schnitzel
If you make these air fryer sweet potato wedges, please leave a comment and rating below to let me know how it turned out!Print
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges are soft and tender in the middle and lightly crisp on the outside with a smoky and savory seasoning!
- 1 pound sweet potatoes (about 2 medium-sized)
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Scrub your potatoes clean (leaving the skin on) and cut them lengthwise into wedges that are about 1-inch thick.
- Soak the wedge fries in a large bowl of cold water for at least 30 minutes or a few hours if you have time.
- Drain the water and use paper towels to pat the potatoes dry.
- Place the potato wedges in a dry bowl or a large resealable bag.
- Add the cornstarch and toss to combine, making sure to rub it all over the surface of the sweet potatoes.
- Add the oil to the potatoes, making sure they are well coated.
- In a small bowl, combine the paprika, oregano, parsley, garlic, cumin and salt, and then toss the potatoes with the seasoning. (You may need to use your fingers to rub the oil and seasoning into the potatoes).
- Arrange the wedges in a single layer in the air fryer basket (with a little space in between each wedge) and air fry on 400F for 10 minutes. Flip the wedges over and air fry for another 8-10 minutes, or until fork tender and lightly crisp on the outside.
- Repeat with second batch, if necessary.
- Serve immediately with your favorite dip.
- Cut the sweet potatoes in roughly the same size wedges (about 1-inch thick). This will ensure they air fry at the same rate. If your wedge fries are thicker, they will take longer to air fry. Thinner wedges will get crispier.
- It’s important that the sweet potatoes are well dried after soaking and before being seasoned. I just use a few sheets of paper towels to dry them.
- You’ll need to air fry the wedges in a single layer with some space in between so air can circulate around them. Depending on the size of your air fryer, this may mean air frying the wedge fries in batches.
- This recipe was tested in a Cosori 5.8 quart air fryer. Depending on the size, brand and model of your air fryer, you may need to adjust the temperature and cooking time slightly.
- I didn’t preheat my air fryer, but feel free to do so if your air fryer model requires it.
- The total cooking time includes time for soaking the potatoes and air frying two batches.
- Be sure to check out the other sections above the recipe card for more detailed advice and suggestions for making this recipe.
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