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Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries


"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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1 h 10 m servings 169 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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  1. 589 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

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. S...

Most helpful critical review

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

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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. S...

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 t...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 pap...

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 le...

MMmmmm. Tasty. I also lowered the cooking temp - 425 and cooked them for about 45 minutes. They weren't as crispy as deep fried one, but they had a slightly crisp exterior. The second time I mad...

i loved them. i used someones advise and used cinnimon, sugar and salt instead of the taco seasoning.