Crispy, salty-sweet, Alexia Sweet Potato Fries (Air Fryer) are the perfect side for lunch, dinner or as an afternoon snack! Satisfy your salt craving and your sweet tooth at the same time with these delicious fries! Make them even better and serve them with homemade honey mustard sauce.
I'm really leaning into the air fryer recipes this month! I know I'm late to the air fryer party, but better late than never right?! With Super Bowl parties right around the corner, this is the perfect time to start using an air fryer.
Whether you make Alexia Sweet Potato Fries (Air Fryer) for game day, or as a simple side dish at dinnertime, they're sure to be a crowd pleaser. Especially when you serve them with homemade honey mustard dip!
- Alexia Sweet Potato Fries - These can be found in the freezer section of most grocery stores. This recipe is for the 20 ounce (1.25 lb.) bag. Alexia sweet potato fries are not labeled as being gluten free on the package, but they also are not listing any ingredients that contain gluten. If need these to be gluten free, then double check your bag so that you can decide for yourself!
- Mayonnaise - My #1 choice is always Hellman's Low-Fat Mayo.
- Dijon mustard - The Dijon that I used for this recipe was on the savory side. Some Dijon mustards can be sweet. Take note of whether or not your Dijon is sweet so that you can adjust the honey if needed.
- Grey Poupon Harvest Course Ground Mustard - Grey Poupon makes a few different types of mustard. Make sure you choose the Harvest Course Ground variety.
- Honey - A nice, high quality honey is always great to have on hand! Look for a local honey if you can find it!
- Apple cider vinegar - Apple cider vinegar is also known as cider vinegar. It is made from fermented apple juice.
- Salt, garlic powder & paprika
*See recipe card for quantities.
- Air fryer - This is obvious since this is an air fryer recipe. Here is the air fryer that I currently use. So far I love it! We have a big family so I knew I needed a bigger unit (6 quarts). It's easy to clean and is doing it's job!
- Small mixing bowl
- Measuring cups & measuring spoons
- Make the honey mustard dip. In a small mixing bowl combine the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, Grey Poupon mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar, salt, garlic powder and paprika. Whisk together until smooth and set aside.
- Preheat your air fryer if necessary. Some models require preheating and some do not. Dump the entire bag of sweet potato fries into the bottom of the air fryer basket. Air fry the sweet potato fries at 400°F for 8 minutes.
- Pull the basket out of the air fryer, give the fries a good shake to move them around and then cook them for another 8 minutes at 400°F.
- Remove the fries from the air fryer. Season generously with sea salt and serve them alongside the honey mustard dip!
*See recipe card for detailed printable instructions.
Hint: Make sure to use the correct Grey Poupon mustard! They make a few different kinds. I specifically used the Harvest Course Ground Mustard in this recipe.
- Dips - If you don't care for honey mustard, or simply don't want to make it, try a different dip instead! Ketchup, yellow mustard, BBQ sauce, ranch or garlic aioli would all be delicious.
- Sweetener - Instead of using honey to sweeten the honey mustard dip, you could try maple syrup instead.
- Vegan - If you would like this recipe to be vegan, then swap the mayonnaise for Follow Your Heart Vegenaise and the honey for maple syrup.
- Spicy - Season the sweet potato fries with cayenne or chili powder!
- Sweet - Sprinkle a cinnamon sugar blend on the fries.
- Loaded - Turn your plate of sweet potato fries into nachos! Top them with sliced avocado, shredded cheddar cheese, salsa and jalapeno peppers.
Sweet potato fries made in the air fryer will stay crispy and delicious for a while after they're done cooking. Typically fries don't hold up very well as leftovers though so I wouldn't make these ahead of time or save them for later.
- Some air fryers require you to preheat the air fryer first. Typically, you will preheat the air fryer for 3 minutes at the same temperature that you will be cooking at. So for this recipe, I preheated my air fryer for 3 minutes at 400°F. This is especially important if your air fryer is cold when you are starting.
- Every time I have made these sweet potato fries, 16 minutes total has been the perfect amount of time to get them (slightly) brown and crispy. Not all air fryers are the same though! If you know that your air fryer tends to run hotter than others, then check the fries a little early.
- The Alexia packaging says that these are already salted. I felt they really needed EXTRA salt though!
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon Grey Poupon Harvest Course Mustard
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon paprika
- 20 ounce bag of Alexia Sweet Potato Fries
- Make the honey mustard dip. In a small mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, honey, Grey Poupon, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, salt and paprika. Whisk until smooth and set aside.
- Preheat your air fryer if required. Dump the entire bag of frozen sweet potato fries into the air fryer basket. Cook the sweet potato fries at 400°F for 8 minutes.
- Pull the air fryer basket out, give the fries a really good shake to move them around, and then continue cooking at 400°F for another 8 minutes
- Remove the fries from the air fryer, season generously with sea salt and serve with the honey mustard dip. Enjoy!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 16 minutes
- Category: side dish
- Method: air frying
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
Keywords: alexia sweet potato fries air fryer
Frequently Asked Questions
According to the ingredients listed on the back of the package, it looks like they would be suitable for the vegan diet.
If they are soggy, then it probably means they have not cooked for long enough and need to be circulated around the pan.
Sweet potato fries are made by peeling and cutting whole sweet potatoes into long, thin strips. They are then baked, fried or air fried!