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Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe
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Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries
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Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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"These are so tasty your family won't believe they are eating healthy! Nothing this good for you should taste so good...or be this easy to cook. These are delicious plain, but may be dipped in honey mustard sauce, ketchup, or even guacamole."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. In a plastic bag, combine the sweet potatoes, canola oil, taco seasoning, and cayenne pepper. Close and shake the bag until the fries are evenly coated. Spread the fries out in a single layer on two large baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes, or until crispy and brown on one side. Turn the fries over using a spatula, and cook for another 30 minutes, or until they are all crispy on the outside and tender inside. Thinner fries may not take as long.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 20, 2007

Good cooking method, but the original recipe is not so tasty. Made this to a T the first time and all I tasted was taco seasoning, taking away from the nice, sweet flavor of the sweet potato. So since then, I've tossed the potatoes in a large ziploc bag, drizzled with olive oil (about 1-2 tablespoon), and lightly sprinkle with kosher salt, sometimes with pepper if the kids aren't eating and toss to coat. I bake the first 20 min. on 400, last 15-20 min. on 425. 1 hour is too much and burns them. I've dipped these in ranch sauce (kid's fav), garllic aioli or just eat plain. Good way to get the kids to eat sweet potatoes without frying - full of vitamin A and beta carotene. Also great with steak dinners. 2 stars for original recipe - 5 stars with changes. Tip - put a greased sheet of foil on your cookie sheet - no sticking and no mess.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 22, 2010

Tasty but oh so soggy.... you've gotta eat them REALLY quick.

Dec 30, 2005

I'm giving this recipe five stars because I want people to *try* it. However, with the minor changes below!! I made them and, sure enough, they burned on the bottom. Didn't even need to flip them; the top was crispy enough. My suggestions pretty much go along with the rest listed in the reviews: Cook at a lower temp ~ between 400-425 (NOT 450!) I cut them into approx. 1/4" sticks (regardless of the size, I still think a lower temp is necessary to stop burning). I just used kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, olive oil..tossed in a bowl to coat. No extra spices. Most certainly coat your cookie sheets with oil and you really do need to put them in single layers. Follow these tips, and you should enjoy crispy, healthy, tasty sweet potato fries!

Mar 15, 2006

These were excellent! I used olive oil in place of canola, and Cajun seasoning instead of taco seasoning. Also lowered the temperature to 400F for the first 30 minutes and turned it up to 425F for the last half of baking. The key to keeping these from sticking is spraying the pan with cooking spray - I had no troubles. They were soft and crispy all at once and were fantastic paired with the Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers from this site. Definitely recommend these fries, and don't be afraid to play with the seasonings to suit your taste!

Oct 31, 2007

These are great if you follow the recommendations of other reviewers. I used three sweet potatoes (there's only two of us, and we even had leftovers), cut them like fries, and tossed them with chili powder, garlic powder, fresh pepper, kosher salt, and 2 Tbsp. olive oil. I baked them for 40 minutes at 400 degrees (flipped them halfway), and they turned out so well and so healthy!

Jan 28, 2008

This recipe was good, but I made a different version. Instead of the taco seasoning, I used Lawry's seasoned salt. And olive oil, although tasty, isnt necessary. I just sprayed the pan with some nonstick cooking spray and that did the trick. Baked at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes and they come out crispy on both sides after turning, delicious and super healthy!

May 28, 2007

As per previous reviewers stated lower oven temp--I also changed spices up and have been making them as potato round with my crinkle cutter for years using just enough olive oil to toss with paprika spinkled on (sounds odd but its good!) have also just used french fry seasoning on them. Dunk in ketchup as desired! I swear by using Reynolds non stick foil and can get by with less olive oil--they get crisp faster with less oil and less baking!

Apr 08, 2006

Who'd have thought that fries could taste so good AND be healthy?! To speed things up, I microwaved each sweet potato for about 2-3 min. (make sure you prick them several times with a fork to let the air out). This allowed me to only have to bake them for a half hour total time. Also, instead of using the spices the recipe called for, I used old bay seasoning (it's all I had at the time - and it's what I'll use from now on!) and everyone loved them! This will be a recipe I'll always come back to.


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  • Calories
  • 169 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.2 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 399 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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