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Easy and Delicious Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

Healthy loaded sweet potato fries turn sweet potato fries into the perfect vegetarian dinner, shareable snack or appetizer. With all the bold southwest flavors of nachos, this is a delicious way to turn sweet potato fries into a meal.

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries
Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries
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The glitter has settled from the holiday season.

There are no more sprinkles to put on top of sinful salted caramel chocolate chip butter bars. In fact, I’m swearing off cookie bars for a little while. You know too much of a good thing and all that. Though, I ask you, can there ever be too much salted caramel anything?

While I say no, my jeans beg to differ. In fact the only way I’m getting the skinnies to button these days is using the trick I used when I was pregnant. Sliding a hair tie over the button and through the button hole and hiding it with a long shirt. We all have our dirty little secrets. This is one of mine. Well, I guess it’s really not a secret anymore.

But after all the Christmas treats and all the delightful fall comfort food, it seems cruel to jump on the New Years Let’s Eat Healthy Bandwagon and only eat things that are salady. Especially in January in the northeast. Now don’t get me wrong, in the warmer weather, I love me a good salad like this awesome Thai Chicken Salad. But in January? Well, I pretty much want to crawl under all the blankets and eat cheese fries.

You know you do too. It’s ok. I don’t judge.

With these healthy loaded sweet potato fries, you totally can do that with absolute zero guilt.

What are loaded sweet potato fries?

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries
Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

Loaded sweet potato fries turn these healthy sweet potato fries into a full on meal.

And they are pretty much the fry version of salad.

Stay with me here.

Salads are big plates of veggies, right?

Right. Glad you agree.

Well, these loaded sweet potato fries are basically a giant plate of veggies- sweet potatoes- in fry form, topped with black beans, cherry tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno.

See? Salad! Multiple veggies, one plate. Totally legit.

They even have their own version of dressing.

The sweet potato fries are tossed in a little olive oil. We have a splash of lime to complete the “fry vinaigrette.”

Ingredients and Kitchen Supplies

To make these you’ll need:

  • Sweet potatoes– Large ones, cut into fry shapes
  • Olive oil
  • Spices- Chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper
  • Toppings- Drained and rinsed canned black beans, halved cherry tomatoes, chopped red onion, seeded and diced jalapeno, fresh cilantro, avocado, shredded cheddar cheese
  • Lime dressing ingredients– Lime, spices, pressed garlic

Kitchen supplies you’ll need include:

Loaded Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries
Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

1. Prep the sweet potatoes.

Cut the sweet potatoes into fry shapes. Then, toss the cut sweet potatoes in olive oil and spices.

2. Bake the sweet potato fries.
Spread the sweet potato fries out on a cookie sheet covered with foil and sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake for 20-22 minutes in a 400 degree oven. Flip and bake for an addition 20 minutes.

3. Prepare your fry toppings.

While the fries are baking, drain and rinse the can of black beans.

Set them aside and chop the onion, jalapeno and tomatoes.

Add the beans and chopped veggies to a small bowl.

Season with the juice of 1 lime, 1 tsp chili powder and crushed garlic clove.

4. Avengers, assemble (the fries).

When the fries come out of the oven, top them with the veggie mix and then sprinkle them with cheese.

Return to oven and bake for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese melts.

Finish them off by garnishing with avocado, lime wedges and fresh cilantro if desired.

Enjoy!

French Fry Topping Ideas

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries
Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

These sweet potato fries are loaded to the brim with all sorts of toppings including cheese, tomatoes, black beans, onions, and avocado slices.

But if you want to put other toppings on you sure can!

Toppings that would be delicious on these loaded sweet potato fries include:

Never ask, “What do I serve with sweet potato fries again!”

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries
Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

A lot of people struggle with what to serve with sweet potato fries.

But these loaded sweet potato cheese fries are a meal in and of themselves.

They are essentially a lightened up version of nachos with all the delicious fixings.

You don’t need to serve anything with them, but if you wanted to you could serve them with lots of appetizers.

IMO I think they’d pair well with:

If you want to put sweet potato fries on the side of a main course, I’d go with:

Really! The sky’s the limit!

Tips and Tricks

  • Want to skip the oven? Cool. Make these easy air fryer sweet potato fries as your base instead.
  • Play with the toppings and customize them according to your liking.
  • Make a fry topping station with all of the ingredients for these loaded fries and let people build their own!

Other Recipes with Sweet Potato Fries

What are you waiting for?!

Make these yummy loaded sweet potato fries the next time you want a fun, lightened up take on nachos.

Looking for other ways to enjoy sweet potato fries? Try these:

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Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

Yield: 2 large dinner portions or 4 side dishes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Healthy loaded sweet potato fries turn sweet potato fries into the perfect vegetarian dinner, shareable snack or appetizer. With all the bold southwest flavors of nachos, these cheese fries are sure to please.

Ingredients

For the fries

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs chili powder
  • 1/2 tbs cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the toppings

  • 1 1/2 cups of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 of a red onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped*
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • Fresh cilantro to taste
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar or cheddar jack cheese
  • 1 avocado

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Cut sweet potatoes into fry shapes. Toss in olive oil and spices. Spread out on a cookie sheet covered with foil and sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake for 20-22 minutes. Flip and bake for an addition 20 minutes.
  3. While the fries are baking, drain and rinse black beans and chop the onion, jalapeno, and tomatoes. Add the beans and chopped veggies to a small bowl. Season with the juice of 1 lime, 1 tsp chili powder, and crushed garlic clove.
  4. When the fries come out of the oven, top with the veggie mix and sprinkle with cheese. Return to oven and bake for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese melts.
  5. Garnish with avocado and fresh cilantro if desired.

Notes

omit jalapeno, cilantro, and avocado if desired

see post for more notes

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 537Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 470mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 14gSugar: 9gProtein: 20g

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Those look delicious! I love sweet potatoes!

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Thank you!

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