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Baked Sweet Potato Fries make a quick side dish or snack. Whether you like them salty, sweet, or spicy, sweet potato fries couldn’t be easier.

It’s no secret that we love potatoes. Have you seen all the potato recipes that we’ve shared over the years?!

There’s oven baked home fries, twice baked potatoes, and loaded hash browns to name a few.

We couldn’t leave sweet potatoes out of the mix, so over the last few months we started to add some sweet potato recipes.

My personal favorite is a post showing how to cook sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot. Then there’s sweet potato pie and sweet potato casserole.

Both are really popular around Thanksgiving.

Sweet potatoes fries in a basket with maple butter dipping sauce.

It made sense to add a recipe for baked sweet potato fries. They’re so easy to make and there’s so many different ways to season them.

John likes his fries savory, so for this recipe we took a simple approach.

Arial view of sweet potatoes slices in a plastic bag.

Baked sweet potatoes fries are crazy easy to make. After the potatoes are washed and dried, cut them lengthwise into 1/4 – inch wide pieces.

That’s important to ensure the fries cook evenly. Place them in a plastic zip bag.

Add the oil, seasoned salt, and pepper, and give the bag a good shake. Make sure all the fries are evenly coated.

Sweet potato slices coated with seasoning and olive oil in a closed zip bag.

Pour the fries onto a large baking sheet, and bake in a preheated oven for about 25 minutes. Adjust the time as needed to achieve the desired texture.

After the fries finish baking, use a spatula to carefully loosen the fries from the pan and serve hot.

Sweet potato fries on a large sheet pan.

Tips for Baking Great Sweet Potato Fries

How to Make Fries Crispy:

I wanted this recipe to be super simple. However, I’ve read that using cornstarch on sweet potato fries makes them crispy.

Toss the fries in cornstarch before adding the oil and bake. That gives the exterior a nice, crispy crunch while leaving the inside soft.

Close up of baked sweet potato fries on a sheet pan.

What Seasonings are Best for Sweet Potato Fries?

The possibilities are endless when it comes to flavoring sweet potato fries. Here are some options from salty to sweet and everything in between.

  • Sea Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Paprika
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Creole Seasoning
  • Seasoned Salt
  • Cumin
  • Chili Powder
  • Chipotle
  • Dill
Sweet potato french fries with maple butter.

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Sweet potato french fries with maple butter.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Baked Sweet Potato Fries make a quick side dish or snack. Whether you like them salty, sweet, or spicy, sweet potato fries couldn't be easier.

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Sweet Potatoes, washed and dried
  • 1 Tablespoon Cooking Oil
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Seasoned Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Cut the sweet potatoes into long strips about ¼ inch wide. Make sure they are all relatively similar in width and thickness so they cook in the same amount of time. Place the potatoes into a plastic zip bag, then add the oil, seasoned salt, and pepper. Close the bag, and give it a gentle shake until all the potatoes are evenly coated with the oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour the potatoes out onto a large baking sheet in an even layer. Bake for 25 minutes.
  4. Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce.

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of about 1/4 pound of sweet potato fries and does not include a dipping sauce. Actual calories will vary. Any leftovers can be stored in your fridge, in a sealed container, for up to three days.

*Spray the baking sheet with cooking spray to keep the fries from sticking.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: .25 pound
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 611mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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