Want to make your own baked sweet potato fries or wedges? Look no further! These are just a base for whatever you might want to do with your fries. Want to make them spicier? No problem, add whichever seasonings you want in with the salt. Want them a little crispier? No problem, just take them out when they’re exactly how you want them! Choose between wedges or traditional, too. So many options!

We want to be clear: there is nothing wrong with real fries! These are just one alternative for when you’re craving baked sweet potato fries, or just want something a little different.

Why do we love baking our fries? Well, it helps preserve all of the nutritional benefits of the sweet potato. They contain lots of vitamins and minerals, such as B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin D, potassium, iron, magnesium, and so many more! By baking the sweet potato instead of frying, a lot more of the natural benefits of sweet potatoes can be maintained, so you get as many nutrients as possible while still enjoying something delicious.

Looking for more sweet potato recipes? Check out these sweet potato nachos or this beef and sweet potato chili. You can also search all of our sweet potato recipes on our recipes page.

Our dietitians like to cook and even photograph all the recipes on our blog, we hope you enjoy these fun fries!

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries have swept the nation, and for good reason! But why not make this delicious side dish at home, baked in the oven, to preserve all those nutritional benefits!
Course: Appetizers and Snacks, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: Budget-friendly, Easy, Fall, Kid-friendly, Spring, Summer, Vegan, Winter
Cooking Method: Oven
Condition: Chronic Kidney Disease, Dairy Free, Diabetes, Gluten Free, Heart Health, Low Sodium, Nut Free, PCOS, Vegetarian
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Rinse and scrub sweet potato, then dry thoroughly.
  • Carefully cut sweet potato lengthwise to make ½ inch slices. Then cut each slice lengthwise to create 1/2 inch fries.
  • Place uncooked fries in a bowl and toss in olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  • Bake fries for 30-40 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden brown.

Nutrition

Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 573mg | Fiber: 5g

Please note:

Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors.

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An award winning recipe developer, Dietitian Kaitlin’s mission is to empower others to reach their health goals by encouraging them to get back into the kitchen. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating and Cooking with Diabetes.