Recipe originally posted on August 9, 2011.

Addiction gets the better of me sometimes. Once I have an M&M I need the whole bag, once I lick the cake batter off of the beaters I need to spoon some into my mouth, and I can pack in a giant theatre-sized bag of popcorn into my belly no problem. Hot.

Sweet Potato Fries

But fries? Fries I eat delicately, one by one. And sweet potato fries are my favorite.

Sweet Potato Fries

Luckily, when baked they taste just as good as they do when they are fried. They key to good baked sweet potato fries, in my opinion, is making sure the sticks are cut really thin. In the oven at a high temperature they crisp up perfectly!

Great for delicate princess fry eating AND dipping.

Sweet Potato Fries

I like adding a tiny bit of spice and some brown sugar to my fries for flavour. I originally posted this recipe back in 2011, but since then, I’ve updated the photos and added to the recipe a teeny-tiny bit by including a comeback sauce that I’ve been making and obsessing over for months now. It’s perfect for dipping!

Sweet Potato Fries

Enjoy – these are the best!

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Comeback Dipping Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 2 servings


  • 1 medium sweet potato, cut into thin sticks
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
  • Comeback dipping sauce:
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce*
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Fresh cracked black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Halve the sweet potatoes lengthwise and cut each half into long spears. Continue cutting until the sticks reach your desired thickness (I like to cut mine as thin as possible).
  3. Place the potato spears on the baking sheet and toss with olive oil. Spread them in a single layer.
  4. Combine the brown sugar, seasoned salt, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and fresh cracked pepper in a small bowl and sprinkle on the potatoes. Mix everything together with your hands until the potatoes are evenly coated with seasoning.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, then turn with a spatula and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned.
  6. While the fries are baking, prepare the comeback dipping sauce by mixing all of the ingredients listed together until smooth. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  7. When the sweet potato fries are baked, sprinkle with salt and fresh cracked pepper to your tastes and serve hot with comeback dipping sauce.


*you can find vegetarian Worcestershire sauce at health food stores.

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50 Responses to Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Comeback Dipping Sauce

  1. Tracy says:

    Oooh, I love the addition of brown sugar! It must caramelize nicely on the fries…will definitely try that the next time I make these!

  2. kyleen says:

    Those fries look so crispy and delish. I’ve (finally) outgrown McDonalds fries and I want to try making a healthier version at home. These are perfect.

  3. Just found your blog tonight and it’s wonderful! Your fries look so delicious and I love sweet potato fries! So happy to have found your blog.

  4. kaceytorres says:

    i absolutely loooove sweet potato fries and have gotten dismal results from baking them:( i’m excited to give your recipe a try! they definitely look delicious!

  5. Deborah says:

    I ADORE sweet potato fries and am going to have to try them with brown sugar!

  6. Helen says:

    Not a great fan of sweet potato fries but I will try them with the brown sugar ,,,,bet it’s better than plain.Thanks for the idea.

  7. Ahhh…one of my all time favorites.

    I’ll definitely add the brown sugar next time….

  8. Yum! I make a version of these all the time — brown sugar is a grt addition.

  9. Tracey says:

    Every time I cook a baked sweet potato I always have to add brown sugar so I just know it would be a perfect addition to these fries! As much as I love regular fries, sweet potato fries are even more delicious (and even a little healthier too, right?) 🙂

  10. I LOVE sweet potato fries! Seriously, sometimes I eat them for dinner. I never thought to add brown sugar, though. You know what makes them extra crispy? Corn starch! Sprinkle some on after you add the oil and mix it up really well. It really helps!

  11. Quay Po says:

    I made this before and it truly taste awesome!

  12. marla {family fresh cooking} says:

    I am with you girl, once I get started on my favorites it is so hard to stop. Sweet potato fries are one of those foods for sure!

  13. Yay! Glad to see a blog post from you! Love love love sweet potato fries!

  14. Jessica says:

    I could eat these all day, every day! Yum!

  15. laken says:

    Will definitely be adding brown sugar next time 🙂

  16. heather says:

    I *live* for sweet potato fries. These look so delish!!!!

  17. erin says:

    I just discovered sweet potato fries when my mom ordered them at a restaurant the other day. We had them dipped in honey butter and they were delicious!

  18. Jenna says:

    Sweet potato fries are the best. I’ve never made them from scratch (I’m guilty of purchasing frozen ones at Target), but it’s one of those things I just need to do. Love your idea of adding the brown sugar.

  19. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga says:

    The fries look awesome! That 1st pic is just stunning.

    And I make them too….they are so addictive. Sometimes I sprinkle ground ginger and/or cinnamon on mine before baking. Those warm spices go well with the sweetness of the taters.

  20. I agree, sweet potato fries are addictive! They beat “regular” fries hands down, every time.

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  24. Tori says:

    Oh Sweet potato fries, how we love you! These look killer amazing!

  25. Kristina says:

    I love sweet potato fries and I would love to be able to make them crispy in the oven, like yours are. But for some reason they always end up soggy, I hate it. I really don’t know what’s my problem.

  26. Michelle ~ Green Earth Bazaar says:

    I LOVE Sweet potato fries! Mine sometimes comes out less crisp than I like, so I will definitely try cutting my potatoes a teensy bit thinner and upping the oven temperature while baking. Totally yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us. 🙂

  27. Love me some sweet potato fries, and these look so perfect and crispy and delicious and and and! 🙂

  28. Ok, these are perfect! Perfectly cut (so thin!) perfectly seasoned and that sauce.. sounds amazing! Pinned!

  29. recently i had sweet potato fries fried in duck fat = game changer!!!!!
    i do make oven baked fries and they are deliciousness too. im so into this comeback sauce..

  30. We are on the same wavelength – I just made sweet potato fries yesterday. But I didn’t have cool sauce like you. 🙂

  31. That. dip!
    This looks like such a great snack! Or…dinner… I’d eat all of it ^ ^

  32. Your photos are killer! Love that these are baked and that you added some sweetness to the seasoning- I love that with sweet potatoes 🙂 Pinning!

  33. YUM! This looks absolutely amazing.

  34. Jody Gagnon says:

    These sweet potato fries with the comeback dipping sauce is truly the best I’ve ever had! I made them for dinner tonight and am absolutely in love!!! I see this being a regular thing for me…

  35. Ashley says:

    Sweet potato fries are my favorite too! These look completely fantastic – and that dipping sauce!! I love dipping fries in something!!

  36. Oh I love sweet potato chips!! I made something similar to this the other night for dinner and holey moley it was good! Going to have to give your version a go now 🙂

    ps. the buttermilk pancakes from a few posts ago were the best pancakes I have ever made and eaten. I thought I had my go to recipe until I tried yours and I’m a convert! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  37. Love sweet potato fries and that sauce sounds so good! Pretty pictures! xo

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  39. Dying to make that dipping sauce!

  40. Elizabeth says:

    Do you ever use sweet potatoes with white flesh?

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