Oven Sweet Potato Fries

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Healthy fries? You bet! This recipe uses sweet potatoes instead of traditional white potatoes. It creates a crispy, tasty fried potato that’s much healthier than the traditional version. These delicious Oven Sweet Potato Fries are a great option if you’re trying to eat healthier and want to get your kids on board, too. They offer all the usual taste and texture of regular potato fries. But, since they’re made with sweet potatoes, they are packed with vitamins and minerals!

Many people call sweet potatoes a superfood, and the name is well-earned. Sweet potatoes are loaded with beta carotene, which is what gives them their bright orange color. They’re also packed full of vitamins and minerals. There are a ton of reasons why you should be eating more sweet potatoes, including helping build immunity and containing stress-fighting properties. But, most of all, these Oven Sweet Potato Fries taste great, which is why your family will happily gobble them up with you.

Healthy (and Delicious) Oven Sweet Potato Fries

When you’re doing your best to eat healthy, it can be tough to give up your favorite unhealthy treats. For me, the hardest things to give up are crunchy snack foods, like deliciously salty french fries. Now, you don’t have to! SkinnyMs. has come up with a mouth-wateringly tasty version that is made with 100% clean, whole-food ingredients.

Sweet potato fries are an excellent way to sneak healthy ingredients into someone’s meal without them even realizing they’re giving up a traditional indulgence. We bake up our Oven Sweet Potato Fries with flavorful chili powder, smoky cumin, and spicy cayenne pepper. But, the best part about this recipe is how easy it is to customize.

You can swap in your favorite spices or seasoning blends, or you can up the nutrition quotient a bit more by using healthy spices on your fries, such as cinnamon or turmeric. We also like Cajun seasoning, lemon-garlic salt, or even an Indian-inspired za’atar spice. It’ll taste great no matter what you do, so feel free to have some fun with it.

Serve ‘Em Up

These healthy Oven Sweet Potato Fries make a perfect after-school snack. You can serve them plain with a side of ketchup, or dip them into some of our favorite appetizer sauces, like: Homemade Avocado and Onion Chip Dip, Cheesy Chicken Chili Dip, or 2-Ingredient Sour Cream Dip.

Or, serve them alongside your favorite sandwich. They’re particularly good served with one of our skinny burgers, like: Spicy Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burger with Avocado SauceSkinny Cheeseburger BoatsMediterranean Grilled Eggplant Burgers With CheeseSpinach and Feta Turkey Burger with Tzatziki Sauce, or Buffalo Ranch Chickpea Burger.

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe | Calories: 117 | Total Fat: 7 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 21mg | Carbohydrates: 13 g | Sugars: 4 g | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Protein: 1 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4 |


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (scrubbed), peeled, sliced into julienne strips (use a potato slicer if available)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Combine spices in a small bowl. Add potatoes, spices and olive oil to a large mixing bowl, toss to coat all potato slices.
  3. Place potatoes in a single layer on a cookie sheet lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, or use a non-stick baking sheet. Bake 30 minutes or until tender on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Turn potatoes after 15 minutes of cooking time.
  4. NOTE: Feel free to add more spices or different spices altogether.

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11 Comments on "Oven Sweet Potato Fries"

  1. Stacey  January 19, 2012

    Does the nutritional information include the dipping sauce?

    • Skinny Ms.  January 20, 2012

      Stacey, It does not. The dipping sauce is optional and not included in the data.

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  3. Alexbeegeiger  August 10, 2012

    Looking forward to trying this for an after school snack in a few weeks…..just had some at a local burger joint and they were delis.  But this recipe looks healthier….probably gonna skip the curry but the cayenne pepper might add a nice kick!  Thanks for thinking of the kids when providing recipes too….

  4. Miranda  March 17, 2013

    my fries alway come out so soggy…any tips to make them crispier?

    • Skinny Ms.  March 18, 2013

      Miranda, Try dipping them in egg white and sprinkle with a little (1 tablespoon) before baking.

  5. Mary Boykin  September 2, 2013

    I like this healthy version versus what you find in the store. Wonder if anyone thought of making these ahead, pre cook a little, freeze and then bake before eating. I like making things in bulk and putting some back in the freeezer for later. Anyone have any advice? Having things ready to fix in a pinch helps me stay on course.

    • SkinnyMs  March 3, 2014

      Precooking a bit and then freezing does tend to work well for homemade fries.

  6. ngm  November 22, 2013

    Mm…This is quite a tasty page, like the hot potato fries. Every person loves to eat this snack. And mainly the thing is the potato fries are easy to make within minutes. And your information is simple to follow to try this new method. Keep more posts like this.

  7. Jessa  August 22, 2016

    Hi Can you tell me how much does a medium sweet potato should weight?
    Thank you


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