Ready in 30 minutes, these vegan Air Fryer Sweetpotato Taquitos are an easy weeknight meal option that the whole family will love! While this post is sponsored by the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission, all opinions and the recipe are our own.

Air Fryer Sweetpotato and Black Bean Taquitos

It’s no secret that I love sweetpotatoes. You all have seen me make some pretty cool creations with them: popsicles, no churn chocolate ice cream, smoothies and more. What you haven’t seen me make is anything with an air fryer. And not just anything sweetpotato in the air fryer. I mean anything in the air fryer.

Yes, we have air fryer recipes here on Healthy Family Project, but not one I created. And there’s a very simple reason for that….because I just got an air fryer. Now, I have heard all the amazing things about air fryers, but I didn’t believe all the hype. I mean, I have an oven. Do I really need another appliance? Especially one that sits on my counter?! Well, while chatting with friends and family about their passion for air fryers, one thing came through loud and clear….vegetables cook up fast and perfect every time.

That intrigued me.

We love roasted vegetables in my house, in fact, that’s my kids favorite way to eat them, so I try to serve them as often as I can.

And potatoes and sweetpotatoes are another family favorite. But they do take the longest in the oven.

So, I jumped on the air fryer band wagon and this was my first creation! How excited are you that you get to hear all about my first air fryer experience 😉

For those of you that are new to air fryers too, I promise you, it’s easy to use! I took it out of the box, washed the basket and little tray and was on my way. Oh wait, preheat it first, then start cooking! Learn more about how to use your air fryer and yummy things to cook in it.

Best Air Fryer Sweetpotato and Black Bean Taquitos

Now, obviously by the title of this recipe, the first thing I made was air fryer roasted sweetpotatoes. And would you believe that they were done in 10 minutes?! Holy smokes! How awesome is that?! Honestly, I was still prepping the other ingredients for these sweetpotato taquitos when the air fryer beeped and told me that the roasted sweetpotatoes were ready. Now, that’s fast! Thank you air fryer 🙂

Tasty Air Fryer Sweetpotato and Black Bean Taquitos

Speaking of prepping ingredients and roasting sweetpotatoes, let’s chat about these yummy taquitos. Taquitos are rolled tortillas (either corn or flour) filled with your favorite ingredients. In this case, my favorite ingredients are those roasted sweetpotato cubes and some other yummy veggies making these sweetpotato taquitos vegan.

Vegan Air Fryer Sweetpotato and Black Bean Taquitos

Sweetpotato Taquito Key Ingredients

  • Sweetpotatoes
  • Black beans
  • Onion , jalapeno and garlic
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Lime Juice
  • Tortillas – You can use flour or corn, I used the low-carb flour variety.

That’s it! Easy enough, right?!

Vegan Sweet potato and Black Bean Taquitos

Why we love these Sweetpotato and Black Bean Taquitos

  • They are easy to make.
  • Dinner was ready in about 30 minutes.
  • It’s a healthy spin on taco night.
Sweetpotato Taquitos

How to make Sweetpotato Taquitos with Black Beans

First, prep your sweetpotatoes by peeling then and dicing it into 1/2 cubes. Preheat the air fryer, and when it’s ready toss the sweetpotatoes in to start roasting. While the sweetpotatoes are in the air fryer, prep the onion, garlic and jalapeno (you guys know that my family loves all things spicy, if yours doesn’t leave the jalapeno out!). Saute the veggies, add in the black beans, taco seasoning and lime juice. When the sweetpotatoes are ready, add those to the same pan to mix everything up. Now, line the kitchen counter with tortillas and start filling. This step is perfect to recruit the kids to help. Once the taquitos are filled, roll them up and toss them in the air fryer and bam…dinner is done!

Sweet potato Taquitos

I did serve mine with a fat-free lime crema, but you enjoy them as is, or with salsa, sour cream or guacamole. To keep your meal vegan use salsa or guacamole. The recipe for the fat-free lime crema is in the Notes section of the recipe card below.

Can you freeze sweetpotato taquitos?

Yes, wrap individually and freeze up to 2 months. Reheat in air fryer.

I recommend wrapping them individually in press n’ seal or freezer wrap to help with freezer burn/frost and then tossing them in a freezer bag. When you are ready, allow them to thaw in the refrigerator and re-warm in the sir fryer when ready to eat. You can warm them in the air fryer from frozen, but it will just take a bit longer.

southwest sweetpotato buddha bowl

Now, we loved these sweetpotato taquitos so much, I actually made another batch of air fryer sweetpotaoes and made these Southwest Sweetpotato Bowls the next day (similar ingredients, just in bowl form!).

Air Fryer Sweetpotato & Black Bean Taquitos FAQs

Q: How long do you cook sweet potato and black bean taquitos in an air fryer?
A: Cook at 400F for 9 minutes.

Q: What ingredients are in air fryer sweet potato and black bean taquitos?
A: Sweet potatoes, black beans, onion, garlic, jalapeño, tortillas.

Q: Are air fryer sweet potato taquitos vegan?
A: Yes, the recipe as written is vegan.

Q: How long does it take to make air fryer sweet potato taquitos?
A: Total time is about 30 minutes – 10 mins prep, 20 mins cook.

Q: How many taquitos does this air fryer sweet potato recipe make?
A: This recipe makes 12 taquitos.

Q: What do you serve with air fryer sweet potato and black bean taquitos?
A: Salsa, guacamole, lime crema or sour cream.

Q: Are air fryer sweet potato taquitos gluten free?
A: Yes, if you use corn tortillas they are gluten free.

Alright, let’s make some sweetpotato taquitos shall we? Oh…and be sure to checkout my PBJ Sweetpotato Taquitos too….I fell in love with air fryer taquitos and decided a sweet version had to be next.

Sweetpotato Taquitos

Air Fryer Sweetpotato Taquitos

Tracy Shaw
Easy, delicious and healthy! Dinner is ready in just 30 minutes when you make these sweetpotato and black bean taquitos in the air fryer. As an added bonus, they are vegan!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course 30 Minutes or Less, dinner, Lunch
Cuisine tex-mex
Servings 12 taquitos
Calories 126 kcal


  • 3 cups sweetpotatoes peeled, diced – approx 1 large sweetpotato
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeno diced. optional
  • 15 oz black beans, low-sodium 1 can. drained.
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning store bought or homemade. I used low-sodium.
  • ½ lime juice of half a lime
  • 12 6-inch corn tortillas I used the low-carb option.


  • Preheat air fryer.
  • Add the diced sweetpotato to the air fryer basket and lightly spray with olive oil spray.
  • Cook the sweetpotato cubes for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Shake once or twice during the cooking process.
  • While the sweetpotatoes are roasting in the air fryer, warm a large skillet on medium heat.
  • Add onions and garlic, saute until translucent.
  • Add the diced jalapeno, stir well. *If your family doesn't like spicy, feel free to leave the jalapeno out.
  • Add black beans, taco seasoning and juice from the lime. Stir well.
  • Once sweetpotatoes are done, add them to the black bean mixture and stir well. Remove from heat.
  • Lay the tortillas out on the counter and place 1-2 tablespoons of the sweetpotato mixture into each tortilla.
  • Roll each tortilla tightly, like a cigar. And place the rolled tortilla, seam side down, in the air fryer.
  • Fill the air fryer basket (it will fit about 8 rolled tortillas, you will have to do 2 batches to make them all).
  • Spray the tortillas lightly with the olive oil spray.
  • Cook in the air fryer for 9 minutes at 400°.
  • Enjoy with salsa, guacamole, sour cream or lime crema…or just as is!


To make the lime crema, simply mix 1/2 cup non-fat greek yogurt, a dash of salt, the juice from the other half of the lime and some lime zest. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Calories: 126kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 200mgPotassium: 297mgFiber: 6gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 4772IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 1mg
Keyword 30 minute meals, air fryer, easy dinner, easy dinner ideas, sweet potato, sweet potatoes, sweetpotato, taco, vegan, vegetarian
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