From-Scratch Oven Fries Recipe

This all-American snack pairs perfectly with your favorite burger or barbecue recipe. Don't be afraid to sprinkle with different seasoning blends instead of salt for a new twist.

From-Scratch Oven Fries
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds medium-size baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick strips

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or table salt

  • Ketchup (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Rinse potatoes in cold water. Drain and pat dry. Toss together potatoes, oil, and salt in a large bowl.

  2. Place a lightly greased wire rack in a jelly-roll pan. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on wire rack.

  3. Bake at 450° for 40 to 45 minutes or until browned. Serve immediately with ketchup, if desired.

Chef's Notes

Note: Nutritional analysis does not include ketchup.

Try These Twists! Three more ways to enjoy our From-Scratch Oven Fries.

Buffalo Oven Fries: Omit salt. Toss 2 tsp. mesquite seasoning, 1 tsp. hot sauce, 1/2 tsp. celery salt, and 1/2 tsp. garlic powder with potatoes and vegetable oil; bake as directed. Serve with Blue Cheese Dip and bottled hot wing sauce, if desired.

Per serving (including 2 tbsp. blue cheese dip; not including wing sauce): Calories 211; Fat 8g (sat 8g, mono 3g, poly 4g); Protein 2g; Carb 4g; Fiber 1g; Chol 5mg; Iron 5mg; Sodium 537mg; Calc 44mg

Italian-Parmesan Oven Fries: Toss 2 tsp. freshly ground Italian seasoning with potato mixture, and bake as directed. Sprinkle warm fries with 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese. Serve with warm Easy Marinara Sauce, if desired.

Note: We tested with McCormick Italian Herb Seasoning Grinder.

Per serving (including 1/4 cup marinara sauce): Calories 258; Fat 7g (sat 2g, mono 8g, poly 3g); Protein 4g; Carb 6g; Fiber 3g; Chol 3mg; Iron 3mg; Sodium 489mg; Calc 95mg

Spicy Cheese Oven Fries: Toss a pinch of ground red pepper with potato mixture, and bake as directed. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup (1 1/2 oz.) shredded reduced-fat pepper Jack cheese. Bake 1 more minute or until cheese is melted. Serve with ketchup, if desired.

Per serving (not including ketchup): Calories 184; Fat 9g (sat 9g, mono 8g, poly 3g); Protein 3g; Carb 9g; Fiber 2g; Chol 8mg; Iron 5mg; Sodium 230mg; Calc 83mg

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

152 Calories
4g Fat
28g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 152
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 247mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 3g
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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