Sweet potato wedges recipe

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Sweet potato wedges couldn't be easier with this simple step by step recipe and they make a fantastically healthy alternative to chips - here's why...

sweet potato wedges
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  • healthy
  • Low-fat
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins

Learn how to make these delicious sweet potato wedges in no time.

Sweet potato wedges are a lovely way to switch up your go-to dinner sides. Because they’re lower in carbs than regular potatoes and have a higher Vitamin A and fibre count they will top up your essential vitamin supplies while keeping you feeling full and your body nourished.

Served up beside a homemade burger or a piece of fish, these sweet potato fries will appeal to kids of all ages. A way of encouraging them to eat healthier without them even realising it!

Sweet potatoes are quicker to cook than the white variety so they’re great if you’re stuck for time and need a quick, healthy and filling side dish in a few minutes.

You can flavour sweet potato wedges any way you like (see our tip below for our favourite seasoning). So have fun experimenting with herbs, spices and seasoning with this potato wedges recipe. Rosemary and garlic are delicious flavour buddies as are chilli and thyme. Have a play around to find out your favourite combo.

How to cut sweet potato fries

If you're not a fan of the chunkier chip and you want to turn these wedges into fries instead, simply cut your sweet potatoes in half lengthways and then slice eight long and thin fries from each half.


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, unpeeled or peeled, cut into wedges
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of sea salt




  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/Gas Mark 6.
  2. Peel your potatoes if you prefer skin-off wedges and chop them into wedges. Each potato should roughly give you eight big wedges, but this will depend on size of the sweet potato and how many wedges you want to make.
  3. Toss the wedges with the oil and sprinkle with sea salt, spread them out evenly on a large baking tray and roast for 30 mins, or until cooked through and crisped to your liking.
  4. When ready serve your sweet potato wedges alongside your favourite dinner and add some tasty dips for a healthy alternative to chips.
Top Tip for making Sweet potato wedges

Add a teaspoon of sweet smoked paprika with the oil for an extra kick and serve with garlicky mayo.

Rosie Conroy
Food Writer

Rosie is an experienced food and drinks journalist who has spent over a decade writing about restaurants, cookery, and foodie products. Previously Content Editor at Goodto.com and Digital Food Editor on Woman&Home, Rosie is well used to covering everything from food news through to taste tests. Now, as well as heading up the team at SquareMeal - the UK's leading guide to restaurants and bars - she also runs a wedding floristry business in Scotland called Lavender and Rose.