Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

I have been food blogging for almost a year now and in that time I have bought so many plates, bowls, trays, cups, etc. that I wanted for photos. In our storage area, under the stairs in the basement, I have started to fill up a shelf with so many single dishes, placemats, cloth napkins and more!

If you are a food blogger, I imagine you can likely relate. You can only show food on the same plate so many times before it gets old and boring! Sometimes you need a fresh look. Well it happened again last week. I was in a store the other day and saw this fun french fry cone holder with paper cone liners.

I had to buy it.

Sweet Potato Fries Recipe. Easy instructions for how to make homemade sweet potato fries in the oven.

These sweet potato fries are the perfect side dish, or appetizer, and they look great in this fry cone. I felt like I was at a restaurant!

The ranch dressing is mixed with sriracha sauce to give it a nice spicy kick, which is wonderfully offset with the sweetness of the fries.

These fries are oven baked in a light coating of oil. So, if you are looking for a nice, light and healthy snack, you can’t go wrong with these guys! Problem is, you will not want to stop eating them!!

Yield: 3 people

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe
Sweet Potato Fries Recipe. Easy instructions for how to make homemade sweet potato fries in the oven. Spicy sriracha ranch for dipping.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/2 tsp sriracha sauce


  1. Preheat oven at 425F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Mix the ranch dressing with the sriracha sauce. Add more sriracha if you want it spicier. Set aside.
  4. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into french fry sized sticks. Toss in the oil, chili powder and salt. Spread on the lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake the fries for 40 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time.
  6. Serve the sweet potato fries with the spicy ranch.

About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.


  1. Your comment about food accessories reminds me of my ongoing Pier One fantasy where the entire store is my pantry. I’m not sure which plates and cups I would choose — I would simply like access to all of them.

  2. yep, I can absolutely relate to the single plate thing (I generally buy two, we do use them!)

    love your new fry cone! and the fries + ranch sound great too!

  3. Steve, now you’re talking my language. Tasty and healthy (relatively low fat)! These sound great and both Jon and I LOVE sweet potato fries. The LOVE the serving cone! Of course you had to have it! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. This is really fun! I love the holder and it sounds so yummy!

  5. I love the fry holder!! And those sweet potato fries look great!

  6. Okay Steve, fess up to the store you bought them at. I need to know. The fries look amazing. The presentation is incredible.

  7. These are looking like French Fries and i love them.Looking very yummy my kids would love having them thanks for its sharing.

  8. I love this idea — baking sweet potato fries will probably be the downfall of my existence. I can’t help myself though… I want to make these now!

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