Baked Sweet Potato Fries

So, I have to say our Memorial Day weekend is off to a great start. Our seven-month- old son has been sick with a cold this week and he hasn’t gotten much sleep (which by default means I haven’t either!). But I’m happy to say that he’s feeling better and slept the entire night—win-win!

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I wanted to share a side dish that has become a staple in our house. These tasty fries usually find their way to our table at least a few times each week and for good reason. First, they are delicious. Second, they are super easy to make. Third, it’s way cheaper and healthier than buying them from the store (no added ingredients or inferior oils). And fourth, they are delicious (okay, that needed to be said again).

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I almost didn’t share this recipe, because I figured everyone already knows how to do this (and if you haven’t done it before, you’d be able to figure it out). But to be honest, I only started eating sweet potatoes this way within the last several months. So, I thought it wouldn’t hurt to throw this out there for anyone who hasn’t made sweet potato fries (or regular potato fries if you aren’t a fan of sweet potatoes like my husband).

Just cut the sweet potato into fry-shapes:

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Coat with a little olive oil (or softened coconut oil), sea salt, and fresh-ground pepper, and spread out on a pan (I like to line the pan with parchment paper for easier clean-up):

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Bake at 350 for somewhere between 20 and 30 minutes. You can flip them midway through the bake time, but I usually just leave them (because I’m a bit lazy). And that’s it!

Baked Sweet Potato Fries
2 sweet potatoes
2 Tbsp olive oil or softened coconut oil (more or less to taste)
Sea salt
Fresh-ground pepper

Cut sweet potatoes into fry-slices. Place in a dish and add olive oil, sea salt and pepper. Coat all pieces thoroughly, and then lay flat on baking pan (I like to line with parchment paper, optional). Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes. Flip midway through the bake time (optional).

What’s your favorite way to eat sweet potatoes?


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35 thoughts on “Baked Sweet Potato Fries

  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE super simple recipes that the entire family will like. We’ve made these before, but definitely not on enough of a regular basis. Will have to pull this back into our weekly menu. Thanks for the reminder.

    • Mine are a bit soft, but you can make them crunchier by cooking at a higher temperature (375-400) and for longer. I would flip mid-way through to make sure one side isn’t more done than the other. Hope that helps! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I love sweet potatoes and using them for fries. I make them sometimes with this exotic spice blend that has coriander, red pepper, and paprika in addition to the salt and pepper. They are really good.

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  4. Sometimes simple is best. I’ve seen so many recipes that call for coatings – which I don’t want – and was starting to wonder if anyone just used potatoes with a touch of oil – and here you are!

    I do need to try this.

    • Hi Anne – yes, these really are so good just on their own! A little olive oil and sea salt make them shine. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Actually I love sweet potatoes in any recipe or form. I do make the sweet potatoes fries quite frequently myself and my husband loves them. I also like to make baked and quarter with coconut oil. I found a biscuit recipe that you put sweet potatoes in that is also really good. Sometimes I just eat the sweet potatoes puree with a little raw organic coconut sugar. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays Blog Hop!

    • All of those ways sound really tasty – I love how versatile sweet potatoes are. I really like them baked too. I usually pour a little cinnamon on my plate and then just dip a baked sweet potato in it – so good! Thanks for sharing, Marla!

  6. Hi Sara,
    We will just love your Baked Sweet Potato Fries, they look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Hi Miz Helen – thank you for stopping by and for hosting! This was the first time I went by Full Plate Thursday and I’m so glad I did. There are tons of great recipes there. I’ll be back again this week 🙂 thanks again!

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    • Thanks so much for the feature, Eva! I love simple sides too and these sweet potatoes are just that. Looking forward to another Savoring Saturday tomorrow-have a good weekend!

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