Sweet potato “Fries”

Try these kid-tested, doctor-approved baked sweet potato wedges as a healthy and delicious snack when school gets out.

Check out Dr. Maring’s original Roasted Sweet Potato Fries post for different variations.


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large pinch of kosher salt
  • A few grinds of black pepper


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into wedges. Usually six to eight wedges per sweet potato makes for a good fry depending on the size of the potato. Spread out on a large sheet pan, drizzle with the olive oil, salt, and pepper and toss to combine. Roast for about 12 minutes on the middle rack, then use a spatula to toss them around a little bit. Continue to roast for another 10 to 12 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are deeply browned on the edges and tender when pierced with a fork or knife.

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Benjamin Maring, MD