Baked Sweet Potato Fries

03.07.2018

These Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries are seriously the best. I live for sweet potato fries! As a matter of fact I like them more than regular fries. My husband thinks I’m totally crazy because who could like sweet potato fries better but there’s just something about them. They’re sweet, they’re salty, they’re crispy and they are 100% dreamy!

Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

How To Bake Sweet Potato Fries

Set the oven to a high temperature. Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet, drizzle with oil and toss with spices and cornstarch. Then roast until tender, easy as that!

I like this baked version because it’s healthier than the fried alternative. I won’t sit around and say these are crispiest best roasted sweet potato fries you’ll ever eat.

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Go to your local burger joint for that. The coated and fried kind you get at restaurants are hands down the crispiest and just the best in my opinion but for a healthier, simpler alternative these healthy sweet potato fries are a good option.

Homemade Sweet Potato Fries Baking

No they aren’t super crispy, they will get slightly crisp edges as long as you let them brown up a bit but they do have the perfect flavor and they’ll leave you craving more!

And of course they are the perfect side dish to just about any meal, fries go with anything – at least we could say homemade sweet potato fries do, right?

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries With Ketchup and Fry Sauce

Sweet Potato Fries Dip

When we go to a good burger restaurant I’ll always get the sweet potato fries, oh and the fry sauce is a must.

I mean I’d be totally happy sitting down to a meal of just sweet potato fries. If I didn’t have kids to feed I’d probably be doing that all the time.

If you are like me and just don’t really know how to eat sweet potato fries without fry sauce here’s a simple recipe:

Just mix 1/3 cup mayonnaise (I like to use half light half regular, otherwise it’s just not fry sauce without some full fat mayo), 3 Tbsp ketchup, 3/4 tsp apple cider vinegar and a pinch of cayenne. Then just keep it in the fridge. It’s liquid gold when it comes to fries.

Healthy Sweet Potato Fries Baked in Oven

Recipes That Pair Well With Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Be sure to check out the other easy  recipes I have posted that go well with these fries:

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

5 from 3 votes

These are a healthier alternative to your favorite restaurant fried sweet potatoes fries but they still have the same delicious flavor! Easy to make and the whole family can agree on these!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 5

Ingredients

Fries

  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch thick sticks (cut really long sticks in half)
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees, and place a rimmed 18 by 13-inch baking sheet in oven to preheat as well.
  2. In a small mixing bowl whisk together cornstarch, salt, pepper, paprika and garlic powder. 
  3. Place sliced sweet potatoes in a large mixing bowl. 
  4. Toss sweet potatoes with olive oil then pour cornstarch mixture over sweet potatoes and toss to evenly coat. 
  5. Remove baking sheet from oven then pour sweet potatoes onto baking sheet and spread into an even layer working to keep a little space between them (careful pan will be hot!). 
  6. Bake in preheated oven 15 minutes then remove from oven and toss and spread into an even layer again.
  7.  Return to oven and bake until until fries are golden brown in spots, about 10 minutes longer. 
  8. Serve warm with fry sauce (see notes in post for fry sauce recipe) or ketchup if desired.

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24 comments

  • Kat: By far the best sweet potato fries recipe and I’v gone through a lot of recipes in search of a good one. This one’s a keeper and My kids loved it! Thank you for sharing. September 14, 2018 at 8:23pm Reply

  • Lowell Overson: Best sweet potato fries I’ve ever had really enjoyed and the sauce was fantastic October 7, 2017 at 1:29pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked these fries Lowell! Thanks for leaving a review! October 7, 2017 at 10:02pm Reply

  • Lori: The best!!! September 7, 2017 at 4:17pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you like them Lori! September 7, 2017 at 11:07pm Reply

  • Casey: I’ve made these fries 4 times in the last 8 days! 2 times I ate the entire potato (fries) for breakfast before work! They’re best piping hot right out of the oven. I haven’t tried the sauce yet because I’m trying to keep the calories down but honestly the fries have such good flavor they don’t need the sauce. March 23, 2017 at 6:44am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you loved them Casey! March 27, 2017 at 11:02am Reply

  • Sophie: I made this recipe too. The taste is sublime! Only one problem…they are not crispy. Soft and fluffy but very tasty. My oven doesn’t have 425°C, the max temp is 250°C. So i assumed that the temperature is the problem. What should I do next time? January 18, 2017 at 6:08am Reply

    • Samantha: 425 Degrees Fahrenheit. Or 218 degrees Celsius. March 2, 2017 at 6:11pm Reply

  • Ruth @ Doctor Consultation at Home: These look tasty! Wonderful suggestion as well as fantastic, welcoming pictures, too. Thank you as well as have a positive week! December 6, 2016 at 2:18am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Ruth! December 7, 2016 at 12:43pm Reply

  • Tevin: I made these last week. I usually make sweet potato fries, but I cut them much thicker this time per your recipe and added your spice mix. So much better than the ones I’ve made in the past. They were really delicious! December 4, 2016 at 9:58pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked them Tevin! Thanks for your comment! December 5, 2016 at 5:20pm Reply

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