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Smoky Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Crispy baked sweet potato fries with a perfectly smoky flavor will be a new favorite side dish to serve up with dinner. A simple recipe with smoked paprika to add some flavor and variety to your favorite fries!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Lorie Yarro


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1-2 T olive oil
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • sea salt to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Rinse and dry sweet potatoes (remove skin if desired). Cut into thin fry like pieces (approximately 1/4 in. thick--make sure less than 1/2 inch). Soak in a bowl of cold water for approximately 20-30 minutes. Drain and pat the sweet potatoes dry.
  • In a medium bowl, or on a parchment lined baking sheet, toss with corn starch to evenly coat. Add in olive oil, smoked paprika, and garlic and toss once again to coat evenly. I always start with one tablespoon and if it seems that they aren't evenly coated, I add another.
  • Line fries on a parchment lined baking sheet evenly and without touching each other. You may need to use two baking sheets.
  • Bake for 15 minutes and then flip over the fries and rearrange so they are not touching once again. Return to oven and bake another 10-15 minutes or until desired crispiness. 
  • Remove from oven and add salt to taste. Enjoy!