Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips

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These air fryer sweet potato chips are a healthy guilt-free snack. Make a big batch to munch on throughout the week – if they last that long!

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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips

Cooking sweet potato chips in the air fryer gives them that irresistible crunch without all the excess oil. 

Plus, homemade chips are so much cheaper than store bought versions, and you can adjust the seasonings to your liking!

Looking for more easy air fryer snacks? Slice up some russet potatoes instead or cook frozen mozzarella sticks and onion rings to crispy perfection.

ingredients for air fryer sweet potato chips

How to Make Sweet Potato Chips in Air Fryer

Run the vegetables over a mandolin slicer, soak in cold water, then pat dry and toss with oil and seasoning.

Before placing sweet potato slices in the air fryer, be sure to dry them thoroughly, or they will become soggy.

Cook sweet potato chips in air fryer in a single layer, working in batches. Then, cool on a wire rack.

Give the basket a good shake about halfway through, or use tongs to flip all of the pieces over to ensure they are evenly crisped.

sweet potato in mandolin slicer

Sweet Potato Chips Recipe Air Fryer Tips

  • Don’t skip the soak! This step removes the excess starch and prevents the sweet potato air fryer chips from sticking to each other.
  • Spray the basket. While it’s typically not an issue, you can spritz on a thin layer of oil to prevent any air fryer sweet potato chips from sticking to the bottom.

    I recommend a spray bottle with cooking oil since the propellant in non-stick sprays can cause the basket to deteriorate over time.
  • Want to add extra flavor? Feel free to use whatever spices sound good and sprinkle them in with the salt and pepper.

    Chili powder or cinnamon are popular choices. 
  • Adjust time as needed. Thinner slices tend to burn easier, so you will need to keep a close eye on them.

    On the other hand, you will probably need to cook thicker sweet potato air fryer chips for longer, and they may not be as crisp.
sweet potato slices soaking in bowl of water

Serving Suggestions

Pair air fryer sweet potato chips with dips that are cool and creamy, like Greek yogurt mixed with lime and chili powder or even guacamole.

A tangy aioli would be particularly delicious. Simply mix together equal parts sour cream and mayonnaise with a little bit of lemon juice and garlic.

A dash of cayenne or Sriracha will give it a little kick if you like things spicy.

sweet potato slices in air fryer basket

Storing Homemade Sweet Potato Chips

Whether you prepare your sweet potato chips recipe with an air fryer, oven, or dehydrator, this healthy snack can be stored the same way!

Allow chips to cool completely, then transfer to a ziptop bag or airtight container.

Enjoy air fryer sweet potato chips within 3 to 4 days. After that, they will become soft and chewy.

cooked sweet potato chips in air fryer basket

Sweet Potato Air Fryer Chips FAQ

Do I need to peel the vegetables first?

This is a matter of preference, but it’s not a required step. It’s perfectly safe to eat sweet potato skins, but you should gently scrub the outsides to remove any dirt.

How thick should the slices be?

Aim for about ⅛-inch in thickness with the mandolin, but it’s ok to go a little thicker when using a knife.

It’s more important that every round be as close to the same size as possible for evenly cooked sweet potato slices in the air fryer.

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Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips Recipe (3-Ingredients)

Donna Elick
These air fryer sweet potato chips are a healthy guilt-free snack. Make a big batch to munch on throughout the week – if they last that long!
5 stars from 1 review
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Method Air Fryer
Servings 2 – 3


  • 1 large Sweet Potato, washed and unpeeled but sliced thinly with a mandoline or chef’s knife.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • Thinly slice cleaned sweet potato with a mandoline or chef’s knife to an even thickness.
  • Place sliced potatoes in a large bowl of cold water to remove the starch and result in a crispier chip. Soak for 20 minutes.
  • Drain potatoes in a colander and dry well with paper towels.
  • Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees.
  • Dry large bowl and return potatoes to the bowl. Add olive oil and spices and toss to coat
  • When the Air Fryer is hot, place the sweet potato chips in a single layer on the tray and adjust the temperature to 350 degrees. Cook for 8 minutes shaking or flipping at the halfway point of cooking. You will have to cook in batches.
  • Transfer chips to a wire rack to cool they will continue to crisp as they cool.They can be stored in an airtight container for about a week.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 209cal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 384mg | Sugar: 7g | Fiber: 5g | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published May 2021, updated and republished April 2023

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  1. 5 stars
    These are so much better than normal potato chips, and so much better for you! I’ll definitely be premaking these.

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