There’s nothing like a healthy version of your favorite comfort food and these sweet potato fries in the oven are just that! Tasty sweet potato fries that are oven-baked to a perfect crispness. These fries make a perfect side dish or even a snack. Now you can indulge in this easy finger food, with none of the deep frying.

Whether you are making oven-baked fries or these baked sweet potato fries, your results will be crispy fries. This variation is so much healthier than frying them, and it lacks none of the taste. Pair sweet potato fries with a creamy garlic aioli, and you’ve got yourself a culinary masterpiece.

Sweet potato fries on a baking sheet topped with greens.

Strips of sweet potatoes, perfectly seasoned, and baked in the oven to a crunchy finish. These fries are so tasty, that you can hardly tell that they are incredibly nutritious. Serve the fries with ketchup, or our homemade avocado ranch for a tasty combination! 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Healthy. Sweet potatoes are loaded with healthy vitamins, and this oven-baking method eliminates the need for deep frying, so the overall dish is lower in calories. 
  • Easy to make. With simple ingredients come simple steps that are easy to follow, and little to no prep time!
  • Flavorful. The sweet potato has a natural sweetness that is well complemented by the seasoning. 
  • Kid-friendly. Children love these sweet potato fries and it’s a great way for them to get nutrients! 
Sweet potato fries stacked in a row and topped with fresh cilantro.

Loaded Sweet Potato Fries 

Spruce up the sweet potato fries by loading them up just like our loaded french fries! A dollop of sour cream, shredded cheese, and bacon, all go a long way in making these fries a whole party platter! 

Ingredients for Sweet Potato Fries

All you need for this recipe is 2 ingredients; sweet potatoes and season is all you need, so easy.

  • Sweet potatoes – large, peeled sweet potatoes 
  • Seasoning – a blend of garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. 

For a full list of ingredients and quantities, see the recipe card below.

Uncooked sweet potato slices laid out on a baking sheet drizzled in oil and topped with seasoning.

How to Cut Fries Like a Pro!

First, you want to choose your fry shape! Sweet potato wedges, shoestring fries, and the classic 4-inch long fry are all great options! 

  1. Make sure you have a stable surface before slicing through the peeled potatoes.
  2. Peel potato or clean skin thoroughly and pat dry.
  3. Place the potato on its side and using a large sharp knife, cut a thin slice off the edge so the potato has support. 
  4. Slice fries to the desired shape!

How to Make Sweet Potato Fries in the Oven 

Simple, step-by-step instructions for the perfect sweet potato fries every time! 

  1. Cut potato into matchsticks.
  2. Arrange fries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and drizzle with olive oil. 
  3. Sprinkle the seasoning blend all over the fries and toss in the spices to ensure the seasoning is evenly distributed. 
  4. Bake on the center rack in the preheated oven at 425°F for 13-15 minutes. 
  5. Serve up with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

Other Methods of Cooking

Air fryer – These sweet potato fries can be made even easier with the use of your trusted air fryer! Set to a temperature of 425°F and air fry for 13-15 minutes, checking for desired tenderness. 

Crispy sweet potato fries laid out on a baking sheet topped with greens and pepper.

Expert Tip for Crispy Fries:

Arrange fries in a single layer, and leave some space between them on the baking sheet to ensure that the fries get roasted evenly. Overcrowding the baking will not get you crispy fries.

Serving Suggestions

Sweet potato fries on a baking with a fork.

Recipe FAQs

Can I leave the skin on sweet potatoes? 

Just like with regular potatoes, you can leave the skin on these potatoes! Wedges are a great option for skin-on fries. If leaving the skin on, be sure to give the skin a good wash and dry before cutting.

Do I have to soak sweet potato fries in water? 

You don’t need to soak sweet potatoes in cold water, as you would regular potatoes. This is because sweet potatoes contain half the starch of regular potatoes. 

Why did my fries not get crispy? 

This is a result of either overcrowding the pan or cooking at too low of a temperature. Wait until the oven is preheated.

Are Sweet Potatoes Healthy? 

Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamin A and vitamin C. They are also an incredible source of fiber and this oven-baked method preserves all that nutritious goodness! 

Store & Reheat 

  • Storage. Store leftover sweet potato fries in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
  • Reheat. Warm refrigerated fries in the oven at 425°F for a few minutes. 
  • Freeze. You can prolong the storage of these baked fries by freezing them. First, arrange them on a baking sheet and pop them into the freezer for a couple of hours. Then, transfer to a freezer-safe bag and store for up to 3 months. Reheat: Throw frozen fries into the oven at 425°F for about 15-17 minutes.

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Sweet Potato Fries in the Oven

Author: Valentina
5 from 4 votes
Fries are arguably one of the best appetizers and these sweet potato fries in the oven are a wonderful variation. The fries are lightly sweet, seasoned, and oven-baked to a tender finish! Enjoy this tasty appetizer guilt-free!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings



  • Preheat the oven to 425°F and prep a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  • Slice peeled potatoes into fries, about a ½-inch thick.
  • Arrange fries on the baking sheet and drizzle with oil, tossing to combine.
  • In a small bowl combine the seasonings and disperse seasoning evenly over sweet potatoes and toss until fries are seasoned.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until golden and the fries have reached the desired doneness.
  • Serve the fries with your favorite dip and enjoy!


  • Don’t overcrowd the pan: Leave space between each fry to ensure they cook evenly and don’t steam. 
  • Shape of the fries: Don’t be afraid to experiment with the shape of your fries! Cut into thick or thin strips, and even wedges for a fun variation!
  • Crispy fries: For an extra crunch factor, broil your fries for a few minutes after baking. They will develop a slight char that is great for flavor.


296kcal Calories47g Carbs4g Protein11g Fat2g Saturated Fat708mg Sodium809mg Potassium7g Fiber10g Sugar32669IU Vitamin A5mg Vitamin C73mg Calcium2mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Fries in the Oven
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 708mg31%
Potassium 809mg23%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 32669IU653%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)