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Five Guys Cajun Fries Copycat Recipe (Air Fryer or Oven Baked)

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If you’ve ever tried Five Guys Cajun Fries you know they’re delicious! This copycat recipe lets you enjoy them at home while making them healthier.

You can make them in the air fryer or bake them in the oven. Both ways help lighten them up since they’re not fried in oil.

These fries are seasoned with a Cajun spice seasoning mix that’s easy to make.

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One thing that makes Five Guys fries different than other fast-food fries is they are fried in peanut oil. If you or someone in your family has nut allergies you can use olive oil instead.

These fries are made with real potatoes. I bought a new fry cutter that made the most perfect French fries!

It was an Amazon purchase that was worth every penny. It’s easy to use and easy to clean. This is the fry cutter I bought:

In about 30 seconds I had perfectly cut potatoes!

I made my own Cajun spice mix using:

  • Granulated sugar
  • Smoked paprika
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Oregano
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Black pepper
  • Thyme

It’s as easy as adding all of the seasonings to a bowl and stirring them together. If you want to skip this step you can use store bought Cajun spice mix.

After my potatoes were cut I added them to a bowl and poured the peanut oil over them. I mixed them together with tongs then added the Cajun seasoning. Use the tongs to make sure all of the fries are covered in the Cajun spices.

I cooked my Cajun fries in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 13 minutes, stirring halfway through.

If you want to make your fries in the oven you can bake them at 450 degrees for 25 minutes.

The Weight Watchers points for these Cajun fries are 1 point per serving for the purple plan, 3 points per serving for the blue plan and green plan.

I used 1 lb. of russet potatoes is 10 points for blue and green, 0 points for purple.

Other points in this recipe come from the peanut oil and sugar. 1/2 tablespoon of peanut oil is 2 points and 1 teaspoon sugar is 1 point.

Five Guys Cajun Fries Copycat Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Yield: 4 servings (1 point per serving for purple, 3 points per serving for blue and green)

  • 1 lb. russet potatoes (wash and dry the potatoes)
  • 1/2 tablespoon peanut oil
For the Cajun Seasoning:
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  1. Use a fry cutter to cut the potatoes. Add them to a bowl and pour the peanut oil over the potatoes. Use tongs to mix together.

  2. Add all of the ingredients for the Cajun seasoning to a small bowl and mix together.

  3. Pour the Cajun seasoning over the fries. Use the tongs to mix together.

For the air fryer:
  1. Add Cajun fries to the air fryer basket. Cook at 400 degrees for 13 minutes, stirring halfway through.

For the oven:
  1. Spray a baking sheet with no-stick cooking spray. Add the fries in a single layer. Bake at 450 degrees for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Here are some more WW friendly side dishes:

Potato Stacks

Green Bean Fries

Roasted Zucchini

Applebee’s Pico de Gallo Copycat Recipe

If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out. 

If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!

Are you looking for a meal plan that’s Weight Watchers friendly? I have over 100 meal plans that you can choose from and I post a new one each week. Click here to check them out!

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I have been making fries with russet potatoes for a while, but I soak mine in water for a hr and then drain them, soak them again in water for another hr. Drain, pat dry then air fryer them. They crisp up pretty good. Soaking them helps removes the starch.

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