Loaded Sweet Potato Waffle Fries

This healthy loaded fries recipe featuring sweet potato waffle fries, black beans, fresh produce, and queso fresco is the perfect guilt-free indulgence.
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With the Super Bowl just around the corner, our minds have been stuck on junk food, party snacks, and all the delicious apps that come to mind when you think of a football party. Nachos, tater tots, french fries, soft pretzels, buffalo wings, dips, pizza… you name it. But it’s also still early in 2022, and we’re trying to actually stick to our New Year’s resolutions this time around. Which means lots of self-control when it comes to beer and snack consumption on game day.

And a little bit of creativity!

A cast iron skillet with loaded sweet potato waffle fries

We can’t not have something yummy to snack on while watching the game – it’s part of the whole football experience – so we had to come up with a healthy alternative. Enter Alexia sweet potato waffle fries, our favorite “healthier” frozen french fry. We’d already made loaded tots and loaded nachos before, so naturally it was time for loaded fries.

To make our healthy loaded fries recipe, we leaned on the classic flavor combo of black beans and sweet potato and made sure to include lots of fresh produce. Here’s what our sweet potato waffle fries are loaded with:
  • Organic Mexican-blend cheese
  • Black beans
  • Fiesta-style corn
  • Tomato
  • Red onion
  • Chipotle mayo
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Queso fresco
Ingredients for loaded sweet potato waffle fries recipe: sweet potato waffle fries, black beans, cheese, corn, tomatoes, onion

It’s really that simple to make a delicious football snack that’s high in nutrients, with a modest sprinkling of cheese to tie it all together. The fresh produce provides a nice contrast to the savory (and sweet) waffle fries.

If you want to add even more superfoods to this snack, mash up an avocado, mix in some lime juice and a pinch of sea salt, and serve it alongside your healthy loaded fries! Dip away to your heart’s desire or dollop it over the fries once they’re done baking, and you’ve added another creamy, flavorful, and healthy component to this dish.

We were pleasantly surprised at how satisfying our healthier loaded fries were. Eating these felt like we were giving up on our resolutions. But we avoided getting hit by the dreaded sodium bloat later in the day, and we had put some good nutrients into our bodies. Using fresh produce, limiting the amount of cheese (but not getting rid of it – everything in moderation!), and subbing sweet potato fries for regular fries, tots, or tortilla chips makes a world of a difference when it comes to healthier and more nutritious eating.

A cast iron skillet full of sweet potato waffle fries topped with cheese, beans, and produce

It’s not a kale salad, but come on – who wants kale during a football game?

So if you’re also trying to stick to those New Year’s resolutions and want a healthy yet incredibly delicious snack for Super Bowl Sunday, try our recipe below!

(Or, if you’re looking for something more indulgent, check out our list of 6 Must Have Super Bowl Party Apps and browse our Game Day recipes here. We promise we won’t tell anyone.)

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Loaded Sweet Potato Waffle Fries

This healthy loaded fries recipe featuring sweet potato waffle fries, black beans, fresh produce, and queso fresco is the perfect guilt-free indulgence.
Servings 2 servings
Prep Time 17 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes



  • 10 oz frozen sweet potato waffle fries
  • cup shredded Mexican-blend cheese
  • cup canned black beans drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup frozen roasted corn defrosted or drained
  • ¼ small red onion* diced
  • 1 small roma tomato* diced
  • ¼ bunch fresh cilantro chopped
  • Chipotle mayo for drizzling
  • Queso fresco crumbled


  • Cook the sweet potato waffle fries according to package directions.*
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Transfer cooked sweet potato fries to a deep cast iron pan or baking dish. Top with shredded cheese, beans, corn, red onion, tomato, and a drizzle of chipotle mayo. Bake until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro and queso fresco. Serve immediately.


Red onion and tomato: Produce sizes vary, as do tastes in loaded fries, so adjust these amounts as you see fit!
Cooking methods for sweet potato waffle fries: We always make frozen fries in the air fryer for the best crisp! Preheat to 360 for a few minutes, then cook the fries for about 12 minutes, tossing halfway through.
Ingredient suggestions: Alexia Waffle Fries are by far the best frozen fries we’ve ever had – we wouldn’t use anything else for this recipe! To make these loaded fries even better, we recommend using our homemade Chipotle Mayo. It tastes better than store-bought and its smoky flavor perfectly complements the sweet potato!
Serving suggestion: Kick these fries up a notch with an optional side of mashed avocado, seasoned with a bit of lime juice and sea salt. Dollop it over the fries before serving or simply dip into it for an additional creamy and delicious flavor!
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Author: Nicole
Calories: 326kcal
Course: Appetizer, Appetizers, Snack, Snacks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: black beans, chipotle mayo, cilantro, corn, game day, onion, oven baked, queso fresco, shredded cheese, super bowl, sweet potato waffle fries, tomatoes


Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 500mg | Potassium: 371mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 592IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 274mg | Iron: 2mg

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