Oven Baked Carrot and Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sweet Potato Carrot Fries
My carrot and sweet potato fries recipe was one of Wishful Chef’s most popular recipes of 2011. It’s incredibly easy to prepare, crisp, flavorful and super healthy, the perfect appetizer or side dish this time of year! See the original recipe with updated images below.

French fries are one of my favorite things to eat, either on its own with mayonnaise or as a side dish. When I make fries at home, I prefer baking them because it eliminates the mess from frying and most importantly, it’s healthier! I did a mix of sweet potatoes and carrots, two healthy vegetables that contain powerful antioxidants and are rich in vitamins A and C. When baked in the oven, they get caramelized and tender.

I always hand cut my fries but use a mandolin for convenience. There’s no need to peel the vegetables, just make sure they’re washed and scrubbed well. If you own a hand blender, you should try making my Homemade Garlic Mayonnaise.  It’s one of the easiest mayo recipes out there. You’ll love the combination of the sweet fries with the creamy garlic mayo.

In a large baking sheet, toss fries together with olive oil, herbs and salt and pepper.

Flip fries over 2-3 times to evenly brown.

Baked Sweet Potato Carrot Fries

Baked Sweet Potato Carrot Fries

Baked Carrot and Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

  • 1 sweet potato, washed and cut into 1/2 inch wide strips
  • 6-8 carrots, washed and cut into 1/2 inch wide strips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons dried herbs (try parsley, rosemary, or thyme)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven at 400°F. Cut sweet potato and carrots into french fry strips. In a large baking sheet, toss carrots and sweet potatoes with olive oil, dried herbs and salt & pepper.

Arrange in a single layer and make sure to flip the fries over two or three times to brown evenly. Bake for about 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. Keep an eye on them making sure not to burn. Serve with garlic aioli.

Total Time: 40-45 minutes
Yield: Makes 2-4 servings
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  1. says

    My daughter will really love this carrot dish. Once (we were at my mother-in-law’s house) I asked her what she wants for dinner and she said “I want carrots mama!” Aunts and everyone who heard her were amazed at how a toddler would want a vegetable for dinner when everyone else would frown at veggies. The truth is, I don’t know either. I am just happy she likes veggies. I must have done something right, somehow! Thanks for a heavenly dish!

  2. says

    Thanks for the kind comments everyone! I really think mixing sweet potatoes and carrots worked well. And if you like mayo try this with fresh, homemade mayo. It’s so delicious together…

  3. Daniella says

    These were such a treat! I love sweet potatoes and the fact that they are oven-baked makes it even better. The recipe was perfect and the taste? Well let’s just say I have a few fans in my house now of this these fries!!

  4. Aiden says

    Carrots and sweet potato BAKED fries, what a great combination. I made these just recently, but used a bit more sweet potato than carrots since these are more favored in my home. I wanted everyone to have the baked carrots as well, so this was a good way to sneak them in!

  5. Robin says

    Mmmm, this is delightful. ^_^ I found that if you are gentle with the flipping, butternut squash makes a great addition!

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