Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges

If I had to choose between regular french fries and sweet potato fries, I would choose sweet potato fries any day. Seriously, they are my favorite. However, the deep fryer is not.

Y’all – you can make potato wedges in the oven. And they will turn out just as crispy as any french fry you could order from a restaurant, sans grease!

Note: You can make these into sweet potato “fries” by cutting them thinner and cooking for a shorter time period. I prefer a thicker potato “wedge,” but it’s entirely up to you! 


Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, sliced into wedges (I used one Japanese sweet potato and one regular to mix it up, but regular sweet potatoes will work juuuust fine!)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • a squeeze of hot sauce
  • Optional dipping sauce:
    • I used Sir Kensington’s chipotle mayo for a “chipotle aioli” gourmet type feel, but you could honestly eat these plain or dip in plain ol’ ketchup.


Step One:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • While oven is preheating, cut potatoes into wedges and put in a large mixing bowl.

Step Two:

  • Toss potatoes with olive oil and spices.

Step Three:

  • Place on a sprayed baking sheet (I use Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Spray to spray all my baking sheets)
  • Put in oven and bake for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Step Four:

  • Put oven on “high broil” for 5-7 minutes, until potatoes are nice and crispy.

Step Five:

  • Remove from oven and serve with dipping sauce of choice! 🙂


*Gluten-Free* *Dairy-Free* *Vegetarian* *Vegan* *Whole30* *Paleo*