February 21, 2018

Baked sweet potato fries with creamy maple mustard dipping sauce

Creamy maple mustard dipping sauce in a ramekin surrounded by baked sweet potato fries.

Sweet potato fries baked in olive oil and then dipped in a cool and creamy sauce with hints of spicy mustard and real maple syrup make a delicious side dish! 

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We love fries around this place - I make baked white potato fries a lot, but sweet potato fries are also popular in our house and I like that my kids usually will eat sweet potatoes this way. 

Baked sweet potato fries are easy to make and a delicious side dish. All you need to do is peel and slice these into fry shaped sticks and then bake with olive oil until cooked through and golden.

Serve along with any meal you'd normally have fries. Sweet potato fries go well with burgers, pulled pork, and especially with sloppy Joe sandwiches. Their sweet flavor really compliments a lot of meals.

The dipping sauce is optional, but highly encouraged. It's made from a mayonnaise base with additions of maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and spicy brown mustard. If you don't want to use the spicy brown mustard, a regular or grainy Dijon mustard will also be delicious.

If you don't want to make the sauce or don't have the ingredients, try giving these sweet potato fries a drizzle of honey and a sprinkling of salt when they come out of the oven instead.

Sweet potatoes are something that can be enjoyed all year round. They store well and are readily available in the grocery store. We always have a bag of them in the pantry. They are a great staple to keep around and can be enjoyed in so many ways.

Baked sweet potato fry being dipped into creamy maple mustard dipping sauce.

Yield: 4 servings

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Creamy Maple Mustard Dipping Sauce

Sweet potatoes baked in olive oil and then dipped in a cool and creamy sauce with hints of spicy mustard and real maple syrup make a delicious side dish!


For the dipping sauce
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
  • 2 teaspoons real maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
For the sweet potato fries
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt, to taste


How to cook Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Creamy Maple Mustard Dipping Sauce

For the dipping sauce
  1. Mix all the ingredients into a small bowl until well combined. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
For the sweet potato fries
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Drizzle one tablespoon of olive oil onto two baking sheets. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into long fry-like shapes (as best as possible as sweet potatoes are often oddly shaped).
  2. Place about half the sweet potatoes on each baking sheet. Bake for about 7-8 minutes on the lower third of the oven. Flip the sweet potatoes and bake for another 7-10 minutes, until they are soft and golden.
  3. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with salt. Serve with the chilled sauce.
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I hope you enjoy these easy baked sweet potato fries and this creamy maple mustard dipping sauce! Let me know in the comments below.

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Creamy maple mustard sauce on a sweet potato fry.

This post was originally published in 2018 and has been updated in 2022 with new text, a recipe card, and more to improve reader experience.

Check out these other side dish recipes:

Smoky Lemon Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Foil Packet Grilled Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

Creamy Carrot, Raisin, & Pineapple Salad

Roasted Smoked Paprika Delicata Squash Sticks 


  1. I love this healthy version of fries and the creamy dip looks wonderful too, Amy.

  2. Love sweet potato fries! And that dipping sauce? Wonderful! :-)

  3. The combination of the creamy sauce and the sweet potatoes must be wonderful!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  4. umm this dipping sauce sounds incredible!

  5. And here I've been using ketchup for sweet potato fries. How boring compared to your maple mustard dip. What a great pairing!

  6. These look so good! Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods and that dipping sauce sounds amazing! I might have to make these tonight.

  7. mmmm that dip sounds so tasty! I love the fact that you're serving it with sweet potato fries-so much yum!

  8. This dipping sauce sounds yummy and perfect with sweet potatoes! Thanks for sharing at #FridayFrenzy!

  9. LOVE that dipping sauce! what great flavors, perfect to go with sweet potatoes!


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