These Mexican sweet potato cheese fries are loaded with crinkle cut fries, taco meat, peppers, onions, gouda cheese, beans, corn, and more! Perfect for a quick and easy week night meal or a lazy afternoon game day snack!
Thanks to our friends at National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association for sponsoring today’s post! For more recipes head to Easy Home Meals.
Is there anything better than cheese fries?
It’s hard to believe, but trust me, there IS something better than cheese fries.
And it just so happens to be the recipe I’m sharing with you guys today:
Mexican sweet potato cheese fries!!!!!
I know you’re with me now. 🙂
Crispy crinkle cut sweet potato fries loaded with taco meat, peppers, onions, gooey gouda cheese, beans, corn . . .
Anyone want to come over? I’ll share! 😉
Just kidding. Trevor and I d.e.v.o.u.r.e.d. these immediately after they came out of the oven, but luckily for you, these are a cinch to make, and I’m guessing you already have most of the ingredients on hand already!
Since it’s now officially spring, I’m guessing Trevor and I aren’t the only ones knee deep in spring cleaning.
But one area that’s often forgotten?
The fridge and freezer!
Today’s Mexican sweet potato cheese fries are the perfect way to use up some of those fridge and freezer treasures I KNOW you have hanging around. 🙂
Let’s start with the freezer: Alexia Crinkle Cut Sweet Potato Fries. I don’t know about you, but growing up, my mom often had a bag of frozen French fries stashed away in the freezer for side dish emergencies.
But these sweet potato fries aren’t just any sweet potato fries.
These are absolutely legit. Perfectly crispy and amazingly seasoned. Frozen fries for.the.win.
Next up, the fridge: Arla Gouda Sliced Cheese. I KNOW you all have cheese slices dying to be used. 🙂 These cheese slices in particular melt beautifully, which is perfect (and totally necessary) for these gooey cheese fries!
Other ingredients (that I’m also confident you have): ground turkey (or beef), onion, green pepper, red pepper, taco seasoning, corn, and beans!
That’s it! That’s all you need for Mexican sweet potato cheese fries.
Now, let’s make some!
Cook an entire bag of Alexia Crinkle Cut Sweet Potato Fries in the oven according to package directions. While those are baking, make your taco meat.
Throw turkey, onion, bell peppers, and taco seasoning into a skillet and cook! Easy. Peasy.
Once the sweet potato fries are crispy and the meat is cooked, it’s time to assemble!
Fries –> meat –> corn –> beans –> Arla Gouda Cheese Slices.
Bake until the cheese is melty and you’re done! Serve with all your fave toppings like sour cream, salsa, and guacamole!
Eat these Mexican sweet potato cheese fries with your hands, a fork, for an easy family dinner, served at a party…
eat some cheese fries.
What are some ways YOU spring clean your fridge and freezer? Show Me the Yummy!
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- 1 (20 oz) bag Alexia Crinkle Cut Sweet Potato Fries baked according to package directions
- 1/2 pound ground turkey could also use beef
- 1/2 large yellow onion
- 1/2 large green pepper
- 1/2 large red pepper
- 1 (1.25 oz) packet taco seasoning
- 1/2-1 cup corn drained
- 1/2-1 cup pinto beans drained and rinsed
- 4-6 slices Arla Gouda Cheese quartered
- salt to taste
- Pico de gallo
- Sour cream
- Bake sweet potato fries on a lightly greased rimmed baking sheet according to package directions.
- While fries are cooking, make the turkey taco meat.
- Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray.
- Once hot, add in ground turkey, onion, green pepper, red pepper, and taco seasoning.
- Cook, breaking up the meat as you go, until the turkey has cooked through.
- Taste and re-season, if necessary, and set aside.
- Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F.
Assemble the cheese fries: leave the cooked sweet potato fries on the baking sheet and layer on turkey mixture, corn, beans, and cheese.
- Bake in the oven for an additional 5-10 minutes or until cheese has melted.
- Taste and season with salt, if necessary.
- Serve with additional toppings and enjoy!
Thanks to our friends at National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association for sponsoring today’s post!