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sweet potatoes cut into different shapes on a bamboo cutting board on a counter

How to Cut Sweet Potatoes

Learn the steps for cutting sweet potatoes into fries, cubes, wedges, and rounds.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 194kcal


  • 1 sweet potato


  • Scrub the sweet potato clean, trim the ends, and remove the skin with a vegetable peeler.


  • Cut the sweet potato lengthwise into planks that are about a half-inch thick.
  • Stack a few planks on top of each other (make sure they lay flat). Cut the planks lengthwise into thin fries.


  • Follow the steps for cutting sweet potato fries.
  • Cut the fries crosswise into cubes of desired size.


  • Slice the sweet potato in half lengthwise.
  • Cut each half into quarters to yield wedges.


  • Cut the sweet potato crosswise into circles of desired thickness. You can also use a mandolin to get thinner circles.



  • Use cut sweet potatoes right away in recipes.
  • You can also freeze them for later use by following the instructions in this tutorial.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 762mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 32063IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg