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Spiced up sweet potato fries (baked) + bacon

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Here is a simple and delicious recipe for a wonderful side dish (or an appetizer) I’ve been enjoying lately: spiced up sweet potato fries (baked in the oven) served with bacon.

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These sweet potato fries are spicy, tossed in paprika, red chili powder, cayenne pepper, garlic salt, and even cumin (optional). They are baked to perfection and topped with freshly cooked bacon chopped in small bites. Sprinkle a little bit of mayo or a Ranch dressing to make these potato fries completely over the top!


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Spiced up sweet potato fries (baked) + bacon

Yield: 4 servings

Spiced up sweet potato fries (baked) + bacon


    Baked sweet potato fries (using 1 big sweet potato, double the recipe if desired):
  • 1 big sweet potato
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin (optional)
  • garlic salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil per 1 very big sweet potato
  • 8 strips cooked bacon (preferably baked), chopped
  • For serving:
  • extra cayenne pepper
  • extra garlic salt or regular salt
  • mayo or Ranch dressing (optional)
  • green onions or chives, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel the potato, slice in somewhat thin strips (they don't have to be too thin). In a large bowl, toss with spices and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Spread in one layer on aluminum foil lined baking sheet, without crowding (there should be space between any two potato fries).
  3. Bake in the upper rack of the oven for about 20 minutes. Remove and let cool on wire rack.
  4. Just like all potato fries, these are best served right out of the oven - that's when they are at their crispiest. To serve, sprinkle with extra cayenne pepper and extra garlic salt (or regular salt), if desired. Sprinkle with chopped green onions or chives. Serve mayo (spiced up or plain) or Ranch serving as a dip (optional).




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  • Matt Robinson May 14, 2014, 1:35 am

    I seriously don’t think fries get any better than there, wow!

  • [email protected] May 14, 2014, 8:14 am

    I love that plate with all the strips mixed up! Looks crunchy, spicy and deliiiiicious!
    🙂 ela

  • Monique May 14, 2014, 8:51 am

    They look scrumptious..and I love that new look many of you are doing with the photos changing lightness..

  • Susan May 14, 2014, 9:15 am

    Two of my favorite food groups! Delicious photos!

  • [email protected] Riffs May 14, 2014, 5:07 pm

    Wow, this looks totally delish! Love everything in this recipe. I’d have this, and just this, for dinner. 😉

  • Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods May 14, 2014, 6:03 pm

    Julia, I already love sweet potato fries and now you go and sprinkle them with bacon. I need these! Luckily, I have a couple of sweet potatoes waiting to be used. Thanks!! Pinning 😀

  • Matt @ Runner Savvy May 14, 2014, 8:01 pm


  • Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking May 15, 2014, 12:25 am

    Mmmmm I love sweet potatoes! Probably because they are sweet but I’m allowed to eat them any time and I can feel all healthy about it! I’ll have to try this recipe next time – can’t go wrong with bacon!

  • Angie (@angiesrecipess) May 15, 2014, 4:56 am

    Bacon and sweet potatoes! I need this in my life!

  • Monica May 15, 2014, 10:54 am

    We all love sweet potatoes in our house. These baked sweet potato fries, with all the spices, and bacon at that, would disappear in a heartbeat. I definitely want some of this!

  • Yelena May 16, 2014, 10:46 am

    Excellent recipe, my kids would love to have that for breakfast, as soon as my kitchen will be done-))

  • suzanne Perazzini May 18, 2014, 5:59 am

    Oh yum! Nothing better that fries and bacon. All that salty oiliness – great soul food.

  • Kyle June 3, 2014, 6:49 am

    I always find sweet potato to be nice in small amounts, having it with bacon really adds to the flavour though. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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