I have been on the clean and healthy kick lately, and I am LOVING it. I have to admit that I am in the kitchen more often, but for someone who loves to cook anyway, I am fine with that. One of my favorite things to make these days are delicious sweet potato fries. They are healthy and even Whole 30 and paleo friendly!
If you’re like me you don’t have a lot of time on your hand. This recipe for the perfect sweet potato fries is done in just 25 minutes, making it the perfect quick and easy side dish.
What you will love about this recipe:
- EASY – only 4 ingredients
- QUICK – only 25 minutes
- DELICIOUS – we make these on a regular basis
Are you on a Whole30 or Paleo diet? It can be difficult to just jump in and try something, specifically if you are semi-picky like I can be. These sweet potato fries are one of my favorite things to make, and they are super simple. All you need are a few delicious sweet potatoes and about 25 minutes.
What is healthier sweet potato or potato?
What I like the most about these sweet potato fries is that they are super simple and a little healthier than regular potatoes. While the sweet potatoes are high in Viman C, B, and potassium, they are also lower in carbs and calories.
They don’t take long, and they are crazy delicious. My youngest is hooked on sweet potatoes and it started with these sweet potato fries.
Related: Oven Fried Green Beans
How do you make healthy sweet potato fries?
Making sweet potato fries over regular potato fries doesn’t guarantee they are healthier. It’s all in how you make them. We like to bake our sweet potato fries and give them a little crisp. They won’t be overly crisp after baking, but they are firm and delicious.
Are you ready to make these?
What Ingredients do I need for Sweet Potato Fries
To make these sweet potato fries you only need a few things on hand:
- sweet potatoes
- extra virgin olive oil
- pepper to taste
- oregano to taste
How do I make sweet potato fries so they are crispy?
First, preheat your oven to 450, and then take the sweet potatoes and cut both ends of the potato off. Since these potatoes have a different consistency than regular potatoes, they can be a little harder to cut. I like to break out my trusty ceramic knives for these. It makes cutting a lot easier and more efficient.
After cutting the potatoes, remove the outer layer of potato skin so that only the fleshy part is showing. I just use my regular vegetable peeler and make quick work of it.
Once the potatoes are peeled, start cutting and slicing. You could even get fancy and use a crinkle cutting knife if you want! Once the potatoes are cut into fries, place them into a small mixing bowl. Add the olive oil, pepper, and oregano and mix well. I just toss everything for a minute with my hand to make sure everything is evenly coated.
Place the sweet potato fries on a prepared baking sheet and bake in the oven on 450 for 20 minutes.
Perfect sweet potato fries! Serve immediately with a seasoned hamburger (served on lettuce if you wish) and a half of an avocado for a delicious Whole30 friendly meal.
I love this sweet potato fries recipe, and I love that it is healthy and delicious.
Are you looking for another healthy recipe using sweet potatoes? Check out this homemade sloppy joes recipe, served on a sweet potato.
Healthy Quick and Easy Sweet Potato Fries Recipe
- 2 sweet potatoes large
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- pepper to taste
- oregano or rosemary either of these are a great flavoring option!
- Preheat the oven to 450. Cut both ends of the sweet potatoes and peel the skin.
- Use a ceramic knife and cut the sweet potatoes carefully into fries.
- Add oil and seasonings to a medium mixing bowl. Take the sweet potato fries and toss them in the oil and seasonings until fully coated.
- Place coated fries on a prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.