Baked Garlic Sweet Potato Fries

These fries are so much better than the fried version, and they’re amazingly crisp on the outside and tender on the inside!

Baked Garlic Sweet Potato Fries - Amazingly crisp on the outside and tender on the inside, and so much better than the fried version!

Sweet potato fries are my ultimate weakness, but I’ve never bothered to make them at home. Mainly because I didn’t want to deal with a hot pot of oil on the stovetop, and the baked route can never yield that perfectly crisp texture. But sure enough, I finally took the plunge and gave it a go, trying my best to perfect this recipe in the oven. And with the help of Wolf‘s dual convection oven, you’ll be able to create the most amazingly crisp fries made right in the ease of your own kitchen!

Baked Garlic Sweet Potato Fries - Amazingly crisp on the outside and tender on the inside, and so much better than the fried version!

With Wolf’s dual convection oven, you’ll have the best combination of heat and airflow, yielding the best results possible. Two fans and four heating elements produce more uniform heating than even a single convection fan, meaning there are no hot and cool spots that you might see with other ovens. Wolf’s oven achieves consistent results – even without rotating trays, every fry is perfect. Who doesn’t want better consistency for their food? And I love it when the guesswork is taken out so I can turn the oven on, sit back and wait.

Baked Garlic Sweet Potato Fries - Amazingly crisp on the outside and tender on the inside, and so much better than the fried version!

So with Wolf, you’ll be able to create the best oven-baked sweet potato fries ever, tossed in fresh garlic and Parmesan goodness. You can certainly add more or less toppings to taste, although I personally think more is better!

Baked Garlic Sweet Potato Fries - Amazingly crisp on the outside and tender on the inside, and so much better than the fried version!

This is surely restaurant-style quality, but without all that heavy oil and grease. Plus, since it’s made a little bit healthier, that just means we can have two servings instead of one, right?

Baked Garlic Sweet Potato Fries

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 40 minutes

Total Time 50 minutes

Yield 4 servings

Baked Garlic Sweet Potato Fries

These fries are so much better than the fried version, and they’re amazingly crisp on the outside and tender on the inside!


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch matchsticks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 5 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves, for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  • Place potatoes in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Add olive oil and gently toss to combine; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Place into oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden and crisp, tossing occasionally.
  • Combine sweet potato with garlic and Parmesan.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

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  1. heather says

    I season my home baked fries with seasoning salt. My specialty dish is fettuccini alfredo with pine nuts.

  2. JoeyfromSC says

    wow, these look SO good & easy! Is that ranch dressing in the pic in the lil condiment cup?lol

    I actually made home-baked oven fries tonight..I made them wedges..I season mine with olive oil, garlic powder, S&P, cumin & then when they come out, I sprinkle parmesan on mine too!

    My specialty is homemade lasagna..SO good..labor intensive ha..but worth it!

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  3. says

    This looks wonderful, I can imagine they crisp up just perfectly over that time, and you do seem to know how to sneak parmesan in whenever you get the opportunity 😉 Tsk tsk! x

  4. Naomi says

    Mmm we love sweet potatoes in this house! Especially “fried” lol. We usually season with salt and pepper + whatever random seasoning my husband decides to throw in there! He gets a lil crazy with his seasonings! I would say our “specialty” would be fresh caught fish either baked or fried! We have it at least once a week!

  5. Beth B says

    Sweet potato fries are one of my favorites and I always bake them rather than fry. Wish I had a Wolf convection oven as they’re hard to get crispy. They’re delicious nonetheless.

  6. Lori says

    I season my fries (and actually everything!) with Trader Joe’s 21 seasoning salute! It’s my secret weapon. Thanks for giveaway.

  7. Telza says

    For sweet potato fries I like to do sweet and spicy seasoning so I’ll mix salt, pepper, chili powder and a little bit of cinnamon and toss in that before I bake.

  8. suzi says

    How timely-I am on a sweet potato fry jag! I cut mine thicker, like steak fries. I like EVOO, fresh cracked S & P, garlic powder and rosemary. Yours look great too!
    My specialty would be nachos. Of course, mine have a sweet potato layer too!

  9. says

    I season my fries with plain ol’ table salt because I’m adventurous like that. But, I eat my fries with mayonnaise! Curry mayonnaise, anyone?

  10. Lisa Brown says

    We only add salt to fries, maybe catchup; we like to cook mac & cheese, lasagna, spaghetti as a family.

  11. Julie Wood says

    I season my Sweet Potato fries with Garlic Salt and Smoky Paprika! It tastes so good. I also drizzle with olive oil!

    • Nicola says

      Oh and my specialty dish is homemade taco salad! I make it with lean ground turkey and no one ever knows that until I tell them! :)

  12. Kristen says

    I usually just use salt….but we were eating out recently and trying to decide between sweet potato (which we LOVE) and garlic fries, and said then, why don’t we try combining BOTH at home one day?! I’m definitely trying your recipe!

  13. Rosie says

    My favorite way for potatoes, no matter what kind, is to toss them in olive oil, a large amount of oregano, and salt. When I was a teen, my girlfriend’s mom made fries this way, and I was instantly in love with them, and have been making them ever since! I think of her every time I make them! Sometimes I change up the herbs, and toss them with rosemary and thyme.

  14. Heather Smiley says

    I season my fries with oil, seasoning salt, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and brown sugar.
    My specialty dish is balsalmic pork loin with garlicccccc mashed potatoes.

  15. nicole dz says

    I first toss them with some light olive oil, then I season my home baked fries with garlic salt, basil, a little Cajun pepper.

  16. Susan P. says

    I make potato home fries in the oven and add EVOO and my homemade dry rub (garlic powder, onion powder, salt, cumin, paprika, parsley, basil, dry mustard, & sometimes oregano). This recipe for sweet potato home fries looks like a winner! My family considers my mashed potatoes my specialty.

  17. Dani says

    My signature dish: Fish tacos with cilantro lime sauce and coleslaw wrapped in a warm corn tortilla, and of course, a nice cold brewski. Nothing beats this dish on a hot summer night.

  18. Mary W says

    We use the potatoes I grow in my garden sometimes. I have not planted sweet potatoes but will now! The homemade fries are so good that we just use sea salt and pepper for seasoning. Try freshly cracked black pepper next time. Really punches up the potato flavor.

  19. Megan W says

    I love fries with garlic pepper and chili pepper!

    My special recipe is Cranberry Lemon Cheesecake!

  20. Kelly D says

    I use salt and garlic powder to season home baked fries. One of my specialties is Eggplant Parm.

  21. Sabine says

    I like seasoned salt, garlic, thyme, oregano and a little pepper. When I’m in a hurry I use Montreal chicken seasoning to save time. I make a killer grilled chicken salad with a light vinaigrette that my 9 year old asks me to make so she can take the leftovers for her school lunch.

  22. Natalie J Vandenberghe says

    We use a seasoning salt (such as Lawry’s or Johnny’s) of salt/pepper/garlic salt. I’ve never tried adding parmesan cheese–I think I’d love that (thanks for the recipe)

  23. Alex Z. says

    We season ours with just a little salt and a lot of pepper, but we really love sriracha-spiked ketchup to dip them in!

  24. courtney b says

    i like feta cheese and lots of salt on my fries. I can’t really cook that well so i have no specialty dish!

  25. Julie says

    These fries were AMAZING!!!! I always do sweet potatoe fries, simple with olive oil, kosher salt & pepper…the fresh garlic and cheese takes them OVER THE TOP!!! MAKE THEM, YUM!

  26. Michelle McDonald says

    Visiting my son, his wife and their new daughter this weekend. Son LOVES sweet potato fries….guess I know what I am making1

  27. Jacquese Scott says

    These look amazing, and way better than the Trader Joes version which has hidden MSG, Thanks :)

  28. Barbi says

    Here in Texas (and maybe elsewhere) we have a seasoning called “Julios”. It’s kind of a Tex-Mex”y” taco sort of seasoning…I put it on EVERYTHING, including my home fries! I would say I don’t have one particular “specialty” dish. I enjoy trying new things a lot of the time. I did make your “One Pot Pasta” dish a few nights ago and it was a HUGE success! Next time I want to try it with shrimp and spinach!

  29. Ivonne says

    I season my oven fries with salt, pepper, olive oil and sometimes I add paprika for color and cumin.

  30. says

    I always season my fries with Lawry’s Seasoned Salt! Every so often I get a little creative with garlic, parmesan cheese, various spices/fresh herbs and olive oil.
    My best homemade dish is Italian Sausage and Penne Pasta. A family dinner favorite in our house.
    Thanks for chance!

  31. PJ Richan says

    I have never made sweet potato fries but I’m going to try this recipe over the weekend! My family crowd pleaser recipe is lasagna

  32. Mary Jo says

    I season with spiced Mediterranean Sea salt. My speciality is ravioli like my grandfather made 😉

  33. Brandi L says

    I like EVOO with simple S&P. Sometimes we get creative and use truffle oil and Parmesan cheese.
    My family likes it when I make soup for them. They always request chicken noodle or broccoli cheese.

  34. Susan says

    I season my sweets with cumin and some fresh oregano. So delicious, I start with Olive oil, than add salt & pepper to taste. To 4 sweets I add 1/2 tsp. cumin and tsp or so fresh chopped oregano. Enjoy!
    400 degrees, 30-40 min….

  35. Cristina Calvo says

    I’m such a big fan of sweet potatoes and have made bunch of them boiled and fried frequently. But it’s noteworthy that this recipe makes use of garlic which I’ve never dared to match with sweet potatoes. I might as well try this out next time I’m in a cooking frenzy.

  36. Mari says

    I season fries with seasoning salt. My specialty dish is beef enchiladas. They take a long time to make, but they are worth it. The last time I made it, my boyfriend sneaked the leftovers out of the house and gave them to his friends. I also make drunken beans to go with the enchiladas.

  37. Ginger Comstock says

    I season my sweet potato fries with Himalayn sea salt, fresh cracked black pepper, and a sprinkle of sugar…serve with a garlic aioli …yum!

  38. Jamie Feldman says

    I season my fries with olive oil,salt and pepper, sometimes with a little cayenne pepper.
    My specialty is chicken pot pie.

  39. DeeAnn S says

    I like to season my home baked fries with a bit of Old Bay seasoning and fresh ground black pepper. Thanks.

  40. Maureen says

    These look so tasty. I usually will add a bit of pepper and some garlic salt and some rosemary. Love that rosemary.

  41. says

    I season my sweet potato fries with cinnamon sugar and make a yummy marshmallow dip to go with them! A fun, yummy, semi healthy (?) dessert! lol =)

  42. Linda D says

    My specialty is hummus, which can be a great thing to dip fries into! I like to season home-made with chives and paprika.

  43. Elizabeth says

    I usually just use salt on fries, though sometimes I’ll try thyme or garlic powder. My specialties include roast chicken, brownies, paella, chile verde, and pizza!

  44. Kiara says

  45. April V. says

    I like to use a finely ground white pepper and salt and that is all. I’ll eat fries with other flavors but that basic s&p is my favorite.

  46. Charles Burbridge says

    We season our fries with seasoning salt, and I personally put a bit of Tabasco on them.

  47. Debbi Wellenstein says

    I season my homemade fries just with salt and pepper. My “specialty” dish is Chocolate Eclair Cake.

  48. Stephanie V. says

    I season with my 12 season salute (no salt), pepper and fresh garlic over sweet potato and baste with garlic grape seed oil — really good!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  49. Anastasia says

    I usually just like a little salt, but sometimes mix it up with garlic powder, season salt or other spices that I usually use on burgers :)

  50. Jacob LaFountaine says

    I tend not to season my fries. If anything it would be a hit of freshly ground pepper.

  51. says

    I only season my homemade fries with salt. I should use garlic though! I don’t really have a specialty dish but I do love to bake :)

  52. donald light says

    I do a little bit of olive oil then use a bit of salt and maple sugar. I love them a bit sweet.

  53. Susan Chester says

    I just like salt on my fries. My signature dish is pasta salad. Everybody loves it!
    smchester at gmail dot com

  54. says

    I normally use olive oil, garlic salt, and a little bit of pepper on my fries; but I’m definitely going to try this now :)
    My specialty dish is homemade pizza, yummmmm.

  55. Ceinwyn says

    I usually just sprinkle them with a healthy dash of Johnny’s but we make a bbq dipping sauce that is super tasty!

  56. Tabathia B says

    I use lawry’s seasoning salt and sometimes I bake them with cheese

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  57. Robby Rob says

    mine get a light toss in olive oil before i back them. That helps the garlic salt and cajun spice stick better!

  58. Kristin says

    Generally we use seasoning salt or garlic (or both). I don’t really have any signature dish. Boo.

  59. Casey Everidge says

    im just starting to learn how to cook… but i like to add some Cajun seasoning to my fries!!

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  62. Karen Drake says

    I season my fries with garlic powder, onion slat and Lowry’s seasoning salt. My speciality dish is chicken & biscuit casserole.

  63. jules m. says

    i season with creole seasoning salt. my specialties are french toast, pan seared teriyaki salmon and lasagna

  64. Cheri Y says

    I season mine with olive oil and ranch dip dry seasoning pkt. and then dip in ranch

    My specialty is homemade lasagna

  65. Lyndsey R. says

    I season mine with seasoning salt, garlic powder and a little bit of cajun seasoning. YUM, YUM! Also, one of my famous dishes is a super yummy breakfast casserole :)

    Thanks for the chance!

  66. thischickwins says

    i usually season mine with just a little salt, and maybe ranch dressing on the side. i don’t have specialty dishes.

  67. Nicole Carter Weasley says

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  69. Tammy says

    I season my fries by brushing with grapeseed oil and sprinkling Himalayan sea salt on them before baking..yum!

  70. Carolyn Daley says

    Sometimes we season fries with a dash of McCormick Steak Seasoning. We do not have a specialty dinner, but we love our homemade peanut butter pie for dessert!

  71. Sarah L says

    I use olive oil, sea salt, garlic and rosemary on my sweet potato fries.
    No particular specialty.
    Thanks for the contest.

  72. Angela Ash says

    I usually just season my home-baked fries with pepper, but after they are cooked. One of my specialty dishes is crepes. I have a cast iron flat griddle just for them. They come out perfect every time.

  73. chakara says

    I like to use olive oil salt and cilantro! They have a little bite but it doesn’t overpower the potato.

  74. Katharina says

    I usually season them with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a little bit of paprika. I don’t really have a specialty dish because I love trying new recipes and I’m always finding new things that the family likes. :-)

  75. susan smoaks says

    I season my home baked fries with Mrs Dash. I don’t really have any specialty recipes. But I do make some really good mac n cheese.

  76. tina reynolds says

    I have a secert homemade seasoning I was taught takes seasoning salt and table salt along with three other things comes out so good

  77. Tim Moss says

    I DON’T season home fries & really don’t have any favorite dish to fix. We eat out most of the time.

  78. sheila ressel says

    I season with salt, pepper and olive oil. I guess my specialty dish would be twice baked potatoes. They are requested at every family get together.

  79. Rajee Pandi says

    I do indian seasonings to try any veggies or meat with mustard, cumin and curry leaves in hot oil

  80. Christine Holliday says

    With my home baked fries I prefer seasoning salt, but it has to be the good kind and nice and red and I love when it has cracked black pepper in it as well.

  81. Dana Cerrito says

    I season with truffle oil and s&p. I have many specialty dishes. I love cooking its my passion

  82. Gina M says

    My home baked fries are seasoned with olive oil, salt, pepper, and a little bit of garlic powder.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  83. Becky says

    I use garlic salt on everything.
    Trying to convince my 4 year old that sweet potato fries really are better than “plain” fries. Perhaps this will help.

  84. christine jessamine says

    these look so easy to make, and delicious. My husband would love them! cant wait to try this out

  85. Betty C says

    I’ve never made sweet potato fries but I season my regular fried with sea salt or sometimes with a specialty seasoning mix I’ve picked up from the local spice shop.

  86. Tamara says

    I like my fries seasoned with just salt… and then dipped in ranch dressing. Delicious! Eating them with fried chicken is best.

  87. Wanda McHenry says

    I season your home-baked sweet potato wedges by tossing on baking sheet with olive oil and then toss in a bowl with a mixture of brown sugar, coarse salt, ground cumin and cayenne pepper. (I got this recipe from Mad Hungry and it’s to die for!)

  88. Dana says

    I noticed the recipe for garlic Parmesan fries has the parm and garlic rubbed before baking so I was curious why this one you run after? Thanks

    • Chungah says

      One of my favorite restaurants actually tosses their fries after they are baked, which really brings out the garlic flavor. You can certainly add it prior to baking though for a milder garlic flavor – it’s up to you!

  89. Isabelle says

    Sweet potato fries are my all time favorite !

    I was wondering if you had a good dipping sauce recipe that you would be willing to give up ? :)

    Thanks :)

    • Chungah says

      Fry sauce is my all-time favorite, which can easily be made with one part ketchup and two parts mayonnaise with a little bit of vinegar.

  90. Karen says

    My sweet potato fries are grilled after parboiling. I season with brown sugar, chili powder and cayenne. Always a delight if I can catch one or two on fire. These are my specialty dish.

  91. Eman says

    I tried making this but it ended up too soft to even hold with a fork it was not crispy at all i can’t figure out what went wrong

    • Chungah says

      Eman, did you place the potatoes in a single layer? If you had overlapping layers, the potatoes will not be able to crisp up properly. Your oven may also not be calibrated, resulting in a lower cook temperature than required.

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