Easy Loaded Tex Mex Sweet Potato Fries


These Easy Loaded Tex Mex Sweet Potato Fries with avocado cilantro sauce are a delicious vegetarian dinner idea that comes together in 30 minutes. Prep the toppings while the fries are cooking!  Jump to Recipe

Easy Loaded Tex Mex Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients in loaded sweet potato fries

These sweet potato fries are the easiest to make! And you can easily switch up the ingredients to make it your own. Here's what I included in mine below. I then made an easy (and optional) cilantro avocado sauce while the fries were baking!

  • frozen sweet potato fries
  • shredded cheese
  • black beans
  • red pepper
  • corn
  • green onions
  • jalapeno
  • cilantro

Easy Loaded Tex Mex Sweet Potato Fries

How to make loaded sweet potato fries

Wanna see how easy it is to make these loaded fries? Here are the steps below:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 F. Cook the sweet potato fries according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the toppings and chop the other veggies to top your fries with.
  3. Blend ingredients for avocado cilantro sauce in a food processor, blender or Magic Bullet.
  4. Remove fries from the oven and top with cheese. Return to oven and broil for 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted.
  5. Add toppings, then serve and enjoy!

I made these fries vegetarian so that you don't have to cook any meat and can reduce your prep time, but you can easily cook up some ground beef or chicken with taco seasoning to add some more protein to these fries.

Easy Loaded Tex Mex Sweet Potato Fries

Making the cilantro avocado sauce

This green sauce is SO easy to make and any leftovers will last in the fridge up to 3 days, so it's perfect for snacking on after you've made this recipe. It's super healthy and low calorie to boot! Here's what you need to make it below. Just add everything to a food processor, blender or Magic Bullet mini blender and you're good to go.

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp lime juice (I recommend from a fresh lime but you can use the bottled stuff too)
  • 1/2 tsp salt

A note on the sweet potato fries

The key to meal prep is definitely taking a few shortcuts here and there. I'll usually buy pre-spiralized veggies at the grocery store or pre-chopped cauliflower rice, or peeled and diced butternut squash and sweet potato to save time with whatever I'm making. In this recipe, I've used frozen sweet potato fries. There are some surprisingly clean options at the grocery store, especially if you look in the natural foods section.

You can make your own sweet potato fries, but it will just take more time to peel and slice the sweet potatoes, then season them and toss them in oil. You're better off using a bag of frozen fries here.

I do have a recipe for Airfryer Sweet Potato Fries though if you're interested.

Easy Loaded Tex Mex Sweet Potato Fries

More topping ideas

There are SO many ways to make these fries your own! Here are some more topping ideas:

Proteins – Instead of, or in addition to black beans, you can add meats like ground beef, chicken or pulled pork. You can in theory also crumble up some tofu and season with taco seasoning to add more vegetarian protein. You can also use other legumes such as lentils, refried beans or chickpeas.

Vegetables – Any veggie will go here! To make these fries even more tasty, you can saute bell peppers and red onions, but don't be afraid to get creative. Broccoli, avocado, red cabbage or diced tomatoes would work here too.

Cheese – I've used mozzarella here, but cheddar or monterey jack would taste great too. If you're looking to save time, use a tex mex blend of pre-grated cheese.

Sauces – You don't have to make this cilantro avocado sauce! You can make a pico de gallo or guacamole, or you can use a store bought salsa or salsa verde. Sour cream works well too, as well as chipotle mayo and hot sauce. There are so many options for delicious sauces!

Garnishes – In addition to green onions, jalapenos (fresh or pickled) and cilantro, you can add other fresh herbs, lime wedges or other toppers like tortilla strips. Go nuts!

Easy Loaded Tex Mex Sweet Potato Fries

Storing and reheating

If you're looking to store leftovers, make sure you separate the fries and toppings for best results. You can reheat the fries in the oven for 5-10 minutes, then add all of your toppings fresh, and maybe even some more cheese if you're feeling it. Unfortunately you can't freeze this dish, but the leftovers will keep in the fridge up to 3 or 4 days.

Easy Loaded Tex Mex Sweet Potato Fries

More ideas for loaded fries

Loaded fries are one of my go-tos when I'm craving something fancy to eat but don't have a ton of time. They also come in handy when you need to use up leftover meats and veggies about to go bad in the fridge.

Here are some more ideas for you to make even more loaded fries! Whether you use regular French fries or sweet potato fries, you just can't go wrong with these tasty options!

WOW, that's a lot of loaded fry recipes!!! I told you I'm obsessed – let me know which ones you're going to try first because I can't choose.

Easy Loaded Tex Mex Sweet Potato Fries

Easy Loaded Tex Mex Sweet Potato Fries

These Easy Loaded Tex Mex Sweet Potato Fries with avocado cilantro sauce are a delicious vegetarian dinner idea that comes together in 30 minutes. Prep the toppings while the fries are cooking!

  • 1 (425g) bag frozen sweet potato fries (I used crinkle cut!)
  • 1 cup cheese (mozzarella or cheddar work nicely here)
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup Corn
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped

Avocado cilantro sauce

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 450 F. Cook sweet potato fries according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare toppings and veggies, and blend ingredients for avocado cilantro sauce in a food processor, blender or Magic Bullet.
  3. Remove fries from the oven and top with cheese. Return to oven and broil for 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted.
  4. Remove from oven and top with toppings, then serve and enjoy!

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