Baked Sweet Potato Fries

03.07.2018

Sweet Potato Fries are one of the best side dishes! These are sweet and salty, they’re perfectly flavorful, they’re healthy and they are just totally satisfying. Plus they are easy to make!

Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Sweet Potato Fries

I live for sweet potato fries! As a matter of fact I like them more than regular fries.

They have more flavor and I love that little bit of natural sweetness. Maybe it’s that after 30+ years of regular russet fries it’s fun to have something new.

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Plus these are a great way for me to get my family to eat their veggies, especially my kids. They love these!

How To Make 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 bake until tender, easy as that!

Sweet Potato Fries shown here after baking on dark baking sheet

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

I like this baked version of sweet potato fries because they’re healthier than their deep fried option.

I won’t sit around and say these are crispiest sweet potato fries you’ll ever eat, but they are incredibly tasty! They will get slightly crisp edges as long as you let them brown up a bit.

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?

Everyone will love these! People will be heading back for more and soon enough there won’t be a fry left!

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fry 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:

  • Mix 1/3 cup mayonnaise (I use half light, half regular)
  • 3 Tbsp ketchup
  • 3/4 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • A pinch of cayenne

Sweet Potatoes Fries

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Sweet Potato Fries {Oven Baked}

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!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet Potato Fries
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 226 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

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.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Fries {Oven Baked}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 565mg 24%
Potassium 621mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 7g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 519.3%
Vitamin C 5.3%
Calcium 5.4%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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