Baked Sweet Potato Fries
These oven baked sweet potato fries are a delicious and easy side dish. Choose your favorite seasonings to customize them to your taste!
Well, it finally happened. I opened my first can of pumpkin for a recipe for the blog over the weekend. I’ve been trying to hold out as long as possible, but the start of September just felt appropriate. I’ve kind of maybe been dying a little inside waiting to make pumpkin recipes for the blog.
Don’t be fooled thinking this is the first can of pumpkin I’ve cracked open in months. I’m that girl eating pumpkin in the middle of summer. I have pumpkin muffins in my freezer as we speak… I may need an intervention before fall is over.
So, in an effort to hold out on posting pumpkin recipes for a little longer I decided to make something else. Homemade sweet potato fries. A little orange obsessed? It’s really a miracle I have not turned orange at this point.
I really love baking potatoes as a side dish because they’re inexpensive and delicious! I especially love sweet potatoes, the fact that they’re good for you is just an added bonus. When I’m short on time I’ll pop one in the microwave and top it with a little butter and cinnamon.
But, when I have a little extra time on my hands I love making fries out of them! Everything is better in smaller form, it’s just a proven fact of life.
These oven baked sweet potato fries have a short and simple ingredients list. Here’s what you’ll need to make the recipe:
- Sweet potatoes: You’ll need to wash and dry them before cutting them into wedges.
- Cornstarch: Helps the fries crisp up in the oven.
- Oil: Coconut, vegetable, or canola oil will all work.
- Cinnamon: Perfectly complements the sweet potatoes and adds lots of flavor.
- Salt: You need to salt the fries to balance out their natural sweetness.
How to Bake Sweet Potato Fries
These homemade sweet potato fries are so easy to make because the oven does most of the work. Just cut them up into evenly sized pieces, this will help make sure they bake evenly. Toss with a little cornstarch, oil, and whatever spices you prefer. The exact sweet potato fries seasoning is up to you!
Next, line them up on a baking sheet, leaving a little room between each one. Then, bake for about 30 minutes, flipping halfway through! The picture below is the sweet potato fries right before popping them into the oven.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Do You Bake Sweet Potato Fries?
You’ll need to bake the fries for roughly 30 minutes at 400ºF. You’ll know they’re done when they’re golden brown on the outside and fork tender.
What can you dip them in?
These are great served with a side of ketchup, but I love dipping mine in some pure maple syrup!
Can You Eat the Skin?
Yes! I prefer to leave the skin on my sweet potatoes, but you can peel them first if you prefer.
- You can season these however you prefer; I love just a little cinnamon and salt. If you have a favorite seasoning, then feel free to use that.
- Spray your baking sheet with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper. This will prevent the fries from getting stuck to the baking sheet.
- Oven baked sweet potato fries are best enjoyed right away. If you have leftovers, reheat in a skillet or in the oven to crisp them up again.
More Easy Potato Side Dishes to Try!
- Crispy Baked Potato Wedges
- Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
- Loaded Baked Potato Salad
- Classic Sweet Potato Casserole
Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
- 2 medium sweet potatoes , washed and dried
- 1 tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 1/2 -2 tbsp. oil (coconut, vegetable, or canola work well)
- 1/2-1 tsp. cinnamon
- salt or other seasonings , to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray or line with a silipat mat and set aside.
- Cut each sweet potato in half lengthwise, then again. From there, cut into evenly sized wedges.
- In a large bowl, toss the sweet potato fries with the cornstarch, making sure they are evenly coated.
- Pour the oil and seasonings of choice over the fries and toss to coat well.
- Spread the sweet potato fries evenly across the pan, making sure to leave a little room between each one.
- Bake for about 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- Serve immediately.
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I know what you mean, Danielle! I’ve actually been baking some pumpkin goodies over the past few weeks, but it’s too early to share for me! I love that you have pumpkin muffins in your freezer…so convenient to snack on! 🙂 These fries look amazing! I love how thick and crispy they are. Sounds like the perfect appetizer for football season! Pinned!
I’m not sure how much longer I can wait to start posting pumpkin recipes, Gayle.. haha! Thanks for pinning 🙂
Sweet potato fries are the BEST! These look so so good, Danielle! And I’m totally with you on orange food, girlfriend! I just cannot get enough pumpkin and sweet potatoes in my life. 😀
Glad I’m not the only one! I think any food that is orange is delicious 🙂
Never too early for pumpkin! You make me want to combine pumpkin + sweet potatoes now!
I am so with you! I eat pumpkin muffins in the middle of summer! 🙂 These look great! Is it just me or are sweet potatoes so hard to cut into fries?! I almost chop my finger off every time!
Thanks, Annie! It’s definitely not just you, they’re really hard to cut! I just consider it a workout ha 😉
Yum! I love sweet potato fries, they are so simple to make and I love that my kids eat them right up. Plus they are better for you then regular potatoes so that’s awesome too 🙂
These sweet potato fries look amazing Danielle, I love crunchy and cripsy!! Great pictures too! 🙂
hehehe soooo cute Danielle!!!! Love that part where you said you haven’t turned orange already hehe! I loveeeee pumpkins and I’ve been eating them throughout summer as well!!!! These sweet potato fries are calling to meeeeee!!!!! I’ve yet to get onto the sweet potato fries bandwagon but I think I’ve finally been convinced! 😀 Pinning!
Glad I’m not the only one eating pumpkin year round, Samina. Thanks so much for pinning!
Major yum to these beauties. I just want a giant plate of them right now!
I love sweet potato fries and these look so delicious! I love a big plate of these right now. I like that you used cornstarch. I haven’t seen that before. Pinning
I love using cornstarch to help get them a little crispier! Thanks so much for pinning, Cindy 🙂
Yay, bring on the pumpkin! I can eat it all year round just like sweet potatoes 🙂 These fries look amazing Danielle! I am a sucker for sweet potato fries and you totally rocked these! Pinned 🙂
I make sweet potato fries a few times a week and I absolutely love them!! These look amazing and baked fries are the best! They sell canned pumpkin in the stores all year round, so there really isn’t any reason not to use it in the summer time! I’m excited to see your pumpkin recipes 🙂
Baked fries really are the best! They sell pumpkin year round for a reason, so I’ll take advantage of it any chance I get 😉
These look great! I love how you use the Silpat and they’re baked. I could get used to fall coming with fries like this! But hey, pumpkin muffins in your freezer sound good for summer. I like that way you think!
I can never resist sweet potato fries. They are the best salty,sweet snack ever! These look wonderful!