Baked Cajun Fries Recipe - Crispy, oven baked, spicy french fries! - #healthy #potatoes #vegan

Baked Cajun Fries

These Baked Cajun Fries are a spice-fiends dream! Crispy, spicy, delicious and packed with lots of cajun flavor! 

Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Makes 1 French Fries
Calories 283 kcal
Author Vanessa @


  • 1.3 lbs Potatoes peeled and cut into 1/4 inch (6 mm) strips
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder optional
  • 2 teaspoons Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt plus more to taste after baking
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cayenne Pepper optional - see notes
  • Red Pepper Flakes optional - see notes
US Customary - Metric


  1. Soak you potatoes! If you can, soak your potatoes in a bowl of water overnight or at least an hour. If that isn't possible, even 15 minutes of soak time will help and is much better than not soaking them at all.
  2. Preheat your oven to 410F (210C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. To prevent steamed, mushy potatoes, remove your potatoes from the water and pat them dry with a paper towel. This may take a few extra minutes but is definitely worth it!
  4. Place the dried off potato strips in a large bowl and toss with olive oil, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, thyme and ground pepper until coated well. Add the cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes now or see notes on when to add them. 
  5. Bake the fries for 30 to 45 minutes, flipping them twice while baking, until fries reach desired crispiness.
  6. Remove fries from the oven, season with more salt and pepper to taste before serving them with your favorite ketchup or sauce.

Recipe Notes

  1. The cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes don't need to be added to these cajun fries but I strongly recommend it. If you have kids, you can add the cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes to some of the fries (those NOT for the kids!) after they have finished baking. 
Nutrition Facts
Baked Cajun Fries
Amount Per Serving (4 Servings)
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 1170mg51%
Potassium 167mg5%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 2800IU56%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.