Easy Sweet Potato Meal Prep – Baked Sweet Potato Fries 4 Ways

Looking for healthy sweet potato recipes? How about baked sweet potato fries? Baked in the oven, healthy, and delicious sweet potato fries with 4 different flavors. Perfect for sweet potato meal prep sides!

Easy Sweet Potato Meal Prep - Baked Sweet Potato Fries 4 Ways | Crispy, healthy, and delicious sweet potato fries that are great for meal prep | A Sweet Pea Chef

I HEART sweet potatoes. Seriously, there’s nothing I don’t like about them. In fact, I don’t think there is anything not likable about them.

They are sweet, healthy, easy to cook, flavorful, delicious, and versatile. So, so versatile. I actually made a list of my favorite sweet potato recipes. All of them are absolutely amazing. And all of them are great for sweet potato meal prep.

However, while scrolling through the list, wondering what to cook with sweet potatoes, I noticed something. It’s been a while since I shared a sweet potato fries recipe. Now, that’s a shame.

Sweet potato fries are amazeballs. Better than regular fries for sure. And, if you make them in the oven instead of deep-frying them, they are super healthy too. I’m not sure why it’s been so long since I posted a recipe for sweet potato fries but I’m here to make it up for this mistake by sharing not 1, not 2, not 3 but FOUR sweet potato recipes for fries.

Actually, we have 1 simple recipe but different sweet potatoes seasoning to get 4 different meals with sweet potatoes. I can’t decide which flavor I love the most. I think I love them all equally.

And I’m going to share all my tips for how to cook sweet potatoes to make perfect crispy and delicious fries. Plus tips for how to meal prep sweet potatoes and how to store meal prep because sweet potato fries make a great meal prep side. Because sweet potato fries are easy to make but, if you don’t want soggy, flimsy fries, you have to be a little bit careful during the sweet potato meal prep process. Sweet potatoes deserve that! They deserve to be turned into delicious, crispy, flavorful, and sweet fries. And it’s not at all hard to make it happen.

If you needed healthy sweet potato recipes, these sweet potato fries are just perfect! Let’s get started now.

4 raw sweet potatoes ready to be turned into sweet potato fries.The step by step process for the Easy Sweet Potato Meal Prep that show how to make sweet potato fries.

HOW TO MEAL PREP SWEET POTATOES

Sweet potato dinner recipes are great, aren’t they? Whether the sweet potato dinner has sweet potatoes as a side or incorporated into the main dish, the dinner will be a success. At least in my house. And I’m sure with this one pan meal prep, the sweet potato dinner will be well-loved in your house as well. Because who doesn’t love fries, am I right?

To meal prep sweet potatoes:

  1. Start by prepping the sweet potato seasoning – I have 4 recommendations for you: garlic & herbs, cajun, spicy chile, and cinnamon sugar;
  2. Then scrub clean the sweet potatoes;
  3. Remove the ends;
  4. Slice the sweet potatoes in half;
  5. Then move to slicing them into quarters and then, finally, into wedges;
  6. Toss them with sweet potatoes seasoning;
  7. Bake in the oven;
  8. Serve them immediately or allow them to cool then transfer them to meal prep containers.

Healthy meal prep done right! And easy.

View from the top of sweet potatoes sliced into wedges.Top view of a bowl filled with sweet potato wedges that will be turned into sweet potato fries.

ARE SWEET POTATOES HEALTHY?

Have you ever wondered if sweet potatoes are healthy? I mean, everybody keeps saying they are but have you wondered why?

Well, it’s because they are a nutritional powerhouse. That’s why everybody says they are healthy. And that’s why everybody loves them. Ok, that’s not entirely true, they are also delicious so that’s also a reason for them being so loved. But, for realz, they are healthy.

Sweet potatoes are:

  • Rich in vitamin A (one medium sweet potato = 400% of the recommended dose of vitamin A);
  • High in fiber;
  • High in potassium;
  • Low-carb;
  • Low-calorie;
  • And, most importantly, totes delicious.

Are sweet potatoes good for you? As you can see, sweet potatoes are definitely good for you. Hooray!

Top view of a bowl of sweet potato fries seasoned and ready to be transferred to the baking sheet and baked in the oven.Sweet potato wedges on a baking sheet right before they will be transferred to the oven to bake.

HOW TO COOK SWEET POTATOES AHEAD OF TIME

We already discussed how to meal prep sweet potatoes but there a few things I have to tell you about how to cook sweet potatoes that I think will help you to get those perfect sweet potato fries you want.

  • After you scrubbed and sliced the sweet potatoes, you can either cook them immediately or place them in a bowl of cold water to cook later or the next day. In fact, this is a great trick to get crispy sweet potato fries. The water will remove some of the starch from inside the potatoes and they will crisp easier in the oven. It’s also a great sweet potato meal prep trick because you can prep the potatoes ahead of time and just season them and bake them in the oven before dinner.
  • Do you have to peel sweet potatoes? No, you don’t. Sweet potato skin is edible and it’s actually easier to get the crispy texture you want if you don’t peel the sweet potatoes.
  • The secret to perfectly crispy and delicious sweet potato fries is in the process, not the ingredients. Before you test the soaking trick, make sure you slice the sweet potatoes carefully. You want slices that have the same size and thickness. Thin sweet potato fries get crispy easier than the thick ones.
  • Also, make sure you flip the sweet potatoes after 15 minutes. Flip only once. This may sound counterintuitive but if you flip the potatoes only once, you end up with crispier potatoes than if you flip them multiple times.

Top view of freshly baked sweet potato fries on a baking sheet.Close up of sweet potato fries on a baking sheet.Top view of freshly baked sweet potato fries spread on a baking sheet.

WHAT TO COOK WITH SWEET POTATOES

The healthy sweet potato recipes in this post will give you 4 types of sweet potatoes fries you can serve as side dishes for dinner. But… what about the main dishes? What goes with the delicious sweet potato meal prep?

Treat the sweet potato fries as you would treat regular fries and you’ve got the answer. What would you pair with regular fries? A steak? A burger? You can do it with sweet potatoes fries as well. Just make sure those are healthy too.

I like to eat my sweet potato fries with:

Meal prep container with garlic & herbs sweet potato fries. Meal prep container with Cajun sweet potato fries.

HOW TO STORE SWEET POTATO MEAL PREP

Sweet potato meal prep is easy and great for when you want healthy side dishes. Like with all the other meal prep ideas you have, storing the dishes properly is mandatory to ensure freshness and great flavors. To maximize the shelf life of sweet potato fries…

  1. transfer them to meal prep containers or Ziploc bags
  2. and store them in the fridge for 3-5 days.

Meal prep container with spicy chile sweet potato fries.Meal prep container with cinnamon sugar sweet potato fries.

EASY MEAL PREP TIPS FOR SUCCESS

I promised you more tips for an awesome experience with sweet potato meal prep so here they are:

  • As I previously mentioned, you don’t have to peel sweet potatoes to make fries and, while with other sweet potato recipes you can remove the skin if you don’t like the texture, I really don’t recommend doing it when making fries since the sweet potato skin will make them crispy and not soggy.
  • Use parchment paper on the baking sheet for easy cleanup and make sure the sweet potato wedges are not crowded. An even layer on the baking sheet is what you want.
  • You might think that setting the oven to a lower temperature will make the sweet potato wedges better but that’s not the case. You actually want to roast the fries not bake them so set the temperature to 425 F.
  • I prefer to make sweet potato wedges not sweet potato fries because it’s easier to cut them as even as possible. With fries, it’s harder and you don’t want to end up with a mix of burnt and uncooked fries.
  • If you use the soaking fries in the water trick I talked about earlier, make sure you let the sweet potatoes to dry completely before transferring them to the oven. Excess water will prevent the sweet potato fries to get to your desired level of crunchiness.
  • I’ve said this before but I have to say it again because I want you to make perfect fries – don’t flip the fries more than once. The coating needs time to set so flipping them more than once will only make the sweet potatoes seasoning stick to the baking dish.

Top view of 4 meal prep containers filled with sweet potato fries. The flavors are: garlic& herbs, spicy chile, cajun, and cinnamon sugar.Horizontal image of meal prep containers filled with 4 different flavors of sweet potato fries including garlic & herbs, spicy chile, cajun, and cinnamon sugar.

3 HEALTHY SWEET POTATO RECIPES

We’re done with this sweet potato meal prep but, the good news is, I have more healthy sweet potato recipes for you. Because there’s no such thing as too many meals with sweet potatoes. Especially when the sweet potato recipes are healthy and good for you. These are great meal prep ideas too, BTW.

EASY SWEET POTATO HASH

This Easy Sweet Potato Hash is another sweet potato recipe that makes a delicious and healthy side dish.

Close up shot of the sweet potato hash recipe in a white bowl, ready to be served and topped with sliced green onions.

Packed with nutrient and amazing flavors, the Easy Sweet Potato Hash is easy, healthy, and vegan. Get the recipe.

BREAKFAST MEAL PREP | EGG WHITE SCRAMBLE + SWEET POTATO HASH

Sweet potatoes are great in breakfast meal prep too. Check out the Breakfast Meal Prep | Egg White Scramble + Sweet Potato Hash.

Breakfast Meal Prep: Egg White Scramble with Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Hash | This healthy breakfast meal prep recipe contains a turkey and egg white scramble alongside sheet pan sweet potato hash and is perfect to prep ahead of time to enjoy on those busy mornings.  Say hello to easier, healthier, and quicker breakfasts every morning! | A Sweet Pea Chef

Meal prep sweet potatoes to get a delicious, nutritious, and healthy breakfast option that contains egg white scramble, turkey, and sweet potato hash. Get the recipe.

HEALTHY SLOW COOKER BEEF STEW – PERFECT MAKE AHEAD DINNER IDEA!

If you want a hearty, rich, and filling sweet potato dinner, try the Healthy Slow Cooker Beef Stew – Perfect Make Ahead Dinner Idea!

Close up of white bowl filled with healthy slow cooker beef stew that has been topped with fresh thyme and is ready to eat.

This healthy meal prep makes a totes delicious and hearty stew that is just perfect for winter weeknights. Get the recipe.

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Easy Sweet Potato Meal Prep - Baked Sweet Potato Fries 4 Ways | Crispy, healthy, and delicious sweet potato fries that are great for meal prep | A Sweet Pea Chef
Easy Sweet Potato Meal Prep - Baked Sweet Potato Fries 4 Ways
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Looking for healthy sweet potato recipes? How about sweet potato fries? Baked in the oven, healthy, and delicious sweet potato fries with 4 different flavors. Perfect for meal prep!
Categories: Clean Eating, Healthy Recipes, Meal Prep, Side Dish, Vegan
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 221 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
Ingredients
For Garlic & Herb Sweet Potato Fries:
  • 1 large sweet potato, to yield 3-4 cups
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp. sea salt plus more, to taste
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1 tbsp italian parsley, chopped
For Cajun Sweet Potato Fries:
  • 1 large sweet potato, to yield 3-4 cups
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
For Spicy Chile Sweet Potato Fries:
  • 1 large sweet potato, to yield 3-4 cups
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp chile powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
For Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Potato Fries:
  • 1 large sweet potato, to yield 3-4 cups
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt, plus more for serving
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.  Set aside.

  2. Toss sweet potatoes and olive oil in a large bowl.
  3. Combine seasonings in a small bowl.
  4. Add spices to potatoes and toss to coat.
  5. Arrange potatoes in one layer on baking sheet.
  6. Bake in oven on lowest rack until undersides are browned, 15 minutes.
  7. Flip potatoes with a spatula and bake 15 more minutes. 

    For the Garlic & Herb Sweet Potato Fries, toss with parmesan and parsley after removing from oven. 

    For Spicy Chile Sweet Potato Fries, toss with cilantro after removing from oven.

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Recipe Notes

Nutritional info provided is for the Garlic and Herb Sweet Potato Fries.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Sweet Potato Meal Prep - Baked Sweet Potato Fries 4 Ways
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 221 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 1087mg45%
Potassium 572mg16%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 24120IU482%
Vitamin C 4.5mg5%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

4 thoughts on “Easy Sweet Potato Meal Prep – Baked Sweet Potato Fries 4 Ways

  1. Thank you so much for your thoroughness! I appreciate it! Also I love the idea of having several seasoning options!

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