Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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4.88 from 8 reviews

Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries are crispy and savory! With proper technique, you can have this satisfying side dish ready in no time! Enjoy it with the whole family!

I have a lot of recipes for sweet potatoes. Learn how to prepare cheesecake bars, pies, and bread in these posts. But if you want to turn it into something savory, then, read on.

Oven roasted sweet potato fries and ketchup photo.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Baked Sweet Potato Fries are flavorful with a texture that is too additive to pass up. Kids and adults alike devour batches of this side dish, so I always remind myself to prepare extra every time.

The natural sweetness of the vegetable pairs well with the spices. And that’s one thing about this vegetable that makes it so versatile.

You can easily play up the innate flavor with spices. And you can have it creamy in some recipes or crispy in others, just like in this one!

Another bonus is that this dish is a healthy version of the typical French fries that we are all familiar with. Since the spuds will be roasted instead of deep-fried, then, less oil is used. Healthy and tasty, this recipe is win-win!

Image of baked sweet potato fries on a baking sheet.

How to make the best Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries?

  • Prep the spuds: Cut the spuds evenly into 1/4-inch wide strips. Then, soak the strips in cold water for at least half an hour.
  • Prep the oven: Set it to 425 deg F and be ready with your paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Coat: Drain and dry the strips. Toss them in olive oil. In another bowl, combine all the other ingredients except for the salt. Then, sprinkle this over the oiled spuds until the starch absorbs any excess olive oil.
  • Roast: Arrange the strips into a single layer on the baking sheet. Put the baking sheet in the preheated oven and cook for 15 minutes. Then, flip each strip to cook the other side. Cook for 15 minutes more until brown and crispy.
  •  Serve: Let the fries rest for a few more minutes, season with salt, and then, serve while still warm.

What is the secret for crispy sweet potato fries:

The recipe described in this post is designed to give the crispiest fries due to the following:

  • Removing the starch: Soaking removes as much starch as possible in the spuds that can make them soggy if you skip this process.
  • Cooking with cornstarch: This removes the excess fat, leaving the strips just greased and not soaked. And just in any other fried food, this adds crisp.
  • Adding salt in the end: If you put it before cooking, it can draw out moisture which will make the result soggy. Hence, add it towards the end just right before you feast on them.

Now, they are no longer secrets! Go ahead and try this recipe.

Picture of oven roasted sweet potato fries dipped in ketchup.

Recipe Variations:

Here are some suggestions on how you can more oomph to this dish:

  • Add parmesan: Do this towards the last few minutes of cooking or add any other kind of cheese if you like.
  • Use other veggies: Follow this recipe but adjust the cooking time on carrots, yams, the regular spuds, or yucca root. They would all taste amazing!
  • Customize the seasonings: Feel free to leave out the smoked paprika or add more dried herbs and spices that you like. Or, use other mixes entirely like the taco seasoning recipe that I have on the blog.

Can you make them in advance?

As in any type of fries, this will get soggy later on if left out for too long. So, it is best to not store them cooked and serve them freshly roasted every time.

But to make ahead, you can prepare the spuds in advance. Do this by cutting into thin strips, boiling them for 5 minutes, drain and flash-freeze them for an hour.

Transfer into freezer bags and freeze until you want to serve them. There is no need to thaw, you can simply season them after freezing as usual, then, roast them in the oven.

Photo of crispy oven roasted sweet potato fries and ketchup on a white plate.

Recipe Tips:

  • Serve it with your favorite sandwiches, hotdogs, and burgers.
  • Cut the strips thinner to make them crispier.
  • Put the baking sheet on the top rack of the oven for a crisper result. If you are using multiple baking sheets, switch them up halfway.
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4.88 from 8 reviews

Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6 as a side dish
Prep time: 1 hour 15 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Total time: 1 hr 45 mins

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Nutrition information

Calories: 152 Carbohydrates: 26 Protein: 2 Fat: 5 Saturated Fat: 1 Sodium: 63 Potassium: 388 Fiber: 4 Sugar: 5 Vitamin A: 16170 Vitamin C: 3 Calcium: 34 Iron: 1
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Amy Desrosiers

These sweet potato fries look so good! I love how crispy they look once they bake!

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Brianne Tursi Manz

These sweet potato fries look amazing! The ease in prep and baking is excellent for our busy family.

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Heather

YUM! I'm all about roasted veggies right now. And sweet potatoes are one of my favorites.

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Stacie

Sweet potato fries are one of my favorite sides to make. They taste better than regular fries and they're healthier.

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Celebrate Woman Today

I love the recipe and will try in my kitchen during the season. Very good looking fries indeed.

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Kathy

I think sweet potato fries are really good. I have never tried making them myself before yet. I would really like to try your recipe. They look delicious.

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Tara Pittman

My boys love sweet potato fries. I need to make these for dinner.

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Ruth I

This looks really great! It is going to be perfect with soda and beer. I am definitely trying this.

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Toni

It looks so delish and really easy to make!

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Lisa Joy Thompson

Thanks for the tips about soaking and salt. I love sweet potato fries, but I struggle to get them crispy. Too often they're a soggy mess. :(

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Nancy at Whispered Inspirations

Umm, totally 5 stars! This is making me crave sweet potatoes. I need to hit up the grocery store today and I'm picking up some sweet potatoes because of this.

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jill nunn

Want to hear something funny? I'm not a sweet potato fan but I like sweet potato fries! These look really yummy!

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Pamela Frost

I have a large sweet potato that I need to cook and this would be the perfect recipe for it! I love sweet potato fries and my son does too. I'd love to make this for dinner tonight!

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Claudia Krusch

They look amazing! I love sweet potato! Can't wait to make your recipe!

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Christina

Love them came out sooo good

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Glad you loved this recipe!

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Elaine

I made these for dinner last night. They were not crispy but tasted delicious. Some were a litter burnt my fault due to uneven cutting. My husband loved them I will definitely make again. Practice makes perfect.

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Renee

Oh em gee!!! These were so good y’all! Even my hubby who does not like sweet potatoes, loved them! I picked up a bottle of chipotle aioli sauce in the condiment aisle of Walmart to dip them in 😋.

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