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.


Credit: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Recipe Summary

1 hr
Makes 4 servings


Ingredient Checklist


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

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

  • 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

152 calories; fat 3.6g; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 28.2g; sodium 247mg. Full Nutrition