Oven Fries

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 03, 2023
I jazz up these baked french fries with paprika and garlic powder. Something about the combination of spices packs a punch. The leftovers are even good cold! —Heather Byers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Cut each potato into 12 wedges. In a large bowl, combine oil, paprika, salt and garlic powder. Add potatoes; toss to coat.
  2. Transfer to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake until tender, 40-45 minutes, turning once.

Tips for Baked French Fries

How do you make baked french fries crispy?

Oil and high heat are the keys to making crispy baked french fries. That combination locks in the moisture and gives you fries that have a crispy exterior and a creamy interior. We recommend using Yukon Gold potatoes for their tender and creamy texture. (Here are other <a href="https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/ways-to-use-yukon-gold-potatoes/" ways to use Yukon Gold potatoes.)

Are baked french fries healthy?

If you’re trying to be health-conscious, baking fries is better than deep-frying them because you can control the salt and fat amounts to make them work for your diet. For a lower-sodium version, skip the salt and add more herbs and spices. If you want fries that are more nutritious, try making these Baked Sweet Potato Fries.

What’s the best way to eat french fries?

Take these baked french fries even further by turning them into poutine or chili cheese fries. Alternatively, these french fry recipesmay inspire other ideas.
Research contributed byMaggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
Cajun Oven Fries: Omit paprika, salt and garlic powder. Combine oil with 2-3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning. Chili Oven Fries: Omit paprika. Combine oil with salt, garlic powder and 1 tablespoon chili powder. Herbed Oven Fries: Omit paprika and garlic powder. Combine oil with salt, 1/3 cup grated Parmesan, 4 teaspoons dried basil and 3/4 teaspoon pepper.

Nutrition Facts

12 pieces: 200 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 457mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein.