Did you know you can make perfect fried sweet potatoes without frying? This recipe for oven baked sweet potato fries comes out perfectly seasoned and tasty each and every time. Oven sweet potato fries without any oil make a great side dish for meals or a snack on their own with a tasty dipping sauce.
Estimated Cost Per Serving: $.50
Sweet potatoes are full of so many nutrients and are a nice change from white potatoes. This sweet potato recipe is lightly spiced using pantry staple seasonings and baked up into a delightfully flavorful side dish.
This easy and healthy option for roasted potato fries doesn’t cook up crispy. They will be a lot softer compared to deep-fried fries, or fries baked with an oil coating. But they are great tasting, I promise!
Make the best fried sweet potatoes in the oven using mostly pantry staples to cook up a flavorful side the whole family will devour!
Sweet potatoes: The heart of the dish. Choose medium-sized sweet potatoes without any dark spots or signs of discoloration.
Seasonings: This recipe for homemade sweet potato fries uses smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper to flavor the sweet potatoes. The aromatic and zesty flavors make the perfect pair for the sweetness of the potatoes.
Salt and ground black pepper: Just a touch to bring all the flavors together.
How To Make This Recipe
Here's exactly how to make sweet potato fries in the oven for a tasty side dish everyone will love!!
1) The first thing you need to do is to preheat the oven to 450 degrees F so it will be ready when you’re done prepping the potatoes.
2) Scrub the outside of the potatoes well. If you want, you can also peel the potatoes.
3) Cut the sweet potatoes into fry-size pieces about ½-inch thick.
4) Place the pieces in a bowl or large Ziplock/Stasher bag.
5) Mix all the spices in a small bowl.
6) Then, add the seasonings to the potatoes and toss until the fries are completely covered.
7) Spread them out on a non-stick baking sheet in a single layer and bake for 20 minutes.
8) Remove from the oven and serve them immediately.
Cajun: Use your favorite blend of cajun spices or blackening spices.
Fresh herb: Dice up some fresh rosemary and thyme to add to the seasoning mix.
Jerk Style: Replace the seasonings with spicy jerk seasoning.
Taco: Use your favorite taco seasoning in place of the other spices in the recipe.
More nutrition. Leave the peels on and scrub well.
Evenly cut. For even cooking make sure the fries are all cut into similar size pieces.
Single-layer. The oven-baked sweet potato fries cook better when laid out in an even layer on the cooking pan. If necessary, use two baking sheets.
High temperature: Cooking these oven fries works best at a high temperature. It’s what gives the outside some crispiness.
Are sweet potato fries healthy?
They can be a part of a healthy diet when eaten in moderation. This recipe skips the oil and bakes them so they are healthier. When comparing sweet potatoes to regular potatoes, they have a more robust micronutrient profile. Sweet potatoes are a good source of vitamin A, are higher in potassium, and may have a lower glycemic index than white potatoes.
Are sweet potato fries gluten-free?
Yes, they are generally gluten-free and this recipe is for sure. Just be careful when eating sweet potato fries you haven’t made such as at a restaurant as they may have hidden ingredients added which may not be gluten-free.
What to Eat with Sweet Potato Fries
Delectable oven-baked sweet potato fries make a great side dish for so many types of meals. Here are some of my favorites for serving!
One of the fun ways to serve up these healthy fries with sweet potatoes is with a dipping sauce. As a snack or for groups, you might even want to pick 2-3 sweet potato dipping sauces and offer up some options for everyone to enjoy.
This recipe for oven baked sweet potato fries comes out perfectly seasoned and tasty each and every time. Oven sweet potato fries without any oil make a great side dish for meals or a snack on their own with a tasty dipping sauce.
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About Terrence Paschal
Plant based food, micro brews, punk rock, and running are what I am about.