Loaded Sweet Potato Fries Southwest Style

Loaded Sweet Potato Fries: Southwest Style!

Sweet potato fries are everyone’s favorite healthy side dish because they taste great and are secretly good for you even though it seems like you’re eating something naughty. Loaded sweet potato fries take all that goodness a step or two farther! Our version is somewhat of a combination between chili fries, nachos and a loaded baked potato. Yes, we can hear your mouth watering from here. A creative twist for Taco Tuesday, a healthy after-school snack or a hearty side dish—our recipe makes just enough for two hungry folks to share. You can easily double or triple the amounts to meet your needs. 

If you’re not a sweet potato fry convert yet, maybe a few nutritional facts will help bring you over to the orange side. Sweet potatoes have fewer calories than white potatoes even though they contain more sugar. They’re high in lots of vitamins, such as A, B5 and B6. In fact, one serving of sweet potato provides an entire day’s worth of vitamin A which is an important antioxidant linked to cancer prevention and anti-aging.

Course Side Dish
Calories 910 kcal


  • 3/4 cup crumbled Queso Quesadilla Cheese
  • 1/2 cup black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup diced red or orange bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup ripe avocado diced
  • 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack if you like an extra hot kick
  • 1 tablespoon diced red onion


  1. When potatoes are almost done cooking, use a spatula to scoop them into a pile at the center of the baking tray.
  2. And then, sprinkle with cheese and return to the oven for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
  4. Remove fries from the oven and transfer them to a plate.
  5. Sprinkle bean mixture over the melted cheese and dig in.
  6. Serve!

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Loaded Sweet Potato Fries: Southwest Style!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 910 Calories from Fat 549
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 61g 94%
Saturated Fat 36g 180%
Cholesterol 221mg 74%
Sodium 1056mg 44%
Potassium 722mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 5g
Protein 61g 122%
Vitamin A 76.9%
Vitamin C 177.5%
Calcium 151.5%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Tammie Burnsed

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Tammie is a freelance and creative writer who usually disparages the term “super food” but makes an exception for coconut oil. Her research for Coco Treasure has turned her into a verified coco-nut, and she’s made peace with that. Tammie lives in sunny California where she enjoys painting, writing and sharing all things beachy with her husband and two dogs.
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