Air Fryer Red Sweet Potato Wedges

Air Fryer Red Sweet Potato Wedges

Red sweet potato wedges made in an air fryer taste so yummy! They are easy to make and are a great side dish. Cooking sweet potatoes in an air fryer gives them crispness on the outside and softness on the inside, just like the deep-fried ones, but without needing a lot of oil.

I am a fan of regular potato wedges and fries any day. But I must say that I love sweet potato wedges too for their unique taste. They have a hint of sweetness in them, which, when seasoned well with salt, red chili, and black pepper provides a good balance. Cooking with the skin also adds to the taste, so I like to leave that on. But you can peel it off if you prefer.

Besides tasting yummy, sweet potatoes are highly nutritious too. They are a great source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Linking an article here which elaborates on the benefits of sweet potatoes, consider reading it.

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Air Fryer Red Sweet Potato Wedges

Sweet potato seasoned with olive oil, salt, garlic powder, red chili powder, and pepper powder, and air-fried at 400F to crispy yet soft wedges.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Keyword: Air Fryer Recipe, Red Sweet Potato, Sweet Potato Recipe, Sweet Potato Wedges
Servings: 3 people


  • 1 large organic red sweet potato
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder for color and heat
  • crushed black pepper powder to taste
  • salt to taste


  • Wash the sweet potato thoroughly and pat it dry.
  • Cut it horizontally into two halves, then vertically into medium-sized wedges as shown, and add them to a mixing bowl.
    red sweet potato slices
  • Add olive oil, garlic powder, salt, red chili powder, and black pepper powder. Toss to coat the sweet potato wedges with oil and seasonings. And let them rest until the air fryer preheats.
    Seasoned sweet potato slices
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 Fahrenheit.
  • Then transfer seasoned sweet potato slices into the air fryer basket and cook at 400F for 10 minutes. Pause halfway through, at 5 minutes, remove the basket and shake it so that the sweet potatoes cook evenly. Put the basket into the air fryer and continue cooking until done.
    Partially cooked sweet potatoes in air fryer
  • Transfer yummy red sweet potato wedges into a serving dish, garnish with parsley(optional) and serve it hot with your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!
    Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges


  • Do not forget to pat dry the potato after washing. Otherwise, the oil seasoning does not coat the wedges properly.
  • Add oil and seasoning as much as you like.
  • Feel free to spray extra oil onto the wedges if you need when you pause halfway through cooking.

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