No More Fat-Saturated French Fries: 3 Baked Fry Recipes

Here are 3 alternative recipes to the traditional french fry and none require frying. These alternatives are more healthy than the traditional french fries and all seasonings can be modified to your liking. Each of the fries require no more than 6 ingredients and take no longer than 40 minutes to bake.

Baked Sweet Potato FriesIngredients

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 3 large sweet potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Dash of cayenne pepper


Cut the sweet potatoes into wedges with a sharp knife. Toss them in the oil, cumin, pepper, paprika, and salt. Bake at 400 degrees F on a sheet pan and a cooling rack for 15 minutes. Flip the wedges. Bake for another 15 minutes or until the fries are crispy.

Pile of Butternut SquashIngredients

  • 2 lb. butternut squash
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. rosemary
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste


Using a sharp knife or peeler, peel the outside of the squash. Cut the squash into 1/3 inch fry shaped pieces. Toss in the oil, seasonings, and salt. Bake at 400 degrees F on a sheet pan and cooling rack for 20 minutes. Flip the fries. Bake for another 20 minutes.

Zucchini on cutting boardIngredients

  • 1 pound of zucchini
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste


Cut the zucchini into long strips using a sharp knife. Set up a dipping station with 3 bowls: for flour, beaten eggs, and panko bread crumbs. Lightly coat the zucchini strips in flour. Next, dip the strips into the egg. Lastly, roll the zucchini strips in the Panko bread crumbs. Bake at 400 degrees F on a sheet pan and a cooling rack for about 15 minutes. Flip the zucchini strips and cook another 15 minutes or until golden.

Lyndsay Gower
Lyndsay Gower

A University of Tennessee graduate with a degree in advertising, she coordinates KaTom’s marketing efforts. When she’s not doing that, she can typically be found sharing a meal with friends, cruising Knoxville’s craft beer joints, or floating down one of East Tennessee’s numerous rivers. Her life’s goal is to visit every U.S. national park and she likes giving pets opposite-gender names.

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