Spicy Sweet Potato “Fries” + Chipotle Aioli

Difficulty Easy

Spicy. Smoky. Salty. Sweet. These Spicy Sweet Potato Fries are so good, you’ll be making them again and again and again.

I’m a little obsessed with these Spicy Sweet Potato Fries. I can’t stop making them. I can’t stop eating them. Spicy. Smoky. Salty. Sweet. My favorite flavor combo!

They are absolutely delicious. And so simple to make. On one sheet pan.

Dare I say that they are the perfect snack, appetizer, side, breakfast, lunch, or dinner?

plate of sweet potato fries with hand dipping into aioli

What do I serve with Spicy Sweet Potato Fries?

My favorite way to eat these deliciously salty-spicy-smoky side? With Chipotle Aioli — the perfectly creamy, smoky accompaniment to these fries. Recipe is in the notecard!

They also taste great with burgers, salads, burritos and tacos. Anything, really!

But I love to eat them as a snack or light meal. Add some extra protein with a dollop of hummus. Creamy, plant-based hummus tastes so good with these fries!

I suggest 1 large sweet potato per person. Feel free to multiply the recipe up or down, as I’ve purposely made it easy to do so. Just make sure that the fries are spread out in one layer on the sheet pan. If necessary, use two sheet pans.

sweet potato fries on plate with bowl of aioli

Why are these “Fries” not crispy?

These Sweet Potato Fries are not crispy like deep fried french fries. These are basically roasted sweet potatoes. Some of the little ones will come out crispy. Most will be soft. But all will be absolutely delicious.

Sweet potatoes are notoriously hard to crisp up.  For the sake of ease and convenience, my version comes out soft and tender. I’m ok with that.  That’s why “fries” is in quotes.

How to Make Spicy Sweet Potato Fries:

Peel + cut 2 sweet potatoes into equal sized strips, 3/4 inch thick.

sweet potato strips on a sheet pan

Sprinkle spices + salt + olive oil.

sweet potatoes with spices on sheet pan

Mix well with hands. Spread out in one even layer.

Roast at high heat (425F) for 30-40 minutes. Make sure to flip the fries about halfway through with a spatula.

roasted spicy sweet potato fries on sheet pan

Transfer to a serving platter and serve with Chipotle Aioli. Enjoy!

plate of sweet potato fries with aioli in small bowl

Spicy Sweet Potato “Fries”

The Subversive Table
Spicy.  Smoky.  Salty.  Sweet.  These are so good, you’ll be making them again and again and again.  
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2


Spicy Sweet Potato “Fries”

  • 2 large sweet potatoes about the same size
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chile powder
  • 1/2 tsp ancho chile powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste

Chipotle Aioli

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce minced


Spicy Sweet Potato “Fries”

  • Preheat oven to 425 F. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into 3/4 inch strips.   Spread onto a large sheet pan.
    sweet potato strips on a sheet pan
  • Sprinkles spices, salt, and pepper on top.  Drizze with olive oil.  Mix thoroughly with hands.  Make sure to spread out sweet potato strips into one even layer.  
    sweet potatoes with spices on sheet pan
  • Roast in the oven until the sweet potatoes are soft and slightly crispy on the ends, about 30-40 minutes.  About halfway through, flip the sweet potatoes with a spatula.     
    roasted spicy sweet potato fries on sheet pan
  • Remove from oven to a serving platter.  Garnish with chopped parsley or cilantro. Serve with chipotle aioli or hummus.  
    plate of sweet potato fries with aioli in small bowl

Chipotle Aioli

  • Combine mayonnaise and minced chipotle peppers in a small bowl.  Mix thoroughly and pour into small serving dish.  


Choose sweet potatoes that are roughly the same size to make it easier to chop into equal sized strips.�


Serving: 0gCarbohydrates: 0gProtein: 0gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgPotassium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gVitamin A: 0IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg
Keyword fries, Spicy, sweet potato
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  1. bluebyrdesignva

    I love sweet potato fries in general but we picked up a bag of spicy sweet potato fries in the freezer section and I’ve been hooked! I am definitely going to be trying these out.

  2. These look absolutely delicious. Going to try them soon.

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