Overhead shot of Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries in white bowls, on a blue napkin.

Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries are a healthy, crispy side dish, and so perfectly paired with a big juicy burger. These are full of flavor without all the grease, and will please all the sweet potato lovers, and convert the rest!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword spicy sweet potatoes, sweet potato fries
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Soaking Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 205 kcal
Author Sue Ringsdorf


For the fries:

  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 2-3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 ½ Tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne - or to taste
  • kosher salt - to taste


For the fries:

  1. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into thin strips. Fill a large bowl with cold water, and soak for at least 30 minutes. Strain and pat dry with a clean towel.

  2. Combine the seasonings in a small bowl (EXCEPT SALT!) - the chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, and cayenne.

  3. Rinse bowl out, and put dried potatoes back in, and drizzle with olive oil. Mix until well coated. Add corn starch and the seasonings (EXCEPT SALT), and mix thoroughly.

  4. Preheat ovens to 425 degrees. Arrange fries on two baking pans lined with parchment paper. Don't over-lap the fries!

  5. Place pans in ovens on top shelf. If you have only one oven, you can just put both pans in and rotate shelfs throughout cooking process.

  6. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Gently flip fries and bake another 15 minutes, or until done. Remove from oven, and add a generous sprinkling of kosher salt. EAT!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 105mg5%
Potassium 599mg17%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 24550IU491%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.