We’re huge fans of fries. This irresistible side dish is one of those addicting snacks you simply can’t get enough of. The problem is that traditional fast-food fries don’t have the best reputation when it comes to nutrition. So, we decided to take matters into our own hands with these Loaded Greek Sweet Potato Fries.
This downright drool-worthy recipe puts ordinary fries to shame. Tender, oven-baked sweet potatoes combine with Greek flavors for a crave-worthy fry recipe you can feel good about. Each savory serving clocks in at just 125 calories and 4 grams of fat. In a world where plain French fries can carry upwards of 350 calories per serving, this nutritional profile is pretty darn impressive. At last: An indulgent, guilt-free fry recipe you can enjoy without worrying about your waistline! Your taste buds will love it!
How to Make Loaded Greek Sweet Potato Fries
This heavenly fry recipe is an absolute cinch to whip up. Simply toss your prepped sweet potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Bake them for 20 to 30 minutes, until they’re golden crisp. Next, combine the Greek yogurt, garlic, lemon, cucumber, and dill. When the fries are finished, drizzle them with the cucumber yogurt mixture.
For a gorgeous finishing touch, top your loaded fries with tomato, onion, and feta. Serve these colorful, Greek-inspired fries right away- nice and hot. So much yum!
Why We Love Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes, the backbone of this tasty recipe, are a budget-friendly, nutrient-dense vegetable. These orange beauties pack in a great deal of vitamins and nutrients like fiber. They also contain and antioxidants to promote gut health and boost the immune system.
Additionally, research praises this superfood for its anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and anticancer properties. Finally, sweet potatoes carry an abundant source of beta-carotene and vitamin A. These two nutrients are key when it comes to fighting off infections and remaining resistant to disease and future infections.
All in all, sweet potatoes trump your ordinary white potatoes in the health department. They also taste amazing, packing in savory-sweet flavor and creamy texture.
For more reasons why you should incorporate this sweet spud in your diet, check out 3 Reasons Why We’re Sweet on Sweet Potatoes.
How To Serve Loaded Sweet Potato Fries
This dense, flavorful dish makes a perfect meal in itself. Just grab a knife and fork, because these loaded fries are no joke. At the same time, these crispy treats make a delicious side dish to any burger, sandwich or wrap. They also make a unique party appetizer and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. The best part? These fantastic fries are quick and easy to whip up.
For more tasty snack recipes you can enjoy without the guilt, check out these simple recipes.
Hungry for more French fry recipes that are actually good for you? Check out some of our favorites below:
- Crispy Pan Roasted French Fries
- Avocado Fries with Spicy Honey Lime Sauce
- Celeriac Fries with Spicy Dipping Sauce Recipe
Loaded Greek Sweet Potato Fries
- 2 sweet potatoes large, cut into french fry sized strips, peeled if desired
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- Kosher salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons cucumber grated
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/2 cup Roma tomato diced small
- 1/4 cup red onion diced small
- 1/4 cup fat-free feta cheese
- Preheat oven to 425. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the sweet potato, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss well to coat the potatoes in the oil. Spread in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, turning half way through, until tender.
- While the sweet potato fries bake, combine the Greek yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, cucumber, and dill. Mix well and set aside.
- Remove the fries from the oven. Drizzle with the cucumber yogurt mixture and top with the tomato, onion, and feta. Serve hot.