Oven Baked Fries


Coated with olive oil and baked in a hot oven, these fries are soft and buttery inside and crisp on the outside—the perfect combination.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings

How Do You Make Crispy Fries in the Oven?

Cut the Potatoes into Wedges

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

Bake at a High Heat Temperature

The potatoes are roasted at a higher temperature of 450°F. The higher oven temperature ensures the 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 dried thyme to flavor the oven fries. Feel free to experiment with other herbs and spices at home. Try our healthy spice mix recipes and seasoning blends and herb mixes.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


  • 2 large Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into wedges

  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.

  2. Toss potato wedges with oil, salt and thyme (if using). Spread the wedges out on a rimmed baking sheet.

  3. Bake until browned and tender, turning once, about 20 minutes total.

    Oven Fries


Rimmed baking sheet

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

181 Calories
5g Fat
32g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 181
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g 7%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Vitamin A 15IU 0%
Vitamin C 14mg 16%
Folate 42mcg 10%
Sodium 306mg 13%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 42mg 10%
Potassium 800mg 17%

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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