Try an oil-free spin on a popular side dish with these easy to make, crispy and flavorful Oil Free Baked Sweet Potato Fries! You can load them up with chili too!
My Sweet Potato Obsession!
I'm obsessed with sweet potatoes! In fact, I don't think there is a sweet potato dish that I don't love.
I love sweet potatoes in my brownies.
I love sweet potato casserole on the holidays.
Whole roasted sweet potatoes just on their own never get old.
And of course, who doesn't love some sweet potato fries?!
Today I'm going to share with you how I make oil free sweet potato fries that are super flavorful and even crispy... just liked the fried ones!
Here's how I do it...
Ingredients for Oil Free Sweet Potato Fries
Technically, you really only need sweet potatoes to make oil-free sweet potato fries. However, if you want to add some flavor, I recommend adding some spices and salt!
Here are my favorite seasonings to add to my homemade sweet potato fries:
You could also use a pre-made seasoning such as taco seasoning.
Or make some sweet sweet potato fries by using cinnamon!
The possibilities are endless so don't be shy and get creative!
How to Make Oil Free Sweet Potato Fries
Baked fries aren't anything new, but this method of preparing them makes them super soft on the inside, crispy on the outside and perfect for dipping in your favorite condiment.
Maybe some Homemade Ketchup?!
Below are the instructions for making sweet potato fries without oil at home:
STEP 1: Preheat your oven to 400°F / 205°C.
STEP 2: While the oven is preheating, wash your sweet potatoes and cut them into fries (or wedges if you prefer!)
STEP 3: Place the cut up sweet potatoes into a large mixing bowl and sprinkle over your spices of choice as well as salt and pepper.
STEP 4: Toss everything well to combine.
STEP 5: Using a wire rack over a baking tray, lay the potato wedges out in a single layer (see the photo below).
Step 6: Bake the sweet potatoes in the oven for about 40 minutes, or until browned and crispy on the outside.
Pro Tip: Using a wire rack over a baking tray will allow your sweet potato fries to crisp on all sides. Alternatively, you can place the fries directly on a baking tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Best French Fry Condiments (other than Ketchup!)
In my opinion, fries NEED dip!
And as I'm sure you know, ketchup isn't the only dip that pairs well with french fries.
Let me share some of my favorite, unique dips to pair with these oil-free sweet potato fries!
- Honey Mustard (vegan of course!)
- BBQ sauce
- Super Simple Vegan Nacho Cheese
- Vegan Ranch Dressing
- Vegan Milkshakes
- Vegan Mushroom Sauce
- Vegan aioli (add Sriracha for a kick!)
- Sweet Chili Sauce
- Leftover Curry
Different Ways to Eat Sweet Potatoes
In addition to making delicious homemade baked sweet potato fries, there are so many ways to enjoy sweet potatoes - as snacks, on salads, even as desserts!
I'll list out some of my favorite sweet potato recipes / meal ideas below!
- Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies
- Sweet Potato Toast
- Sweet Potato S'mores
- Chili Loaded Sweet Potato Fries
- Creamy Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Curry
- Mashed sweet potatoes
- Grilled sweet potatoes
- Sweet potato hummus
- Vegan Sweet Potato Pancakes
Sweet potatoes are basically a delicious, versatile spud that you have to experiment with, in both sweet and savory recipes!
I hope to start you try out these oil-free baked sweet potato fries!
Want these fries loaded with chili? Try my Vegan Chili Loaded Sweet Potato Fries!
Also, for all of you potato fans out there, check out my How to Make the Perfect Baked Potato post!
Oil Free Baked Sweet Potato Fries
- 1 medium Sweet Potato per person
- Chili powder
- Salt and Pepper
- Preheat your oven to 400°F / 205°C.
- Wash your potatoes and cut them into fries, or wedges if preferred.
- Place the potatoes into a bowl and shake the seasonings generously on top. Toss to coat.
- Using a wire rack over a baking tray, lay the potato wedges out in a single layer (see photo).
- Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes until browned and crispy on the outside.
- Enjoy with your favorite condiments.
Carol Mann says
I liked your comments about sweet potatoes, I love them, too, and it was good to get some new ideas of how to use them. Thank you.
Faith VanderMolen says
Happy to hear that!
Joshua Howard says
Made it for a second time. It is our new favorite. The guests went nuts for it at our party.We made a huge vat of it. We were asked who the caterer was who made it. I said “I did!” The complement goes to the creator of this post. Thank you for sharing.
It’s such a satisfying thing to say you cooked the food everyone loved. So glad you are using and loving this recipe!!
Jim Hobson says
I love your blog and recipe ideas. I'm very lucky to be in early remission from lymphoma. One important lifestyle change I've made is being much more conscious about the food I prepare and eat. And the sweet potato fries are wholesome, simple to make and delicious. Enjoy your adventures in China. With gratitude, Jim
Thank you so much for sharing Jim. I'm so grateful you're in remission! I'm also glad you enjoy this simple recipe. Thanks so much for your comment!
Betty Blazic says
My husband cannot do spicy foods at all. What other spices could I use?
Hi Betty! You could always just stick with salt like classic french fries. Rosemary always tastes delicious with potatoes too! If he can handle cumin, you could also try just omitting the chili powder. Hope that helps!
ATEFEH YAZDI says
Can't wait to try this tonight or tomorrow! Love your blog!
I hope you enjoy them! Thank you so much!
ATEFEH YAZDI says
They were great!!! So delicious and while in recovery they helped me eat the "fries" but a healthy version! Thanks!!!
So glad they helped you take that next step in recovery! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you! I'm slowly putting together whole foods we can eat as a family at meal times as my baby turns into a toddler 🙂 This works perfectly for everyone's taste! I just used dried hers and cinnamon (no salt) & even I was shocked at how tasty it was that way (I'm a huge salt addict)!
Thanks so much for sharing JV! Cinnamon sounds like such a good addition. I️ hope you’re able to enjoy this simple recipe for years to come!
I just made these - great recipe! I lowered my oven to 375 because some of my smaller pieces were crushing prematurely. Thanks for sharing this!
So glad they worked out for you Chloe! We love these fries, so I'm glad you did too. Thanks for sharing!
I'm sweet enough, but I made them tonight. Over the weekend, I tried the mushroom sauce with salmon. I added a jalapeno and red pepper to it. Spice is also nice 🙂
Sounds amazing Oscar! Mushrooms, jalapeños and red peppers are some of my favorite foods, so together I bet it was awesome!
Alyssa @ renaissancerunnergirl says
Awesome idea - I love sweet potato fries, but too many can lead to stomach issues because of the oil 🙂
Thanks Alyssa! I hope these sit well with you so you can enjoy some fries!
Natalie | Feasting on Fruit says
I could eat these every day and be perfectly happy. Some ketchup and a big plateful, that's my kinda simple dinner 🙂 I go through phases with potatoes too--sometimes I'm all about mashed, then baked, then cubed and roasted, they're so versatile. But fries are always good because of the ease of dunking of dipping 🙂 Oil-free but still perfectly browned and crispy, these look fantastic!
Ah, I need to make mashed sweet potato now! But yes, fries are the perfect vehicle for ALL the condiments:)
Liv @ Healthy Liv says
Yess! Baked sweet potato fries are so good and always my #1 favorite way to enjoy sweet potatoes. Love the crispiness!
And it makes me really happy to hear that you've been enjoying life in China so much- yay!!!
We're on the same page Liv! Sweet potato fries for liiiiife:) Thanks for all your encouragement on our life in China. It's fun to share with you!
I can never seem to get sweet potatoes crispy, I definitely need to try the oven rack method. These look delicious!
Oh definitely Erin! I hope it works out for you!