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Cajun Dipping Sauce for Sweet Potato Fries: Ready in No Time

Preview: This Cajun Dipping Sauce recipe is made with creamy mayonnaise and ketchup spiced with Cajun seasoning and a hit of molasses. Good with sweet potato fries.

Do you love condiments? We are the “condiment family” according to my daughter-in-law. Before she said that, I thought we were normal (at least in public).🤔

Maybe she’s right. We have a favorite condiment for almost everything we eat that doesn’t come with its own sauce.

Up until now, sweet potato fries had us stumped. We tried spicy catsup, ranch dressing, cinnamon-sugar, honey, honey-dijon dressing, etc. In short, we experimented with the obvious and not-so-obvious. Nothing did it for us.

Just when I was about to give up, I found this delicious dip in a magazine. It was the answer to our trivial condiment issue.

If you also eat sweet potato fries, I think you will appreciate this easy Cajun Dip! Cajun seasoning adds a kick. Molasses sweetens the mix. It’s the perfect combination.

ingredients need for Cajun Dip include mayonnaise, catsup, and Creole seasoning

Ingredients and substitutions:

  • MAYONNAISE: Use good quality mayonnaise. I like olive oil mayonnaise because of the flavor and slightly fewer calories. If you want to make your own, here’s a recipe for homemade mayonnaise.
  • KETCHUP: Catsup or ketchup makes anything better. If you happen to have a bottle of spicy ketchup in the pantry, that would be even better.
  • CAJUN OR CREOLE SEASONING: We always have a green jar of Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning on hand. I haven’t tried any other brands, but they should be fine.
  • MOLASSES: Molasses has a unique flavor that’s hard to imitate. Honey or brown sugar could be used instead. Maple syrup is another idea, but it will make your dip runnier than using molasses.

Cajun Dip with Sweet Potato Fries

What can I serve this sauce with?

How long will this Cajun Dipping Sauce stay fresh?

The dip will keep for 5-7 days if using commercial mayonnaise. Homemade mayonnaise will not stay fresh quite as long.

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Yield: 4 servings

A Cajun Dipping Sauce Recipe for Sweet Potato Fries

A Cajun Dipping Sauce Recipe for Sweet Potato Fries

This mayonnaise-based dip is seasoned with ketchup, Cajun seasoning, and molasses. It's good with fried shrimp, catfish. fried chicken, and hush puppies.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (adjust to suit your tastes)


  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. Stir until smooth. Store in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition Information:


4 servings

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 560mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g

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Wednesday 18th of May 2016

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


Tuesday 24th of May 2016

Both sound fantastic Cassandra.


Thursday 29th of August 2013

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

Andy V

Friday 5th of October 2012

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!


Sunday 7th of October 2012

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


Sunday 12th of August 2012

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!


Tuesday 14th of August 2012

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

Donna G.

Friday 27th of July 2012

This sounds great. Thanks.

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