Sweet Potato Chilli Cheese Fries

Servings 3-4
Prep time 15

These oven baked sweet potato fries are sprinkled with spices, then smothered in an easy and deliciously zesty chili and cheese topping. Perfect as a colorful and mouthwatering side or as a scrumptiously decadent appetizer to set in the middle of the table and share, these sweet potato fries with chili cheese are an irresistibly fun treat!


  • For the Cheese Sauce:
  • 250g pumpkin puree; you can use butternut squash or sweet potato here as well
  • 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 100g roast cashew butter
  • 250ml unsweetened almond or oat milk
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp garlic powder or 1 small clove of garlic minced
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • For the Chili:
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 finely chopped carrot
  • 1 diced red bell pepper
  • 1 can of pinto beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 1 can of kidney beans or black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 800ml passata or two cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 250ml vegetable stock
  • 100g tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • ½ tbsp coriander
  • ½ tbsp coriander
  • ½ tbsp oregano
  • ½ tbsp chili powder
  • 20g (2 large squares) 70 - 85% dark chocolate
  • Salt to taste
  • Everything Else:
  • 1 bag Strong Roots Sweet Potato Fries
  • Spring onions and/ diced jalapeno peppers
  • method (tick as you go)


    Blend together all cheese sauce ingredients in a high speed blender. Place sauce into a pot over a medium heat. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to thicken.


    Heat a pan over a medium heat with olive oil. Fry onion and garlic for 5 minutes


    Add carrot and pepper to the pan and cook for a further 10 minutes.


    Add beans, passata, tomato puree and stock, along with spices and oregano. Bring to the boil and cook for 20 minutes.


    Stir through the chocolate and allow it to melt and thicken the sauce for the final 10 minutes of cooking.


    Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 200C (400F).


    Place sweet potato fries on a baking tray and cook while your chilli simmers.


    Top cooked sweet potatoes with chili, cheese sauce and some spring onion and/diced jalapeno peppers.

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