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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
Calories: 167kcal
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!


  • Make sure to really toss these and get everything coated nicely with both the corn starch and the olive oil. If you use too much corn starch or if it clumps in certain areas, the crispiness can be affected and we do not want that!
  • Add in a teaspoon of sugar to make a sweet and smoky combination which is another way to level up on these sweet potato fries.
  • In order to get the most crispiness, make sure none of the fries are touching each other on the pan. This may require you to use two pans, which is fine. If they touch each other, they can get somewhat mushy.


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 398mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 16401IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg