A Cajun Dip for Sweet Potato Fries

sweet potato dip
I think I’ve discovered the answer to a most unimportant quandary at our house.

As the “condiment family” (according to my daughter-in-law), we couldn’t decide what to serve with sweet potato fries–neither my homemade sweet potato skinny fries or the frozen ones sold commercially (Costco sells our favorite.)  We’ve tried spicy catsup, ranch dressing, cinnamon-sugar, honey, honey-dijon dressing, etc. Nothing did it for us.

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Recently, I saw this recipe in a magazine.  It’s so simple. If you like sweet potato fries, I think you will go for it too! The cajun seasoning adds a kick and the molasses sweetens it a bit. It’s the perfect combination.

sweet potato dip with whisk

A Cajun Dip for Sweet Potato Fries
Recipe type: Condiment
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise (I prefer olive oil mayonnaise for fewer calories)
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 1½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning (adjust to suit your tastes)
  1. Combine all ingredients and stir until smooth.




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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

Cassandra May 18, 2016 at 3:30 pm

I like honey dill dip or chipotle mayo with my sweet potatoes 🙂


Paula May 24, 2016 at 4:44 pm

Both sound fantastic Cassandra.


janet August 29, 2013 at 7:40 am

We enjoy Orange Marmalade with out sweet potato fries, slightly warmed to thin. Yummy!


Andy V October 5, 2012 at 8:07 am

Hi- Just found your blog and am lovin’ it!!

My favorite condiment for sweet potatoes is a a greek yogurt dip sole by costco. I think it’s just called “Jalepenjo Dip”. It’s super creamy becuse of the greek yogurt with few calories, tons of taste, and the protein we need (we aren’t big meat eaters). We put it on everything, burritos, wraps, turkey burgers, ect. Hope you can find it at your costco!


Paula October 7, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Love, love Costco. Adding Jalapeno Dip to the list for my next visit. Thanks for the tip.


April August 12, 2012 at 2:02 pm

I love sweet potato fries with BBQ sauce! {It’s another great mix of sweet and spicy.} Depending upon the particular sauce I’m using, I will sometimes mix a bit of ketchup in as well… but with so many different types of BBQ sauce, there are quite a few flavor combinations to enjoy!


Paula August 14, 2012 at 4:58 am

Hi April,
What an easy idea for a dip! Gotta give it a try. Thanks for writing.


Donna G. July 27, 2012 at 5:55 pm

This sounds great. Thanks.


Jen June 18, 2012 at 10:58 am

Hi, I stumbled onto your post and need to share our favorite dips for sweet potato fries as no one had mentioned them. I love them dipped in honey mustard and my daughter mixes ketchup and ranch dressing together for her own “secret” sauce (not so secret now, oops!). I am definitely going to try your recipe next!


Paula June 19, 2012 at 5:35 pm

I have never mixed ketchup and Ranch but I often mix ketchup and mayo or tartar sauce. I can imagine it is quite tasty. Thanks for writing.


Kimberly May 17, 2012 at 10:19 pm

I love these and found a great dip plus something a little bit sweet….I toss them in Coconut oil before placing in oven. When done I drizzle a bit of organic honey over them and lightly sea salt them. Dip is home made mayo with olive oil, sweet chili sauce, and a dash of pepper. So Good♥


Paula May 18, 2012 at 10:13 am

Kimberly, Your method sounds fabulous. The dip sounds easy and good too. I’ll let you know when I try it. pr


Amanda April 6, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Fry sauce is generally ketchup mustard and mayo with occasional spices here and there. You might look up a recipe online then tweek it to your preferences.


Mandi March 10, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Push comes to shove, I bet you could find it on Amazon.com or the like. It can be addictive, watch out!


Mandi March 10, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Sounds a lot like Fry Sauce, a tasty dip we eat often in Wyoming/Utah. Best store bought kind is Some Dude’s Fry Sauce, but I’m sure you can find great recipes online. It is the only thing we have found that matches great with sweet potato fries, though I have been known to dip them in thinned cranberry sauce with a little pumpkin pie spice added, and sometimes celery and green apple to make a scoopable dip.


Paula March 10, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I’ve never heard of Fry Sauce but I’m going to look for it. Wonder if they sell it in Texas. paula


Ginger January 18, 2012 at 11:36 am

I ordered sweet potato fries out one day and they were served with apple butter to dip them in.


Paula January 18, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Can’t wait to try this. Thanks Ginger. pr


Jina September 27, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Found your through pinterest. I’m making your baked spaghetti with cream cheese for dinner tomorrow night, it just looks so good! So excited when I saw this recipe- I have a bag of Costco sweet potato fries in the freezer right now so I can’t wait to try this. I usually eat mine dipped in a balsamic vinegar reduction, I like the tangy with the sweet.
Looking forward to trying many more of your recipes! Thanks!


Molly September 13, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Another great one is a 1:2 mix of sour cream and mayo, with a sprinkle of paprika, s&p, and fresh chopped cilantro. YUM.


Brett February 11, 2011 at 9:05 pm

That recipe is great! And so easy too. I am eating it with yam fries (and veggies) right now. Word of caution though: don’t over-measure the molasses, too much throws the taste off a bit.


Paula February 11, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Haven’t tried this dip with other veggies but I can imagine it’s very tasty. Thanks for the word about the molasses. That stuff is strong.


John August 12, 2010 at 9:50 am

You know a great dip for sweet potatoes? Horseradish Mayo! It’s so good. All it is, is really horseradish, mayo (adjust to preference of tang and heat), salt, and maybe a tiny squeeze of lemon. So good!


Paula August 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm

This sounded so good, we tried it tonight for dinner with sweet potato fries from Costco. You are right! Delicious. Love it. Thanks so much for leaving a comment!


Eva March 24, 2010 at 7:40 pm

hmmm maybe i will try this this weekend. I hadn’t really thought about it but i don’t really love the dips i’ve had for sweet potato fries. I’d usually end up just eating them straight. come to think of it I haven’t had sweet potato fries in ages.


Katrina March 23, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Yum in every way!


Susie March 22, 2010 at 5:28 pm

thanks for coming up with a condiment for sweet potato fries! yum, yum!


Karen March 22, 2010 at 9:59 am

I’ll have to look for the sweet potato fries at Costco. Can’t believe I missed them, we love sweet potatoes at our house:) I’m printing out the dip recipe as I type.


Mimi March 21, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Sounds perfect for sweet potato fries. I use Trader Joe’s or homemade, I ‘ll have to try the Costco ones.


Nisrine@Dinners and Dreams March 21, 2010 at 8:35 pm

It looks easy to make yet very appetizing. Thank you for the recipe.


Margot March 20, 2010 at 11:07 am

I love sweet potato fries. My boyfriend doesn’t like them as much as I do, but he loves Cajun flavors, so this would be the perfect way to serve them.


mike March 20, 2010 at 10:43 am

Such an easy dip (I’m avoiding the condiment word). I’ve made sweet potato fries before (baked) and loved them… reminds me to get that recipe out again! Perfect flavor to pair with the potatoes – and molasses (that must be the secret ingredient)!


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