overhead photo of baked sweet potato fries on a baking sheet garnished with fresh parsley
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5 from 2 votes

Sweet Potato Fries

These baked Sweet Potato Fries are actually crunchy on the outside while still being soft on the inside. They are absolutely delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Soaking Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: side dish, sweet potato fries oven
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 3 large sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/4 to 1/2 inch fries (about 1 to 1.5 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)


  • Place the cut sweet potatoes in a bowl of hot water and soak for 10 minutes. Drain, pat dry (see note in post), and set aside.
  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a small bowl mix together the salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, olive oil, and spices. Toss well to ensure the fries are coated evenly.
  • Pour the sweet potatoes onto a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 23 minutes, flip the sweet potatoes and rotate the pan. Bake for an additioanl 15 to 25 minutes, checking to make sure they do not burn.
  • Remove from the oven, allow to cool a little and then serve with ketchup.


Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 840mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 3g