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This easy Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe is one of my favorites. It is delicious, much healthier than traditional fries and they are fun to make with the kids. Give these a try!

Sweet potato fries on a plate
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I don’t know about you, but I love sweet potatoes. If given the choice, I always choose sweet potatoes as my side dish. These fries are baked to perfection and you will absolutely love them!

Not only will you save time but they are healthier since they are baked. If you love French fries try Homemade French Fries, Taco Bell Nacho Fries, or Air Fryer French Fries Recipe

Why We Love This Recipe

I love recipes that are easy and frugal like this one. Plus, it is healthy and delicious. I never liked frying so this is nice because it is oven baked. You still get that amazing crispy outside.

In less than 25 minutes you can have an amazing side dish in minutes. They have the best flavor with olive oil and seasonings. We have even used coconut oil or avocado oil and added salt pepper and more.

You can also use the air fryer to make these if you have one of those. Roasted sweet potatoes are so yummy and these fries are crispy and delicious. We love to serve with ketchup, Freddy’s Fry Sauce Recipe and this Homemade Ranch Dip.

Ingredients

Sweet potatoes, seasoning, oil and cornstarch

Just a few simple ingredients is all you need. This is so easy and tastes amazing. For the full recipe and ingredients, scroll to the recipe card.

Seasoning Ideas

Feel free to change the spices to what you prefer. Here are some great variations or additions.

How to Make Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

  • Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 475 degrees. Peel the fries and cut into the size of fries. I like to cut them about 1/4″ thickness in size.
  • Step 2 – In a mixing bowl, toss the potatoes with cornstarch.
Slice sweet potato topped with cornstarch in a bowl
  • Step 3 – Place the potatoes on a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Make sure to separate the fries as much as possible so they can cook evenly.
  • Step 4 – Drizzle with olive oil. Mix the seasonings together in small bowl and sprinkle over the sweet potatoes.
Spreading the seasoned sweet potato on a baking sheet
  • Step 5 – Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through and brown slightly. I like to toss them halfway through the cooking process
  • Step 6 – Gently toss and serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Cutting Sweet Potatoes – We recommend to slice the sweet potato in about the same size so they cook evenly.
  • Coat Fries – Make sure to coat the sweet potatoes with the cornstarch mixture for the best texture.
  • Oven – Make sure to bake the sweet potatoes in a hot oven for the best results.

How to Tell When the Fries Are Done

Sweet potatoes cook best under high heat. After baking them for about 15 minutes, make sure the potato is fork tender before removing them. They may have a browner edges on them but that is a great way to tell that they are done.

The sweet potato fries will have crispiness that will make them delicious and even better served with your favorite dipping sauce.

Sweet potato fries stacked on a plate

Serving Suggestions

The options are endless! Sweet potatoes go with just about anything. Sometimes we even make these just for a snack or to enjoy while watching a movie. They are so easy and inexpensive.

Everyone loves these and it is a nice change from traditional white potatoes. You are going to love these crispy oven baked fries.

Sweet potato fries stacked on a plate

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Didn’t My Sweet Potato Fries Get Crispy?

If your fries do not get crispy, make sure that the potatoes are placed in a single layer on the baking dish. Overcrowding can cause the sweet potato fries to not get crispy. Make sure to also heat at the right temperature as the fries will get crispy as they bake.

Are Sweet Potato Fries healthier than Regular Fries?

Sweet potato are higher in calories than regular French Fries but are also packed with more nutrients. It depends on the what your preference is as they are both great options to serve as a healthy side dish.

How to Store Leftover Sweet Potato Fries

This delicious side dish is best served immediately. If you do have leftovers store in an airtight container and place in the refrigerator. The leftovers will last about 3-4 days.

How to Reheat Leftovers

Reheat the leftover sweet potato fries in the oven for best results. If you need them heated quickly, the microwave is a good option.

Do I Need Soak Sweet Potato Fries before Baking?

No, there is no need to soak the potatoes before baking them. I tried both ways and there was no difference in the level of crispness rather we soaked them or not.

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Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

5 from 7 votes
Making sweet potato fries doesn’t have to be difficult. Make this oven baked sweet potato fries recipe for the perfect side dish recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 187

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into the size of fries (approximately 1/4" inch thick pieces).
  • In a mixing bowl, toss the potatoes with the corn starch.
  • Place the potatoes on parchment or foil lined baking sheets. Separate them out as much as possible so that they cook evenly.
  • Drizzle with the olive oil. Mix the seasonings together in a small bowl and sprinkle over the potatoes.
  • Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes (tossing them half way through the cook time) until the potatoes are cooked through and brown slightly.
  • Gently toss; serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

You must try this delicious and easy side dish!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 187kcal, Carbohydrates 17g, Protein 1g, Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 70mg, Potassium 243mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 6g, Vitamin A 9355IU, Vitamin C 1.6mg, Calcium 27mg, Iron 0.6mg

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  1. Katie says:

    5 stars
    We make these multiple times a week and they are always a huge hit!

  2. Carrie says:

    Great Question! We test the recipe and determine how many people it would feed. Then we determine the nutrition for the entire recipe and divide it by that number. For this recipe, it’s 6, so a serving size would be 1/6 of the entire number. Thank you and I hope you enjoy this recipe. We love sweet potatoes! 🙂

  3. Cathy Stewart says:

    Can’t wait to try these !! I had a question about the nutrition on these ( and any of your other recipes). How do you determine the serving size for what your cooking? Love your website it has given me so many good ideas!