Skinny Fries

You bet! These skinny fries are a fabulously, healthy alternative to regular French fries. You’ll only need 4 ingredients to create them. So simple, once the potatoes are prepped.  All you do is drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with seasoning salt and pepper, toss, bake and dig in. One serving of these yummy, skinny fries has 110 calories and 4 grams of fat.
Skinny Fries

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 4 servings (each serving, about 1 cup)

Food Facts

The russet potato is low in moisture and high in starch, making it good for baking, boiling, and making French fries.  They’re sometimes referred to as an old potato or a baking potato.

Healthy Benefits

Potatoes have surprising health benefits.  No need to keep them out of your diet.   They’re rich in complex carbohydrates that can supply energy.  They are low in calories and contain no fat.  They contain more potassium than any other fresh vegetable, even more than bananas!  Potatoes also contain vitamins C and B6.

Shopping Tips

Choose potatoes that are firm and plump, avoiding those that have shriveled skins, sprouting eyes, soft spots, blemishes, and green spots.
Most supermarkets sell Lawry’s seasoning salt in the spice section or use your favorite. Just salt or salt and pepper taste great too.

Prep Tips

Soaking the potatoes first in ice water reduces some of the starch and helps the potatoes from sticking during baking.  In addition, the potatoes won’t turn brown.

Serving Tips

These skinny fries taste great dipped in ketchup, barbecue sauce, or my recipe for The BEST Skinny Ranch Dressing (3 ingredients)

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
WW SmartPoints
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (about 1 cup fries)
110 calories, 4g fat, 1g sat. fat, 0mg chol, 2g protein, 17g carbs, 2g fiber, 397mg sodium, 2g sugar


Skinny Fries

Skinny Fries

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Bake Time: 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 110 kcal


  • 2 large baking potatoes, (Russet potatoes) 8 ounces each
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Lawry’s seasoning salt, see shopping tips
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Scrub the potatoes and cut lengthwise into 4 equal slices; cut each slice into thirds or fourths. As the potatoes are cut, place them in a dish of ice water and let soak for about 10 minutes.
  • After soaking potatoes, drain off water, remove potatoes and pat dry with paper towels. Return the dried potatoes to bowl, sprinkle with seasoning salt and pepper, and drizzle with oil; evenly distribute the oil and seasoning by tossing with your hands. Mix well.
  • Place potatoes on a baking sheet that has been coated with nonstick cooking spray.  Spray top of potatoes with a little more cooking spray.  Bake until golden brown and tender; approximately 35-40 minutes, turning frequently.  If you like crispy fries, bake an additional 8-10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with additional seasoning and pepper, if desired, and serve.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 397mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gBlue Smart Points: 4Green Smart Points: 4Plus Points: 3
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!


  1. This looks good! Thanks for the tip about soaking in ice water, as they do stick to the pan. Did you ever use an air fryer to cook fries? (not sure if i have room for another gadget, though) they never come out crisp for me in an oven. thanks!

  2. Oh, great! Hey, I noticed the link for the air fryer on amazon (on that page) is broken… not sure if that matters to you. Getting closer to buying one, as I see more good recipes. Thanks again! – Missy

  3. I just fixed the link. Thanks so much for letting me know Missy. The Nu Wave air fryer is so easy to use. I love it!
    Hope you get an air fryer soon. The possibilities are endless with it. And you love making my fries recipe!
    My best,

  4. I include the points for the Blue and Green plan. So that does include both SmartPoints and Freestyle points.
    All the best,

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