How to Make Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips

April 15, 2019Kristy
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Are you ready to learn how to make air fryer sweet potato chips?  These will quickly become a favorite go-to snack!

I have to say making snacks in the air fryer is a favorite hobby of mine.  It’s so easy and fun to make all sorts of homemade snacks.  When I made these Air Fryer Potato Chips, I knew that Sweet Potato Chips would soon be on my list too. 

air fryer sweet potato chips

That’s right, I have a list.

A very long one in fact of all the different recipes I want to try in the air fryer.  What are some of your favorites?  I’d love to hear some others I should try too! 

Why should you eat Sweet Potatoes?

Did you know sweet potatoes are really good for you?  That’s right they are full of nutritional value.  I crave potato chips, so I try my hardest to go for sweet potato chips instead of traditional potato chips, but a good mix is nice too. 

They actually help with your gut health too, that’s even better!  Of course, remember this means eating them without piles of marshmallows and butter.  That’s how my husband would prefer to eat them.

Why should you make potato chips in the air fryer?

air fryer sweet potato chips

Of course, these can be made in the oven if you wanted to but the air fryer gives them that crispy taste that you know and love in a chip…without the oil.

I like to make mine extra crispy, almost burnt…but let’s not call them that.  I think they taste the best that way.

If you need some tips on choosing an air fryer you can check out this article by clicking here on things to keep in mind when purchasing an air fryer.

How to Make Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips:

There are a few important things to remember when making air fryer sweet potato chips.  First, be sure to keep a close eye on them in the air fryer.  As I’ve mentioned many times all air fryers tend to heat differently.  

My previous air fryer could make these in 30 minutes, my current air fryer takes about 40 minutes. It’s all in the way they are made and the level of heat they put out, plus how quickly they heat up too. 

The next thing to remember is that it’s best to cut the sweet potatoes with a mandolin. Can you cut them with a knife? Yes, you could but really to get the best thin slice without losing fingers, a mandolin is best. They need to be about 1/8 inch thick, honestly as thin as you can get them and keep them intact.

This is why I say use a mandolin because I really want you all to keep your fingers.

One sweet potato can actually go a long way depending on the size.  I made enough air fryer sweet potato chips from one potato for 4 people, that’s quite a bit.  

Can you store homemade potato chips for later?

This is going to be your own personal preference.  Personally, I do not care for them the next day or after I just make them, the crispy taste turns chewier in my opinion.  They are best fresh and eaten on the same day.  

If you do decide to keep them though, simply store them in an airtight container or bag to keep them as fresh as possible.

What do you need for Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes?

air fryer sweet potato chips

  • Sweet Potato
  • High Heat Oil Spray (Olive Oil Spray, Coconut Oil Spray, Grapeseed Oil Spray)
  • Salt

That’s all you need to make Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes.  They are perfectly paired with an Air Fryer Cheeseburger, that’s what we typically serve ours with. 

For more traditional recipes, head to Mommy Hates Cooking Recipe Index.

air fryer sweet potato chips


Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

In mere minutes make a delicious Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chip to serve as a snack or side dish!


  • 1 Large Sweet Potato
  • 1 Can High Heat Cooking Spray
  • 1/2 Tbsp Salt


  1. Begin by washing and slicing the potatoes. This needs to be very thin slices about 1/8 inch thick.
  2. Use a paper towel to soak up any excess water from the slices.
  3. Place the slices in and even layer in air fryer basket, coat with spray, and a sprinkle of salt.
  4. Cook for about 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
  5. Rotate the potato chips and cook for an additional 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
  6. Repeat this process for the remaining potato slices.


Remember all air fryers heat differently, check on them about 1/2 way through the cook time and add additional time if needed or less time.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 15Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 441mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g


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