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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, these cheese fries are sure to please.

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Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

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.

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Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

With these healthy loaded sweet potato fries, you totally can do that with absolute zero guilt. Not only are they the meal version of these healthy sweet potato fries, but 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, 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.”

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. 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!

How to Make Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

Making these sweet potato fries really isn’t hard. To make them, preheat the oven to 400. While the oven is preheating, cut sweet potatoes into fry shapes. Toss the fries in olive oil and spices. Then spread them 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.

Want to skip the oven? Cool. Make these easy air fryer sweet potato fries as your base instead.

While the fries are baking, drain and rinse 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.

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

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

Healthy Loaded 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. Or try these buffalo chicken sweet potato cheese fries for another fun shareable fry recipe.

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Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Fries


  • Author: Seasoned Sprinkles
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 2 large dinner portions or 4 side dishes 1x

Description

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

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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

  • Category: vegetarian
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 large dinner portions or 4 side dishes

Keywords: sweet potato fries, sweet potato nachos, vegetarian nachos, what to serve with sweet potato fries

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