Kick up your next batch of healthy roasted sweet potato fries with this sweet and spicy honey sriracha dipping sauce.
It’s 5 Ingredient Friday and I’ve been contemplating (drooling is probably a better word) over ways I could kick up a recipe for healthy sweet potato fries for awhile now. I’m a baked fries fanatic since my Weight Watchers days when the only plate of fries I would touch were these garlicky fries I ate at least once a week.
These days when I’m making a plate fries, I like to switch things up and use sweet potatoes or yams instead of russet potatoes. It’s not that I think sweet potatoes are any healthier than russets (you can check out this nutrition profile on Precise Nutrition for my reasoning), I simply prefer the taste.
Often I’ll slice my potatoes into coins instead of wedges and use my Silpat to bake them on. I think the coins tend to brown better and the Silpat is completely nonstick so I can use less olive oil when I’m roasting.
In my fry fanatic world, a plate of healthy roasted sweet potato fries must include a dipping sauce, so I took out my blender, a container of low-fat cottage cheese (love the protein boost!), a jar of honey, and a bottle of sriracha. After a quick whirl my sweet and spicy sauce was ready for the bowl and some fry dipping.
While using fun plates probably has nothing to do with healthy roasted sweet potato fries, I have to tell you how much I love this plate! I found it at a second-hand store and couldn’t resist grabbing it for myself. It definitely makes fry eating a pleasurable experience.
Shake It Up!
Swap the sweet potatoes for your favorite potatoes, and use non-fat Greek yogurt in place of cottage cheese. Enjoy!
Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Honey Sriracha Sauce
15 minPrep Time
50 minCook Time
1 hr, 5 Total Time
- 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4" coins or sliced
- ¼ cup cornmeal
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup low fat cottage cheese
- ½ tablespoon honey
- 1 - 2 teaspoon sriracha, Start with 1 teaspoon and add more as desired.
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Spray a nonstick cookie sheet with cooking spray.
- Toss sweet potatoes with cornmeal, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place evenly around the cookie sheet and roast for 20 - 25 minutes, then flip and roast on the other side until tender and lightly browned.
- Combine cottage cheese, honey, and sriracha in a blender and blend until smooth. Chill until fries are ready to serve.
Food energy: 193kcal Weight Watchers Smartpoints 6 Saturated fatty acids: 0.72g Total fat: 2.96g Calories from fat: 26 Cholesterol: 2mg Carbohydrate, by difference: 32.50g Total dietary fiber: 3.50g Protein: 8.87g Total sugars: 4.23g Potassium: 677mg Sodium: 527mg
FYI – Bet you’ll like this recipe for healthy roasted sweet potatoes – they make a terrific appetizer!