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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

These baked sweet potato fries are so easy to make and tastes absolutely DELICIOUS! Healthy, crispy and full of flavor. Makes the perfect side dish or snack!

basket of sweet potato fries with fry sauce

My Favorite Side Dish

These fries are seriously amazing and are such a delicious healthy side dish. They turned me into a sweet potato lover and now I make all types of sides with them, like roasted sweet potatoes or these grilled sweet potato wedges. Yum!

While I love regular french fries or potato wedges, I also love sweet potato fries! When I did a round of Whole30, I made them all the time and have loved them ever since. They make a great side to just about any main dish. Sometimes I’ll even make them for a snack. They are so crispy and are seasoned to perfection. I love to dip them in an easy fry sauce that I whip up, but there are lots of different condiment options that would taste great!

How To Make Sweet Potato Fries

I love to make my own recipe because they are so much healthier than store-bought and taste even more delicious! Just follow the simple instructions below to get started.

  1. CUT the sweet potatoes into thin wedges, about 1/4″ x 3″ (tips for cutting below).
  2. PLACE the wedges in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment. Toss with olive oil.
  3. BAKE in oven at 415°F for 15 minutes. Mix together the seasonings and sprinkle evenly over the fries. Then flip them and bake an additional 10-15 minutes, or until crisp.

How to Cut Fries

One of the main keys to making the fries crispy is to cut them into evenly sized wedges so that they all bake the same. I like to buy sweet potatoes that aren’t super curvy and are a little longer in size vertically. It makes cutting them a little easier.

  1. Peel the sweet potato and then cut off the ends.
  2. Slice in half horizontally, creating two equal-sized pieces about 3 inches long.
  3. Next, cut the pieces in half vertically. Once you have 4 pieces, cut each piece in half vertically again to make 8 pieces.
  4. Slice each piece vertically into 1/4 inch fries. Each piece should produce about 3-5 fries.

TIP: Since the sides of the potatoes are rounded, I like to slice them off vertically to flatten the surface.

seasoned sweet potato fries on baking sheet

Favorite Seasonings

There are so many different ways to season them! I took the classic approach in this recipe, but below are a few of my other favorites.

  • Classic: Oil, kosher salt, pepper and garlic powder
  • Spicy: Oil, kosher salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika (or chili powder or chili seasoning)
  • Cinnamon-sugar: Oil, kosher salt and cinnamon sugar
  • Rosemary: Oil, kosher salt, pepper, garlic powder and rosemary
  • Italian: Oil, kosher salt, pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning
sweet potato fries soaking in a bowl of ice water

Tips for Making Fries Extra Crispy

  • Cut – Make sure to cut your sweet potatoes 1/4″ thick.
  • Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes – This is my favorite way to cook these fries, you will just need to cook in 2 to 3 batches. Preheat the air fryer to 380°F. Cook for about 12 minutes (turning half way) or until crisp.
  • Soak – If you have extra time you can soak your sweet potatoes in cold water for 30 minutes before baking (it draws out the extra starch and moisture).
  • Coat – Add the fries to a bag and shake 2 teaspoons of cornstarch on top so you have a thin coating.
  • Oil – Use canola, grapeseed, sunflower or peanut oil for a crispier edge.
  • Extra tip – Make sure to line them in a single layer (don’t crowd the pan). Flip the fries half way through baking to make sure each side is evenly crisp.
dipping sweet potato fry into fry sauce

Dipping sauces

If you’re looking for a yummy dipping condiment, try any of the following:

TIP: If you’re doing the Whole30, you can make a compliant fry sauce by mixing together homemade mayo and Tessamaes ketchup. I use about 1/4 cup mayo and 1 1/2 Tablespoons ketchup.

sweet potato fries in basket

5 star review

“This recipe is absolutely amazing and super delicious 🤤… the best healthy snack in my opinion!!!”

-Susue

Favorite main dishes to serve with:

sweet potato fries in a basket with fry sauce

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

5 from 13 votes
These baked sweet potato fries are so easy to make and tastes absolutely DELICIOUS! Healthy, crispy and full of flavor. Makes the perfect side dish or snack!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (peeled and washed)
  • 2 Tablespoons oil (I use canola or olive oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika or chili powder (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 415°F. Line a baking sheet with nonstick foil or parchment paper. If using foil, lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray. Cut the sweet potatoes into thin wedges (about 1/4" x 3"). For extra crispy fries follow instructions in notes. Then place in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Toss fries with olive oil. Mix together the seasonings and sprinkle evenly over the fries. Then bake for 15 minutes. Then flip them and bake an additional 10-15 minutes, or until crisp.
  • Serve fries while hot! These are best served right away. Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce.
    sweet potato fries in a basket with fry sauce

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Notes

For extra crispy fries: Soak uncooked fries in ice cold water for 30 minutes. Pat dry and then place in a zip top bag with 2 teaspoons of cornstarch and shake until evenly coated. Use canola oil. 
Cooking in the air fryer: This is my favorite way to cook these fries, you will just need to cook in 2 to 3 batches. Preheat the air fryer to 380°F. Cook for about 12 minutes (turning half way) or until crisp.
For fry sauce: Combine 1/4 cup mayo and 1 1/2 Tablespoons ketchup. Add a dash of seasoned salt.

Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 362mg | Potassium: 438mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 18515IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Jamielyn Nye

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