Rocco Dispirito's Sweet Potato Fries

Try This Healthier Version Today

"Now Eat This!" author explains how to shave calories off many popular dishes.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

This recipe saves you 369 calories than if you ate regular french fries. Try this delicious variation today!


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • salt
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • sweet paprika
  • cayenne pepper
  • Cooking Directions

    Slice the sweet potatoes lengthwise into ¼ inch thick slices. Cut the slices into ¼ inch wide sticks. Place the sweet potatoes in a large bowl, and sprinkle generously with salt. Let stand for about 20 minutes to release some of their moisture.

    Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet and set aside.

    Spread the potatoes out on a paper towels to absorb any excess moisture. Then place them in a large bowl, and spray them with a cooking spray. Sprinkle with the thyme and salt, pepper, paprika, and cayenne to taste. Spread the potatoes out on the prepared baking sheet.

    Bake the fries until they are golden and tender, 35 – 45 minutes

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe courtesy of Rocco Dispirito.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: sweet potatoes, cayenne pepper, fresh thyme leaves, black pepper

    Course: Starch, Snack

    More Info: Kid Friendly, Low Fat

    More Recipes You May Like
    Rocco Dispirito's Garlic Mashed Potatoes
    Try This Healthy Version
    Try Rocco's Green Tea Watermelon Smoothie!
    Cool Off With This Refreshing Punch
    Rocco DiSpirito's Mexican Corn With Chili Mayo
    Take a Bite Out of This Spicy Corn
    Eat-Clean Diet's Sweet Potato Oven Fries
    Golden and Crispy With Just the Right Amount of Seasoning
    Rocco's Potato Salad
    Summer Salads From Rocco DiSpirito
    Rocco DiSpirito's Chicken Marsala
    A Guilt-Free Recipe
    Rocco DiSpirito's Yogurt Pretzels
    Try This Sweet And Salty Treat
    Rocco Dispirito's Garlic Mashed Potatoes
    Try This Healthy Version
    Recipe: Rocco DiSpirito's Guilt-Free Cheeseburger
    Dig Into This Burger Without Any Guilt
    Sweet and Spicy Popcorn
    Rocco DiSpirito's Holiday Treat