Dip for Sweet Potato Fries

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This Sweet Potato Fries Dip has a mild kick that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the potatoes. A delicious snack or side to so many meals, and it’s super easy to make!

Plate of Dipping sauce surrounded by sweet potato fries.

I love sweet potato fries but I love them even more when they are paired with a tasty dip. Personally, I don’t love sweet dips with my sweet potato fries, it is too sugary and drowns out the flavor of the fries. I decided to create my own dream dip, something creamy with lots of flavor and a little bit of a kick. I love how this dip turned out and it’s the only one I use now.

With the combination of chipotle powder, lime and other spices, it balances out the sweetness of the potatoes to perfection. And it’s actually pretty mild as far as hotness, just loaded with flavor. Of course, you can make it as spicy as you’d like. Try this spicy chipotle dip the next time you’re craving sweet potato fries. So good!

Mayo, spices, lime juice to make Sweet Potato Fries Dipping Sauce. Cutting board with sliced sweet potatoes.


Ingredients in Sweet Potato Fries Dip

This list of ingredients is simple, but packs a lot of flavors. You will find most, if not all of these ingredients in your pantry. It is a quick and easy dip to make right before dinner and can be stored for a period of time to keep fresh!

  • Mayonnaise – Creaminess with a thick texture to add a cold flavor.
  • Fresh lime juice – Slice a lime in half and give it a big squeeze into the mayo.
  • Ground Chipotle powder – Smoky with a bit of heat and sweetness in this spice.
  • Chili powder – Just a little heat to make this sauce the most flavorful.
  • Paprika – Added for color and a mild and sweet taste.
  • Cumin – Has a rich and earthy taste to it.
  • Garlic powder – Brings in the garlic without having to buy fresh and peel it.
Bowl of combined Sweet Potato Fries Dipping Sauce.

Recipe Tips for Sweet Potato Fries Dip

This sweet potato fries dip mixture is my absolute favorite! It is full of all the flavors with a beautiful orange color that looks as delicious as it tastes. And it’s really easy to throw together!

  • Extra heat – For extra heat, add a few shakes of cayenne pepper, sriracha sauce, or your favorite hot sauce.
  • Lime flavor – You can sub out the fresh lime for a couple of tablespoons of lime juice from a bottle, but I think the fresh lime juice tastes better.
  • Sweetness – It sounds crazy but to lower the heat and add a little more sweetness, add a tablespoon of maple syrup or brown sugar to have a sweet addition to this dipping sauce.
  • Reduce the calories! Keep calories down by using light mayo, or substitute all or part of the mayonnaise for light sour cream or plain Greek yogurt.
  • Storing – Cover up any leftover dip and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week. It does not do well frozen.

“The dip is the BEST! Perfect pairing with the sweet potato fries. I’ve never enjoyed them with ketchup but this dip totally makes the sweet potato shine.”

-Gina
Plate of sweet potato fries with dipping sauce in the center. Dipping a sweet potato fry into sauce.

More Dipping Sauces for Sweet Potato Fries

Our sweet potato fry dip is hands-down our favorite dipping sauce for sweet potato fries. It is tangy, savory, and balances out the sweetness of the fries perfectly. If you are having a party and want to provide more dip ideas, or simply just want to try something different, here are some more sweet potato fry dip ideas to try:

  • Fry Sauce: Mix mayonnaise with ketchup or BBQ sauce for a sweet and tangy sauce. Try our fry sauce recipe 4 different ways!
  • Honey Mustard: Combine honey and Dijon mustard for a sweet and tangy dipping sauce.
  • Chick-Fil-A Sauce: Love Chick-Fil-A? Their sauce goes with just about everything. Including sweet potato fries!
  • Garlic Aioli: Make a garlic aioli by mixing mayonnaise with minced garlic, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt.
  • Sour Cream and Chives: Mix sour cream with finely chopped fresh chives for a cool and creamy dip.
  • Spicy Ketchup: Spice up regular ketchup by adding hot sauce, sriracha, or chili powder.
  • Greek Yogurt and Cumin: Blend Greek yogurt with ground cumin, a squeeze of lemon juice, and a pinch of salt for a tangy and slightly earthy dip.
  • Ranch Dressing: Classic ranch dressing is always a crowd-pleaser.
  • Cilantro Lime Dip: Mix chopped fresh cilantro, lime juice, Greek yogurt, and a pinch of salt for a zesty dip.
  • Cajun Remoulade: Create a spicy and creamy dipping sauce with mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, hot sauce, and Cajun seasoning.
  • Horseradish Aioli: Mix mayonnaise with prepared horseradish and a squeeze of lemon juice for a zesty and slightly pungent dip.
Sweet Potato Fries on a plate with dipping sauce. Limes and salt on the side.

Sweet Potato Fries Recipes

What’s a sweet potato fry dip without sweet potatoes? You can use the recipe below or our easy recipe for baked sweet potato fries. If you are in a hurry, you can always cook frozen sweet potato fries in the air fryer at 400-degrees F for 10-12 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does this dip last?

Dipping sauce needs to be refrigerated for five to six days long. You do not need to warm it up, just simply serve it any time you need a fry dip for the best sweet potato fries!

Is this sweet potato fry dip spicy?

This dip has a little bit of a kick but the heat is not overpowering. You can always adjust the seasonings to your spice tolerance level.

Plate of sweet potato fries with dipping sauce in the center.

Other Uses for this Dip

This sauce is also delicious on hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, or a good ole BLT. It is very tasty with traditional fries as well. Try it with some of these favorite recipes!

Plate of sweet potato fries with dipping sauce in the center.

Dip for Sweet Potato Fries

5 from 34 votes
This Sweet Potato Fries Dipping Sauce has a mild kick that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the potatoes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people

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Ingredients

For the Dip:

Instructions

  • Mix up the chipotle lime dip at least an hour before serving so the spices have a chance to blend together: in a small bowl, mix all the ingredients together and refrigerate.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the sweet potatoes into long sticks and place them in a large Ziploc bag. Add just enough vegetable oil to lightly coat the potatoes, seal the bag and toss to distribute the oil evenly.
  • Evenly layer the potatoes onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, turning often until lightly browned. Remove from oven and sprinkle on Kosher salt, to taste.
  • Serve with the chipotle lime dip.

Notes

How to store leftovers:

This dipping sauce needs to be covered and refrigerated. It will keep for up to a week in the fridge.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 438kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 365mgPotassium: 325mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 12792IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious, thank you! I made a small batch for 2 people so I didn’t measure., just added a bit of everything.

  2. Isn’t there a ‘dip’ for sweet potato fries that is sweet?? Kind of like at Thanksgiving time when you have melted butter and marshmallows on them??

  3. 5 stars
    The dip is the BEST! Perfect pairing with the sweet potato fries. I’ve never enjoyed them with ketchup but this dip totally makes the sweet potato shine.

  4. 5 stars
    This sauce is addictive! Soooo flavorful. I added additional chipotle chili to further that deep flavor. Thank you, thank you! Best dip for fries, ever!

  5. Fantastic!! Quick sidenote for folks who bake them is to cut the fries and soak them in water at the very least 30 minutes up to overnight to remove excess startch and wind up with perfectly crispy, healthier sweet potatoe fry!