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Spicy sweet potato fries with bacon

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries with Bacon

Thinly sliced sweet potatoes are sprinkled with lots of spices, such as smoked paprika, chili powder, cayenne pepper, cumin.  Then, these sweet potato fries are baked in the oven.  Serve these with bacon and spicy mayo or Ranch dressing!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 436 kcal
Author Julia


Baked sweet potato fries:

  • 1 sweet potato large
  • 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
  • 8 strips bacon , cooked, preferably baked, chopped

For serving:

  • cayenne pepper , to taste
  • garlic salt or regular salt , to taste
  • 1/3 cup mayo or Ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup green onions , chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel the sweet 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).
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Sweet Potato Fries with Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 436 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 433mg19%
Potassium 225mg6%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 5060IU101%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.