Air Fryer Orange Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Thyme


Air fryers are a new unique twist on some traditional cooking methods. I’ve had my air fryer for a while now and unfortunately I haven’t had a chance to do much experimenting. But with the frigid temperatures and a very snowy February it is the perfect time to try some new recipes. 

Sweet potatoes are such a healthy vegetable, but they do need quite a bit of “stuff” to give them some extra flavor. Of course, baking is a great option. But in the spirit of testing my air fryer I decided to modify a baked recipe into this version. It’s worth noting that I did boil the potatoes ahead of time to help ensure they cooked faster and evenly in the air fryer. It just seems like a good idea. 

Air Fryer Orange Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Thyme

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp grated orange peel
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme
  1. 1. Peel and cut sweet potato into small chunks. 

    2. Boil sweet potato until slightly soft. 

    3. In small saucepan, stir together sugar, cornstarch, salt and orange peel. 

    4. Slowly stir in orange juice into sugar mixture. 

    5. Add butter. 

    6. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. 

    7. Boil and stir one minute. 

    8. Pour hot orange juice mixture of over sweet potatoes in basket of air fryer. 

    9. Cook in air fryer at 300 degrees for 18 minutes. 

    10. Once removed from air fryer sprinkle with fresh thyme. 

Do you have an air fryer? What are some of your favorite recipes and/or dishes to prepare? Please leave a comment below! Thanks for reading! 


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