Oven Sweet Potato Fries

Oven Sweet Potato Fries

42 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

Making oven fries out of sweet potatoes brings out their inherent sweetness.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper


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  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Toss sweet potato wedges with oil, salt and pepper. Spread the wedges out on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until browned and tender, turning once, about 20 minutes total.
  • Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 122 calories; 5 g fat(0 g sat); 3 g fiber; 19 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 5 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 17,320 IU vitamin A; 18 mg vitamin C; 34 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 323 mg sodium; 429 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (346% daily value), Vitamin C (30% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat

Reviews 42

January 10, 2018
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By: Udy
Used rack & pepper flakes.
February 10, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
Yumm Use whatever oil you like. I've been making oven fried sweet potatoes for years. They are so good! I use olive oil, course kosher salt and a pinch of cayenne. Shake them up in a plastic bag to get them evenly coated. I then lay them on top of a cooling rack placed on top of a jelly pan to bake. I do this so they will bake evenly on both sides without turning. They come out crispy and yummy! Dip them into chipotle ketchup. I make this using the adobo sauce from canned chipotles. Its a little spicy/zingy and makes a perfect match for the sweet potatoes fries. Yummm Pros: Quick, easy, delish
January 01, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
Made these for NY Eve - would do the exact same thing again I was looking for an easy way to fix sweet potatoes and found this one. I use canola oil all the time (and so do most Chinese) and found it works just fine. This recipe is a keeper. Thanks for sharing. Pros: Easy to fix, very tasty
June 02, 2015
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By: haffastrider
One of my favorites I love these oven fries, and make them frequently. I use whatever oil I have on hand. I can't quite get them crispy but that's okay, the taste is well worth it. On another note, I really wish people would just use whatever oil they want and not lecture everyone on the bad aspects of whatever oil they use. Each oil does have it's benefits (if any oil can be said to have them at all) and the recent coconut oil craze is fine. I love it. But it has the same amount of calories as any other oil, and in five years will probably be on the outs. Please, please, please stop. Change the oil for yourself and stop lecturing. I just want to lose weight and eatingwell recipes are very good for FREE. Pros: Great taste, fresh flavor, satisfies cravings Cons: I can never get them crispy
February 07, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Awesome Recipe! I really liked this recipe! Personally, I took a little bit of creative license and used olive oil as opposed to canola, and I thought it was excellent! I would definitely recommend it! Pros: Easy prep, Ingredients are Easy to Find Cons: Wrong oil!
March 23, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
oil Yes, sweet potatoes have vitamin A and they are delicious. They are more healthy than regular french fries. BUT it is so important to know about oils and why we should now know more about how important coconut oil is. Especially for our brains and importance to think clearly and focus!! thank you Pros: I love sweet potatoes which can also be healthy EXCEPT Cons: for canola oil which is not healthy! coconut or olive oil are the best.
December 12, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Easy Prep, Wrong Oil While this is an easy recipe, the choice of oil is not preferred. Canola oil doesn't tolerate high cooking temps. In addition, many people are developing an (or have been for decades) allergy to canola oil. It causes intestinal distress. It was originally developed as an industrial use oil in Canada and was made palatable. We have found that rice bran oil is an excellent substitute and does not break down due to high heat. Pros: Easy Prep Cons: pieces too big, wrong oil
September 10, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Terrible This recipe does not work. The potatoes burned at the temperature stated in the recipe in the first 10 min of cooking.
February 03, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
nutrition facts based on science Canola oil and splenda are both perfectly healthy for people who have diet control. This is based on peer reviewed public researchers done by qualified scientists at leading academic institutions. GMOs are actually good for the environment because herbicide resistant crops allow for reduced herbicide usage on canola. Also we are not eating the GMO part because that is protein and to make a good oil it is gleaned of all DNA. The only problem here might be with large companies owning the seed technology and the splenda, but it is the lack of government regulation that leads to the success of these companies. By the way - excellent recipe and versatile in terms of types of spices to use. Pros: canola oil, sweet potatoes, baked
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