Watering tin filled with Cajun Baked Sweet Potato Fries
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Cajun Sweet Potato Fries

Cajun-spiced sweet potato fries baked to crispy perfection. Simple, healthy, fast, and packed with spicy-sweet flavor! Just 9 ingredients!
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: 2
Category: Appetizer, Side, Snack
Cuisine: Cajun, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? Best when fresh.


  • 2 large sweet potatoes (scrubbed clean // organic when possible)
  • 2 Tbsp olive, avocado, or melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme*
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper*
  • 1 Tbsp sugar of choice (optional // (coconut + cane are best)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (218 C).
  2. Leave the skin on and cut sweet potatoes into thin, even match sticks with a very sharp knife.
  3. Transfer to two baking sheets and drizzle with olive oil. Then sprinkle with seasonings, sugar and toss.
  4. Transfer fries to 1 large or 2 baking sheets (or more if making a larger batch) and arrange in a single layer to ensure they crisp up.

  5. Bake for 15 minutes and flip/stir to cook on the other side. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes more or until brown and crispy. You'll know they're done when the edges are dark brown and crispy.
  6. Remove from oven and either serve as is or drizzle with a bit of maple syrup (or honey if not vegan) to offset spiciness.
  7. Serve plain or with your favorite dip, such as Whiskey BBQ Ketchup.


*2 tsp fresh thyme can be subbed per 1 tsp dried thyme.
*If you aren't into super spicy foods, just scale back on the cayenne a bit for slightly less heat without sacrificing flavor.
*Cajun spice mix adapted from bon appetit.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without optional sugar.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 2)