Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips


All you need to make these super crispy air fryer sweet potato chips is 4 ingredients, 15 minutes and your air fryer. Enjoy!

Air frying sweet potato chips is the best way to get restaurant-style sweet potato chips without deep-frying.

Sweet potato chips with sour cream and chives.

Welcome to your new favorite potato chip recipe! These sweet potato chips are seriously crispy, and made 100% in the air fryer with a few simple ingredients.

The best part? You don’t need to use an excessive amount of frying oil to get these nice and crispy. Whether you’re eating these chips as a side dish, for a snack, or for your main meal, you’ll never want to eat sweet potato chips any other way.

Ingredients for Sweet Potato Chips

  • For the sweet tater chips: A large sweet potato, thinly sliced with a mandolin.
  • To oil before air frying: Olive oil spray, but avocado oil spray would also work.
  • For the seasoning: Flakey salt and fresh chopped chives.
Sweet potato chips in an air fryer.

Ingredient Swaps

Potatoes: we’ve tested this recipe with sweet potatoes, russet potatoes and Yukon gold potatoes and all worked well.

Seasonings: we seasoned these sweet potato chips with a simple combination of sea salt and fresh chopped chives, but our everything bagel seasoning or even our Old Bay seasoning would be tasty.

Oils: we love using olive oil spray for this recipe because it’s a neutral oil with a moderate smoke point. Avocado oil spray would be a great alternative.

ninja air fryer on white background.ninja air fryer on white background.

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Top Tips

Should I peel my sweet potato? The option is yours. We prefer to leave the skin on, but peeling Is definitely an option. 

The potato chips take about 15 minutes to crisp up in the air fryer. However, you can only do one batch at a time, so the cooking time will vary based on how large the potatoes are. 

We’ve tested this recipe with sweet potatoes, russet potatoes and Yukon gold potatoes and all worked well. Note that the variety of the potato you use will influence the cook time.

If you do not have olive oil spray, you can use 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Instead of spraying the rounds of potato use a pastry brush and lightly brush each round with olive oil. Try to avoid drizzling the olive oil over the potatoes, you will end up with inconsistently air-fried potato chips. 

The color of each chip may vary depending on how evenly the potatoes were sprayed with olive oil and the type of air fryer used.

Sweet potato chips on a baking sheet.Sweet potato chips on a baking sheet.

Dipping Sauces for Sweet Potato Chips

Obviously these sweet potato chips are amazing served as is, but if you’re looking for a dip recommendation, here are some of our favorites:

A bowl of sweet potato chips with dipping sauce.A bowl of sweet potato chips with dipping sauce.

Storage

These sweet potato chips are best served immediately! Should you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Because they’re not made with any preservatives like store-bought chips, they will not keep as long, and will lose some of their crisp over time.

Two bowls of sweet potato chips with sour cream and chives.Two bowls of sweet potato chips with sour cream and chives.

Serving Suggestions

These air fryer sweet potato chips are amazing served alongside any of our sandwiches. Some of our go-tos are these salmon burgers, our 5-star hamburgers or these turkey pesto sandwiches.

Photography: photos taken in this post are by Ashley McGlaughlin from The Edible Perspective.

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