Sweet Potato Fries

We make these sweet potato fries at least every other week, as a side for turkey burgers. I think that sweet potatoes have such a delicious flavor on their own, that they hardly need anything added to them to make them taste great. (In fact, sometimes all we do is add a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper, and bake.) This recipe combines a simple mix of seasonings that I always have on hand in my spice cupboard. You can feel good about eating these fries, too, because they are baked, not fried. Sweet potatoes are a nutritious choice because they are a good source of fiber and vitamins, including beta-carotene. The next time you need a side to go along with your burger, try this recipe!

Sweet Potato Fries

Makes 4 Servings


  • cooking spray
  • 2 scrubbed medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of salt, ground cumin, chile powder, and paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Cut potatoes into wedges and place in a medium bowl. Toss with the olive oil. Combine the salt, cumin, chile powder, paprika, and pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle the seasonings over the potatoes and toss until evenly coated.
  3. Place the potatoes on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender and begin to brown, turning once.

Recipe adapted from Fitness Magazine, July/August 2009

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