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Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in Air Fryer {Quick & Easy}

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Cooking frozen sweet potato fries in the air fryer is a quick and easy side dish that pairs well with roasted pork, chicken, and even seafood, especially when served with spicy mayo.

Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in Air Fryer

We’ve already tried making air fryer sweet potato fries from scratch. And let me be honest, it’s not that easy. Sweet potatoes are tougher than regular potatoes, and your hands will be filled with sap after slicing them into fry-sized strips.

Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries are a great hack to enjoy those fantastic crispy delights minus the extra steps. Just grab your frozen fries and cook it for 12-15 minutes.

Air fryer frozen sweet potato fries on a wooden tray with spicy mayo sauce.

Bonus: I’ll also share with you the perfect dip that pairs well with roasted sweet potato fries.

Since frozen sweet potato fries are usually coated with a thin layer of crust. You don’t have to do anything special to make them crispy.

Level Up Your Frozen Sweet Potato Fries!

Frozen sweet potato fries in a glass bowl, with sriracha, and Kewpie mayo.

To make your frozen sweet potato fries extra special, you only need these two ingredients.

  • Mayo
  • Sriracha sauce, or any hot sauce you have

You can find the exact measurements of the recipe ingredients and customize the serving size in the recipe card after the detailed step-by-step instructions section.

Yup, it’s really THAT simple. Spicy mayo pairs really well with crispy sweet potato fries.

Recipe Video

Don’t have time to read? We made this short video just for you. 😉

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How to Cook Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer?

Air frying sweet potato fries is as simple as it gets! In less than 20 minutes, you’ll have the perfect crispy side dish for any air fryer-roasted pork, chicken, beef, or seafood. Follow these five simple steps.

Step 1: Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (204°C).

Preating Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer to 400°F (204°C).

If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, set your desired temperature and then let it cook for 5 minutes without food.

🚨 Important: Reduce the cooking temperature to 380°F (193°C) if you’re using a 4-quart air fryer or smaller. They are hotter due to the heating element being closer to the food.

Step 2: Get the frozen sweet potato fries ready.

Frozen sweet potato fries in a glass bowl.

Open the bag or package that the frozen sweet potato fries come in while the air fryer preheats.

Step 3: Air fry frozen sweet potato fries for 12-15 minutes.

Cooking sweet potato fries in air fryer

When the air fryer is preheated, add the sweet potato fries and air fry, tossing the basket occasionally, until the fries are golden and crispy, about 12-15 minutes.

Step 4: Prepare the spicy mayo dipping sauce.

Spicy mayo dipping sauce

While the fries are air-frying, prepare the dipping sauce. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and the sriracha and stir until thoroughly combined.

🌶️ Hot Tip: adjust the spiciness of the sauce with adding more sriracha. Start with a small amount and taste the sauce to test!

Otherwise, if you can’t handle spicy food, replace the sriracha sauce with ketchup.

Step 5: Serve and enjoy your air fried frozen sweet potato fries!

Air fried frozen sweet potato fries on a wooden tray with spicy mayo sauce.

Once the frozen sweet potato fries are golden and crispy, carefully transfer them to a plate. Allow them to cool down for a few minutes before enjoying them.

Sweet potato fries shouldn’t be reserved just for dinner! Lunch, and even breakfast foods go well with sweet potato fries!

Because sweet potatoes are loaded with fiber and potassium, they make an awesome and healthy addition to any meal!

More Amazing Dips to Choose From

Traditional Fry Sauce: 2 part mayo + 1 part ketchup

Maple Cinnamon Butter: Combine melted butter, maple syrup, and a dash of ground cinnamon for a sweet and aromatic dip.

Chipotle Aioli: Blend mayonnaise, minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, garlic powder, and a squeeze of lime juice for a smoky and tangy sauce.

Garlic Parmesan Dip: Mix mayonnaise with grated Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, dried parsley, and a pinch of salt for a flavorful and savory dip.

Honey Mustard: Combine equal parts of honey and Dijon mustard, along with a splash of lemon juice, for a balanced and tangy dip.

Sriracha Ketchup: Mix together ketchup and sriracha sauce to add a spicy twist to the classic ketchup flavor.

Ranch Dressing: Classic ranch dressing pairs well with the sweet and savory taste of sweet potato fries.

Curry Mayo: Blend mayonnaise with curry powder, a squeeze of lime juice, and a pinch of salt for a unique and aromatic dip.

Feel free to experiment and adjust the ingredient quantities according to your taste preferences.

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! Air frying frozen sweet potato fries is a convenient and healthier way to reheat them. You can achieve a crispy texture without the need for additional oil.

To air fry frozen sweet potato fries, first preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C). Then arrange the fries in a single layer, and cook for 12-15 minutes, shaking halfway through for even cooking. Cook until they are golden brown and crispy. If you want to reduce browning, reduce the temperature to 350°F (177°C).

It will generally take 12-15 minutes to cook a single layer of frozen sweet potato fries at the maximum temperature.

The optimal temperature for air frying frozen sweet potato fries is 400°F (200°C), which will result in golden and crispy fries in 12-15 minutes. If you prefer less browning, you can reduce the temperature to 350°F (177°C). However, be aware that you may need to extend the cooking time to achieve your desired level of crispiness.

prep time1 minute
cooking time15 minutes

Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in Air Fryer {Quick & Easy} ❄️🍠

courseAppetizer, Side Dish, Snack
cuisineAmerican
Cooking frozen sweet potato fries in the air fryer is a quick and easy side dish that pairs well with roasted pork, chicken, and even seafood, especially when served with spicy mayo.
Air fryer frozen sweet potato fries on a wooden tray with spicy mayo sauce.
5 from 1 vote
number of servings2

This ingredients checklist is interactive; you can use it as your grocery list.

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound sweet potato fries 454 grams, any brand
  • 2 tablespoons mayo
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce or any hot sauce you have

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (204°C). For smaller air fryers (4 quarts or smaller), reduce the temperature to 380°F (193°C).
    Preating Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer to 400°F (204°C).
  • Get the frozen sweet potato fries ready.
    Frozen sweet potato fries in a glass bowl.
  • Air fry frozen sweet potato fries for 12-15 minutes, shaking half way through. Cook until golden and crispy.
    Cooking sweet potato fries in air fryer
  • Prepare the spicy mayo dipping sauce by mixing together mayo and sriracha sauce in a small bowl. Adjust the amount of sriracha sauce to your desired level of spiciness.
    Spicy mayo dipping sauce
  • Serve and enjoy your air fryer frozen sweet potato fries!
    Air fried frozen sweet potato fries on a wooden tray with spicy mayo sauce.

Recipe Video

YouTube video

Notes

  • For 4-quart air fryers and smaller, reduce the cooking temperature to 380°F (193°C). They generate more heat due to the heating element being closer to the food.
  • If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, set your desired temperature and then let it cook for 4-5 minutes without food.
  • I used a 6-quart Instant Pot Vortex Plus to test cooking frozen sweet potato fries in the air fryer. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your specific air fryer and the number of servings you are making. For optimal results, it is recommended to start with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 683kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 459mg | Potassium: 893mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 2mg
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