Sweet Potato Fries

  • 5MINS
  • 45MINS
  • 215KCAL

Why not switch up your chips with these slimming-friendly Sweet Potato Fries – great when counting calories or following plans like Weight Watchers!

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories215
  • Carbs50g
  • Protein4g
  • Fat0.1g
  • Saturates0.04g
  • Sugars10g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

Switch up your chips! Everyone loves chips, but sometimes we all crave a little bit of variety, even in our regular favourites! These Sweet Potato Fries make a great alternative to our ever popular Homemade Oven Chips. You could even have half a portion of each! They’re the perfect side to a huge number of meals, including burgers, meat and fish.

We actually prefer sweet potato chips for a few reasons:

  1. They taste AMAZING and have a wonderful texture.
  2. You never have to par-boil because they are naturally softer.
  3. They look so pretty!

Surely you don’t need any more convincing than that?

What diets are Sweet Potato Fries suitable for?

This Sweet Potato Fries recipe is suitable for vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies. Take extra care to check spice mixes like ones used in the recipe.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Sweet Potato Fries recipe?

  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Sweet Potato Fries recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Sweet Potato Fries recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Sweet Potato Fries recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

These are super tasty and filling so you could easily serve half a portion and enjoy it with extra vegetables or a side salad!

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Sweet Potato Fries?

There are no special ingredients needed for this recipe.

How many calories are in these Sweet Potato Fries?

There are 215 calories per portion in this Sweet Potato Fries recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment.

These Sweet Potato Fries are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Grab as many potatoes as you need. We tend to use 1 large/2 medium per person.

Step 2

Chop your potatoes into chip shapes. (If you want to be really particular you can and cut them into perfect rectangles to make nice straight chips).

Step 3

Cover a baking tray with tin foil and spray liberally with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 4

Add your chips to the tray, spray with more low calorie cooking spray and shake over plenty of Schwartz ‘Perfect Shake Chips’.

Step 5

Bake at 180°C (fan) for about 45-60 minutes. Keep an eye on the chips as sweet potato does catch very quickly- turn the heat down and cook for longer if you need to.

 

 

Step 6

When the chips are nearly done, spritz them with a little extra low calorie cooking spray before returning them to the oven for the last few minutes.

What can I serve with these Sweet Potato Fries?

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How do you know when the Sweet Potato Fries are cooked?

Sweet Potato Fries should cook for between 45-60 minutes. However, do keep an eye on the chips as sweet potato does catch very quickly – turn the heat down and cook for longer if you need to.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep these Sweet Potato Fries in the fridge?

Once you’ve cooked them, you should eat Sweet Potato Fries straight away.

Can I freeze these Sweet Potato Fries?

Yes you can freeze your prepared sweet potato before adding the seasoning and baking. Then do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Sweet Potato Fries?

From frozen: Add seasoning then bake in the oven at 180°C (fan) for about 55 – 60 minutes, turning half way through.

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Sweet Potato Fries

Why not switch up your chips with these slimming-friendly Sweet Potato Fries – great when counting calories or following plans like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    45 MINS
  • KCals 215
  • Carbs 50G
WW Points
  • 5 Green
  • 5 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • 1 tbsp Schwartz 'Perfect Shake Chips' or you could use paprika, salt and pepper instead!

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Click here for our oven temperature conversion guide.

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Instructions

  1. Grab as many potatoes as you need. We tend to use 1 large/2 medium per person.
  2. Chop your potatoes into chip shapes. (If you want to be really particular you can and cut them into perfect rectangles to make nice straight chips).
  3. Cover a baking tray with tin foil and spray liberally with low calorie cooking spray.
  4. Add your chips to the tray, spray with more low calorie cooking spray and shake over plenty of Schwartz 'Perfect Shake Chips'.
  5. Bake at 180°C (fan) for about 45-60 minutes. Keep an eye on the chips as sweet potato does catch very quickly- turn the heat down and cook for longer if you need to.
  6. When the chips are nearly done, spritz them with a little extra low calorie cooking spray before returning them to the oven for the last few minutes.

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SamanthaWednesday 22nd May 2019

I always find that half of mine are still hard in the middle how can i stop that from happening? As i end up throwing away half of them as i cant eat them hard

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    CateSaturday 25th May 2019

    You could try cutting them a little thinner, or part cooking them in the microwave for a few minutes before putting in the oven 🙂

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Tracy MullerSunday 7th October 2018

Im like you and cut my chips all uniform and perfect rectangles discarding the uneven ends lol im so glad im not the only one thats so OCD and classed as anal pmsl ???????????? thanks for the chip seasoning recipe I made my own with all the herbs and spices in my cupboard…have to say worked well too ????

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