We Just Took Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes to the Next Level
Move over mashed sweet potatoes… the ones topped with marshmallows that always show up at the Thanksgiving feast. (Apologies to anyone who loves those) BUT WHO EVEN CAME UP WITH THAT IDEA?! Seriously who? If you’re like me and cringe at the thought, be the one to bring the switch-up this year. Homemade Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Yogurt Dip to the rescue!
These sweet potato fries are so herb-y and when paired with this garlic yogurt dip perfection you’ll have a hard time resisting seconds. I’ve made plenty of boring roasted sweet potato fries in my lifetime, but not any more! These baked fries be poppin’ with flavor!
Key Ingredients for Poppin’ Sweet Potato Fry Flavor
From nutritional yeast and fresh basil to an exciting twist of Herbs de Provence, these homemade fries are all kinds of savory. Here are a few key ingredients that totally take this recipe to the next level:
- Herbs de Provence – Rodelle has some of my absolute favorite seasonings and this one is no exception. Get your bottle here!
- Avocado Oil – Avocado oil is a total staple in my kitchen because it so flavorless, clean and works well for high-heat cooking. Here is my go-to brand!
- Nutritional Yeast – You want to make every homemade fry you’ve every made taste better?! Add this stuff!
A Dreamy Dipping Sauce (With a Kick)
So we’ve established that these sweet potato fries are packed with taste and THEN you plunge them in this homemade yogurt dip and… magic happens. The yogurt dip is comprised mostly of greek yogurt so it’s high in protein and not nearly as much of a calorie bomb as an aioli. I never fail to get my hands on some sort of aioli when I order sweet potato fries at a restaurant so I thought why not make a healthier version of that. Bake the fries and make the dip with greek yogurt and voila! As mentioned before, no flavor has been sacrificed.
I’m planning to make more of this garlic yogurt dip so I can put it on everything. I used it in a wrap earlier today and squealed with delight when I took my first bite. It also pairs really well with chicken, beef or even veggies as a snazzy dipping sauce!
Enough of me talking about all this amazing flavor. Give it a try yourself!
You don't even know savory until you've met this dynamic duo of baked sweet potato fries and homemade garlic yogurt dip (with a kick)!
- HOMEMADE SWEET POTATO FRIES
- 1 large sweet potato
- 3 Tbsp avocado oil
- 1 Tbsp Rodelle Herbs de Provence
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
- 2 Tbsp fresh basil (chiffonade)
- GARLIC YOGURT DIP
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt (5% milk fat)
- 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
- Juice of 1/2 a fresh lemon
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
Slice your sweet potato into 1/4-1/2 inch thick fries.
In a bowl, combine all additional sweet potato fry ingredients (except the fresh basil) and toss the fries in the oil & herb mixture.
Spread the fries flat on a baking sheet and sprinkle with the fresh basil.
Bake for 30-40 minutes. Meanwhile…
Combine all garlic yogurt dip ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
Serve sweet potato fries warm, with the garlic yogurt dip!
PER SERVING OF SWEET POTATO FRIES:
174 cals ~ 14g fat ~ 12g carb ~ 0g protein
PER 3 TBSP OF GARLIC YOGURT DIP:
84 cals ~ 8g fat ~ 1g carb ~ 3g protein
If you’re on dessert duty, rather than sweet potato duty, this Thanksgiving, check out this recipe for Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls!
Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls