When you’re craving fries, nothing else will do. And thankfully, these loaded sweet potato fries can pass as a semi-healthy weeknight meal or Super Bowl party-friendly snack. They’re easy to make for any occasion and a little too easy to devour. But who am I to judge—I’d absolutely eat these for every meal if I didn’t juuust slightly fear turning orange. Urban legend aside, these loaded fries are that delicious and just the no-recipe recipe you’ve been searching for to make hosting a breeze. Let’s break it down.
I can confidently say that I’ve never met a disappointing potato, and the crowd-pleasing vegetable has the perfect energy for a dinner party. All you have to do is grab a bag of your favorite frozen sweet potato fries, load them up with your go-to simple toppings, and enjoy as a party of one or set out for your guests to savor in a BYO format. You can assemble the entire spread in under 30 minutes, and you don’t have to use any extra elbow grease to make your guests’ plates shine. No matter what kind of party you’ve got in the books, I guarantee these fries will be a hit.
Feature image by Michelle Nash.
How to Make Loaded Sweet Potato Fries
Loaded sweet potato fries really couldn’t be easier to make. With just a handful of ready-made ingredients, you’re laying the groundwork for a whole that’s much greater than the sum of its parts. Plus, the build-your-own experience encourages guests to let loose and get creative. It’s a dinner party hack that makes your job as hostess easier while keeping the vibes laid-back and interactive—total win-win. Here’s how to make it happen:
- Pick your favorite brand of frozen sweet potato fries (we used Alexia) and prepare according to the package.
- While they’re baking, set up a topping bar with your favorite add-ins and a bunch of setups. (Pro tip: our Casa Zuma Wood Salad Bowls are perfect for loaded sweet potato fries.)
- When the fries are ready, plop the sheet pan right on the counter at the beginning of the assembly line.
- Let guests top their own and you’ve got an instant convo-starter that everyone can join in on.
Tips for Maximizing Flavor and Streamlining Prep
There are a few expert tips that maximize the thriving potential of loaded sweet potato fries. First, you can prepare any toppings the night before to make day-of prep even easier. If you’re using kalamata olives and tomatoes, for example, you can chop those up in advance and store in the fridge overnight. That way, when the time comes to build your assembly line, you don’t have to worry about cutting.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that—unlike most of our recipes—these might not make the best leftovers. But don’t fret! The fries will literally disappear before your eyes and you can use leftover toppings throughout the week in any of these stellar recipes below.
- Chickpeas: Chickpea Salad
- Black beans: Pita Tostadas With Butternut Squash, Black Beans, and Avocado
- Tzatziki: Shrimp Skewers with Tzatziki
- Guacamole, iceberg lettuce, pico, cilantro, sliced peppers, etc.: Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls
What goes with sweet potato fries?
You can take your loaded sweet potato fries in two delicious directions: Mediterranean-inspired or Mexican-inspired. To recreate Mediterranean vibes, we basically took our favorite elements from a Mediterranean salad and swapped the spring mix for sweet potato fries (talk about an upgrade!). Think creamy chickpeas, salty feta, tzatziki for a little tang, and kalamata olives for a taste of brine that kicks these up a notch.
For Mexican vibes, we swapped in creamy guacamole, hearty black beans, crisp iceberg lettuce, and a dollop of sour cream to take you to taco-adjacent heaven. You can’t go wrong with either, and you can make both if that’s your vibe!
More Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes
If you like this recipe, then you’ll love our other favorite sweet potato recipes. It truly is the root veggie of our dreams.
- Sweet Potato and Chickpea Bowl with Feta Yogurt
- Vegetarian Black Bean & Sweet Potato Chili
- Spicy Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Yogurt, Herbs, and Everything Spice
- Roasted Sweet Potato and Caramelized Date Salad
- Sweet Potato Falafel Veggie Burgers
Be sure to rate and leave a comment, and tag us on Instagram so we can see how you top your loaded sweet potato fries!
For Mexican-Inspired Fries:
- Black beans, drained and rinsed
- Iceberg lettuce, shredded
- Sliced peppers
- Cotija cheese, crumbled
- Sour cream
- Lime wedges
For Mediterranean-Inspired Fries:
- Iceberg lettuce, shredded
- Kalamata olives, sliced
- Cherry tomatoes, quartered
- Make sweet potato fries according to package.
- Set out all toppings right before serving to ensure freshness.
- Let everyone build their own fries and enjoy!
Share this Post