Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

By Shelly Rose  , , , , , , ,   

July 2, 2017

Sweet potato fries are very much a whole food, just roasted like any other vegetable! Prepared this way, it's a fantastic starch side dish to a balanced meal. Keep it classic with sea salt and pepper, or have a little fun with the spice combination. Parchment paper is preferred to aluminum foil and lends itself to a crisper fry and minimizes our exposure to aluminum.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 6 servings


4 large sweet potatoes

4 tbsp olive oil, avocado oil, or melted coconut oil

1/2 tsp sea salt

black pepper, to taste

optional: spices to taste, such as smoked paprika, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder


1Pre-heat oven to 400F.

2Meanwhile, rinse off and peel potatoes (or keep skin on for more rustic fries). Slice into 1/4" thick slabs and then cut into matchsticks to make fries.

3Place fries in a large mixing bowl and toss with oil and spices to evenly coat.

4Spread out evenly on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes until fries are crispy and browned. Flip the fries half way into cooking.

*photo: istock (I ate them too fast!)