20 Recipes for Potato-Free Fries

With all the cookouts, pool parties and BBQs, you’re bound to be asked to bring a side, and there’s no side more faithful and loved than classic French fries!

This summer, you can change things up a bit and move away from the traditional potato fries and wow your friends and family with fries made with foods that aren’t your regular potato! From zucchini fries and sweet potato fries to beet fries and apple pie fries, there are tons of options to put a new spin on an old favorite.

Here are 20 recipes for potato-free fries!

Donut Fries

These deliciously, sugary Donut Fries are for those who have a bit of a sweet tooth — which is most of us!

Grilled Cheese Fries

Imagine the amazing flavor of dipping these Grilled Cheese Fries into a hot bowl of tomato soup!

Green Bean Fries

Homemade french-fry batter and fresh green beans go together like two peas in a pod! These Green Bean Fries are so good!

Carrot Fries

Carrots have long been known to be good for your eyes, but with this recipe for Baked Parmesan Carrot Fries, they’ll be better known as being delicious fries!

Apple Pie Fries

Summertime is the best time to whip up an apple pie and an even better time to turn that pie into a fry! Try this recipe for Apple Pie Fries.

Zucchini Fries

This recipe for Zucchini Fries is a lighter take on the French fry, but that doesn’t mean it’s lighter on flavor!

Sweet Potato Fries

While “potato” is in the name, this recipe for Sweet Potato Fries is so good that we made an exception — but just this once!

Asparagus Fries

A crunchy texture is always the mark of a well-prepped asparagus stalk, but adding another element of crispiness with this recipe for Asparagus Fries makes this veggie oh-so delicious!

Jicama Fries

Jicama Fries are a fool-proof way of getting that extra crispy texture we all know and love when it comes to French fries.

Apple Fries

Fries don’t have to be made out of stuff that’s savory. You can make fries out of stuff that’s sweet, too! Toss a couple of apple slices into the frying pan for deliciously fruity Apple Fries.

Eggplant Fries

Eggplant isn’t just reserved for Italian cuisine. In fact, you can make them part of the “French” cuisine by cooking up some Eggplant Fries.

Tofu Fries

Tofu sometimes gets a bad rap, but those who don’t believe in tofu’s goodness will have an enlightening and delicious experience with these Tofu Fries!

Yuca Fries

These Yuca Fries should be renamed “Yumma Fries!”

Avocado Fries

Get that smooth, creamy texture of avocados in the French-fry form with this recipe for Avocado Fries.

Chickpea Fries

There are a few things you can do with chickpeas: make hummus, falafel or fries. We pick Chickpea Fries!

Parsnip Fries

Parsnips may not be on your kids’ list of favorite foods, but once they’ve tried a few Parsnip Fries, they’ll be turned into believers!

Okra Fries

There’s fried okra, and then there are Okra Fries. This recipe will have you picking Okra Fries 10 times out of 10!

Butternut Squash Fries

All you need is five ingredients to make up a batch of these crispy Butternut Squash Fries.

Beet Fries

Don’t let their purple color fool you, these Beet Fries are a finger food that the entire family will love!

Dill Pickle Fries

From pickle chips to pickle spears, you can take fried pickles one step further and cook up a batch of Dill Pickle Fries.

But hey, if your taste buds are begging you for old-fashioned potato French fries, we whip up a pretty good batch of our own! Come into your local Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen and order any one of our scratch-made meals and be sure to pick our French fries as one of your made-from-scratch sides!

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