Oven-Baked Seasoned Fries

These seasoned fries are baked, not fried.

Flavored with garlic and onion powder, paprika, and Italian seasoning, these oven fries are impossible to resist! 

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If you are like me, you could eat fries with a meal at least three times a week. 

If you ate them out three times a week, or even bought the frozen version at the store… well we don’t really need to talk about what that would do to our bodies.

But, with these homemade Oven-Baked Seasoned Fries, you can have your fries and eat them too! 

I am ALLLLLL about being able to have food that doesn’t seem or taste healthy, but in all reality, is actually not bad for you!

One of my favorite meals to make at home is homemade Chicken Strips. 

They are also oven-baked, coated with Panko breadcrumbs and of course some amazing seasonings.

It makes me feel like I am eating out at a nice restaurant but eating something healthier for me all the same. 

And I NEVER make Chicken Strips without the mandatory side dish of seasoned fries.

I switch all the time between using Russet potatoes, Golden potatoes and my favorite, Red potatoes.

You can feel free to use whatever potatoes you want with these homemade oven fries.

Like I mentioned, Reds are my favorite, but really for no other reason than the color.

I am a sucker for color.

And rhyming apparently.

You’ll want to use a really nice quality knife to cut them up, because you want to get thin thin thin fries.

Otherwise they take too long to cook, and ain’t nobody got time for that!

As for the seasoning, you can really use whatever seasonings you want.

I tend to stick with garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, paprika, salt and pepper.

But if something else in the spice cabinet is jumping up and down begging to be used… well how can you say no to such an eager spice???

Either way, you’ll love this oven fries recipe and I promise you won’t have any desire to go back to the store bought frozen kind!

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Seasoned Oven Fries Ingredients

These seasoned fries use very few ingredients, and you can use any seasoning you’d like!

This particular oven fries recipe uses:

  • Potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Spices (Italian seasoning, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder)
  • Salt and pepper

How to Make Fries in the Oven

Prepare the potatoes by peeling them (if desired) and slicing them thinly to resemble fries.

Rinse the oven fries in a colander to remove the starch, then pat dry with paper towels.

Place sliced potatoes in a bowl and toss with olive oil and seasoning of choice.

Lay the fries out on a greased baking tray, and bake until golden brown and crispy, around 20 – 25 minutes.

Tips for the Best Oven Fries

This seasoned fries recipe is tough to mess up, but keep these tips in mind when making them:

  • If you’re using Russet potatoes, you’ll want to peel them first. Red and Golden potatoes don’t need to be peeled.
  • Stir the homemade oven fries once or twice during the baking process to prevent them from sticking to the pan.
  • Be sure to pat every last bit of moisture off the sliced potatoes after you rinse them.
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More Healthy Side Dishes

This Lemon Roasted Broccolini is sprinkled with a mixture of lemon, pancetta, and breadcrumbs.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic and Sage are a flavorful alternative to traditional French fries.

If you’re a sweet potato lover, try making these Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges.

This Zucchini Tomato Basil Salad is drizzled with a tangy lemon vinaigrette.

Believe it or not, these Cheesy Kale Chips are actually vegan!

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Oven-Baked Seasoned Fries

Oven-Baked Seasoned Fries

Yield: Serves 3-4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Easy oven-baked fries that will make you never want to eat the frozen variety again! These seasoned fries are baked, not fried. Flavored with garlic and onion powder, paprika, and Italian seasoning, these oven fries are impossible to resist! 


  • 1 1/2 lbs Russet, Golden or Red potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
  • freshly ground salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F and spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray
  2. If you are using Russet potatoes, wash and peel potatoes.
  3. If using Golden or Red, just wash potatoes.
  4. Using a sharp knife, slice potatoes into 1/4" thick slices, and then take those slices and cut them into fry-shapes, another 1/4" slice.
  5. Place in a colander and rinse the starchy-ness off of the potatoes and dry thoroughly with paper towel.
  6. Place in a bowl, toss with olive oil and then with the seasonings, stirring well to combine.
  7. Align on baking sheet in a thin layer.
  8. Bake 20-25 minutes, stirring frequently to keep from burning and sticking to the pan.
  9. Remove from oven when golden brown and slightly crispy. You can take them out sooner if cooked to your desire.
  10. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 168 Total Fat 7g Saturated Fat 1g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 6g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 89mg Carbohydrates 24g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 2g Sugar 2g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 3g
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by Carla Walker

Carla is the baker/photographer/writer behind Carla's Confections, where she shares her passion for the sweet and savory things in life. She likes to health-ify her treats where she can, but she also can't help indulging in some decadent sweets from time to time. When she is not blogging, you will most likely find her chasing her husband all over the world.