Instant Pot Sweet Potato Fries

Instant Pot Yam Fries

Making Instant Pot sweet potato fries has never been easier! Just use this recipe and get a delicious and healthy side dish!

These yam fries recipe is one of the best Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid recipes and you can make it in less than 20 minutes.

It's a great choice when you wanna try something other than the pressure cooker french fries.

Sweet potato fries with slice of lemon and a small bowl of ketchup

Can I use red potatoes?

Yes you can! But cooking times may be a little different, so I won't make them in the same batch.

How to serve these yam fries?

These Sweet potato fries work great with ketchup, bbq sauce, tahini and anything you like. For more ideas feel free to check What to Eat With Sweet Potato Fries.

Which spices to use?

I suggest using smoked paprika, rosemary powder, chili powder and cayenne (or any cayenne pepper substitute). This way the yam fries are sweet and spicy at the same time.

But feel free to play with it and add your favorite combination of spices.

How to cut sweet potatoes?

Cut them into fries as I do for the best results. You can also try cubes or slices, but the cooking time my change accordingly.

cutting sweet potatoes

Can I steam sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot?

Yes you can! In order to steam sweet potatoes, just cut your yam into cubes and cook at high pressure for 3-4 minutes. For more info check out this Instant Pot Sweet Potato recipe.

Please note - for this recipe I'm using Mealthy Crisplid. You can also make this recipe using Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid or the Instant Pot Duo Crisp.

I don't have any of the accessories above. What can I do?

You can make these fries in the oven, using the same ingredients and bake at 375°F for 20 minutes.

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Instant Pot Sweet Potato Fries

You can make these crispy and perfectly seasoned sweet potato fries in Instant Pot easily.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smoked paprika, Sweet Potato, Yam Fries, yams
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie


  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 teaspoon dried rosemary powder
  • 2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into ¼-inch thick fries.
  • In a bowl , mix the fries with all the remaining ingredients.
  • Place the sweet potatoes on a single layer in the Crisplid basket.
  • Place the trivet and the basket inside the inner steel pot.
  • Place the Crisplid lid on the top of the inner steel pot and plug in.
    (Keep the Instant Pot unplugged!)
  • Set to 375°F and cook for 9 minutes.
  • Flip the sweet potato fries and cook for 9 more minutes.
  • Open the lid, take out the fries and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 197kcal Carbohydrates: 24g Protein: 2g Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 2g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 8g Sodium: 80mg Potassium: 433mg Fiber: 4g Sugar: 5g Vitamin A: 17028IU Vitamin C: 3mg Calcium: 40mg Iron: 1mg
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19 thoughts on “Instant Pot Sweet Potato Fries

  1. Turned out pretty good! The key is soaking the cut potatoes for a half hour. I drained the starchy water half way through and poured new water to soak. I also did not salt until the end and I cut them in a shoe string style and they totally got crispy.

    1. Yes for most of my recipes I'm using 6q Instant Pot.
      For air fryer recipes like the sweet potato fries, just use as much as you can fit in one layer.

  2. Hi, This is the first time I'm using my insta pot as an air fryer, so it'll be trial and error for me. I sliced my potatoes thin and soaked in cold water for 1/2 hour, but I did salt them before cooking. I cooked them for 18 minutes with a flip in between, but they were still not quite cooked through. Another 6 minutes seemed to be the right amount of time for my air fryer. The potatoes were cooked and the edges were crispy. The spices were excellent. Not to shabby for our first attempt! Thx for the recipe!

  3. Just made these and they were great. I made a few adjustments using instant pot fryer. First, sweet potato fries will never have the same consistency as regular fries. So accept that. Second, I only used one large sweet potato, you can’t overcrowd in air friers or they won’t crisp well. I also cooked them for 3-5 min longer than the recipe and tossed them 3-4 times in between cooking.

    1. No pressure! This is using the air fryer lid. It has a separate plug. You do not even plug in regular instant pot plug!

  4. I tried broiling them, but they still weren't crispy. The spices were excellent, though. Would make this again. Just don't call them "fries."

    1. Pleased to know that you liked the flavoring. If you like crispy fries, then you can deep fry them lightly after removing from the Instant Pot.

    1. For crispy skin: preheat the oven to broiler. Arrange the Instant Pot cooked fries onto a baking sheet, and lightly spray with cooking oil. Broil for about 3-5 minutes.

  5. These were a soggy mess and I did not cook for the full time either. I'm still pretty new to the instant pot but I just knew this wouldn't turn out... What a waste 🙁

    1. You can’t overcrowded them. I only used one large potato. I also cooked them in air fryer for a few min longer tossing them 3-4 times. Also, don’t expect the same consistency as regular fries. They are healthier but will always be a little different than the pure starch potato.

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