Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Honey-Lime Dip

These days you can find sweet potato fries on many restaurant menus, but just ten years or so ago that wasn’t the case.   I still remember the first time I ever tasted them- it was at McMenamins when we lived in Portland. They were were served plain with just a sprinkling of salt, and they were so good. I didn’t expect to like them but when I bit into that crispy, salty exterior and found a soft fluffy center, I was sold.  I came home right away and tried a homemade version that was baked in the oven instead of fried.  These baked sweet potato fries with honey-lime dip are a fun side dish and healthy alternative to both traditional oil-fried fries and also regular potato dishes.
baked sweet potato fries on plate
Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin C, fiber, and tons of antioxidents, just to name a few. They’re also are lower in carbs than a regular potatoes. If you battle  blood-sugar issues, sweet potatoes are a better choice than traditional potatoes. The sweetness comes from complex carbohydrates (the good kind) and not simple carbs (the bad kind) Combine that with heart-healthy olive oil and this little number packs quite a punch.

How to Make Baked Sweet Potato Fries

First cut your sweet potatoes into matchsticks.  I actually don’t even peel my potatoes anymore!  I also keep mine pretty thin because I like a higher ratio of browned exterior to fluffy center.  Then you’ll drizzle them with Olive Oil.  Hands down my favorite Flavored Olive Oil for sweet potatoes is our Rosemary Olive Oil!
rosemary olive oil bottle

Seasoning Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Then you’ll toss them with seasoning.  There are a lot of flavor variations you can use with sweet potatoes, and this one is fairly simple with salt, pepper, garlic, onion, parsley, cumin, oregano and coriander.
seasoned baked sweet potato fries

How to Bake Sweet Potato Fries

You’ll want to spread them out in a single layer on a baking sheet.  It’s important fries aren’t piled on top of each other.  If you have convection mode on your oven, you can play around with that.  I’ve found it helps brown the outside of the fries and you’ll want to keep an eye on them because they will bake much faster than normal!
baked sweet potato fries

Making a Dip for Sweet Potato Fries

The dip is easy to mix up while your fries are baking.  It’s plain yogurt, a drizzle of honey and a squeeze of lime juice and some herbs and seasoning.

sweet potato fries with dip

Serving Sweet Potato Fries

You’ll want to serve baked sweet potato fries immediately after baking.  They will cool quickly and just won’t be as great.  That being said, if you have leftovers, chop them up and store them in the fridge. They’re great for tossing on salads later!

baked sweet potato fries with honey lime dip
These are definitely different than oil-fried sweet potatoes, there’s no getting around that.  But they’re still great in their own right and a fun alternative to mix things up at dinner at home.  Hope you try them and love them!
honey lime sweet potato dip
Nutrition Info:
This recipe serves 4 and each serving has 147 calories, 5 g of fat, and 4 grams of fiber.

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Honey-Lime Dip

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Sweet Potato Fries

  • 1 lb peeled sweet potatoes cut into 1/4" match-sticks
  • 2 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Honey-Lime Dip
  • 6 oz container plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon mayo low cal is fine
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Mix all ingredients until combined. Chill until ready to use.


  • *you want 1lb sweet potatoes after they are peeled, sliced, etc. If you weigh them at the store make sure you have a little more than a pound to allow for the peeling, and tossing of small pieces.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Place sweet potatoes in a pile directly on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.  Use hands to toss until all pieces are well coated.  Sprinkle seasoning mixture on top and toss again with hands to coat.
  • Arrange sweet potatoes in a single layer so that pieces are not touching each other.  Place pan in oven and bake for 15 minutes.  Use a metal spatula to gently flip fries and then return pan to oven. Cook for an additional 15-20 minutes or until fries are starting to lightly brown and crisp.  Remove pan from oven and cool 5 minutes.
  • While potatoes are cooking, mix all dip ingredients and place in fridge to chill.  Serve fries immediately.
Author: Sara Wells
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Sara Wells co-founded Our Best Bites in 2008. She is the author of three Bestselling Cook Books, Best Bites: 150 Family Favorite RecipesSavoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites, and 400 Calories or Less from Our Best Bites. Sara’s work has been featured in many local and national news outlets and publications such as Parenting MagazineBetter Homes & GardensFine CookingThe Rachel Ray Show and the New York Times.

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Questions & Reviews

  1. I’m actually attempting these tonight with my “fauxtisserie” chicken. Smells great. And that was 6 WW points for the entire dip, my friend. ~Jenn

  2. We love this dip, even though we made it with Miracle Whip (sorry Sara). We first ate it with french bread and crackers… because we couldn’t eat it with just a spoon. I made the fries a few days later. I ended up broiling them for a bit. I loved the seasonings.

  3. Thanks so much for all the healthy recipes this week! I love sweet potato fries! Mine never look as good as your’s. I’ll definitely try your recipe!

  4. I made these for a lunch party today and my picky girlfriend wasn’t sure.. but we LOVED them!! yum yum yum, didn’t even need a dip! thanx

  5. We all love sweet pots here! Your fries look gorgeous. I have made similar ones in the past, but they come out a little singed. Now, I know why. I did not cut them thick enough. I am going to try your recipe instead. The one I use calls for shoestring cut. Nice pics!

  6. I’m really excited to try these, and have the kids try them. Dale isn’t a huge sweet potato fan, and the only sp fries he’s tried, were not that great. I’m hoping to make these tonight, thanks Sara! 🙂

  7. my mouth is watering! Congrats on one of eightcrazy’s designs – she is fabulous and now your name is out there – you will be getting loads of visitors I’m guessing!

  8. Thanks jjcrew! Is that 6 per serving, or six for the whole dip? Because the dip goes a long way, that seems like a lot. Just curious!

  9. For those of us who go back to weight watchers and calculating points every so often, BLESS YOU!! I’m still going through all my recipes and figuring point values. But once it’s done, it’s done. That’s the magic about it. I guess I’m a loser. I’ve NEVER had sweet potato fries. And I don’t know why. Never been exposed to them I guess. Thanks for the shout out for them.

  10. Yay for health month! These look awesome. I am definitely going to try them when I reach phase two. Any phase one recipes coming this way by any chance??

  11. Now I know what to do with the rest of the case of sweet potatoes I bought at costco. I love sweet potatoes and this sounds great! I will be trying them.

    P.S. Thank you for the calculation on points! Your the Best!

  12. i do love sweet potato fries, and have tried making them at home often, but they never are as good–I’m going try this recipe and see if better luck–thanks!

  13. On the menu for tonight…since I just finished off the FOURTH pan of peppermint-heavenly-brownies you posted a few weeks ago. Thanks for the recipes. I am fairly new to your site and am enjoying it.

  14. Oh how I love Sweet Potato Fries! They’re so delicious. Way better than regular fries! My whole family LOVES them.

    I just might put them on the menu this week! DELICIOUS!

  15. These look delicious! We have baked sweet potatoes a couple times a month, so this will be a fun variation.

    I never tried McMenamins fries while we lived up there, but we loved Burgerville’s!

  16. *drool*…its cutting them up that is the pain…but they are worth it…great post, and descriptive!

  17. I am excited for the new healthy recipes. I really love that you can cook yummy food and still be healthy. I can wait to try these. I love sweet potato fries.

  18. I have never tried them but am always intrigued! This recipe might actually inspire me. My kids love when I make fries so maybe I can slip in some healthy-ness!! Thanks.

  19. Sara – those look. . .beautiful! Can you say that about fries?? Yum.

    Thanks for health info too.

  20. Bunny- that’s what I’m sayin’, these aren’t like sweet potatoes on the holiday table- you’ll have to try them!

    Nathaly- ranch mixed with chili powder sounds like a GREAT idea, I’ll have to try that one.

  21. Yum, I love sweet potatoe fries. I usually eat them with ranch mixed with a little chili powder. I can’t wait to try that dip next time!

  22. My problem is there’s nobody but me who likes sweet potatoes,well I shouldn’t say that. The only time they get sweet potatoes is at Thanksgiving and Christmas and they’re all candied up. Your right, this is worth a try to see if the kids will eat them. I really think they’d like these!

  23. I love sweet potato fries! And turnip and parsnip, sometimes a rainbow of fries. Thanks for reminding me how wonderful and simple these are.. I think I will make them tonight.

  24. Ok, this is awesome! I love sweet potato fries, especially with a little spice – but that dip?! Yup, I’ll be making this soon! 🙂 Thanks!

  25. oh dear sara! i love sweet potato frys!!! can’t wait to make them at home now! thank you!