spicy sweet potato fries with adobo chipotle dipping sauce

Is there anything better than sweet potato fries?

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Don’t get me wrong – I love a good white potato.

But there’s just something about sweet potato fries that can’t be beat.

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Especially when baked and combined with a spicy Adobo Chipotle Dipping Sauce.

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Tell me that doesn’t make you weak in the knees.

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Just try.

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Chipotle Sweet Potato Fries with Adobo Chipotle Dipping Sauce

Serves 2


For the Fries:

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

For the Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
  • 2 tsp. adobo sauce*
  • 1/8 tsp. ground chipotle*
  • 1/8 tsp. paprika*
* More can be added of each depending on your tolerance for spiciness.


For the Fries:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Slice sweet potato into wedges or sticks depending on your desired thickness.
  3. Dump cut potatoes into a large mixing bowl with olive oil, mixing with your hands to combine.  Be sure the majority of the potatoes are covered with oil.
  4. In a small bowl, combine paprika, chipotle and oregano then combine with potatoes, mixing well to ensure full coverage.
  5. Arrange potatoes in a thin layer on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through or until potatoes begin to crisp and brown.
  6. Remove from the oven.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

For the Sauce:

  1. In a small bowl, combine all sauce ingredients.
  2. Serve with fries fresh out of the oven.

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  • http://www.forloveofcarrots.com Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots

    sweet potato fries are my absolute favorite, I could eat them everyday!

    • Cait

      ME too!

  • http://www.sprint2thetable.com Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    I love this dipping sauce! Chipotles in adobo are one of my go-to adds for eggs or hummus… now it will be for dips! :)

    • Cait

      Oooh I love the idea of them in eggs!

  • http://www.thenondairyqueen.com/ Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)

    I love sweet potatoes anyway you serve them…fries are just extra special!

    • Cait

      I completely agree – making them into “fries” gives them a little something special :)

  • http://www.yesiwantcake.com Katie

    Your fries are PERFECT. Totally weak in the knees over here.

    • Cait

      I knew I could count on you to like this friend :)

  • http://rachrachbobach.wordpress.com Rachel

    Looove sweet potato fries!

    • Cait

      Can’t be beat!

  • http://energeat.wordpress.com/ Alicia @ energEAT

    Ok, you had me with sweet potato, but spicy?! I think I’m in love!

    • Cait

      Haha – yay! They were seriously good! I highly recommend them :)

  • http://www.tiptopshape2.blogspot.com Liz @ Tip Top Shape

    This looks amazing!!! I LOVE sweet potato fries :D

    • Cait

      Thanks Liz! :)

  • http://www.nutmeggerdiaries.com Jenny

    there is nothing better than sweet potato fries. enough said.

    • Cait

      Haha exactly! You’re a girl after my own heart :)

  • http://talkless-saymore.com/ Katie @ Talk Less, Say More

    YUM! I love sweet potatoes and sweet potato fries. Maybe more so than regular ones. I had bought some but I forgot to take them out of the bag and they got all moldy :( I’ll have to go buy some new ones and gives these a try!! :)

    • Cait

      Definitely do! And let me know what you think if you give them a try!

  • Ella

    Love all the recipes, but I miss your old daily-eats posts! Will they be coming back?

    • Cait

      So glad you like the recipes! I hear you on the daily eats – even I miss posting them a bit! I’m trying to figure out the best way to go about doing it. I might post my day-to-day eats on Instagram for a little bit and see how that goes. Otherwise I might just make a separate tab on the site and add my daily eats there :)

  • http://lovesweatbeers.com Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers

    Call me crazy, but…
    homemade sweet potato fries > restaurant sp fries
    restaurant white potato fries > homemade white potato fries

    • Cait

      Hahaha – that’s actually a really valid point. I never thought about that before!

  • http://gothextramileblog.com Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile

    I LOVE sweet potato fries.

    • Cait

      Me too – my absolute favorite.

  • http://www.whatkellysaid.com Kelly

    This does make me weak in the knees!!!

    • Cait

      Seriously. I question those who don’t ;)

  • http://www.kitchenkm.com Steph

    Good lordy YUM! I love sweet potato fries and that dipping sauce sounds amazing! Will be trying!

    • Cait

      Yay! Let me know what you think if you try it – they were a huge hit in my house! :)

  • http://corrieanne.com/ Corrie Anne

    i never ate sweet potatoes before this year and now i can’t stop!!! lol. but my husband still isn’t a fan…

    • Cait

      My boyfriend isn’t either. This recipe was actually an attempt to remedy that – I figured if I topped them with tons of spices and a spicy dipping sauce he’d be more keen on them :)

  • http://www.autopainting.com/ Lucas

    Looks so yummy, I want two buckets of Spicy Sweet Potato Fries! i must try this, wish me luck!

    • Cait

      Good luck!

  • Tt in nyc

    Oh these look so awesome!! I actually used coconut oil to make some the other night- and WOAH. You have to try it. Whole other ball game.

    • Cait

      I like the sound of that! Definitely going to give it a try! :)

  • Arica Davis

    Help! I tried making the saucec and used the adobo paste and my sauce is terrible! What kind of adoba sauce did you use in the sauce?

    • Cait

      Oh no I’m so sorry to hear that! I used this, just scooping out the sauce and leaving the peppers remaining.