The Best Frozen Sweet Potato Fries In Air Fryer


Frozen Sweet Potato Fries In Air Fryer

The best frozen sweet potato fries in the air fryer are very easy to make, allow you to have little to no mess, and taste like the best sweet potato fries you have ever had. If you are looking for a quick and easy appetizer or side dish, this is one recipe you should try out! 

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Best Frozen Sweet Potato Fries

Making the sweet potato fries in the air fryer will allow you to enjoy the best tasting sweet potato fries ever!

Not only are these fries super easy to make, but they also are cooked to perfection when you use your air fryer. Ready to learn how to make them? We are so excited to show you, so let’s jump in! 

Why Make Sweet Potato Fries In The Air Fryer

There are so many reasons why we enjoy making sweet potato fries in the air fryer.

First of all, using frozen sweet potato fries is super easy, and cooking them in your air fryer allows you to prepare them with a little mess, and they taste fabulous.

You just can’t go wrong with making frozen sweet potato fries in the air fryer. 

Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries

Equipment Needed:

Air Fryer

Ingredients for this Recipe

frozen sweet potatoes (alexia sweet potato fries recommended)

olive oil or your favorite spray oil

How to Cook Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in Air Fryer

Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (176.7°C)

Remove your frozen fries from the freezer. Open your package of frozen sweet potato fries and pour them into your air fryer basket. Lightly coat your fries with your favorite oil, or oil spray. Toss the fries so that they are coated evenly, and lay in a single layer in the air fryer basket.

Place your air fryer basket in your air fryer, close your air fryer, and air fry your sweet potato fries at 350°F for approximately 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, remove the air fryer basket, toss the fries to rotate them, and replace the basket. Continue air frying for an additional 2 to 8 minutes depending on your air fryer. Check on them often so that you do not burn them. 

When your fries are finished air frying, remove them from the fryer. Add your sauce, serve, and enjoy! 

Please note, we have found that you get the best results when the fries are in a single layer in your air fryer basket. If you are not able to do this, you will want to remove your basket partway through cooking and toss the fries so that they rotate and are able to cook evenly. 

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How Long to Air Fry Frozen Sweet Potato Fries

The amount of time it takes for your frozen sweet potato fries to cook in the air fryer will depend on how many fries you are cooking, how frozen they are, and your specific air fryer as some air fryers cook faster and hotter than others. 

On average it will take a total of 12 to 18 minutes to air fry frozen sweet potato fries.

How to Serve

Sweet potato fries are perfect for a side dish to most any meal. You can also enjoy these fries as an appetizer if desired. We recommend serving the prepared fries fresh from the air fryer. If desired you can serve the fries alongside your favorite dipping sauce. 

Storage Instructions

Room Temperature. We recommend that your fries are not kept at room temperature any longer than two hours for the best practices of food safety. 

Fridge. Once the fries have cooled, they can be transferred to an air tight container, and placed in the fridge for three to four days. 

Freezer. We do not recommend that you try to refreeze sweet potato fries. 

Reheat Sweet Potato Fries

If you would like to reheat leftover sweet potato fries there are a few different ways you can do this, including in the microwave, oven, stovetop, and in air fryer. 

Microwave. Simply place the sweet potato fries on a microwave-safe dish and microwave for a minute or two until warmed through. Please note that microwaving them may cause them to be soggy. 

Oven. To reheat sweet potato fries in the oven, place them on a lightly greased baking pan, and bake at 350°F for 10 to 15 minutes or until warmed. 

Stovetop. Another way you can reheat sweet potato fries is in a skillet on the stovetop. Simply add your fries, and a little bit of oil, then place the pan over medium heat. Allow the pan to heat until the fries are warmed through, flipping the fries occasionally. 

Air Fryer. Our favorite way to reheat leftover sweet potato fries is using the air fryer. Simply add the fries back into the air fryer that has been preheated to 350°F, then air fry for 5-8 minutes, or until the fries are warmed. 

frozen sweet potato fries in air fryer from the top

Tips for making Air Fryer Potatoes


There are so many different seasonings you can choose from to add to your fries if desired. Some frozen sweet potato fries may come with seasoning already, so be sure to look at that first.

Then a simple seasoning that is tasty is to add a little bit of garlic salt, or salt and pepper. This will help you to enjoy simple, yet delicious fries. 

Check Often

We strongly encourage you to check on the progress of your fries as they cook in the air fryer. Different brands and styles of air fryers will cook differently. We have given our suggested cook times above, however, you may need to adjust these for your specific appliance.


There are several different variations on this recipe that you can make if desired. Below we will outline a few of the common variations. 

Air Fry Sweet Potato Cubes

You can also find frozen sweet potato cubes in the freezer section along with fries. These are great because they can be cooked in a similar manner, even following the above recipe, the main difference is that they are a different shape. 

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges

Another fun variation in sweet potatoes is that you can air fry frozen sweet potato wedges. These can also be prepared like the recipe above, but they may need to be air fried slightly longer because they tend to be larger. 

Sweet Potato Fry Dipping Sauce

Typically, sweet potato fries are served with a dipping sauce. The kind of sauce they are served with may vary as there are many different options. You can use traditional sauces such as ketchup, ranch, sour cream, chick-fil-a sauce, BBQ sauce, etc. 

However, sweet potatoes can not only be enjoyed as savory food but also as sweet food. Some sweet dipping sauces you can enjoy are marshmallow dip, and our favorite, brown sugar dipping sauce. Below is a delicious recipe you can try! 

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Brown Sugar Dipping Sauce for Sweet Potato Fries

¼ cup Brown sugar

2 Tbsp Butter

4 Tbsp Heavy cream or whole milk

½ tsp Cinnamon 

In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt your butter. Add in brown sugar, heavy cream, and cinnamon. Mix until combined. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Serve alongside your freshly air-fried sweet potato fries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are frozen sweet potato fries in air fryer healthy?

Cooking frozen sweet potato fries in the air fryer doesn’t necessarily make them healthy. The main benefit to cooking sweet potato fries in the air fryer over another method is that you get to enjoy the nice crispy fries, with minimal cooking oil.

How long do you put frozen sweet potato fries in the air fryer?

The amount of time it takes to cook your sweet potato fries in the air fryer will depend on your specific air fryer. A good rule of thumb is to allow for at least ten minutes, but know you might need to add more time. Larger air fryers, often take longer than smaller ones do.

Why are my sweet potatoes not crispy in the air fryer?

One of the main reasons your sweet potato fries might not be turning out crispy is because there are too many fries in the air fryer. For the best results you will want them to be in a single layer in the air fryer. If they still aren’t crispy, you can try turning the heat up a little bit and cooking them for another minute or two, just be careful they don’t burn.

Why are my frozen sweet potato fries burning in the air fryer?

If your sweet potato fries begin to burn, you might need to cook them at a lower temperature for your air fryer. You could try lowering the temperature, or cooking them for less time.

Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in Air Fryer

Making frozen sweet potato fries in the air fryer is very easy to do, and they taste fabulous. If you want to enjoy the best-tasting sweet potato fries, you should definitely try preparing them in your air fryer. Give it a try, and let us know what you think! 

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