Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

From Everyday Food


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Cut each potato lengthwise into 8 wedges. (I peeled mine, but the original directions did not indicate this).
  2. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Toss potatoes with oil, sugar, chili powder, salt, and ground pepper, until coated.
  4. Place sweet potatoes, cut sides down, on baking sheet.
  5. Roast potatoes until browned and tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Season with additional salt, if desired, before serving.
Most Helpful

Excellent! And this low fat food :) Now I am addicted to sweet potato fries:)

szymon W. February 02, 2015

FINALLY! A method to cook sweet potatoes, so that my kids will actually enjoy them now too! Being from the south, it kills me how my children do not like sweet potatoes, but with this recipe, now they do! The parchment paper is a necessity

923163 January 21, 2014

Really good sweet potatoes! Tasty combination of sweet and spicy. I would use less oil next time, ours were a little greasy. Loved that they were baked on parchment, easy to serve and clean up. Thanks for posting the recipe.

Lucky in Bayview April 21, 2013