Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Want a quick, tasty side dish that doesn't cost a lot of money? These Baked Sweet Potato Fries are on the healthier side, and the salty-sweet-savory flavor of sweet potato fries just can't be beat.

baked sweet potato fries with dipping sauce

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

I always order sweet potato fries when we go out to dinner. I love the flavor and feel a little less guilty about eating them than regular fries.
I decided I would attempt to make them at home but didn’t want to fry them. That is when this little recipe was born. They are nice and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, making them absolutely delicious.

Tips for cutting sweet potatoes

You may have noticed by now that sweet potatoes can be very firm and difficult to cut. We have a few helpful suggestions to make cutting sweet potatoes a little easier:

  1. Find the flattest side or create a flat side before you begin cutting. You want your potato to sit as stable as possible before you cut. If you can’t find a flat side on your potato, you can make one really quickly with a vegetable peeler.
  2. Use a high-quality, large knife.¬†I’ve tried cutting sweet potatoes with cheap knives I’ve picked up at the grocery store, and it makes life so much harder. Using a higher-quality knife will save you time and (probably) injuries. ūüėČ We’d recommend these knives or this one.
  3. Sharpen your knife before you cut.¬†Even with a high-quality knife, make sure you sharpen it before you cut. You’ll be surprised at the difference it makes. I got this one in a cooking class in college, and I’ve loved it ever since.


These fries are baked, not fried, so they save you a lot of calories and lot of added fats. If you still want a crispy fry, here are our best tips:

  • Keep the temperature high. We cook these at 450 degrees so that they’re more roasted instead of just baked. Keep in mind that some oven run hotter than others – so you may want to check how accurate your oven is using this tool (or if you don’t know, you can periodically check back in on your “fries” to make sure they don’t burn).
  • Make sure your fries are in a thin layer (and not touching, if possible). Fries that are stacked too deep, or are all touching, will steam instead of roast, causing your potatoes to be soft. If you need to, split them into two pans.
  • Turn them once during baking. That way, your fries will be more evenly roasted. If you’re worried about your fries sticking to the pan, use parchment paper or line your baking sheet with foil that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray.

Watch how to make sweet potato fries:

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Serves: 8

Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Want a quick, tasty side dish that doesn't cost a lot of money? These Baked Sweet Potato Fries are on the healthier side, and the salty-sweet-savory flavor just can't be beat.

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. 
  2. Wash and peel sweet potatoes. 
  3. Cut sweet potatoes into fries or wedges.
  4. Place cut sweet potatoes in a large resealable bag and add the rest of the ingredients to the bag. 
  5. Seal the bag and shake until all of the sweet potatoes are evenly coated. 
  6. Pour contents of the bag in an even layer onto a baking sheet lined with foil and sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until browned on the outside.


If you're afraid your "fries" may burn when baked, cut them slightly thicker, or check them at 15-minute intervals.


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9 Responses to “Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe”

  1. Joanne MacDonald
    I've read some of the earlier comments, and agree, but when I made them from this recipe, I had already cooked sweet potatoes in several different ways and knew that they are much faster to cook than regular potatoes, so I did them for 12 minutes at 400 degrees and they were fine. But I do find it hard to believe that anyone who had made them before would suggest 40 minutes. Perhaps it was a typo or a momentary brain flip, because your recipes are normally bang on! But I did enjoy them ... Knowing that cooked, they are softer than potatoes means no surprises with the end product.
  2. Nathalie
    I tried to do this recipe and just couldn't. I bought the raw sweet potatoes from the super market and washed them (as we do in Mexico with fruits and vegetables) and tried to cut them as french fries... but it was SO HARD! The sweet potato is very hard to cut, I don't know if this is like it's supposed to be (and I should buy a bigger / sharper knife) or should I bake them first for them to be easy to cut? Anyway I just put them in the oven now, the whole thing, will try bake them a little and then cut them. Or maybe it is because the sweet potatoes in Mexico are different? Thank you!

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