Sweet Potato Cheese Fries

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Pepitas, dried cranberries and plenty of cheese give all the fall feels.
tray of sweet potato cheese fries
Katherine Gillen

Eating cheese fries is like being swaddled in your softest, comfiest sweatshirt (yep, the one with holes in it). We wanted to up that cozy factor for fall, and that’s how our recipe for sweet potato cheese fries was born. Think: oven-roasted sweet potato wedges, plenty of sharp cheddar and textural toppings that remind you of autumn, like pepitas and dried cranberries. The results are snacky enough to satisfy a craving, but without all the deep-fried carbs…because #health.


3 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into wedges

Extra-virgin olive oil

½ teaspoon chili powder

¼ teaspoon cumin

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded

Sliced avocado, cilantro, crema, pepitas, dried cranberries and lime wedges, to serve


1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

2. On a baking sheet, toss the sweet potatoes with a few tablespoons olive oil, the chili powder and cumin; season generously with salt and pepper. Spread into a single layer and bake until the sweet potatoes are tender, 25 to 30 minutes.

3. Top the sweet potatoes with the cheese and return to the oven until melted, about 5 minutes.

4. To serve, top with sliced avocado, cilantro, crema, pepitas, dried cranberries or any desired toppings; serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts
  • 288 calories

  • 15g fat

  • 27g carbs

  • 11g protein

  • 6g sugars

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Senior Food Editor

Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...