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Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries are a favorite around here. There is something about the slight sweetness of the sweet potato paired with a light sprinkling of salt that makes the fries slightly (okay. .  .very!) addicting. If you really want to up the sweet and salty combination, you can add in some brown sugar. . .and if you like heat, you can add in some crushed red pepper flakes and chili powder!

Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

These fries bring the heat without overpowering the flavor of the sweet potato. The use of brown sugar offsets some of the heat giving a slightly sweet and spicy flavor to the fries. With very little prep and only 30 minutes in the oven, these fries make a great, easy side at dinner or a crunchy, addicting snack at your next party!

Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Notes: A couple of items that I have found that make the process of making your own fries easier are a baking mat and an olive oil mister, The baking mat prevents the fries from sticking and making a mess of your pans and the olive oil mister allows for you to evenly coat the fries without using a lot of oil.

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Yield: 4-6 servings


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, cut into thin strips
  • 2-3 tsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, depending on how much heat you want
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with a baking mat.
  2. Place cut sweet potatoes in a large bowl and toss with olive oil or place on baking mat and spray one side with an olive oil mister,  give the pieces a stir and spray the other side.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar and spices. Sprinkle over pieces and toss or stir to evenly coat.
  4. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until fries are lightly browned and crisp. Give the fries a stir halfway through baking time to allow for even cooking.
  5. Serve immediately.


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Tuesday 13th of August 2013

These look so good. I'm making them for dinner tonight! They'll be the perfect side with pulled pork.

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Tuesday 13th of August 2013

Oh, can I come over for dinner?! ;)


Friday 1st of March 2013

Hello! I found you on Pinterest and my husband and I thank you! This was my first time ever using sweet potatoes. They didn't get crunchy so next time I may cook them a little longer. But even soft the flavor was great! I will be making these again!

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Wednesday 6th of March 2013

Yay! So glad that you liked them! Thanks for letting me know!

Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen

Wednesday 30th of January 2013

I'm normally so boring with my sweet potato fries, but I love them, boring or not. Thanks for the inspiration to try something different next time.

I came over from Buns in my Oven and I'm pinning for sure!

The Better Baker

Monday 28th of January 2013

I LOVE you! I'm wild about sweet tater fries and these look soo tasty. Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck...and for linking back. Please come back soon.

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl

Saturday 26th of January 2013

Okay, I am totally trying these. My weirdo husband refuses to even try sweet potatoes, but I love 'em. Annnnnnnnd, since I'm the one usually making dinner around here, I get to make the menu. :-) These look awesome!