Sweet Potato Fries

Crunchy Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with a spicy kick! Don’t forget to pair this with a sweet and spicy Cinnamon dipping sauce!

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with sweet and spicy Cinnamon dip

I’m not sure when Sweet Potato Fries were created, but I’m so glad they were! I love going out to eat and ordering them at nearly every restaurant!

Last fall I went to a cousin’s wedding in New York and ate the most amazing sweet potato fries ever. Prior to this dining experience I had been eating them dipped in ketchup, you know, like a regular fry.

But here, they served them with a super sweet and creamy Cinnamon dip. Oh yes please.

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with sweet and spicy Cinnamon dip

I came home from that weekend and had been craving these fries for months. No matter where we ate I always tried some in hopes that they would taste similar. No luck. I finally tried making them at home in December.

I’ve had this delicious recipe to share with you for some time now! Sadly, last week I went back to New York for my Aunt’s funeral. Besides spending some quality time with family, I had the opportunity to try those fries again. I’m happy to report “I nailed it.”

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with sweet and spicy Cinnamon dip

My dip is a little lighter, since I used Greek Yogurt as the base. I’m pretty sure the one they serve is made with cream cheese. I loved it, but am quite happy at keeping this recipe a bit on the healthy side! I also added a little red pepper to the dip, so while it’s sweet it also has a hint of spicy!

As for the fries, feel free to adjust the red pepper to your liking. The amount listed is enough to taste a nice zing in each bite, but not too much that children (or spice weanies) won’t eat.

Also, I like my fries crispy. I roast mine a few minutes longer, so the edges are super browned! Adjust the baking time for your preference!

This is one side dish you won’t feel guilty in serving your family this New Year! ENJOY!

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with sweet and spicy Cinnamon dip


Yield: Serves 3-4

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes


For the Fries:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, washed
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes

For the Cinnamon dip:

  • 6oz plain greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • pinch red pepper flakes


  1. Slice sweet potatoes lengthwise (with skin on) into long strips. The smaller they are the sliced, the crispier they will cook. In a large bowl toss the sweet potato strips with olive oil and seasonings.
  2. Place on a large baking sheet in a single layer and roast in a 450 degree oven. Turn every 15 minutes. Mine cooked up crispy in 45 minutes.
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, blend the dip ingredients together until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve!
  4. Serve the fries warm with the cool dip. ENJOY.

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with sweet and spicy Cinnamon dip

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45 comments on “Sweet Potato Fries”

  1. I pick sweet potatoes over white ones any day! These look like something I need to make and ASAP!

  2. I truly love sweet potato fries and get some whenever I can. I am looking forward to trying this dip.

  3. We are in my personal last-meal territory. I have an sweet potato fry fixation (I order them everywhere too), but have never gone the cinnamon route for my dips. Great idea Aimee!

  4. I do love a good sweet potato french fry! And dipped in a healthy cinnamon spicy yogurt dip? Hello, goodness! This sounds like something I need to eat ASAP!

  5. Love sweet potato fries, but have never had them with a sweet dip. Genius idea! Love how you made them a “liitle” healthier for you as well.

  6. Two yums (thumbs) up for this deliciousness! I hope you will share it at my blog hop today Hugs

  7. We looove sweet potato fries and yours look so good – I love how crispy they are and I would’ve never thought of a cinnamon yogurt dip, what a great idea!

  8. I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your Aunt. Always hard to lose those we love.

    I have a sweet potato just waiting for me to eat it. I think I will be trying your recipe. Although my husband is not a fan of sweet potatoes, he loves fries and especially if they’re crisp. If it weren’t for the darn orange color, I might be able to fool him. LOL I love the spicy touch too. May even add a little more.

  9. There’s a local restaurant that serves their sweet potato fries with a cinnamon dip! Can’t wait to try this!

  10. I’m a big fan of sweet and savory flavor combos, so these fries and dipping sauce have my name written all over them! Is it lunchtime yet??

  11. Sweet potato fries are my favorite, and I love the sound of that Greek yogurt dip! These look incredibly delicious!

  12. All I can say is, “I want some”. I wish my family liked sweet potatoes, oh well, I guess that means more for me!!!

  13. I have recently fell head over heels for sweet potatoes. These “fries” look great! I really like the sweetness of the potatoes and then the salt. And that sauce – I think I found something else to fall for! πŸ™‚

  14. Those are the most perfect looking sweet potato fries! And that dip sounds fantastic! Pinned!

  15. Well I just found my new favorite snack! Trying this this weekend for sure! πŸ˜€

  16. Oh I LOVE Sweet Potato Pies…and these look FANTASTIC! πŸ™‚

  17. Sweet potato fries is the only way I eat sweet potatoes πŸ™‚ I know it’s odd but otherwise I can’t get over the sweetness. This fries sound so tasty!

  18. I think my boys would go for these especially with that awesome dip!

  19. Ohhhh…it’s been way too long since I had sweet potato fries! Those look delicious!

  20. I’ve had sweet potato fries before but never with cinnamon dip! I need to try this out soon!

  21. I never say no to sweet potato fries πŸ™‚ these look delightful!!

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