Sweet Potato Fry Dipping Sauce: The BEST Recipe!

If you want to liven up your sweet potato fries, make sure you serve them with this Sweet Potato Fry Dipping Sauce! It’s a creamy, smoky, and zesty sauce that’s easy to make with 7 simple ingredients. 

Sweet potato fries are a popular snack or side dish and a delicious, slightly sweet alternative to regular french fries. With a crisp exterior and pillowy soft interior, these fries are tasty on their own but are even better when you pair them with the right dipping sauce.

That’s when this easy Sweet Potato Fry Dipping Sauce comes in handy! The creamy, smoky, spicy, and tangy flavors balance perfectly with the sweetness of the potatoes. 

Best of all, making dip for sweet potato fries takes less than 10 minutes!

Mayo and sour cream are blended with smoky and spicy chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, zesty lime juice, and pantry-staple seasonings. Use it right away or store it in your fridge until it’s time to serve it with sweet potato fries, roasted sweet potatoes, hamburgers, or any other fun snacks that could use a creamy, spicy kick!

Sauce in small jar on platter of fries.

Ingredients

All you need are 7-ish flavor-packed and budget-friendly ingredients to make this quick sauce for sweet potato fries:

  • Sour cream – Regular or fat-free sour cream gives the base of the dip a lighter consistency and tangier flavor than if you were to only use mayonnaise. Greek yogurt also works if you want a lighter option.
  • Mayonnaise – The second part of the base of this rich and creamy dip. Feel free to use regular or fat-free mayo.
  • Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce – These are jalapeno peppers that have been smoked, dried, and packed into tins with smoky adobo sauce. They make this french fry dipping sauce smoky and spicy, just like my Chipotle Crema Sauce. You can buy small cans or tins of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce at most well-stocked grocery stores or in Mexican grocers.
  • Adobo sauce – Use the sauce in the can of chipotle peppers.
  • Lime zest and juice
  • Garlic clove
  • Cumin – An optional ingredient that adds extra layers of warmth to the sauce.
  • Salt 

How to make sweet potato fry dipping sauce

Add all of the ingredients to a blender or food processor. Blend until you have a smooth and creamy sauce.

Give the dip a taste, then blend in more salt, lime juice, or seasonings as needed. Enjoy it right away or store it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.

Sweet potato fries on grey plate with bowl of sauce.

More ways to serve this dipping sauce

Try doubling or even tripling this recipe and serving it with all of your favorite snacks and meals! Its rich and smoky flavors elevate all kinds of recipes, including:

Customize it

  • If you can’t find chipotle peppers in adobo, replace them with chipotle powder or smoked paprika and a pinch of cayenne instead.
  • To make this a dairy free dipping sauce, use store-bought vegan mayonnaise and sour cream or plain coconut yogurt instead.
  • If the sauce isn’t as bright or acidic as you’d like, add another 1 to 2 teaspoons of lime juice and/or zest.
  • For less heat, make the sauce with only 1 ½ or 1 chipotle pepper and/or 1 to 2 tablespoons of adobo sauce.
Chipotle crema in small bowl on plate of sweet potato fries.

Storing

Store the dipping sauce in an airtight container or jar in the fridge. It should stay fresh and flavorful for up to 5 days.

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Jar of chipotle crema with spoon on small plate next to lime wedges and small bowl of chipotles.

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Chipotle crema in small bowl on plate of sweet potato fries.

Sweet Potato Fry Dipping Sauce Recipe

If you want to liven up your sweet potato fries, make sure you serve them with this Sweet Potato Fry Dipping Sauce! It’s a creamy, smoky, and zesty sauce that’s easy to make with 7 simple ingredients.
5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup sour cream (regular or fat-free)
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise (regular or fat-free)
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons adobo sauce
  • 1 lime (zested and juiced)
  • 1 clove garlic (peeled)
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin (optional)
  • Salt (to taste)

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Season with salt, to taste.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

Store the dipping sauce in an airtight container or jar in the fridge. It should stay fresh and flavorful for up to 5 days.
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Equipment

Blender or Food Processor

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 1585mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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