Dairy Free Cheesy Sweet Potato Fries
Recipe type: paleo, whole30, dairy free, gluten free, grain free, sugar free
Cuisine: appetizer, vegetable, side dish
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Serves: 4
These dairy free cheesy sweet potato fries are so delicious. I love to put out a huge platter and just hand everyone a fork to dig in -- no plates necessary!
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 6 Tbs warm water
  • 5 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2-1/2 Tbs nutritional yeast
  • generous amount of sea salt, to taste
  • 1 very large sweet potato, cut into fries (no need to peel it; just scrub it well)
  • 2 oz thinly sliced pepperoni
  • big handful fresh basil leaves
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the sweet potato fries with 2 Tbs oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Spread them out on a single layer on the baking sheets, trying not to crowd them.
  5. Place in the oven and roast for 15 mins. Flip them over with a spatula, and roast for an additional 10 mins or until they are just cooked through. Switch the oven to broil and broil for about 3 mins or just until the top tray starts to color, then switch the trays so the bottom tray is under the broiler and broil about 3 mins, being careful not to burn them.
  6. Meanwhile, make the cheese sauce: In a blender, combine the cashews, lemon juice, water, garlic powder, nutritional yeast and salt and pepper to taste. Blend until silky smooth.
  7. Transfer the fries to a platter. Arrange pepperoni and basil among the fries.
  8. Pour the cheese sauce over (using as much as you like; be prepared to have some leftover sauce for another use).
  9. Serve with a bunch of forks and enjoy!
Recipe by Kitchen of Youth at https://kitchenofyouth.com/dairy-free-cheesy-sweet-potato-fries/