I love to give spice blends for a holiday food gift, and this Sweet Potato Fries Seasoning has been a hit with everyone I’ve given it to! And check out the ideas in this post to see other ways to use it besides on sweet potato fries!

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Spicy Sweet Potato Fries Spice Mix

For years now I’ve been a fan of giving homemade or purchased spice blends as a holiday gift. And most people get far too many sweets at this time of year and my spice mixes have definitely been a hit with my family and friends.

And one of the spice blends where people have often requested the recipe is this Sweet Potato Fries Seasoning. This will be a hit with everyone who enjoys slightly-spicy Sweet Potato Fries, and I’ve used it on CrockPot Sweet Potatoes too. This post has instructions for making enough to give as a gift or see NOTES in the complete recipe to see small amounts to just make it for yourself!

What ingredients do you need?

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Can you make Sweet Potato Fries Seasoning without Aleppo Pepper?

I highly recommend Aleppo Pepper for this recipe, but if you don’t have it you can substitute other hot pepper flakes. Aleppo Pepper is only slightly spicy so if you’re substituting a different red pepper flake I would start with a much smaller amount and taste until it seems spicy enough for you.

More Spice Mixes for a Holiday Gift:

Check out Spice Blends to Give for a Holiday Gift for lots more ideas for seasonal gifts when you don’t want to give sweets!

Recipes to use Sweet Potato Fries Seasoning:

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries Spice Mix
Yield: 23 tablespoons

Sweet Potato Fries Seasoning

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

This Sweet Potato Fries Seasoning is fun to make and give as a holiday gift, or if you're really a fan of this mixture just make a large batch for yourself!


  • 10 T ground coriander
  • 5 T ground fennel
  • 5 T ground oregano (see notes)
  • 1 T Aleppo Pepper
  • 2 T kosher salt


  1. In a food processor fitted with the steel blade, grind together coriander, fennel, oregano, and Aleppo pepper. Mix in salt. 
  2. Store in glass jars or in a container with a tight-fitting lid.
  3. I love to give this as holiday gifts, and sometimes just give it away in small Ziploc snack bags with the recipe stapled on!


Recipe to Make a Small Amount for Yourself:

1 T ground coriander
1.5 T ground fennel
1.5 T ground oregano (see notes)
1/3 tsp. Aleppo Pepper
2/3 tsp. kosher salt

Use Greek or Turkish Oregano or just Oregano for this blend, but don't use Mexican Oregano.

Recipe adapted from Fine Cooking.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 tablespoon

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 10Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 330mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe for Sweet Potato Fries Seasoning was first posted in 2015. It was last updated with more information in 2024.

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