There is nothing better than a crispy french fry and this baked homemade version will fulfill your cravings fries, but with half the calories of the traditional fried version! My Crispy Baked French Fries will become a go to side dish recipe in your  home!

Easy Homemade French Fries

These Crispy Baked French Fries are seriously side dish goals. Crispy crunchy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside! Topped with a generous sprinkle of salt, these homemade baked french fries are one of the best side dishes ever!

First recipe of the New Year and this one doesn’t disappoint! If you are ready for healthier fare, these french fries are easy, healthy, and still so satisfying!

Baked Homemade French Fries

How to make baked french fries crispy?

I have a fool proof method to ensuring that your baked french fries are crispy! Here is my pro tip! Put the sheet pan in the oven while it preheats. When you add the potatoes, you will hear a sizzle which is the skin crisping up on the potato! The temperature for baked french fries is also very important. You need an extremely hot oven to mimic the frying method. I like to use at least 425, but 450 works as well if you are short on time!

Crispy Baked French Fries

What potatoes to use for healthy baked french fries?

I recommend using a starchy white potato, like a traditional Idaho potato for the best baked french fries. You can also make baked french fries with russet potatoes, which will give you great crispiness and texture. I love gold potatoes for mashed potatoes, but they tend to make for a soggy, limp fry!

Crispy Oven Fries

I love serving homemade french fries and my kiddos love eating them! Baked french fries go so well with burgers, chicken, pork, or even with a delicious steak meal!

Serve your baked french fries alongside these delicious pretzel crusted chicken tenders for a kid-friendly dinner!

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These healthy french fries are such a versatile side dish recipe and you can even dress them up with fresh garlic, parmesan cheese, or fresh herbs! In the summer when my garden is overflowing with herbs, I love making Baked Parmesan Herb Fries to go with dinner.

Homemade Crispy French Fries

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How to Make Healthy Baked French Fries?

Crispy Baked French Fries

These Crispy Baked Homemade French Fries are deliciously crispy and so tasty! You will never miss the fried flavor in these amazing homemade fries! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade baked french fries
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Amanda @ Old House to New Home


  • 6 medium sized russet potatoes cut julienne style into fries
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • Salt

Optional to make Garlic and Herb Fries:

  • 1/3 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese don't use the canned stuff
  • 1-2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoons fresh herbs rosemary, basil and parlsey
  • salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Put a large rimmed baking sheet in the oven. Do not remove until preheating is done.
  2. Once oven is preheated, remove pan from oven and spread olive oil evenly across the pan.
  3. Arrange cut fries into a single layer on the baking sheet. Toss to coat in the oil.
  4. Salt and then put in the oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and flip potatoes to the other side. Use a metal spatula for easier flipping.
  6. Return to the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until fries are golden brown and crispy.
  7. Remove from oven and put into a bowl. Add additional salt to taste. If using, sprinkle minced garlic, parmesan cheese, and herbs over the fries. Toss to evenly distribute. Serve immediately.

Healthy Baked French Fries made in the Oven

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