Sweet Potato Oven Fries

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 25, 2009


Looking for another great way to use up those UBER CHEAP sweet potatoes?!? This is a great week to buy sweet potatoes, as many stores have them priced as low as $.25/lb!!!

You can also cook, mash and freeze them for use in future meals!

If you’ve had your share of sweet potato pie or casserole, then give these a try with the extras!  Would be delicious with a BBQ Turkey Sandwich!

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Sweet Potato Oven Fries

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 5-10 minutes

Cooking Time – 25-35 minutes


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into strips
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper, a few dashes of each



Peel sweet potatoes.


Cut in half.


Cut into strips. The thinner the strips, the faster they will bake.


Rinse all the strips and pat dry.


Place all the sweet potato strips into a bowl and add the oil, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Toss well.


Lay the strips in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet.


Bake at 400 for 25-35 minutes, turning once after about 15 minutes. Baking time will vary depending on thickness of the strips and how crispy you want them!

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Trish @IamSucceeding November 25, 2009 at 8:41 am

Those will be on my menu next wek! I LOVE sweet potatoes!


Cara November 25, 2009 at 10:27 am

I love to add a little chili powder to mine too.


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom November 25, 2009 at 1:26 pm


Another great spice to add in :)


Jennifer November 25, 2009 at 10:53 am

We do our fries a bit differently. We leave the peel on (you don’t even notice it when it is cooked) and toss in a little bit of olive oil and sea salt. A different flavor, but still some great fries.


Ellen November 25, 2009 at 11:32 am

I’ve made these with paprika added as well as the cinnamon, an idea I got from Sarah’s Cucina Bella blog. Came out fantastic!


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom November 25, 2009 at 1:26 pm


What a great idea…I’ll try that next time :)


Karen November 25, 2009 at 12:46 pm

those look really good! there was a place near my old home that made them, and nowhere else!!!!! now I can make them @ home! delish! Supposedly these are better than say mickey d’s?


B. Keefer November 25, 2009 at 12:56 pm

I have tried to do this 3 or 4 times (tried it last Sunday night) and they always come out soggy. Not sure what I’m doing wrong. Yours look so good.


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom November 25, 2009 at 1:26 pm

@B. Keefer,

Do you rinse them and pat them dry?!? That is the key!


Alicia November 24, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Mine were soggy too. I didn’t rinse them and pat them dry since my husband peeled and sliced them for me and he washed them first. They were dry when I tossed them with the oil and seasonings though. If I try them again, I’ll see if that makes a difference. Thanks.


the1chery November 25, 2009 at 3:11 pm

hi erin, could you put the “print this page” dohickey on this page? its so much easier to print that way. thanks!


Biz November 25, 2009 at 3:15 pm

I wish I liked sweet potatoes – they look so good!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your new addition! :D


B. Keefer November 25, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Ah, a rinse and pat dry! Every recipe I read said absolutely not to do that. LOL I think I will try it again and this time do it your way.



Aaryn November 25, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Yum! In Houston, all the stores have sweet potatoes on sale for 19 cents a pound, so I stocked up. Nice to have another recipe to try out! Thanks!


Shelley November 25, 2009 at 9:12 pm

YUM…these look so good! I am definately making these…my girls LOVE sweet potatoes! I usually bake them and add butter and cinnamon/sugar. What a great new way to eat them :)


Candice November 25, 2009 at 9:53 pm

I love sweet potato fries and they are wonderful dipped in BBQ sauce. Maybe it’s a southern thing but they are so good that way. Our family took a little vacation to Gatlinburg, TN last year and a restaurant there serves them with BBQ sauce. You have to try it!


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom November 26, 2009 at 11:14 am


Love the BBQ sauce idea :)


Juile Anne November 26, 2009 at 1:08 am

You luckies, getting these potatoes for $.19/lb the cheapest I found was $.89/lb at WinCo last week. I do however want to try these they sound yummy!!!


jessica jackson December 12, 2009 at 10:16 pm

@Juile Anne, .25 at my walmart tonight


sito November 26, 2009 at 1:52 am

Oh, yum! I’ve made sweet potato fries, but only ever salted them. The brown sugar and cinnamon would give a new twist on this treat.


Brooke November 30, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Made these tonight and loved them! Thanks for the recipe.


Heather Dormer June 15, 2010 at 12:42 pm

A different twist on sweet potatoes is to fire up your grill, slice the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise, smear the cut sides with butter, sprinkle garlic salt & black pepper on them, press the cut sides back together, wrap in foil, grill till done. A change up from the usual sugary recipes.


Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic March 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm

This sounds amazing! Do you mind if I feature you in my new series 100 recipes from 100 blogs? You can read more about it here: http://www.theforeigndomestic.com/2012/01/from-your-kitchen-to-mine-100-recipes.html


Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic March 27, 2012 at 12:26 pm
Bobbie Jo November 25, 2013 at 6:27 pm

I can NEVER get the fries to come out crispy. always, always, alwaysssssssss soggy! I have tried the rinse and dry, and this time i even pre cut them this morning and put them in the freezer until tonight when i was doing dinner (trying to mimic the grocery bought ones i guess) and still soggy! so disappointing because i love baked fries when they work. Help me! =[


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