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Spicy sweet potato oven fries

Total Time
1 hr 12 min
10 min
32 min
Fry lovers rejoice! These sweet and spicy fries are a fantastic duo. Ground chipotle chile pepper adds the mild heat. If you want less spice use regular chile powder. Want to turn up the heat? Switch the chipotle with cayenne. These fries are very versatile so play with the spice combinations you like. Soaking the fries before they are baked helps them crisp better in the oven so don't skip the step. Serve these with alongside a grilled filet for steak night or seared salmon filet and some roasted vegetables for a full plate. These fries also make a great and filling snack for movie nights at home. Mix some fat-free Greek yogurt and prepared horseradish for a great cool-yet-spicy dipper.


Uncooked sweet potato

1 pound(s), cut into 4-inch long X 1/2-inch-thick fries

Cooking spray

2 spray(s)

Olive oil

2 tsp

Chili powder

1 tsp, chipotle variety

Ground turmeric

1 tsp

Table salt

½ tsp, or to taste


½ tsp


½ medium, cut into wedges


  1. Soak cut potatoes in cold water for at least 30 minutes or up to an hour; drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  3. Coat a nonstick cookie sheet with cooking spray. Arrange fries on prepared pan, packed tightly together; drizzle with oil and turn potatoes until fries are well-coated with oil.
  4. In a small bowl, combine chili powder, turmeric, salt and sugar. Sprinkle half of spice mixture over fries; flip fries and sprinkle with remaining spices. Turn fries over several times to make sure spice mixture is evenly distributed.
  5. Spread fries out and bake, turning once or twice during baking, until desired degree of doneness, about 25 to 32 minutes. Serve with lime wedges and extra salt on the side, if desired. Yields 1/4 of potatoes per serving.


For milder fries, swap about 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream for the olive oil. Mix the spices into the sour cream and then coat the potatoes with it (could affect Points Plus value)