Recipe Box, Lighten Up with Baked Waffle Fries

I’m still under the weather with my cold…

Wait where does that silly idiom come from???


What makes everything better??


And guess what,

these are a lot less guilty than french fries,

plus they’re incredibly easy to make!


Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, full of oven roasted good flavor, paired with some cool light sour cream laced with green onion…

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Cut red potatoes in half and score deeply, making squares,  being careful not to cut all the way through. Place potatoes cut side up on a foil lined pan.  Separate cuts gently with your fingers to help potatoes open up during cooking. Drizzle with olive oil or spray with olive oil spray and season well with kosher salt and pepper


Roast potatoes at 425 about 40 minutes, or until brown and crispy around the edges


They tend to spread even more as they cook, so you get lots of crispy edges complimenting the softer potato centers


A dollop of light sour cream showered with green onion slices makes for delicious dipping


These potatoes are great for appetizers too {think Super Bowl}

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Using olive oil makes these baked fries a great healthier choice.  You may never want a boring old french fry again after tasting these!



Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 2-3 potatoes per person
  • olive oil
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • salt and pepper
  • light sour cream
  • green onions sliced


  • Wash potatoes and cut in half. Cut each half into squares or diamonds, making deep cuts about 1/4″ apart and being careful not to cut all the way through.
  • Place potatoes cut side up on a cooking oil sprayed foil lined baking sheet. Drizzle potatoes with olive oil and use your fingers to help coat all the cut edges. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Roast at 425 for about 40 minutes or until nicely browned edges appear. Serve warm with sour cream and onions for dipping.


to make these a little more appetizer friendly, cut the potato halves in half again, down the middle, after scoring, and you will have more like a wedge shape that is easier to eat as finger food.
Keyword appetizer, baked potatoes, easy side dish, french fries, potatoes, sour cream & onion, waffle fries

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37 Responses to “Recipe Box, Lighten Up with Baked Waffle Fries”
  1. krcc says:

    great idea!

  2. Rita C. says:

    Those look good, Jenna, Hope you feel completely better very soon. I know the Tide’s loss the other night probably didn’t help matters. 🙁

    • Thank you Rita, yes the Tide nation is a little sad this week, but we are still very proud! We had a group over for watching and stayed up late so that wasn’t too good for my recovery. Feeling better today and it’s been fun to be home this week watching the guys working on the fireplace!

  3. Jodi says:

    Yum. Potatoes are such a weakness for me. Could sprinkle some shredded cheddar on top when they come out to melt in those crevices 🤪

  4. These look really good and pretty easy, so long as you don’t overscore and cut through. And these are the small red potatoes, right? Like a little bit bigger than the new potatoes but not as big as a Yukon gold, right? (So hand-held?) Could you also do them with Yukons but not finger/dippers then? But same “consistency” (vs. a more starchy Idaho?) They look GREAT!

  5. Sharon Mann says:

    What a great idea and so easy to make!

  6. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, I have been trying to eat healthier after the holidays, and these potatoes look yummy! I hope you feel better soon! Take care!!!

  7. Nancy says:

    Wow! What a great idea! Yum in my tum!

  8. Rosie M. says:

    Holy moly, Jenna, my mouth started to water reading your post today! I’m getting some red potatoes today and trying this recipe!! Many thanks!!

  9. Kari says:

    Jenna this looks amazing and I can’t wait to try them. How are you holding up after the game the other night? so sorry…I can commiserate, but with college basketball. The Kansas Jayhawks were ranked #1 and we have dropped all the way to 7th…don’t mind not being #1, because you have a target on your back and teams who have nothing to lose play their best games of the season when they play us. However dropping to #7 with only two losses is quite devastating. ;( Rock Chalk Jayhawk! K U
    Get well my friend.

  10. Jenna, what a great idea that I would never have thought of. I am thinking of trying it with sweet potatoes, I am on my January diet! I hope you feel better. The package arrived yesterday, I am excited!

  11. Jill Kuhn says:

    They look so pretty too! 😃 Yum!

  12. pattyanneart says:

    Yum! That’s a great idea.
    Hope you feel better soon.

  13. Under the weather is a odd idiom, isnt it? Hope you are felling better soon. Your potatoes look delish!!

  14. Mary says:

    Jenna, I’m a potato-holic…I’ve never met one I didn’t like! Roasting them makes them easy and delicious! Sending my condolences on your loss Monday night, but my hubby and his family are very happy 🙂

  15. Jenna this is so clever. Shelley will love these! 😀

  16. Cyndi Raines says:

    These look wonderful! Love any type of potato, hope you are well soon.

  17. Kitty says:

    I’m so sorry that you’ve had such a bad cold, Jenna, but I’m sure these potatoes did make you feel much better. I so want to try these, and I will soon when I buy some red potatoes. Hope you feel better soon!

  18. Perfect! I’m making these tomorrow!! Thanks xx Maria

  19. Miz Helen says:

    What a great way to prepare these delicious potatoes, Jenna this really looks good! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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