Thursday, February 8, 2024

Celebrate Mardi Gras with these Oven Baked Cajun Sweet Potato Fries #FoodieHoliday

Sweet Potato slices tossed in Cajun spices and baked until crisp outside and tender inside.  These potatoes are the perfect side to your Mardi Gras Feast this year.

Cajun Sweet Potato Fries

Today is Potato Lovers Day and we are having a Foodie Holiday Celebration......

Christie of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures is hosting this month saying Potato Lovers Unite!  How does a potato fanatic resist that?

Let's take a look at the wonderful and creative ways that our members chose to serve up the spuds......

Cajun Fries pin

Mardi Gras is only a few days away and these delicious Sweet Potato Fries are a great way to Let the Good Times Roll.  I served them up last year as a side dish to Rockfish in Cajun Garlic Butter Sauce. Soooooo good!!  

This is a wonderful side dish for any meal that you are enjoying. Seasoned with onion, garlic, thyme, and oregano with just a hint of heat from cayenne these are a potato lover's dream.  Change up the ordinary fries you normally serve with these Cajun Spiced Sweet Potato Fries and watch your family's faces light up.

Vegetables, Potatoes, Side Dishes
Vegetable Sides
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Cajun Sweet Potato Fries

Cajun Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato slices tossed in Cajun spices and baked until crisp outside and tender inside.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 30 MinInactive time: 30 MinTotal time: 1 H & 10 M


  • 3 T. canola oil, divided
  • 4 Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cut into thin strips
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 t. sweet paprika
  • 2 t. onion powder
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 1 t. thyme
  • 1/2 t. oregano
  • dash of cayenne, to taste


  1. Place the potato slices in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Soak for half an hour, drain, and pat dry.
  2. Dry the bowl and return the dry potato slices to it with 2 Tablespoons of the oil, the salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, thyme, oregano. and cayenne. Toss to coat.
  3. Brush the remaining oil onto a baking sheet large enough to hold the potatoes, leaving space between each slice.
  4. Bake in a preheated 425* oven for about half an hour, until tender and golden brown.
  5. Transfer to a serving bowl and toss with a little more salt before serving.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

10.78 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.83 g

Carbs (grams)

47.74 g

Fiber (grams)

7.51 g

Net carbs

40.23 g

Sugar (grams)

9.66 g

Protein (grams)

3.97 g

Sodium (milligrams)

174.87 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

0 mg


  1. I forgot about Mardi Gras! This looks like a delicious recipe.

  2. So nutritious and love the spices in these! I think cayenne is my most used spice besides S&P.

    1. I have to use a light hand because of Frank's sensitivity to heat but it does add a lot of zing to a recipe.

  3. I simply adore that you didn't use a store-bought Cajun seasoning for these fries...because I have never been a fan of them...always too salty. With this recipe, I won't have to worry about that. And, that fish...sounds AMAZING too!!!

  4. I always make just baked sweet potatoes, but now love the idea of using some spice mix and make them delicious , love this recipe!


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