{Baked} Sweet Potato Fries Print Recipe Print Recipe

{Photographed by With Style and Grace}

My two favorite things, sweet potatoes and popcorn. I haven’t figured out how to combine the two, but give me some time and I’m sure I can make it tasty.

I know when a restaurant offers sweet potato fries, it’s going to be good. However, don’t be misled and think sweet potato fries are better than french fries. Sorry to break it to ya, but fried is fried. No, I’m not sorry, but your ass will be. Not to say that you can’t eat them, I do, just know they still end in “fries”.

Good news, you can make them at home and safe your jeans self some calories. Sound good? Good. Every time I make these, they don’t stand a chance, I eat them all. psst… they’re gluten-free.

Anyone else eat sweet potatoes for breakfast? Yes, breakfast. When I get tired of my routine oatmeal, I replace it with a baked sweet potato {lightly salted}. YUM!!

Sweet Potato Fries Recipe


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 Tbsp of brown sugar {optional}
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt + pepper


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Halve the sweet potatoes lengthwise and cut each half into. Place them on a sheet pan and toss with the olive oil. Spread the potatoes in one layer. Combine the brown sugar {optional}, salt, and pepper and sprinkle on the potatoes.

Bake for 15 minutes and then turn with a spatula. Bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Sprinkle lightly with salt and serve hot.

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  • http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com Maria

    My all time favorite!!

  • http://www.eatdrinkpretty.com Eat Drink Pretty

    These look amazing, great photo. LOVE sweet potato fries!

  • http://twitter.com/Rowaida Rowaida Flayhan

    Love this recipe!

  • http://twigandthistle.com Kathleen at Twig and Thistle

    Yummers! Those look amazing!

  • http://www.livingmywholelife.com Ally

    Another one of my favorites 🙂 I made these the other night and they were gone within minutes! I

  • http://crazyagnus.wordpress.com/ Lee

    OOO my, these look FABULOUS!

    I am going to have to try them out soon!!!!

    Maybe dip them in some brown sugar something or another!

  • http://iambaker.net Amanda

    These are perfection!! Great job girl!!

  • http://www.enchanteddreamweddings.com/blo Naomi

    Yummm… I love those two!

  • http://www.wedding.allwomenstalk.com Diana

    What a smart idea…and good for you too! Love sweet potatoes, Im the only one that eats them at Thanksgiving!

  • Linda Baker

    They look so good, I am going to fix them this weekend..

  • http://partybabble.com PartyBabble.com

    I love making sweet potato fries, and put them in a paper cone with a dozen or so dipping sauces. Makes a fun snack for a party.

  • http://thecitycradle.com Victoria

    I love sweet potato fries, I can’t wait to try them with brown sugar!

  • http://gracefullygirly.com Kimberlee {Gracefully Girly}

    I SO totally love sweet potatoes and can’t wait to try this out. I love cutting them into circles and sprinkling with a little salt and pinch of cayanne pepper. It would be super yummy with brown sugar too. I have some just waiting to be cooked and may just have to fix them for breakfast tomorrow! I wonder if my 3 y.o. daughter will eat them instead of HER oatmeal?!? Thanks for the ideas!

  • http://stephmodo.com Stephanie

    These look amazing Lisa! I can’t wait to try them. My kids will love them!

  • http://www.withstyle.me With Style and Grace

    Thanks, Stephanie! I make these ALL the time, but then again, I’m slightly obsessed with sweet potatoes 🙂 ~Enjoy!

  • http://www.withstyle.me With Style and Grace

    You’re so welcome! I hope you (& your daughter) enjoy them! I just bought sweet potato sack at Trader Joes & getting ready to roast them! Mmmm….

  • http://www.mommybknowsbest.com MommyB Knows Best

    For some reason my sweet potato fries never turn out crispy, instead they’re just sad and soggy. 🙁

  • http://www.ourslohouse.blogspot.com karen @ our slo house

    I make these all the time for lunch, especially when the weather is cold.

    What is the difference between a yam and a sweet potato? Because I buy the ‘sweet potatoes’ with the white flesh, not orange.

  • Haley

    These look amazing and I love love love sweet potatoes. I tried this recipe for the super bowl and mine looked nothing like this. They were soggy and some were burnt black. What’s up with that?

  • Anonymous

    Oh no! Was the heat high enough? Sometimes if there’s too much moisture [liquid/oil] they’ll turn out soggy. Also – maybe put the rack in the oven closer to the top. Give it another try and let me know if you’re still having troubles. Good luck!

  • Tchr4vr

    Love this easy, yummy recipe – Couldn’t believe how great the sweet potatoes taste.