Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries


Baking sweet potato fries in the oven brings out their inherent sweetness.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 servings

How Do You Make Crispy Sweet Potato Fries in the Oven?

Cut the Sweet Potato into Wedges

Cutting the sweet potato into even wedges creates two flat surface areas for browning, and helps the fries crisp up and brown evenly. When baking, turn them once halfway into the roasting time.

Don't Overcrowd the Baking Sheet

The sweet potato wedges should be in a single layer with some space between them, which allows air to circulate around them. Overcrowding the sweet potatoes will steam them instead of roasting them.

Bake at a High Temperature

The sweet potatoes are roasted at 450°F. The higher oven temperature ensures the sweet potatoes develop a golden brown color and crisp edges without having to bake them for too long.

Flavor Variations to Try

For this recipe, we use a pinch of cayenne pepper to flavor the sweet potato fries. Feel free to experiment with other herbs and spices. Try our healthy spice mix recipes and seasoning blends and herb mixes.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into wedges

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Pinch of cayenne pepper


  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.

    Oven Sweet Potato Fries


Rimmed baking sheet


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 or parchment paper before each use.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

122 Calories
5g Fat
19g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 122
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Vitamin A 17320IU 346%
Vitamin C 18mg 20%
Folate 6mcg 1%
Sodium 323mg 14%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 24mg 6%
Potassium 429mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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