How Long to Bake Sweet Potato Fries?

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By: Tom Valenti


Sweet potatoes are a perfect source of vitamins, fiber, and minerals. Homemade sweet potato fries are easy to make and taste better than you can get in a restaurant. And the best thing is they require a few steps since they are baked and not fried. So, how long to bake sweet potato fries?

Generally, sweet potato fries should be baked for approximately 30 minutes, depending on how thick you cut the sweet potato wedges. Try to cut them uniformly to ensure they cook at the same rate.

For the best results of sweet and crunchy taste, follow the steps below:

How Long to Bake Sweet Potato Fries?

Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 319 kcal


  • Two big sweet potatoes
  • Three tablespoons soybean oil vegetable oil
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Cornstarch to add to crisp up the fries


  • Before starting, heat the oven to 425 degrees F. Place the rack in the top part of the oven and apply grease to the baking sheet.
  • Put sweet potatoes and the baking oil in a large bowl and toss slightly.
  • Add salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. You can use your hand to mix to ensure all the cuttings are coated with oil and spices.
  • Arrange sweet potatoes on the greased baking sheet and ensure they are not too overcrowded.
  • Bake for 15 to 25 and after the first ten minutes, remove the baking sheet from the oven while turning them over, occasionally using thongs until they turn tender and golden brown.
  • You should note that cooking time varies depending on the temperature and thinness of the sweet potato wedges. 500 degrees F will require less cooking time than 450 degrees F.
  • Once the fries are ready as you prefer, remove the pan from the oven and place it on the rack.
  • Season them with enough salt.
  • Allow them to cool for five minutes, as this assists them in crisping up a little more before serving.


The browner your fries turn, the crispier they become. However, there is a small difference between browned and burnt beyond edibility. Even if they become dark, they should still taste good because sweet potatoes have natural sugars caramelizing. So you should be careful not to brown excessively.
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Expert Tips for the Best Sweet Potato Fries

  • Cut them in even sizes; This is the first step to making a big difference while baking fries. Ensure to cut them approximately ¼ inch thick. It prevents s from being over or undercooked.
  • Put them in cold water; toss them in the large bowl after hopping your fries. Cover them in cold water and let the fries soak for 30 minutes. This helps achieve crispness and remove starch from the sweet potatoes to avoid lumpy and soggy.
  • Add cornstarch; Coat with cornstarch to achieve crispness. Mix them with dry seasonings like black pepper, smoked paprika, and garlic powder.
  • Wait on the salt; you will add this at the end of the procedure. It also removes sogginess and allows the salt to taste.
  • Utilize parchment pepper; It prevents the fries from sticking and allows them to crisp up. Ensure you use a paper that can withstand cooking temperatures of 425 degrees F. If not, just use a greased cooking sheet.

What to serve with baked sweet potatoes fries

Sweet potato fries usually are seen as a dish on their own. Their sweet taste makes them stand out among other fries. Therefore, this may cause the inclusion of side dishes to appear overkill. But there are various delicious choices for sweet potato fries. Additionally, the taste of side dishes can improve the taste of your sweet potato fries. The dishes offer special flavors to compliment the sweetness of these fries, making a multifaceted meal that you and your family would love to eat repeatedly. You can serve with the following:

  • Burgers
  • Sandwich such as roasted vegetable pesto panini
  • Mango salsa
  • Salad and fries
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Dipping sauce

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 319 kcal
  • Calories from fat: 153
  • Fat: 17g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Trans fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg
  • Sodium: 303mg
  • Potassium:604mg
  • Carbohydrates:40g
  • Fiber:5g
  • Sugar:8g
  • Protein:3g
  • Vitamin A:485%
  • Vitamin C: 5mg
  • Calcium:57mg
  • Iron: 1mg


sweet potato fries are perfect because they offer a crunchy and flavorful base to which you can add a list of delicious sides.

You can try any combination of the above side dishes to get a unique taste. It is essential to keep things simple while cooking, so if you want an easy and delicious meal to prepare, follow our recipe and try our expert tips.

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Tom Valenti

Chef/Owner of both Ouest and ‘Cesca, and the Executive Chef of Le Cirque, Alison on Dominick, and Butterfield 81.

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