Satisfy your craving for fries with healthy baked sweet potato fries that are actually crispy! Perfect for serving on their own or alongside a burger.

Crispy baked sweet potato fries on parchment paper next to a small bowl of ketchup.

Sweet Potato Fries Are My Love Language

I don’t know about you, but I’m a potato girl. When it comes to carbs I’ll take potatoes over bread any day and I’ll eat them just about any way you cook them. I grew up eating the not-so-healthy type of potatoes like fast food fries, chips and my mom’s fried potatoes.

Now I still eat potatoes, but I usually choose sweet potatoes over regular and skip the fried stuff (for the most part) — I’ll occasionally indulge in regular sweet potato fries because they’re just too good to pass up. <–YOLO. And if I’m at a restaurant that has fries on the menu I secretly hope that someone at the table orders them so I can steal a few. Please tell me I’m not the only one that does this. 🙂

That said, I rarely have a craving for the fried version because I make baked sweet potato fries (and sweet potato croutons) at home all the time and they’re just as tasty!


Crispy sweet potato fries lined up on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

How to Make Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

The one thing about baked sweet potato fries is that they’re not usually as crispy as fries that are fried, BUT I’ve found a couple tricks to help baked fries crisp up!

  • Arrowroot powder or cornstarch: Adding a little arrowroot powder or cornstarch to the seasoning mix. Either of these starches will help soak up any liquid and make your fries crispier.
  • Space them out: Just like with roasted veggies, baked fries need room on the baking sheet or else they’ll steam and never crisp up. If you’re making a big batch, you might find that you need to use a large baking sheet or two baking sheets instead of one to give the fries enough space.
  • Salt after: Don’t add salt to your fries until after they’re done baking. Sprinkle on salt just before serving!
  • Soaking: After you cut your potatoes into fry-shape, lots of people recommend soaking them in salted salted cold water for about 15-20 minutes before baking to pull out extra moisture and remove extra starch. I honestly tried this trick and didn’t feel like it make that much of a difference with the sweet potato fries. Maybe it works better with baked white potatoes since they’re starchier?
  • Less oil: You’d think that more oil = more crispiness, but when you’re baking sweet potato fries this isn’t the case. A little bit of oil goes a long way and if you use too much you’re fries will be soggy. I’ve found that 1/2-1 Tablespoon for oil for 1 medium/large sweet potato is the perfect amount, but you can experiment with using less too!

Oval bowl lined with parchment paper and filled with crispy baked sweet potato fries. A small bowl of ketchup is in the next to the fries.

How to Serve Sweet Potato Fries

I’m a firm believer that sweet potato fries go with just about anything. I know it sounds weird, but I love pairing a meal sized salad with side of fries, but I also like serving sweet potato fries alongside burgers like these sweet potato black bean burgers (double dose of sweet potatoes) or this spinach feta turkey burger. Or eating them straight from the baking sheet dipped in ketchup…

Seriously, give me a baking sheet full of sweet potato fries and I’m a happy camper. A happy camper that’s loading up on vitamin A, vitamin C and antioxidants like beta-carotene. 🙂

Oh and I should note that it’s crazy easy to eat a full potato’s worth of these fries by yourself so double the recipe if you’re serving a few people.

Love veggie fries? Try these variations too:

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Crispy baked sweet potato fries on parchment paper next to a small bowl of ketchup.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4


Satisfy your craving for fries with healthy baked sweet potato fries that are actually crispy! Perfect for serving alongside a burger or sandwich.


  • 2 medium – large sweet potato, cut into thin slices (about 1/4 inch)
  • 2 Tablespoons avocado or olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • sea salt, to taste (added after baking)


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Place sweet potato slices into a large bowl and toss with oil, arrowroot powder, garlic powder and pepper.
  3. Spread the fries onto your prepared baking sheet, making sure the fries aren’t crowded. You may find that you need to use two baking sheets. The fries can’t be crowded or else they will start to steam and get soft rather than crispy.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, take them out of the oven and flip, then bake for another 15-20 minutes.
  5. Keep an eye on them the last 5 minutes as some of the smaller pieces might start to burn.

  • Category: Side
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/2 potato, cut into fries
  • Calories: 152
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Sodium: 473mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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  1. Sweet potatoes and yams are totally different. Yams are orange, sweet potatoes are white and hard to find. I will make this recipe with the sweet potato since I have some, look forward to it thanks for the recipe.

  2. We have made these several times and they are delicious! We also add some coriander and WOW! Last night, I tried with butternut squash wavy fries which we bought at Trader Joe’s but the arrowroot powder created a gooey, sticky film which was kind of gross. Would you recommend using less arrowroot or just omitting it completely for BN squash which is so much more moist and tender than sweet potato?

  3. I just made these fries and they are so good!! I love how simple this recipe is, and that is uses common household ingredients!

  4. I absolutely love sweet potato fries! I’ll be sure to try out your recipe, hopefully to change the traditional flavor of mine.

  5. I love sweet potato chips and have been experimenting with oil-free cooking recently… they work really well without oil, too! I like to add a little nutmeg and smoked paprika to mine.



  7. I have never made sweet potato fries for my guys before, but I think I need to. That burger looks so good…and with those fries…YUM! I love the idea of the reusable produce bags…I am going now to enter! Thanks for sharing and have a safe trip!

  8. Wasabi peas = happy mouth.
    Thanks for showcasing the reusable bags. Reusable bags = happy planet (probably will take a little bit more than just that, but awesome step 🙂
    Enjoy NC – I miss it already!

  9. I love sweet potato fries too! Makes me wonder why anyone would ever want regular fries lol. I’ve been upping my protein intake hard as well – but the results have been amazing so far so I’m quite pleased! Your cherry smoothie looks delicious! 🙂

  10. Your daily eats look wonderful! I’m traveling now, and I’m missing being able to prep my own healthy food. I am also trying to eat more protein, and greek yogurt is one of my favorite sources!

  11. cherries and cherry juice has been shown to be an amazing recovery drink post workout too!!! i love it!! oh yeah, you want to build muscle gotta up that protein! Ok i thinkits time for me to try the 2% i dont know why I never have, but i have heard from so many that it tastes amaazing and its still lower in fat, so yes i gotta try it!

    I saw meghanns artical too!

  12. I have the same issue with leaving a few bags in the car + then not replacing them when I go to the grocery store. I literally feel guilty when I go in the store without them, so I buy more. I must half like 100 of those freakin bags!

  13. I have to make a conscious effort when it comes to my protein intake. I don’t really crave it a lot of the time, at least in my mind, but my body definitely likes it when I’m eating more. I think I should add that book to my summer reading list! (Which is growing unrealistically long for one summer, but what can ya do?)

  14. Wow! All your food yesterday is on my favorites list 🙂 I’ve been snackin’ on the wasabi peas that have been in my cupboard for weeks. I just found out they’re gluten free, despite the “glutinous flour” in the ingredient list.
    Turns out glutinous just means “sticky” 😀
    Yeah, NROL4W is a great program! You go girl!

    My hubby got me a Chico bag last year and I love it!!! The baggers at stores are always amazed because of how small it compacts and how well it stretches.
    I just tell them, “cram as much as you want in there-it stretches alot!”

  15. Hey Brittany, thanks for visiting my site and for the coconut water tip. I had no idea. I’m adding you to my reader 🙂 I’ll have to try the shake and the 2% Fage. I ate the 0 fat for a while, but I’m pretty sick of it now. Anyway, I have to confess, I’m not a real wellness coordinator. I’m an editor for a women’s organization, and our ED is really into health, so I plan all kinds of health and wellness stuff for our office. I can only assume it’s a good way to someday get into the field. I plan events and work with a group affiliated with a hospital in the area, so I have some contacts now, but I haven’t made any kind of leap yet. I’d be happy to talk more about it though. And I loved the New Rules of Lifting for Women 🙂

  16. I have actually never had wasabi peas or edamame. I really need to get some next time at TJs. And I totally agree – 2% tastes so much better!

  17. Omg 🙂 I don’t know where to begin, everything looks delicious and so so fresh!! I feel like a little extra protein never hurt, and I love that you’re incorporating WASABI PEAS while doing so! Those are my absolute favoriteeee. Especially with some dark chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit, etc –the salty/sweet trail mix combo is killer! Promise.

    And that choco cherry bomb is my new thing! I’ve been adding a little extra cocoa powder/stevia & xanthum gum to the mix and it seriously tastes like a big bowl of chocolate fro yo to me! Love. it.

  18. I love sweet potato fries!! I feel stronger and more energized when I eat more protein (and less carbs/bread).

    The reusable bags are a great idea. I keep at least two in my car, but can always use more!! Going to head over to that website now.

  19. need to pick up shape magazine ASAP!

    oh man i just love this post.. has so many of my favs… cherries, chocolate, protein, sweet taters, beets, salmon OH MY! but i totally thought the wasabi peas were mouldy.. like the white stuff around them.. glad theyre just normal.. the ones ive seen are pretty wimpy tho and really small.. but i LOVE WASABI like crazy!


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