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What To Serve With Sweet Potato Fries – 39 BEST Sides

If you’re wondering what to serve with your sweet potato fries, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I list 39 of the most popular side dishes for sweet potato fries.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with sweet potato fries are turkey burgers, bacon-wrapped filet mignon, Monte Cristo sandwiches, parmesan-crusted salmon, BBQ pulled pork, and cowboy beans. For plant-based options, try mushroom wings or chickpea nuggets. Ailoi is my go-to dipping sauce.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Southwest turkey burgers

Bring a delicious Tex-Mex twist to your cookouts with these turkey burgers.

The patties are studded with corn, black beans, and bell peppers, making these burgers hearty and filling. 

And the addition of a chipotle lime aioli adds a creamy, zesty bite with a hint of heat. 

Psst… the aioli tastes superb with sweet potato fries, so make extra! 

Why we love this recipe: these burgers are healthier than the standard beef version.  

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Chickpea nuggets

Ease your kids into meatless Mondays with these chickpea nuggets. 

These golden, crispy treats look just like the real deal and taste delicious!

The trick is to coat them with panko breadcrumbs – this recipe uses chickpea liquid to make them stick, but if you’re not vegan, eggs work well too. 

Why we love this recipe: you can make a big batch for freezing, so you’re ready when the cravings hit.

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Monte Cristo sandwich

Craving for something quick but oh-so-indulgent? This classic Monte Cristo sandwich is just what you need.

What starts as a typical ham and cheese sandwich is coated with egg mixture and fried.

The result? A decadent, grown up sandwich.


Why we love this recipe: it only requires basic pantry staples.

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Bacon-wrapped filet mignon 

If you’re planning to cook a special dinner, you can’t go wrong with steak.

The key to perfecting this dish is to cook the beef in two steps. Firstly pan-searing the meat and then finishing it in the oven.

This will give you a pink steak with a gorgeous crust and a crisp bacon wrapping.  

Serve with sweet potato fries for a tasty twist on classic steak frites. 

Why we love this recipe: it’s a real show stopper.

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Mushroom wings

Cauliflower wings have become pretty popular and if you’re a fan, this mushroom version is a must-try.

You might prefer them! They oyster mushrooms have a meaty, juicy texture that you won’t get from cauliflower. 

This recipe gives you three sauce options: buffalo, maple mustard, and gochujang.

Why we love this recipe: even non-vegans will enjoy these.

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Parmesan-crusted salmon

This may look fancy, but trust me – making this parmesan-crusted salmon couldn’t be easier. 

Simply top the salmon with a buttery spiced breadcrumb mixture, and you’re done with the prep. Really, it’s that easy!

The breadcrumbs have an incredible flavor, and they add a delightfully crunchy bite to contrast the tender fish.

Complete this salmon dinner with sweet potato fries and garlic aioli

Why we love this recipe: the oven does the cooking for you! 

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Spicy shrimp tacos with cilantro lime slaw

I’m a big fan of tacos no matter the filling, but these shrimp tacos are one of my favorites. 

The shrimp is seasoned with a homemade spice mix, giving it a fiery kick that’s balanced out with the crisp and refreshing slaw.

You can serve the sweet potato fries on the side, or try stuffing a few in the tacos!

Why we love this recipe: it has a 4.7 rating from 261 reviews. 

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BBQ pulled pork

Pulled pork is usually made in the smoker, but this recipe uses a more accessible oven-roasted method. 

All you need to do is rub the pork in a simple (but flavor packed) spice mix then wait 10 hours. Trust me, it’s well worth the wait.

Douse the pulled pork with your favorite BBQ sauce before scooping it over your sweet potato fries. 

Why we love this recipe: this big batch recipe will leave you with plenty of tasty leftovers. 

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Italian meatloaf parmesan

Everyone hates dry meatloaf. Thankfully, this recipe is the exact opposite.

Inspired by the Italian classic chicken parmigiana, this recipe involves baking the meatloaf in a tangy marinara sauce and fontina cheese topping.

Just imagining slices of juicy, tender meatloaf with that vibrant sauce makes my mouth water. 

Why we love this recipe: everyone will be begging for seconds. 

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Cowboy beans

These cowboy beans are usually served as a side dish, but they’re so filling that you can also enjoy them as a main dish. 

Everything is cooked in one pot, ensuring the broth is super tasty. And it means the clean-up is easier!

All you need is something to mop up all the extra sauce (heeello sweet potato fries).

Why we love this recipe: it’s a great winter comforter. 

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Chipotle aioli

This isn’t a technically a side dish, but sweet potato fries are always going to need a dipping sauce – and this aioli is my favorite. 

Aioli is traditionally made with an emulsion of garlic and olive oil, but this recipe takes a shortcut by using a blend of mayo and sour cream instead. 

The creaminess, combined with some smokey chipotle peppers’ will make your sweet potato fries irresistible.

Why we love this recipe: it will go with pretty much anything.

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Baked BBQ boneless chicken thighs


Sweet and sticky chicken. Can’t get much better than that.

And if you’re not a fan of thighs, this glaze will work with any cut of chicken you want. I’m a fan of drumsticks. You’ll just need to adjust the cooking time.

Pro-tip: use a thermometer to avoid overcooking the meat.

Why we love this recipe: it’s great for family gatherings and cookouts.

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Chili dogs

We had burgers, and now we’ve got hot dogs.

But not just any hot dogs… chili topped hot dogs (otherwise known as chili dogs)!

Use the sweet potato fries for scooping up any chili that falls out of the hot dog.

Psst… don’t skimp of the cheese.

Why we love this recipe: Kids and adults will love it equally.

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The best dishes to serve with sweet potato fries

  • Southwest turkey burgers
  • Chickpea nuggets
  • Monte Cristo sandwich
  • Bacon-wrapped filet mignon
  • Mushroom wings
  • Parmesan-crusted salmon
  • Spicy shrimp tacos with cilantro lime slaw
  • BBQ pulled pork
  • Italian meatloaf parmesan
  • Cowboy beans
  • Chipotle aioli
  • Baked BBQ boneless chicken thighs
  • Chili dogs

Read next: if you want to prep your sweet potato fries in advance, learn how to store the cut sweet potato here.

What To Serve With Sweet Potato Fries

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your sweet potato fries.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato fries side dishes, what to serve with sweet potato fries
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 165kcal


  • 1 portion sweet potato fries


  • Prepare your sweet potato fries according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: southwest turkey burgers, chickpea nuggets, Monte Cristo sandwich, bacon-wrapped filet mignon, mushroom wings, parmesan-crusted salmon, spicy shrimp tacos with cilantro lime slaw, bbq pulled pork, Italian meatloaf parmesan, cowboy beans, chipotle aioli, baked bbq boneless chicken thighs, and chili dogs.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 165kcal

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