Healthy roasted sweet potato fries with olive oil and spices.
Aka a guilt free way to get your salty sweet fix!
If there was one single vegetable right now that I could convince people to eat more of, it would be sweet potatoes.
Sweet potatoes to me are the unsung hero of the vegetable world.
Growing up, I don’t ever recall eating sweet potatoes at all (aside from seeing them on the Thanksgiving table.)
I think many people don’t realize the versatility of how amazing they are any time of year (not just the holidays.)
My cooking style since starting this blog has evolved and changed into different favorites along side my old staples.
When Robbie and I got married, I had just started my blog a few short months earlier.
I was also a college student at the time, and trying to find my path for life.
Like many things over the years, my tastebuds have expanded to include room for not only the foods I already loved, but branching out to try and explore foods that I had rarely eaten before.
I think it’s sad to see people who never branched out past the foods that they grew up eating. They don’t know what they are missing!
One of my favorite parts of my blog is that it pushes me to try new foods, as my job is to literally create new recipes.
I often joke if I had never met Robbie, I would still be eating a steady rotation of spaghetti and boxed mac and cheese.
Thankfully that’s not the case!
Sweet potatoes are one of the vegetables that I discovered I LOVED.
I’m not sure when that happened, but a light bulb went off for me.
This time, I decided to make them into fries!
These are not your average fries. They are not super crispy (because, sweet potatoes), but they are spiced just right and the perfect salty sweet flavor that is so addicting.
Robbie and I made a batch of these for lunch (with veggie burgers), and we polished off the whole pan in minutes.
That means we each ate a whole sweet potato each!
I loved the crispy bits, but even the fries with the least crisp were so addictive.
I really cannot say how much I love sweet potatoes!
The thinner you slice your sweet potatoes, the crisper you can get those edges.
The magical thing about sweet potatoes for me is that those blackened edges taste not burnt at all. That’s the good stuff, man.
Blackened sweet potatoes are like crack to me.
I topped mine with amazing flaky sea salt and dipped them in ketchup (although I ate a handful plain off the pan and they were just as good!)
Are you making this recipe? I want to see! Don’t forget to tag me on instagram @buildyourbite and hashtag #buildyourbite with your recipe creations!
More Sweet Potato Recipes to try:
- 30 Minute Sweet Potato Refried Bean Nachos
- Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas
- Easy Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- One Pot Sweet Potato Spinach Pasta
- Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- Sweet Potato Brown Rice Casserole
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Roasted Sweet Potato Fries Recipe:
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into small matchsticks
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon chunky flaked sea salt + more to top
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees
- Add sweet potato slices and olive oil to a bowl and toss to coat. Add more oil if necessary
- Sprinkle on garlic, onion, paprika, and 1 teaspoon of flaked sea salt and toss to combine
- Transfer fries to a baking sheet covered with parchment paper
- Sprinkle tops with additional flaked sea salt
- Roast at 450 degrees for 25 - 35 minutes, checking/flipping several times, until edges crisp to desired amount
- Serve with ketchup or dipping sauce of choice
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 733mg Carbohydrates: 19g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 6g Protein: 2g