Healthy Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Spicy oven baked sweet potato fries are a delicious, satisfying, and healthier alternative to the standard deep-fried French fry.


  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp oil + drizzle (we use olive or macadamia nut)
  • 2 medium size sweet potatoes (about 16 oz total)


Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Cover baking sheet with foil (for easy clean up) or skip this step. Drizzle a little olive oil onto baking sheet and wipe with a paper towel to coat evenly.

We like to coat the baking sheet, as well as, add a thin coating of oil on the fries themselves, to ensure that they do not stick (without having to add massive amounts of oil).

In a small bowl, mix spices together with a fork. Set aside.

Cut sweet potatoes into ½” x ½” fries. We slice the potato stick in half as well if the potatoes are really long. We also leave the skin on, for nutritional purposes and for the extra crispiness.

In a large bowl, combine the cut potatoes and oil, and toss with one hand. With your other hand, add the spice mixture a sprinkle at a time, and continue to toss until the potatoes are evenly coated.

Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet and place on the middle shelf of the oven.

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Bake until edges are crisp and potatoes are cooked through — about 15-20 minutes.

Serve immediately.

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Nutritional Info

4 serving = per serving

Calories: 164
Fat: 4 g
Carbs: 32 g
Protein: 2 g

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Gavan aka The Healthy Irishman May 23, 2009 at 2:53 PM

Love these guys. If I do indulge in some fries, it’s gotta be sweet potato fries.
Love the cumin on these so defo going to try these out. Great photo too.


Sheila May 25, 2009 at 11:14 AM

Gavan – The cumin adds such a great smokey flavor, however I just love how sweet potatoes are even so great with just a little salt and pepper! Let me know what you think when you try them.


Sagan May 25, 2009 at 11:37 PM

Delicious! I love that blend of spices.


Kim June 3, 2009 at 8:00 AM

Great idea! *And* for those of us who want a short cut, I found pre-cut-into-fries-size sweet potatoes in the pacakaged veggie area at my local supermarket. Sheila, thanks for the tip.


Erin June 20, 2010 at 11:44 AM

These were awesome! I added 1 tsp cinnamon and a dash of paprika to give them a sweet and spicy twist.


Sheila June 23, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Glad you like them Erin. That is a great idea, adding the cinnamon and paprika!


LeeAnne October 12, 2011 at 1:50 PM

Sheila – LOVE sweet potato fries – Mark and I have them once a week – so yummy it feels wicked ;-) That for sharing this new twist!!


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