Gouda Sauce for Sweet Potato Cheese Fries

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If you’re looking for a delectable way to elevate your sweet potato fries, look no further than this Gouda Sauce for Sweet Potato Cheese Fries recipe.

Creamy, rich, and full of flavor, this Gouda sauce is the perfect complement to the natural sweetness of sweet potato fries.

Whether you’re serving them as a snack, appetizer, or side dish, this recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Gouda cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

1. Prepare the Sweet Potato Fries

Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, toss the sweet potato fries with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika until they are evenly coated.

Spread the seasoned sweet potato fries in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, making sure they are not crowded. This ensures they get crispy.

Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, flipping them halfway through, or until they are golden brown and crispy.

2. Make the Gouda Sauce

While the sweet potato fries are baking, start preparing the Gouda sauce.

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Once melted, add the flour and whisk constantly for about 1-2 minutes until the mixture becomes slightly golden.

Gradually pour in the heavy cream while continuing to whisk to avoid lumps.

Reduce the heat to low, and add the grated Gouda cheese, Dijon mustard, and smoked paprika. Stir until the cheese is fully melted and the sauce is smooth and creamy.

Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the seasonings according to your preference.

3. Serve

Once the sweet potato fries are done baking and are crispy and golden, remove them from the oven.

Place the sweet potato fries on a serving platter or individual plates.

Drizzle the creamy Gouda sauce generously over the sweet potato fries.

Garnish with a pinch of smoked paprika or fresh parsley for added color and flavor.

NameGouda Sauce for Sweet Potato Cheese Fries
CuisineAmerican
Prep Time10 minutes
Cooking Time25-30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Servings4-6 servings
Yield4 cups of Gouda sauce

Estimated Nutrition Per Serving

Calories: 285 calories per serving

Total Fat: 24 grams

Saturated Fat: 15 grams

Cholesterol: About 81 milligrams

Sodium: 325 milligrams

Total Carbohydrates: 4 grams

Dietary Fiber: 0 grams

Sugars: 1 gram

Protein: 14 grams

This is the health-conscious foodie’s answer to that plastic-y, orangey-yellow, artificial, and highly processed cheese sauce classically  served with deep-fried potatoes to create the ever-popular cheese fries.

Gouda Sauce for Sweet Potato Cheese Fries

Not only is this cheese sauce all-natural and actually recognizable as food, but it also features a rather gourmet cheese:

Gouda Sauce for Sweet Potato Cheese Fries

Gouda!

One of my favorite cheeses, wax-wrapped aged gouda is pungent (in a good way!) and very flavorful. It also melts beautifully, rendering it ideal to use in a melted cheese sauce.

Gouda Sauce for Sweet Potato Cheese Fries

If gouda isn’t your thing, simply sub in an equal amount of another good melting cheese such as gruyere, swiss, raclette, or fontina.

Gouda Sauce for Sweet Potato Cheese Fries

Along with gouda, this velvety sauce incorporates neufchatel (1/3-less-fat) cream cheese for body, milk to thin it out a bit, and a touch of olive oil to keep it all smooth and silky.

Gouda Sauce for Sweet Potato Cheese Fries

You’ll want to serve the melted cheese sauce immediately, as it tends to thicken up quite quickly upon cooling. This shouldn’t be a problem, though, because once you taste the cheese sauce, you won’t want to waste any time drizzling it over crisp baked sweet potato fries and devouring a whole plate!

Gouda Sauce for Sweet Potato Cheese Fries

You’ll want to serve the melted cheese sauce immediately, as it tends to thicken up quite quickly upon cooling. This shouldn’t be a problem, though, because once you taste the cheese sauce, you won’t want to waste any time drizzling it over crisp baked sweet potato fries and devouring a whole plate!

Gouda Sauce for Sweet Potato Cheese Fries

You can’t tell me you don’t want to dive into this:

Gouda Sauce for Sweet Potato Cheese Fries

by Lauren Zembron (adapted from Damn Delicious, originally from Pinch of Yum)

rve immediately with the hot fries.

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