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  • Writer's pictureKevin Dam

"Are Loaded Sweet Potato Fries the Ultimate Healthy Comfort Food?"

Loaded Sweet Potato Fries are a scrumptious twist on classic fries, topped with an assortment of ingredients that add a punch of flavor and texture. Here's a delicious recipe to make these at home, along with tips and tricks for the best results.


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  • Dish name: Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

  • Cuisine: American

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes

  • Cooking time: 25-30 minutes

  • Yield: 4 servings


Ingredients:


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into fries

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or a blend)

  • 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1/2 cup corn kernels, fresh or thawed from frozen

  • 1 avocado, diced

  • 1/4 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • Sliced jalapeños, to taste

  • Lime wedges, for serving


Instructions:


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Toss the sweet potato fries with olive oil, paprika, salt, and pepper until well coated.

  3. Spread the fries in a single layer on the baking sheet, making sure they aren't overlapping too much.

  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until crispy, flipping halfway through the cooking time.

  5. Once baked, sprinkle the shredded cheese over the hot fries and return to the oven for a couple of minutes until the cheese melts.

  6. Top the cheesy fries with black beans, corn, and diced avocado.

  7. Drizzle with sour cream or dollop with Greek yogurt.

  8. Garnish with chopped cilantro and sliced jalapeños.

  9. Serve immediately with lime wedges on the side.


Tips and Tricks:


  • Fries Texture: For crispier fries, make sure to cut them evenly and soak them in cold water for 30 minutes to remove excess starch. Dry thoroughly before baking.

  • Oven Position: Bake the fries on the middle rack to ensure even cooking.

  • Cheese Melting: Use a mix of cheeses for a rich, melty topping.

  • Topping Variations: Feel free to add other toppings like diced tomatoes, green onions, or a drizzle of barbecue sauce.

  • Healthy Options: Substitute sour cream with Greek yogurt for a healthier alternative.

  • Serving Suggestion: Serve with a side of ranch dressing or blue cheese dip for extra flavor.

  • Meal Prep: Prep the sweet potatoes ahead of time and store them in the fridge until you're ready to bake.

  • Leftovers: Reheat any leftovers in the oven or air fryer to maintain crispiness.





Loaded Sweet Potato Fries are not only tasty but also a festive and fun dish that's perfect for sharing. Enjoy creating and devouring this treat!

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