Curly Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Aioli

Curly Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Aioli

Curly Sweet Potato Fries

You guys know I love to make zucchini noodles and I usually use my Paderno spiralizer. But KitchenAid recently sent me their spiralizer attachment (perfect if you own a stand mixer), so I thought I’d give it a whirl and whip up some curly sweet potato fries.

Curly sweet potato fries or spiralized sweet potato fries (however you want to call them) are a quick and easy snack. Curly fries might remind you of greasy fast food muchies, but I can assure you that these are not those. These curly sweet potato fries are baked rather than fried and sprinkled with a generous amount of savory spices, such as paprika and garlic powder.

Baked Versus Fried Curly Fries

I’ll be the first to say that baked fries don’t come out quite as crispy as deep fried fries. Some parts get a little crispy, but after they come out of the oven they do soften quickly, similar to my sweet potato toast. It’s just how baked sweet potato recipes are because sweet potato has quite a bit of moisture.

But there’s so much flavor in these bad boys that I don’t think you’ll feel deprived. Especially given all the nutrients loaded into sweet potatoes, such as vitamin A, B6, C and D.

Even more, I’ve paired them with a garlic aioli that takes all of two minutes to make but will have you dunking these sweet potato fries until your hands are slathered and messy in that homemade mayo, garlicky goodness. Trust me, you’ll be okay with the fact that they’re not as crispy.

Tips for Spiralized Sweet Potato Fries

Here’s a few tips to make these spiralized sweet potato fries as crispy as possible.

When you place them on the sheet pan, make sure they’re all on a single layer. If you have too many, use two sheet pans.If you have too many long pieces, use kitchen scissors to snip them into smaller pieces, giving them more space.If you have a convection oven, use that. Convection ovens constantly circulate the air and that air flow helps to keep these curly fries crispy.You could also try baking them on a cake cooling rack, placed on top of the sheet pan, just to allow more air to circulate around them as well.

For this batch, I defaulted to a regular sheet pan. But then again, I’m not fussy. I just love the flavor of curly sweet potato fries and the faster I could get them in my mouth, the better!

For More Sweet Potato Recipes

Warm Sweet Potato Noodles, Cabbage and Lentil SaladSpiralized Sweet Potato Egg NestsBaked Sweet PotatoBBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet PotatoSweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage Walnut Pesto

Curly Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Aioli

5 from 8 votes Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 25 minutes Total: 35 minutes Servings: 2 servings Author: Lisa BryanPrintPinReviewSaveSaved


These curly sweet potato fries are seasoned with paprika and garlic powder and baked in the oven until perfectly crispy. 


Curly Sweet Potato Fries

1 sweet potato1 tbsp avocado oil1 tsp paprika1/2 tsp garlic powdersalt and pepper

Garlic Aioli

2 tbsp mayonnaise1 garlic clove, minced1/2 tsp lemon juicepinch of salt and pepper


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit. Spiralize the sweet potato and place it on a sheet pan. Drizzle the oil and sprinkle the spices on top, then use your hands to mix it all together until each piece of sweet potato is coated. Cook the sweet potato for 20-25 minutes, or until crispy. The pieces along the outside edge may cook faster, so keep an eye on them and rotate as necessary. While the sweet potato is cooking, mix together the ingredients for the garlic aioli in a small bowl, until well combined. Remove the sweet potato fries from the oven and serve with the garlic aioli. 

Lisa’s Tips

This is my favorite spiralizer and the one I personally use.


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 9790IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.6mg Course: Snack Cuisine: American Keyword: curly sweet potato fries, spiralized sweet potato fries

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