Oven-Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

It’s the rare occasion when I crave fries.  Granted, I will enjoy them whenever they are served with a meal, but usually they’re just “ok”.

However…sweet potato fries are a totally different story.

Oh my goodness.  I’ll take a sweet + salty + savory combination anyday.  But when you add in the flavors of the wonderful spices, plus the oh-so-slight crisp around the edges, plus that deep, round sweet potato taste, I’m in heaven.  Absolutely love sweet potato fries!  And much more — I love roasting them in the oven at home.  It’s super-simple, and so much healthier than actually frying the “fries”.  :)

So if you’ve never made these at home, you should totally give it a try!  All it takes for a large batch is two sweet potatoes, and a few teaspoons of your favorite seasonings.  (Probably one of the most inexpensive sides you can make!)  Definitely a recipe everyone will enjoy!

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Oven-Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

You will love this healthy, easy oven-baked sweet potato fries recipe! This lighter version of this savory side is sure to be a crowd favorite.


  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes, rinsed and dried
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. coarse salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne (optional)


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Carefully cut the potatoes into 1/4″ thin strips, or to your desired thickness and length. Then place in a large bowl, and toss with the remaining ingredients (oil and spices) until potatoes are evenly coated.

Then spread out the potatoes evenly on a baking sheet prepared with parchment paper or silicone baking sheet. (Try not to overcrowd the sheet, or have multiple layers of fries — you want them to be roasted, not steamed.)

Place in oven and cook for 20-25 minutes, turning the fries once or twice during that time to cook evenly. (May take more or less time, depending on the size and thickness you cut the fries.) Remove once the edges slightly begin to brown and fries begin to crisp.

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Ali’s Tip:

I’m pretty sure I’ve never seasoned these the same way twice.  You can literally substitute in just about any of your favorite seasonings, or grated parmesan, or other fun oils.  Experiment away!

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  8. I LOVE all of your recipes! They are have easy to follow directions and there are so many healthy options. I can’ wait to try the sweet potatoes fries!!

  9. My roommate and I are raving about your fries! Thank you! We love it.

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  12. Have you ever had to reheat these? I’d love to take them to work but all I have there is a microwave which usually doesn’t go over well with fries!

    • Hi Kala! You can reheat these in the microwave but it’s not ideal. It’s best to eat these after you make them, otherwise they tend to get a bit soggy/mushy later on. If you can reheat them in a toaster oven, that would help them get a little bit crispy again though. We hope this helps!

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  26. My favorite seasonings for sweet potatoes fries.

    Rating: 5
  27. I know this defeats the purpose of healthy, but a few things in life just require the ocassional occurrence of indulgence and anything sweet potatoe with marzetti’s (a lot healthier) chunky blue cheese dressing (and i dont even like blue cheese like that) just the lightest dip of it, is The bomb dot com! Loved your recipe :D

    Rating: 5
  28. Made these for a lunch and they were gone lickety split! My niece who does not like sweet potatoes, couldn’t stop eating them. The second time I made them, I added more cayenne and cumin and used with beef barbacoa for street tacos…what a winner dinner! My kids never eat sweet potatoes, but they will eat these. Sweet potatoes are now a staple on my grocery list.

    Rating: 5