Fitness & Nutrition

Baked Sweet Potato Fries: Half the Calories, Half the Fat

By on 09/29/2017

You can make French fries with half the calories and half the fat of fast food fries. These sweet potato fries are awesome with a burger. Eat ’em while they’re hot. They’re also diabetic-friendly, gluten-free and heart-healthy.


  • medium sweet potatoes
  • Tbsp olive oil
  • tsp black pepper
  • tsp salt
  • Tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • Tbsp fresh parsley (optional)


Preheat oven to 450°.

Cut sweet potatoes, with skins on, into french fry style sticks.

In a bowl, combine the potatoes, olive oil, black pepper and salt, tossing to coat all sweet potato fries evenly.

Place cooling rack on top of baking sheet. Arrange fries in a single layer on top of cooling rack. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Bake for 40 minutes, or until slightly browned and crisp. Garnish with parsley, if using, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: about 1/2 cup

Calories: 96
Fat: 5g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 1mg
Sodium: 433mg
Carbohydrates: 16g
Fiber: 2g
Protein: 2g

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Date Last Reviewed: February 6, 2017

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