Savory Sweet Potato Fries

Healthy oven baked sweet potato fries recipe

These sweet potato fries are a kid-approved substitute for regular fries or potato products, and they are packed with nutrition. A kid favorite at our house, the kids often help slice these or cut them in to crinkle cut chips before baking.

They are easy and fast to make and go with a lot of different meals. Sweet potatoes are considered more nutrient rich than regular potatoes and the sweetness of the sweet potatoes pairs perfectly with seal salt and pepper for a sweet and salty treat.

I serve these with homemade ketchup or mayo.

Savory Sweet Potato Fries
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Savory sweet potato fries baked with coconut oil, salt, garlic, basil and other spices.
Recipe type: Side
Serves: 4+
  • 2-3 large sweet potatoes, sliced into thin strips
  • ¼ cup olive oil or melted coconut oil
  • Spices of choice (I use: garlic, sea salt, pepper, basil, oregano, and thyme)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Put olive oil and spices in small bowl and mix well.
  3. Slice sweet potatoes and put on large baking sheet (or two if you are making a lot).
  4. Pour oil over the fries and toss by hand until evenly coated- this will also coat the baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or more until slightly browned and tender.
  6. Serve with homemade ketchup or mayo (It is a French thing!).

Not in the mood for sweet potato fries? These stuffed sweet potatoes and this sweet potato soup are two other sweet potato favorites at our house and this sweet potato shrimp carbonara is a date night favorite for my husband and me (It uses sweet potato “noodles” for extra flavor and nutrition).

Check out my full recipe gallery for simple dinner ideas that are grain-free, dairy-optional and always delicious. :-)

how to make sweet potato fries

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Reader Comments

  1. mmm… These sound delicious – and just in time as I was planning on making some for my husband’s birthday this week and didn’t yet have a recipe! Thanks so much!

  2. These look awesome. I love good sweet potato fries, but struggle with getting the method right. I’m trying these this week and have included them on my Menu Plan Monday post!

  3. I’ve tried making these several times, but can’t seem to get them crispy without burning them. Any ideas?

  4. it’s my understanding that olive oil should not reach temperatures this high. I did it with expeller pressed coconut oil(lard or tallow would be great, too)and it was wonderful. Can always drizzle olive oil on most foods AFTER cooking. :)

  5. I love these, but I also wanted to share another kind of fries with you and other readers. Instead of sweet potatoes, use parsnip. Baked at 350 for 10 min, with olive or coconut oil, and rosemary and garlic, or other spices to taste. I love the rosemary and garlic with a touch of turmeric. Delish!

  6. Sounds wonderful! I have one questions, though: isn’t the smoke point for olive oil 320 degrees Fahrenheit? I always wonder about roasted veggie recipes that call for using olive oil at 400 degree temperatures. Is the cook time not long enough to damage the oil and create harmful free radicals?

  7. I love these sweet potatoe fries! I don’t add the oil though- instead I just spritz them with Olive Oil Pam, sea salt and cracked pepper and they’re great!

  8. Sweet Potato Fries Cajun Dip:

    Chilli powder
    Dry basil
    Dry oregano
    Chilli flakes and/or hot sauce for more spice

    Yum :)

  9. I make these a lot during the winter. They are super easy and delicious! They crisp up well and we throw on fresh parmasen cheese at the end! I also make my own siratcha mayo sauce and when paired with the sweet potato fries, its the perfect combo! My family always comes back for more :)

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