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One of my favorite side dishes/snacks – oven baked sweet potato fries with a little kick of chili powder!

One of my favorite side dishes/snacks - oven baked sweet potato fries with a little kick of chili powder! |

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Serve these baked sweet potato fries with buffalo ranch chicken wraps and peanut butter brownie bites for dessert

Hey, long time, no talk. Let’s catch up. Current events – the Superbowl was yesterday. My site blew up with people making Buffalo Cauliflower. Have you tried it yet?

During the Superbowl, it started snowing here. A lot. By this morning, we had 16″+. Our snow blower wouldn’t start and our shovel handle broke in half while my husband was shoveling. His rear wheel drive car didn’t stand a chance.

God wanted us to have a snow day.

In life news, we have a house under contract (!!!!!) so I spend a lot of time rummaging up documents for the mortgage, quoting new insurance policies, and pinning tons of ideas to my grown up house board on Pinterest. There’s a very good chance that I’m going to have a kitchen with more than one drawer in the very near future. Say a lil’ prayer for us!

So, on to these baked sweet potato fries. I only recently realized I like sweet potatoes, but I’m pretty picky about how they’re prepared. I don’t like them on Thanksgiving covered in sticky marshmallows.

I just like them slightly dolled up and baked, not fried. I make this baked sweet potato fries recipe often so I figured it was time I share them. They’re perfect with some smash burgers!


Below is a list of the ingredients you’ll need to gather to make this recipe, why you need them, and possible substitutions. Scroll all the way down for the full recipe card with measurements.

  • Sweet Potatoes – I used two large sweet potatoes here. I know that is subjective – sometimes they’re as big as my arm – but an average “large”.
  • Butter – I used salted.
  • Minced Garlic – You can use fresh garlic, but I always keep the minced garlic packed in olive oil on hand.
  • Salt – To balance the sweet.
  • Chili Powder – Chili powder is a blend of spices (paprika, cumin, onion powder, oregano, etc.) and adds great flavor with a little kick.
  • Pepper – I always use freshly ground black pepper.

Since our Superbowl plans got snowed out, I made these with a very simple spicy slow cooker chicken.

How to make baked Sweet Potato Fries

This section shows you how to make this recipe, with process photos showing the steps to help you visualize it. For full instructions, including amounts and temperatures, see the recipe card below.

Making baked sweet potato fries is easy!

  1. First, preheat the oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet (preferably one with a lip) with foil and set aside.
  2. Then, scrub your potatoes, peel them (or not, up to you), and slice them into fairly thin, equally sized strips.
  3. In a large microwave safe bowl, melt the butter. Add in the garlic, salt, chili powder, and pepper to the melted butter and whisk together.
  4. Pour the melted butter mixture and sweet potato fries into a large zip top bag, close it up, then shake, shake, shake! Make sure the butter and seasonings are evenly distributed.
  5. Then, pour the sweet potatoes onto the prepared baking sheet, in a single layer.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, stir them around with a spatula, then bake another 10 minutes or until desired crispness.
  7. Finally, remove from the oven, give them another sprinkle of salt if you want, then serve!

How long to bake sweet potato fries

It only takes about 20 minutes total to bake sweet potato fries at 450 degrees.

Are sweet potato fries healthy

Sweet potatoes have higher counts of Vitamins A & C than white potatoes, which you don’t lose when you bake them (as opposed to frying them). Assuming this recipe makes 4 servings, you’re getting about 122 calories per serving, 14 carbs, 7 fat.

One of my favorite side dishes/snacks - oven baked sweet potato fries with a little kick of chili powder! |

Other veggie fries you might like


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Baked Sweet Potato Fries | Persnickety Plates
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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Healthy sweet potato fries with a little kick of chili powder are perfect as a side dish or just as a snack!


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2.5 Tablespoons butter I use salted
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 450 degrees, line a baking sheet with tin foil, and set aside.
  • Scrub your potatoes, peel them, and slice into thin strips.
    2 large sweet potatoes
  • In a large microwave safe bowl, melt the butter in the microwave.
    2.5 Tablespoons butter
  • Add in the garlic, salt, chili powder, and pepper to the melted butter. Whisk together.
    1/2 teaspoon minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Toss the sweet potatoes into the melted butter mixture then spread onto the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Spread them out so they’re not overlapping, if possible.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven, use a spatula to flip the fries, then bake another 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, sprinkle with more salt (if you think they’ll need it), let rest on the pan for five minutes, then serve.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 450mg | Potassium: 572mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 24410IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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  1. Can you leave the skin on the sweet potatoes and bake them that way? That way you’re not losing any of the nutients in the sweet potatoes. I love sweet potatoes. And I’m trying to find recipes that is gluten free. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I’ve had fast food fries before but these were even better. I gave my sister some and she loved them and when you make some more I’ll have some. Excellent recipe !!