Sweet Potato Fries

Crunchy Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with a spicy kick! Don’t forget to pair this with a sweet and spicy Cinnamon dipping sauce! Easy to make and the perfect dinner side dish.

Our readers love potato recipes. From our delicious Baked French Fries (with blue cheese dip) to our cheesy Hashbrown casserole, we have what you’re looking for!

Sweet potato fries on baking sheet.


Why this Recipe Works

Looking for an easy side dish with dinner tonight? We love whipping up these easy fries when serving Italian Beef sandwiches or even our classic meatloaf!

Say goodbye to frozen bags of fries. You’ll want to make these instead!

  • Baked to perfection
  • Seasoned with a savory blend of spices
  • Served with a sweet cinnamon dip (you’ve GOT to try it)

Love sweet potatoes? Be sure to give our candied sweet potatoes a try next!

Ingredients Notes

Ingredients needed to make homemade sweet potato fries.

Here’s what you need to make oven baked sweet potato fries: 

  • Sweet potatoes– two extra large potatoes are perfect
  • Olive oil
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Paprika
  • Kosher Salt 
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder

For the cinnamon dip you need: 

  • Greek yogurt
  • Powdered sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla extract
  • Paprika
  • Red pepper flakes (optional) 

Easy Instructions

Step by step photos showing how to make sweet potato french fries.
  1. Prep the Potatoes. Slice sweet potatoes lengthwise (with skin on) into long strips. The smaller they are the sliced, the crispier they will cook. In a large bowl toss the sweet potato strips with olive oil and seasonings.
  2. Bake. Place on a large baking sheet in a single layer and roast in a 450 degree oven. Turn every 15 minutes. Mine cooked up crispy in 45 minutes.
  3. Dipping sauce. While the sweet potato fries are roasting, make the cinnamon dip. Make the dip by blending all the ingredients together until smooth and combined. Keep the dip in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
  4. Serve. When the fries are ready, serve them with a generous helping of the sweet and spicy cinnamon dip on the side! The hot crispy fries dipped in cool creamy sauce is irresistible.
Sweet potato fries served on a white plate with a cup of cinnamon dipping sauce.

Tips and Tricks

  • Feel free to adjust the red pepper in the sweet potato fries recipe to your liking. The amount listed is enough to taste a nice zing in each bite, but not too much that children (or spice wimps) won’t eat it.
  • If you like your fries extra crisp like me, roast a few minutes longer, so the edges are super browned! Adjust the baking time for your preference!

This is one side dish your whole family will love! Sweet potato fries with cinnamon dip would also make a great appetizer or party snack.

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Sweet Potato Fries

4.86 from 7 votes
By: Aimee
Crunchy Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with a spicy kick! Don't forget to pair this with a sweet and spicy Cinnamon dipping sauce!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients 

For the Fries:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes washed
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes

For the Cinnamon dip:

  • 6 ounce plain greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • pinch red pepper flakes

Instructions 

  • Slice sweet potatoes lengthwise (with skin on) into long strips. The smaller they are the sliced, the crispier they will cook. In a large bowl toss the sweet potato strips with olive oil and seasonings.
  • Place on a large baking sheet in a single layer and roast in a 450 degree oven. Turn every 15 minutes. Mine cooked up crispy in 45 minutes.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, blend the dip ingredients together until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve!
  • Serve the fries warm with the cool dip. ENJOY.

Notes

  • Feel free to adjust the red pepper in the sweet potato fries recipe to your liking. The amount listed is enough to taste a nice zing in each bite, but not too much that children (or spice wimps) won’t eat it.
  • If you like your fries extra crisp like me, roast a few minutes longer, so the edges are super browned! Adjust the baking time for your preference!

Nutrition

Calories: 179kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 206mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 9g
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
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Posted on August 14, 2021

Comments & Reviews

  1. Sweet potato fries is the only way I eat sweet potatoes 🙂 I know it’s odd but otherwise I can’t get over the sweetness. This fries sound so tasty!

  2. Those are the most perfect looking sweet potato fries! And that dip sounds fantastic! Pinned!

  3. I have recently fell head over heels for sweet potatoes. These “fries” look great! I really like the sweetness of the potatoes and then the salt. And that sauce – I think I found something else to fall for! 🙂

  4. All I can say is, “I want some”. I wish my family liked sweet potatoes, oh well, I guess that means more for me!!!

  5. Sweet potato fries are my favorite, and I love the sound of that Greek yogurt dip! These look incredibly delicious!

  6. I’m a big fan of sweet and savory flavor combos, so these fries and dipping sauce have my name written all over them! Is it lunchtime yet??

  7. There’s a local restaurant that serves their sweet potato fries with a cinnamon dip! Can’t wait to try this!

  8. I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your Aunt. Always hard to lose those we love.

    I have a sweet potato just waiting for me to eat it. I think I will be trying your recipe. Although my husband is not a fan of sweet potatoes, he loves fries and especially if they’re crisp. If it weren’t for the darn orange color, I might be able to fool him. LOL I love the spicy touch too. May even add a little more.

    1. Thank you Sylvia (ironically, that’s my Aunt’s name!!). Good luck with convincing your husband to LOVE these!

  9. We looove sweet potato fries and yours look so good – I love how crispy they are and I would’ve never thought of a cinnamon yogurt dip, what a great idea!

  10. Love sweet potato fries, but have never had them with a sweet dip. Genius idea! Love how you made them a “liitle” healthier for you as well.

  11. I do love a good sweet potato french fry! And dipped in a healthy cinnamon spicy yogurt dip? Hello, goodness! This sounds like something I need to eat ASAP!

  12. We are in my personal last-meal territory. I have an sweet potato fry fixation (I order them everywhere too), but have never gone the cinnamon route for my dips. Great idea Aimee!

  13. I truly love sweet potato fries and get some whenever I can. I am looking forward to trying this dip.

  14. I pick sweet potatoes over white ones any day! These look like something I need to make and ASAP!

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