Copycat Five Guys Oven-Baked Cajun Fries


Five Guys, the fast-casual restaurant chain, makes some really delicious food—from their juicy burgers to their creamy shakes. One of our favorite dishes is their Cajun-spiced fries. We made a copycat version with the bold flavor and crispness of the original, but by oven-baking them and relying more on spices, we were able to cut down on the amount of fat and salt used in the cooking process. Tame these fiery fries by serving them with classic ketchup.

Copycat Five Guys Cajun-Spiced/Seasoned Fries
Photo: Photographer / Brie Passano, Food Stylist / Annie Probst
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 pound russet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch-thick sticks

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • ¾ teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Place a large, rimmed baking sheet in the oven. Preheat to 450°F.

  2. Place potato sticks in a large bowl. Drizzle with oil and toss to coat.

  3. Stir paprika, Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper and cayenne together in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the potatoes and toss to thoroughly coat. Carefully spread the coated potatoes in a single layer on the hot baking sheet. Bake, flipping halfway through, until the fries are golden and crisp, 25 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

159 Calories
7g Fat
22g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 159
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 332IU 7%
Vitamin C 7mg 8%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 17mcg 4%
Vitamin K 3mcg 3%
Sodium 309mg 13%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 28mg 7%
Potassium 498mg 11%

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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