Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

oven baked sweet potato fries with salt and pepper and a roast beef onion roll sandwich

I’m a huge sweet potato fan, and I don’t discriminate.  Baked, grilled, roasted, fried (naughty!)… if it’s made with a sweet potato, I’m all over it.

These baked sweet potato fries are so easy and versatile and are the perfect snack or side dish for a variety of meals!  Season them up however you want!  We had these after a hard hike in the mountains alongside a roast beef sandwich on yummy soft onion rolls.  We kept things simple with a little salt and pepper, but see the notes in the recipe below for other ideas as well!

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
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Serves: 2-4
  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • Cornstarch - a small sprinkle (optional)
  • Olive oil and melted butter (optional), just enough to coat fries
  • Seasoning (see notes)
  1. Pre heat your oven to 450F
  2. Peel sweet potatoes, or wash and leave the skins on
  3. Cut into fries, about ½ inch thick. Try to cut them all somewhat even.
  4. In a bowl, toss fries with just enough olive oil to coat. If using sweet seasonings, you can add a little bit of melted butter to the oil.
  5. Toss fries with desired seasoning (see notes), and if desired, a little cornstarch to promote extra crisping.
  6. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (or give it a spritz of cooking spray)
  7. Arrange fries in a single layer on the cookie sheet.
  8. Bake on the middle rack of your oven, turning once, until desired texture has been achieved.
  9. Every oven is different, so bake time will vary. Start with 10-12 minutes and test to see where you are.
  10. Let cool before serving.
For sweet fries, season with brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and/or nutmeg. For salty fries, keep things simple with a bit of sea salt and black pepper. Other ideas: the sky is the limit, so don’t be afraid to experiment! Try cumin, chili powder, seasoned salt, paprika, garlic powder, etc.


How do you prefer your fries?  Leave me a comment and let me know!



  1. says

    I have made these before and unfortunately they just disappear… and then I realise I ate all of them myself!
    I also do butternut squash, equally delicious but for me it takes longer in the oven… besides sweet potatoes are just divine.
    I usually go for paprika, basil, rosemary, chili, salt, and lots of pepper. I splash olive oil and minced garlic and put them in the oven :)
    Thanks for sharing! The roast beef sandwich looks super good.

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