Baked Sweet Potato Fries are easy to make at home and are bound to be your favorite recipe for homemade fries. You can even prep them ahead of time for a quick sides dish for busy weeknight meals!

Sweet potatoes make great side dishes. Also try my Marshmallow Stuffed Sweet Potato recipe

Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Jorge and I are from opposite sides of the track. And by that I mean, his first job was at McDonalds at the deep fryer and mine was at a realtors office where I was paid to read magazines and paint my nails. Obviously if we had met in  high school we wouldn’t be married today. Who wants to date the fry boy? Oh wait…I do. Hot fries? A cute guy smelling like delicious, greasy fries? Ohhhhhh yaaaaa.

This Is My Favorite Recipe For Homemade Sweet Potato Fries 

And while you will find me in line at whatever fast food joint I can find demanding a large fry and a GIANT diet coke any time I have a hangover, my favorite fries are Baked Sweet Potato Fries. To be fair, I have yet to meet a sweet potato I didn’t love…but these really are the best fries I have ever made at home. I used to make mine coated in a little olive oil, salt, and a whole lot of fresh cracked pepper. And they were good. But after learning the trick about tossing them in corn meal to help them stay crispy on the outside (from my lovely neighbor) and adding a healthy dose of cinnamon…they are perfect. Absolutely perfect.

How To Make Sweet Potato Fries

These Fries Are Easy To Prep Ahead Of Time

I know school is starting back up and everyone is going to be rushing to get dinner on the table…but these really are a pinch to make if you can take the time to slice them before hand. If I know I need to have these ready to go in a pinch, I will slice up a few large sweet potatoes and store them in a plastic bag in the fridge until I am ready to use them. I have even heard you can freeze them!

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Baked Sweet Potato Fries are so easy to make at home and taste delicious! Prep them ahead of time for a quick sides dish for busy weeknight meals!


  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons corn meal
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a large cookie sheet with non-stick aluminum foil.

Peel sweet potatoes and slice into fries. You want fries to be as even in width as possible for even cooking.

Place sweet potatoes in one of those giant size ziplocks and drizzle in 2 tablespoons olive oil. Shake like crazy to evenly coat. Then sprinkle in the corn meal and shake, shake, shake it!

Drizzle in the last tablespoon of olive oil, and sprinkle in the cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Again shake it like your life depends on it.

Lay out the sweet potatoes in a single layer and bake 25-30 minutes, flipping half way through. Serve immediately.


Original to The Novice Chef Blog

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 231Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 196mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 6gSugar: 9gProtein: 3g

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