Best Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

The weather is starting to get cooler and you may have started to feel the cool crisp breeze of Fall.  As the leaves start to turn and we anticipate the arrival of Autumn, our appetites also start to change.  We crave hearty meals that are filling and the markets fill up with plenty of root vegetables that do the trick, like starchy sweet potatoes and yams.   By the way, did you know that they are basically the same thing?  That sweet, orange-colored root vegetable that you love so dearly and term as yams is actually a sweet potato. Most people think that long, red-skinned sweet potatoes are yams, but they really are just one of many varieties of sweet potatoes.

During this season we start to plan family meals and search for new recipes for fall.  If you are looking for a unique way to serve vegetables to your family or are simply trying to change your usual holiday menu with a new sweet potato recipe for Thanksgiving, sweet potato fries will be a hit with the adults as well as kids.  The crunchy bite of sweet potato fries will change your life.  The best part is that they are actually baked and quite healthy, so it beats the sweet potato casserole full of cream and butter.  Serve them as a snack or part of your meal, either way they are beautiful and festive to the season.

recipe for sweet potato fries

Sweet Potato Fries Recipe


6 whole Sweet Potatoes, Peeled And Cut Into Thin Sticks

Olive Oil for tossing

1 teaspoon Seasoned Salt or Sea Salt

½ teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon pepper


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Line a sheet tray with parchment.

In a large bowl toss sweet potatoes with just enough oil to coat.

Sprinkle with Seasoned Salt, paprika, and pepper.

Spread sweet potatoes in single layer on prepared baking sheet, being sure not to overcrowd.

Bake until sweet potatoes are tender and golden brown, turning occasionally, about 20 minutes.

Let cool 5 to 10 minutes before serving.