Sweet Potato Dipping Sauce

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This Sweet Potato Fries Dipping Sauce has a spicy 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!

Hand dipping a Sweet Potato Fry into sauce.
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  1. Ingredients in Sweet Potato Fries Dipping Sauce
  2. Recipe Tips for the Dipping Sauce
  3. Frequently Asked Questions
  4. What to Serve with this Zesty Dip
  5. How to Make Sweet Potato Fries Dip
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Sweet potato fries recipe is always a popular side dish that everyone craves! The crisp, sweet fries come with all kinds of dipping sauces, but I love this spicy Chipotle lime in our sweet potato fries dipping sauce. The flavor combination will have your taste buds exploding!

With the combination of 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 these sweet potato fries and spicy chipotle dip the next time you’re craving a burger and fries. So good!

Ingredients in Sweet Potato Fries Dipping Sauce

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

Recipe Tips for the Dipping Sauce

This sweet potato fries dip mixture is my absolute favorite! It is full of all the flavors with a beautiful orange color that looks delicious to dip in. 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

Frequently Asked Questions

What brings out the flavor of sweet potatoes?

Sweet potatoes have a great flavor and taste with a sweetness to them compared to other potatoes. They are enriched by a warming seasoning like cumin, garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper.

What other sauces do you dip french fries in?

Always a popular choice is a ketchup, then another favorite is ranch. BBQ sauce, fry sauce, honey mustard sauce, or even campfire sauce. All of these are great options for dipping!

How long does dipping sauce 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!

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

What to Serve with this Zesty Dip

These sweet potato fries are perfect to serve as a snack or as a side to many meals! Hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, or a good ole BLT are perfect to add a side of fries too. Try them with some of these favorite recipes!

How to Make Sweet Potato Fries Dip

Sweet Potato Fries Dip

5 from 6 votes
This Sweet Potato Fries Dip has a spicy 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!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
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 Long does Sweet Potato Fries 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!

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. 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??

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!