Sweet Potato Fries with Paprika

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Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite vegetables.  My children like them too, so they are a low-stress addition to any meal in our house.  Not only do they taste delicious, but they’re also a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium.  These sweet potato fries are a delicious blend of savory and sweet with the addition of paprika.  You could also use cumin or other spices to jazz things up a bit.

2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1½ pounds total)
2 tbs. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. paprika

Sweet potato fries

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and grease a baking sheet.
  2. Cut the sweet potatoes into strips (¼ inch – ½ inch thick).
  3. Place the sweet potato strips in a bowl and add the olive oil.  Stir gently so that all the strips are coated with oil.
  4. Sprinkle salt and paprika evenly over the strips.
  5. Arrange the strips on a baking sheet, making sure the thickest pieces are on the outside and the thinnest pieces are on the inside.
  6. Bake for 7-10 minutes and then flip the fries.  Continue baking for another 7-10 minutes, until they are light brown and beginning to get crispy.
  7. Cool slightly before serving.

Sweet Potato Fries Price Breakdown

This batch of sweet potato fries costs $1.69 to make, or $.42 per serving.  It’s a wonderful side dish for many different meals, and it’s a nutritional step up from standard French fries.
Linking to Wellness Weekend, Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Allergy-Free Wednesday, What’s in the Box?


  1. Great idea. I love it with paprika. We eat something called tajin in my house which is a chile powder – great on sweet things like mangos and other fruit.

  2. Yum. I love baked fries.

  3. I’ll have to try it with paprika :) I buy a box of sweet potatoes at Costco about every 2 months in the produce section.

  4. I bet these would be even more delicious with a nice dusting of smoked paprika (my favorite spice ever). Yum!

  5. Sweet potatoes are one of my favorites too! These look awesome :) I love the idea of the paprika to bring in a little spice.

    Thanks for linking up!

  6. Sweet potato fries are one of our favorites! I’ll keep the paprika in mind. :)

  7. Love the idea of using paprika – I’ll have to try this!

  8. Have you ever tried freezing them and then reheating either in the oven or toaster oven?

    • Annemarie says:

      I haven’t tried that, Melissa, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. Let me know if you try it.

  9. I love sweet potato fries with a little curry ketchup (1/4 teaspoon per 1/4 cup ketchup). It tastes great too. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us during Little Family Adventure’s FB party. It was great to have you join us again.

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