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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33 Responses to “Oven Baked Carrot and Sweet Potato Fries”

  1. marla October 12, 2011 at 9:39 pm #

    Love these carrot fries 🙂

  2. Lorie October 12, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

    I had never thought about carrot fries before! You are brilliant! This will be a great way to incorporate more veggies in our diet.:)

  3. Anna October 12, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

    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!

  4. Cookin' Canuck October 12, 2011 at 11:15 pm #

    Just look at all of that golden goodness! What a great idea to include carrots in the mix.

  5. Barb October 13, 2011 at 12:15 am #

    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…

  6. Curt October 13, 2011 at 7:19 am #

    I love the combination of spices on there!

  7. Jeff Deasy October 13, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

    Thanks for a great recipe for healthy, tasty fries without the fuss of using a deep fryer…Now if only this recipe were offered at McDonald’s!

  8. Barb October 13, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

    Thanks guys! Haha, how great would that be if you could get them at McDonald’s. 😉

  9. Lizzy M. October 14, 2011 at 2:17 am #

    Aren’t carrot fries awesome? I made my own version for the first time last year and have been making them ever since with extra carrots.

  10. Jenn (Cookies Cupcakes Cardio) October 16, 2011 at 11:36 pm #

    My MIL makes roasted carrots like this and they are the absolute best. She’s Italian though, and whenever I ask her how she makes them she always says “With just a little of this and that”. Finally, I have the secret! Thanks 🙂

    • Barb October 16, 2011 at 11:43 pm #

      Glad you found this recipe then 🙂 Let me know if you end up making it.

  11. The Blind Bride October 17, 2011 at 1:36 am #

    So wishing I bought those carrots at the farmer’s market today!

  12. cherylK October 18, 2011 at 8:52 am #

    Sweet potato fries are such a delicious alternative to regular french fries. I love the idea a adding carrot fries to the mix. Great idea!

  13. Daniella November 1, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    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!!

    • Barb November 1, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

      That’s great Daniella! Glad you and your family enjoyed this recipe 🙂

  14. Aiden November 1, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    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!

    • Barb November 5, 2011 at 10:59 pm #

      Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it.

  15. Jennifer January 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    I can’t wait to try these.

    • Barb January 17, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

      Thanks for commenting Jennifer. Let me know how they turn out when you make them.

  16. Janice Winscot September 28, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    I am going to try this with parsnips as well. They are sweet like carrots and sweet potatoes.

    • Barb September 28, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

      I love roasting parsnips but never tried them as fries with carrots and sweet potatoes. Let me know how they turn out!

  17. weeknd December 6, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    how many kcal?

    • Barb December 6, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

      Hello – For 4 servings, it’s about 103 calories, if that’s what you mean by kcal?

  18. weeknd December 7, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    oh no no! i mean calories 😉

    • Barb December 7, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

      Yes, that’s what I thought you meant 😉 So it’s about 103 calories for 4 servings.

  19. Kim December 10, 2013 at 5:31 pm #

    So yummy! My one year old son LOVED them!

    • Barb December 10, 2013 at 11:39 pm #

      Awesome! So glad your son loved them 🙂

  20. Justine @ Cooking and Beer February 13, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

    Loving the carrots in these sweet potato fries! <3

    • Barb February 13, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

      Thanks Justine! We love the mixture of the two 🙂

  21. Robin July 17, 2014 at 1:53 pm #

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

    • Barb July 21, 2014 at 9:06 am #

      Ooh, butternut squash fries sound amazing! Thanks for the inspiration, Robin 🙂

  22. Amelia July 26, 2014 at 7:05 pm #

    This sounds amazing! What herb mixture works best?

    • Barb July 28, 2014 at 1:06 pm #

      Thanks, Amelia 🙂 I like a mixture of parsley, rosemary and thyme. Let me know what you think!

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