Homemade Low-Calorie Sweet Potato Fries


These guilt-free, delicious homemade sweet potato fries are oven baked, crispy and oh so tasty. So simple, and a great alternative to deep-fried french fries.

Add these to the main course for an overall low-calorie meal experience.

Baked Homemade Low Calorie Sweet Potato Fries

I love this recipe because sweet potatoes are naturally sweet and a stunning flavor that I prefer over traditional fries. There also low in calories. A 3oz serving is around 178 calories per serving.

It’s likely you have the necessary ingredients already sitting in your pantry right now:

  • Sweet potato
  • Salt
  • Garlic
  • Paprika
  • Chipotle Pepper or red pepper
  • Black pepper
  • Thyme
  • Olive oil

How to Make Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

You say, “I love sweet potato fries but they always come out mushy.” You’ve come to the right place.

I have a HACK that will solve all your problems. Simply soak them in cold water for about 45 minutes before baking.

Healthy Sweet Potato Fries

Not only are these homemade sweet potatoes irresistibly delicious but they are healthy as well. Low calorie meals like this one will aid you greatly in your weight loss journey.

To illustrate this, let’s examine McDonald’s french fries.

A large order of fries is roughly 6 oz in size. This would cost you a whopping 510 calories and 67g of carbohydrates, not to mention 24g in total fat.

It’s no wonder that the obesity rates are at an all-time high. If you are watching your weight, this is a recipe for disaster.

This homemade sweet potato fries recipe can be made with a handful of ingredients, and it won’t ruin your diet.

For instance, 1 serving size or 6 oz of sweet potatoes comes to around 138 calories, 32g of carbohydrates and zero total fat. That’s some significant savings!

Needless to say, we quite enjoyed making this recipe. It makes an amazing low calorie meal and low carb snack.

Homemade Sweet Potato Fries: Perfect Low Calorie Meal

This homemade sweet potato fries recipe is oven baked, simple and easy to make. The fries are crispy and delicious.

Prep Time 45 minutes

Cook Time 18 minutes

Total Time 1 hour 8 minutes

Servings 2 people


  • 1 large Sweet Potato
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Chipotle Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Thyme


1) Cut sweet potatoes and soak in cold water for 45 minutes. This will make the fries crispy after baking

2) Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl

3) Spray cookie sheet with nonstick olive oil cooking spray

4) Place the sweet potatoes in a single layer on the cookie sheet

5) Sprinkle dry ingredient mix over top of the sweet potatoes.

6) Flip sweet potatoes and sprinkle the other side as well.

7) Place in the oven for 18 minutes or until crispy, flip sweet potatoes halfway through.

8) Let cool for 5 minutes, then serve

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