Sweet Potato Fries in the Oven are both Healthy and Delicious

Enjoy healthy, homemade sweet potato fries with this easy side dish recipe!

  • By Jess Dang
  • October 28, 2013

If you’re a subscriber to our meal plan service, you’ll know that I have a pretty unique way of roasting vegetables. We use this same high-heat vegetable roasting method for our oven roasted sweet potato fries! No oil, no deep-frying, just crunchy, hot fries. What’s not to love, right?

Dip these fries in ketchup for a delicious treat that go with any weeknight meal you’re planning.

Prepping & Cooking Smarts

  • See how easy it is to chop sweet potatoes into fries with the short video below.
  • Learn our special technique for roasting vegetables with our cooking formula video below.

How to Chop Potatoes for Fries

Watch this video to learn how to chop potatoes into fries.


How to Roast Veggies

We use super high temperatures to roast veggies quickly, making it perfect for any weeknight dinner.

Equipment Smarts

  • You only need sheet pans for this side dish, so make sure you have some good ones!

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Oven Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Enjoy these crunchy oven-roasted sweet potato fries as a side to anything or just on their own!

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 30 min

Total time: 35 min

Serves: 4


  • Sweet potatoes - 1 lb, sliced into fries
  • Olive oil - 2 Tbsp
  • Ketchup - for serving



  1. Sweet potatoes – Slice into fries. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)


  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Place sweet potatoes on a sheet pan and then cover tightly with foil. Bake for 10 minutes on top rack.
  3. After sweet potatoes have steamed for 10 minutes, take them out and toss with olive oil and a generous sprinkle of salt. Roast for another 10 to 15 minutes uncovered, giving them a shake midway through. When done give them another sprinkle of salt and then enjoy dipped in ketchup.

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