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Crispy Baked Sweet Potatoes

These Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries are perfectly seasoned and make the best side dish for just about any meal! Beware, these fries are addicting!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy fries, healthy, sidedishes, sweet potato fries, sweet potatoes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes; peeled and cut into 1/4 inch sticks
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
  • chopped parsley for garnish (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Cut the peeled sweet potatoes lengthwise into 1/4 inch sticks and place in a large gallon ziplock bag.
  • Add the salt, pepper, cornstarch, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and oil. Make sure to leave air in the bag, zip, and shake until the fries are evenly coated.
  • Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and spread the fries between both sheets in an even layer- leaving space between each fry. You do not want to create steam as it will cause the fries to get soggy. Do not crowd the sheets.
  • Bake for 20 minutes on one side and then flip. Bake them for another 10-15 minutes until crispy and golden brown. Be sure to watch them carefully as the cooking time can depend on the thickness and heat of your oven.
  • Remove from the oven and spinkle with sea salt and parsley. Allow the fries to cool for 5 minutes and enjoy immediately!


  1. It is important to cut the fries evenly so they can all cook at the same rate.
  2. If you want to add some spice to your fries add 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes to the coating mixture before baking. 
  3. Make sure to use a large and sharp knife when cutting the fries! Carefully cut each potato in half and place the cut side down and cut each half into thin slices. Cut those slices into 1/4 inch fries.