August 29, 2011

Better Homes and Gardens Sweet Potato Fries

If given the option, the three men in my house would eat french fries multiple times a week. While, I do love french fries every once in while, the grease doesn't agree with me on a regular basis. In an effort to make healthier alternatives to the greasy fast food fries that my household loves, I have been experimenting with various baked fries recipes, in the hopes of finding something my family will eat. The August issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine had a recipe for Sweet Potato Fries, which looked like a delicious and healthier version to traditional french fries.

This recipe has 11 ingredients and takes approximately 45 minutes to prep and bake. The ingredients are all basic, with the majority already in my pantry cupboard. Due to a lack of oven space from preparing multiple dishes, I baked the fries in my toaster oven. I did not make the ketchup recipe provided in the magazine, but instead used the new Simply Heinz ketchup that my husband has been wanting to try, since it contains no high fructose corn syrup. Make sure to make very narrow fries, a few of mine were a little too thick and didn't cook to a crisp.

My two sons were big fans of this recipe. The fries were sweet and the cheese gave a nice crisp crust. I do wish that I had made the homemade ketchup recipe, I think if I make this recipe again I will make the ketchup as an accompaniment. These sweet potato fries don't taste like traditional french fries, but they are delicious and much healthier than the fried version.

For the recipe go to Better Homes and Gardens Sweet Potato Fries.


  1. New follower :) The sweet potato fries look awesome! Can't wait to see more recipes.

  2. Sounds great! I love sweet potatoes and have had various sweet potato dishes over the years. I have had them fried but not as crisps.

  3. OOOOOOOOH sounds yummy, I am going to try this :)

  4. I love sweet potato fries! I just made some that are sweet and spicy that were fantastic!

  5. We have been trying alot of new recipes too! That what happens when husband wants to lose 120 pounds. Might have to give this one a shot.

    New Follower. Have a Marvelous Monday!

  6. looks great and thanks for the heads up on a commercial ketchup without high fructose evil!

  7. @Judy I have had fried sweet potatoes before also, they are yummy :)

    @EmptyNester Sounds yummy, I love anything spicy!

    @Sara Good luck with your husband's weight loss, that's awesome!

    @Inspired I think Hunt's ketchup doesn't have any high fructose corn syrup, but my husband won't eat it :) I'm glad that Heinz is now making one with real sugar!

  8. Yummmm! I love sweet potato fries. I've never tried making them from scratch, but have tried the ones from the freezer aisle (ick, I know) and those never get crispy enough for me.

    xoxo, Nali

    P.S. thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower :)

  9. @Nali I've had the ones in the freezer bags, they're not bad, they just stay a little soggy :) My husband actually likes them a lot!


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