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This easy-to-make Crispy Sweet Potato Fries recipe is perfect as a side dish, appetizer, or even snack! They are made with only 5 ingredients, crunchy on the outside and soft and sweet on the inside.

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This Sweet Potato Fries recipe is healthier than the traditional ones by baking instead of frying them. This tastes just as good if not better! Soft center, crispy edges, and baked not fried, these easy sweet potato fries are guaranteed to be gobbled up quickly. A gluten-free recipe that is made with 5 simple ingredients. These baked sweet potato fries make for a perfect snack or side dish recipe that even the kids would love.

Not sure how to cut sweet potatoes into fries? Check out our guide on how to cut sweet potatoes

why you’ll love this recipe

  • Perfectly seasoned. A pinch of salt and some garlic powder anoints these golden fries – topped with a sprinkle of rosemary – simply delicious!
  • Crispy fries. These come out nice and crispy – a satisfying crunch in every bite.
  • Healthier fries. Made with nutrient-rich sweet potatoes and they’re baked not fried, making them a healthier alternative to regular fries.
  • Easy. A quick slice, a quick season then bake and you have yourself an awesome snack or side. Only 5 ingredients!

ingredients you’ll need

  • Sweet Potatoes: you may use any type of sweet potatoes
  • Olive Oil: another type of bland oil, avocado oil will also work.
  • Dried Rosemary: You may skip it if you prefer to serve it plain or add some ground black pepper or a dash of smoked paprika.
  • Salt: It doesn’t need to be too salt like normal potatoes, so add 1/8-1/4th teaspoon.
  • Garlic Powder: you may use onion powder or 1/8 teaspoon paprika.

how to make Baked sweet potato fries

  • Cut your fries – Slice your sweet potatoes into thin/medium-sized fries.
  • Season – Toss the fries in a large bowl with the olive oil to evenly coat. Place the coated fries on a large baking sheet in an even layer and then sprinkle with rosemary and salt.
  • Bake – Bake for 15-20 minutes, flip and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes. Add more seasonings to taste if needed before serving.
oven baked sweet potato fries

recipe notes and tips

  • Slice evenly cut fries, so they all cook at the same rate, no burning and no underdone fries here!
  • Don’t overcrowd the fries. Make sure they are spread evenly on a single layer so they all cook evenly.
  • Line the baking tray with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
  • If you have time, soak your uncooked sweet potato fries in cold water for 30 minutes up to overnight. This removes excess starch and makes them even more crispy.
  • For a spicy kick, add some chili flakes after baking.
  • Make sure you add the sweet potatoes to a preheated hot oven
  • You may use your air fryer to make these sweet potato fries. Preheat the air frier to 380F and air fry for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Work in batches and open the air fryer every 5-6 minutes to toss or shake it.

Frequently asked questions

Are sweet potato fries actually healthy?

Sweet potato fries have a bit more calories and carbs than normal potatoes. But you will find that sweet potatoes have more vitamins and nutrients than normal white potatoes. Any potatoes that are baked instead of fried is a much healthier option for you.

Are sweet potatoes high in carbs?

For those who are on a low-carb or keto diet, you may not be able to eat sweet potatoes because they do have a high amount of carbohydrates and will not be a great fit to add to your diet. 1 cup of of raw sweet potatoes had 27g of carbohydrates whereas a cup of normal potatoes has 26g of carbs.

Are sweet potatoes a good or bad carb?

Sweet potatoes are considered “good carbs”. They are high in Complex carbohydrates which are healthier to consume than “simple carbohydrates“. Complex carbs take longer to digest and do not spike your insulin compared to simple carbs.

How long to bake sweet potato fries at 400F?

Sweet potato fries take time to crisp up in the oven. Oven temperatures will vary so the time for it to get crispy will vary depending on the oven. It will take anywhere between 30-40 minutes to bake. Flip the sweet potatoes half way.

sweet potato fries Variations

These fries are great on their own but you can totally customize!

  • Add some Cheese – When out of the oven, sprinkle some Parmesan or shredded cheddar.
  • Spice it up – Cayenne pepper or red chili flakes will give a satisfying kick of heat.
  • Add more Seasonings – From Italian to Cajun, there’s a whole host of seasonings to play with!

what to serve with Sweet Potato Fries

baked sweet potatoes

Storage and Reheating Recommendations

  • To Store: Place any leftover baked sweet potato fries in a sealed container and store them in the fridge for up to 4 days. You may also freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Reheating: If you do not care for crispiness, you can reheat in the microwave or you may rebake them at 400F for 10 minutes. You can also do a quick air fry at 380F for 5-7 minutes.

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4.80 from 5 votes

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

By: Rena
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
baked sweet potato fries on a platter with ketchup sauce on the side with hand dipping one fry into the ketchup
A delicious healthy sweet potato fries baked to perfection and topped with rosemary garnish. Made with only 5 ingredients. Simple and easy.

Ingredients

  • 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes (~2 lbs), washed and cut into fries
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Tsp Dried Rosemary
  • 1/8 Tsp Salt
  • 1/8 Tsp Garlic Powder, or a quick sprinkle

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Toss the fries in a bowl with the olive oil to evenly coat. Place the coated fries on the baking sheet in an even layer and then sprinkle with rosemary and salt.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, flip and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes. Add more seasonings to taste if needed before serving.

Notes

  • Slice evenly cut fries, so they all cook at the same rate, no burning and no underdone fries here!
  • Don’t overcrowd the fries. Make sure they are spread evenly on a single layer so they all cook evenly.
  • Line the baking tray with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
  • If you want these sweet potato fries extra crispy you can coat them with about 2 teaspoons. But they come out just as good without!
  • For further crispiness swap olive oil for ghee.
  • If you have time, soak your uncooked sweet potato fries in cold water for 30 minutes up to overnight. This removes excess starch and makes them even more crispy.
  • If you can wait – allow them to cool for 5 mins, this will make them crispier!
  • For a spicy kick, add some chili flakes after baking.

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSodium: 134mgPotassium: 380mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 16030IUVitamin C: 2.7mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 0.7mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
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About Rena Awada

Hi, I’m Rena! Welcome to my blog. I am here to help you prepare delicious, light, fresh meals that your whole family will love!

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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Hi Rena,

    I’m always on the lookout for healthy recipes and I have just come across your website.

    I make these sweet potato fries almost the same way but with a squeeze of lime juice and peri salt. Try it they are great.

    Thank you.

  2. 5 stars
    Great flavor on these sweet potato fries! I baked mine a bit longer to try to get them crispier. I also tried the cornstarch tip but didn’t notice a huge difference. The highlight of this recipe is the seasoning combination. Yum! Thank you!