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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes. Cooking sweet potatoes in air fryer doesn’t get any better than air fryer sweet potato cubes. They can be meal prepped ahead, they cook fast, they taste delicious and best of all they have the perfect crispy texture thanks to the air fryer.
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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes
You probably want to know what the story is behind these air fryer sweet potato cubes. After all, us Milner’s have been air frying for a decade and you probably want to know when we started this air fryer sweet potato obsession.
Well, it was when we started complaining about sweet potatoes. How much we hate it when you get stuck with small sweet potatoes out of season, or how they are a terrible shape, so you can’t possibly use them for air fryer sweet potato fries.
For something quick, we took these terrible shaped sweet potatoes, peeled them, and cut them into cubes. We then air fried them with some air fryer frozen chicken breast and guess what?
The sweet potato cubes were amazing. It then started a thing in the Milner house. Whether it was cooked in the air fryer, the instant pot, or the slow cooker, this is how sweet potatoes out of season was enjoyed by our family.
Then when we went camping with our Instant Pot for 8 weeks, we did cubed sweet potatoes a LOT just because it was easy and we could make a yummy sweet potato hash for breakfast.
Fast forward a few years and sweet potato cubes is up there with my most cooked air fryer recipes.
In fact, as I write this recipe up for you today, I have just finished eating sweet potato cubes for lunch. They were served with our air fryer shrimp fajitas and dipped in my favourite paleo mayonnaise.
Can You Air Fry Sweet Potatoes?
Absolutely! Though don’t feel like it is limited to just air fryer sweet potato chunks. You could so sweet potato fries, sweet potato cubes, roasted sweet potatoes, baked sweet potatoes and the list goes on and on.
You could even use the air fryer to reheat your sweet potato mash!
Air Fryer Roasted Sweet Potatoes
You can also use this recipe we are sharing today to make air fryer roasted sweet potatoes. Just prep your sweet potato chunks bigger and you have roasted ready to be cooked in the air fryer.
They add 5 more minutes onto the cook time and you are sorted.
You can also go smaller too and instead of making big sweet potato cubes you can do small chunks. Then do the opposite and reduce the cook time by 5 minutes.
Though, whether you go with cubes, chunks or roasted, the taste and texture is the same, its just choosing what size you are cooking.
Make Ahead Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes
Earlier this year I found myself getting into meal prep. Until that moment I never thought meal prep was for me. But suddenly needing to get lunch done fast, made me want to do it.
What I started doing was prepping a big bag of sweet potatoes, seasoning them, adding extra virgin olive oil, mixing them, and then placing them in the fridge.
Then at lunch time there was no meal prep, just sweet potatoes loaded straight into the air fryer and air fried.
You can do this too.
Below is a picture of me meal prepping sweet potatoes and other veggies to for the week ahead.
Simply follow our recipe and do everything but cook your sweet potatoes. Then load into the fridge for when you need to cook them.
How To Air Fry Sweet Potatoes?
Cooking sweet potato cubes in air fryer is one of the EASIEST EVER air fryer recipes.
- Peel and slice your sweet potatoes into cubes.
- Toss in a bowl with your air fryer seasoning and oil.
- Air fry + shake + cook some more.
- Serve warm.
There is a little bit more to air fryer sweet potato cubes, but that is the basics.
How Long To Air Fry Sweet Potato Cubes?
This depends on how big your sweet potato cubes are.
Super small sweet potato chunks can cook in 8 minutes. Whilst your average sized sweet potato cubes will need 13 minutes. But if you are cooking air fryer roast potatoes then you will need an 18 minute cook time.
Though our air fryer sweet potato cubes are slightly smaller than roasted potatoes and take JUST 17 minutes to air fry.
Though, I recommend you check on your air fryer sweet potato cubes halfway through the cook time to check on progress and to give your air fryer basket a quick shake.
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Recipes
We love cooking sweet potatoes in the air fryer. Our air fryer sweet potato cubes is not the first and I doubt it will be the last.
But beyond sweet potato cubes, here are a few other Milner family favourites:
- Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
- Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries
- Air Fryer Sweet Potato Slices
- Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes
- Peel and slice your sweet potatoes into chunks cubes, or roasted potatoes.
- Load your sweet potatoes into a bowl with your seasonings and extra virgin olive oil and use your hands to thoroughly mix them.
- Load the sweet potato cubes into the air fryer basket and cook for 12 minutes at 160c/320f.
- Shake the air fryer basket, check with a fork that your potatoes are cooked and cook for a further 5 minutes at 200c/400f.
- Serve and enjoy.
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