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Spicy Sweet Potato Fries {Quick & Easy Side}

Not only is this sweet potato fries recipe super easy to throw together and inexpensive, but it really is a crowd-pleaser.

I happen to LOVE sweet potatoes, but my husband doesn’t really care for them. My 8-year-old son doesn’t like French fries (surely he was switched at birth!), but both of them, along with the rest of the family, raved about this relatively healthy side dish.

Just how easy it? These sweet potato fries require only three simple ingredients — sweet potatoes, olive oil, and seasoned salt.

Slice up your sweet potatoes into long pieces about 1/2″ thick. Note that sweet potatoes can be darn hard to slice up! Make sure your knife is extra sharp — or if you’re of the female persuasion you could try coercing your significant other into helping out a little.

Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything…

Toss your sweet potatoes with the oil and seasoned salt, and then spread them out in a single layer on a couple of baking pans.

Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes at 450 degrees, turning with a spatula about halfway through. Sweet potatoes don’t crisp up like regular potatoes, so watch for them to have just a little browning.

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt


  1. Cut each sweet potato into slices about 1/4" thick.
  2. Toss the sweet potato slices with the oil and Morton Season-All.
  3. Spread out on baking sheets in a single layer.
  4. Bake at 450 degrees for about 20-25 minutes, turning with a spatula as needed.

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Friday 29th of July 2011

Mmmm, I bet these would be good with a bit of canola oil instead of olive and a few shakes of cinnamon instead of the salt!


Tuesday 24th of May 2011

We love sweet potato fries! I have a french fry cutter but I've found the easiest way to cut them is to pre-bake them (whole) for 10 minutes, then cut them and continue on with the recipe. (Also, by prebaking them, you can cut oodles at once and toss them in freezer bags) And while we're on the subject of sweet potato fries...I read recently over on Apartment Therapy someone recommended dehydrating the cut fries for a couple hours before baking if you want them to crisp up more--disclaimer, I haven't tried that suggestion yet, but I plan to!

Tara @ Unsophisticook

Tuesday 24th of May 2011

Great tips -- thanks for sharing! I'll have to try the dehydration thing and see how it goes too.

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