Sweet Potato Fries Dipping Sauce

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Every french fry deserves to be dipped in this incredible sweet potato fries dipping sauce! Made with just a few ingredients, this fry sauce is smoky, sweet, and just darn good. I can’t get enough of this creamy dipping sauce and want to share the recipe with you.

Bowl of sauce with sweet potato fries.


Crispy sweet potato fries are a regular side dish in our house but what takes them to the next level is this flavorful sauce. We love making this sweet potato fry dip because it:

  • Adds a punch of extra flavor.
  • Fast and easy. Just 5 simple ingredients.
  • Can be stored and used throughout the week.

What is fry sauce?

Fry sauce was made popular in Utah, Idaho, and even some areas in Oregon. The simple recipe is basically mixing together mayonnaise and ketchup to make a pink colored sauce. There are many versions of this recipe, we love making this particular one to use as a sweet potato fry dip.

Ingredients for sweet potato fries dipping sauce

Mayonnaise – Use your favorite mayonnaise or Miracle Whip.

Chili Sauce – Chili sauce adds great flavor to the sauce. You can find chili sauce in the condiment aisle, usually close to the ketchup. I like using the Heinz chili sauce but you could substitute with sriracha if you want added spice.

If you don’t like chili sauce, substitute with ketchup.

Pickle JuicePickle juice adds a little extra punch of tang. You can scoop a few teaspoons out of your pickle jar to mix in the sauce.

Paprika and Ground Black Pepper – Simple seasoning for the sauce.

Heather’s tip: I don’t add any extra salt because the pickle juice has enough sodium.

Bowl of mayonnaise, chili sauce, pickle juice, and seasonings.

How to make sweet potato fries dipping sauce

Step one: Place mayonnaise, chili sauce, pickle juice, paprika, and ground black pepper in a small bowl.

Bowl with mayo, chili sauce, and seasonings.

Step two: Stir the ingredients until completely combine.

Spoon in a bowl of mayonnaise sauce.

Sauce variations

Base – If you don’t like mayonnaise, try substitute with sour cream or plain Greek yogurt.

Spices – Like a little added heat? Try mixing in a pinch of cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, or even Cajun seasoning. You could also try adding a little garlic powder for a stronger garlic flavor.

Juice – The pickle juice is optional. You could try substituting with a teaspoon of lemon juice, vinegar, or even a little horseradish.

Ways to use dipping sauce for sweet potato fries

You don’t have to serve this fry sauce with just sweet potato french fries. It goes will with many dishes like:

  • Sweet potato wedges
  • French Fries
  • Drizzled over vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower.
  • On hamburgers or wraps.

How to store

Store this sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last for a week in the refrigerator. Make sure to give it a stir before serving.

This sauce does not freeze well because the mayonnaise will separate.

More great sweet potato fry sauces

Did you try this dip? Let me know in the comments below and feel free to give it a star rating.

Sweet potato fries and bowl of sauce.
5 from 5 votes

Sweet Potato Fries Dipping Sauce

By Heather
A quick and easy sauce for sweet potato fries.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 2 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons pickle juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika


  • Combine mayonnaise, chili sauce, pickle juice, ground black pepper, and paprika in a bowl.
  • Stir to combine and then serve or store in the refrigerator.



Calories: 1595kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 168g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 100g | Monounsaturated Fat: 38g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 2781mg | Potassium: 303mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 733IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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