Seasoned Sweet Potato Fries

Seasoned Sweet Potato Fries

This Seasoned Sweet Potato Fries recipe will knock your socks off!

Sunday was a fun-filled day with friends as we watched the team that I have been a life-long fan of win the Big Game. It was a great day to get together and share good food, good conversation, and a great football game. (Even the kids had a great time!)

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Part of my preparation for the Big Game was to make those Baby Back Ribs I posted a couple weeks ago again. These sweet, spicy, and oh-so-good Kansas City style ribs were a hit among the crowd. On the side, I served these incredible Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries. Now, I don’t normally associate sweet potato fries with Kansas City style BBQ, but I had a pile of sweet potatoes that needed to be used so that’s what we had.

Seasoning–Not your Ordinary Sweet Potato Fry!

What makes these fries different than the hundreds of other sweet potato fries I have had over the years is the seasoning blend. I made a batch with a lighter amount of seasoning and another batch with a heavier amount of seasoning, and honestly, I liked the heavily seasoned fries better. They had a zing to them that put them over the top.

How to Prepare Sweet Potato Fries

These fries were also rather easy for party food since I prepped them earlier in the day then put them in a bowl of water in the refrigerator. The prep work on these really isn’t a ton of work. Just peel the sweet potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch thick steak fries, drop in some water and refrigerate.

How to Make Sweet Potato Fries

Once it is time to cook the fries, just pat dry with a paper towel before seasoning. It is then time to coat the fries with seasoning. Coating the fries consists of mixing up the seasoning blend, lightly coating the fries with some olive oil, then tossing them with the seasoning.

I then used my favorite pizza pan to cook these. I find these pans with the holes in them make incredibly crispy pizza–my favorite–and do a great job at cooking items like fries as well. If you don’t have one of these, I would highly recommend them!

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Pair these with our Incredible Baby Back Ribs, and you will be in for a treat tonight!

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Sweet Potato Fries with Ribs in the Background on a white plate

Seasoned Sweet Potato Fries

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Seasoned Sweet Potato Fries that will have you coming back for more!


  • 2-3 lbs of Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 T Olive Oil
  • 2 T Garlic Powder
  • 2 t. Smoked Paprika
  • 2 t. Kosher Salt
  • 1 t. Ground Black Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Cut sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch thick steak fries. If you are lucky enough to have a fry cutter, use that!
  3. Put fries in water and put in frig for up to 2 days or put fries in a bowl and coat with olive coat.
  4. Mix seasonings and then toss with fries.
  5. Put fries on baking sheet(s). (I piled mine on one.)
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until fries are done.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 462Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 941mgCarbohydrates: 97gFiber: 16gSugar: 30gProtein: 10g

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