Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Cheese Fries

These sloppy Joe sweet potato cheese fries are the ultimate man food! Perfect for watching the big game and sharing with friends.

Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Fries by Nutmeg Nanny

During high school my best friend and I had an unhealthy obsession with chili cheese fries. There was a local fast food place called Rudy’s that had the BEST fries known to man. They would take those thick cut freshly fried pieces of potato heaven and smother them in housemade chili and lots of melted cheese. I’m sure it was probably 694940583 calories but every single bite was amazing.

To this day I get a little sad about the fact they closed Rudy’s down and a CVS was built in its place. Because every single town in American needs another CVS.


Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Fries by Nutmeg Nanny

Since I can’t get my favorite chili cheese fries anymore I decided to make my own. But I gave it a little Sloppy Joe Manwich twist. I made this fries on a lazy Saturday and then devoured them all in one sitting. No judging! If you’re feeling really motivated you could make your own sweet potato fries but I opted to take the easy route and just buy a bag. Don’t worry they are free range, organic, cruelty free sweet potato fries. Ok, they weren’t free range or cruelty free. But that is only because I don’t think that option comes with sweet potatoes fries. Just you wait – it’s coming.

I tried all three Manwich varieties but hands down my favorite was the Bold. It added a nice zing to the sauce and went perfectly with the spiced sweet potato fries. Trust me. If you are looking for a nice hearty snack this dish totally fits the bill! Plus you get to then smother the fries, top with cheese and enter food heaven.

Seriously, what more could you be asking for?

Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Fries by Nutmeg Nanny

Looking for more perfect game day food? Try my steak fajita phyllo bites, spinach artichoke bread or my baked garlic buffalo wings.


Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Cheese Fries

These sloppy Joe sweet potato cheese fries are the ultimate man food! Perfect for watching the big game and sharing with friends.

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1 large bag sweet potato waffle fries
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can Manwich Bold sloppy Joe sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/4 cup diced green onions


Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper and add sweet potato fries. Following the bag directions bake the sweet potato fries.

While the fries are baking start making the meat mixture. Add the ground beef to a large skillet and cook on medium heat until no longer pink. If there is a lot of grease in the pan drain the grease.

Add the Manwich Bold sauce to the meat and simmer until warmed.

Remove fries from the oven, top with warmed Manwich and cheese. Add the fries back to the oven for about 5 minutes just to melt the cheese.

Remove the fries from the oven and sprinkle with green onions.

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Disclosure: I received financial compensation from Manwich and Glam/Foodie. However, all opinions are 100% my own.

38 Responses to “Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Cheese Fries”

  1. #
    grace — January 29, 2014 at 4:32 am

    oh my. i’ve officially never craved sloppy joes more than i do right now.

  2. #
    Mami2jcn — January 29, 2014 at 8:35 am

    The saucy meatloaf looks good.

  3. #
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — January 29, 2014 at 8:59 am

    I love everything about this meal!! My family is going to love it too 🙂

  4. #
    Joanne — January 29, 2014 at 9:11 am

    I am definitely craving a HUGE plate of waffle fries after seeing this! Definitely have to find a way to veg-ify it. Maybe with lentil sloppy joe.

  5. #
    Ashley - baker by nature — January 29, 2014 at 9:28 am

    You are a genius! I neeeeeeed these now. Please 🙂

  6. #
    Candace @ Cabot — January 29, 2014 at 9:35 am

    So simple, so decadently delicious! On my to-do list.

  7. #
    Jenny Flake — January 29, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Ok, I just died. These look beyond amazing! Love!!

  8. #
    katie — January 29, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Yum! These look amazing and you have me drooling and craving loaded fries!!!

  9. #
    ten b — January 29, 2014 at 10:05 am

    I would like to try the sloppy joe slider pull aparts.

  10. #
    Sarah — January 29, 2014 at 11:56 am

    I would love to try the Saucy Baked Chicken!! Yum! Oh, and those fries look totally amazing, and I can’t wait to make them. I’ve been on a serious sweet potato kick lately.

  11. #
    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — January 29, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    I love every single thing about these!

  12. #
    Julie — January 29, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    the saucy meatloaf thanks for the giveaway

  13. #
    David — January 29, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    I am most interested in the recipe for the chuck wagon beef and bean skillet, but they also have a meatloaf recipe I want to try.

  14. #
    Ann — January 29, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    The meatball hoagies! Yum!

  15. #
    Susan Christy — January 29, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    I want to try the Saucy Meatloaf!!

  16. #
    Jessie C. — January 29, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    I would like to try Sloppy Joe Slider Pull Aparts recipe.

  17. #
    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking — January 30, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Oh man those saucy wings are calling my name! Also, the world needs less CVS stores and more cheese fry/chili cheese fry locations! I am drooooooling over these fries. I have a pretty healthy obsession with cheese fries of all kinds!

  18. #
    Ashley @ Windy City Wanderer — January 30, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Love this! looks easy and delicious!

  19. #
    LS Gourmet — January 31, 2014 at 7:40 am

    The Manwich cups work for me. How easy can it get! Love the fries, we had a place like that too. Now it’s a nail salon, one of three in a town of 5,000 residents! I don’t know who sets the priorities, but it ain’t me.

  20. #
    Sonia. — January 31, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Sloopy Joe, could it be homemade and not canned/processed

    • nutmegnanny replied: — February 26th, 2014 @ 12:06 pm

      Yes, Sloppy Joe can be made with a can.

  21. #
    Liz @ Virtually Homemade — January 31, 2014 at 9:48 am

    These look amazing! So sad that Rudys isn’t there anymore 🙁 Pinned

  22. #
    Shashi @ — January 31, 2014 at 10:14 am

    So colorful – and that sauce looks so hearty!

  23. #
    Cassie — January 31, 2014 at 10:15 am

    DYING over these Brandy!!

  24. #
    Lisa Brown — January 31, 2014 at 11:53 am

    i would like to try the Tangy Sweet Pork Chops recipe

  25. #
    Gloria — January 31, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Droolworthy…looks very tempting

  26. #
    Elena — January 31, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    I want to try the Sloppy Joe Macaroni Skillet recipe

  27. #
    Carolsue — February 1, 2014 at 5:37 am

    The Chuckwagon Beef and Bean Skillet looks good to me!

  28. #
    Dawn Monroe — February 1, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Id like to make the meatball hoagie because it looks so easy and the stress free picadilli because it so fun to say and Ive never tried it.

  29. #
    Cristina Chisholm — February 1, 2014 at 10:42 am

    I am going to try the Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Cheese Fries. They seem easy to make for our Super Bowl party. This dish looks yummy!

  30. #
    Livivua Chandler — February 1, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    i love the saucy meatloaf recipe

  31. #
    latanya — February 1, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    the meatball hoagie

  32. #
    pat — February 2, 2014 at 9:29 am

    the baked sloppy joe cups look good

  33. #
    Laura J — February 3, 2014 at 1:34 am

    Oh I would love to try the Saucy Chicken Wings! My son is a huge wing lover and I think he would really love these! YUM

  34. #
    Jess — February 3, 2014 at 9:36 am

    That saucy meatloaf looks great!

  35. #
    Neiddy — February 4, 2014 at 8:13 am

    I would like to try the Sloppy Joe Stuffed Baked Potatoes,

  36. #
    Annette — February 6, 2014 at 10:41 am

    I’m so addicted to meatball subs, so when I saw the recipe for Meatball Hoagies, I knew it was one I had to try.

  37. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — February 18, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Just pinned these! I don’t even eat meat and these look awesome 🙂

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