Easy Chili Cheese Fries – This dish is made with baked frozen French fries seasoned with seasoning salt and topped with chili sauce and chili beans Then it is topped with shredded cheese before being placed under the broiler to melt the cheese! Garnish with parsley and enjoy! Great with homemade ranch dressing!
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We love to remake restaurant appetizers at home and giving them a semi homemade twist always speeds up the process! We don’t go out to eat a lot, but when we do, I find myself searching over the menu for ideas to recreate at home.
While I love regular cheese fries at restaurants, my husband LOVES chili so chili cheese fries needed to happen!
This version uses canned chili sauce and beans but you could also add in some grilled onions if you want. We don’t add onions because of allergies here but I know a lot of people love chili cheese fries with onions and jalapenos, so feel free to add those in and make these just the way your family likes! You could also pile on a bunch of toppings and make these into nacho fries!
This snack would be perfect for serving while you watch your favorite football game or basket balls game.
Why You Should Make these Chili Cheese Fries…
- Easy Appetizer
- Perfect Game Day Snack Food
- Add any toppings you want to make these these into Nacho Chili Cheese Fries
QUICK GLANCE AT INGREDIENTS:
- French Fries
- Seasoning Salt
- Chili Beans
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How to make semi homemade chili cheese fries at home:
- Preheat Oven
Preheat oven to 425 or whatever temp your bag of fries calls for.
Lay frozen fries in a single layer on a baking sheet and sprinkle fries with seasoning salt.
- Season Fries and Bake
Bake fries for about 25 minutes or until crispy.
- Heat Chili and Beans
While fries are baking, pour chili sauce and beans into a small sauce pan and heat over medium heat until hot.
- Plate Fries on oven safe plate
When fries are done, pour them onto an oven safe plate. Top with chili beans mix and sprinkle with cheese.
- Add chili and beans
Top with chili beans mix
- Add cheese
Sprinkle with cheese. We used Colby Jack cheese but you could use cheddar, mozzarella or a combination.
- Broil to melt cheese
Put into oven under the broiler for 4-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Garnish with fresh parsley if desired and serve.
Frequently Asked Questions
I like to use the hand cut thin style for these chili cheese fries but you could also use steak fries, crinkle fries or waffle fries
Nope! you can use fast food fries, homemade fries or leftover fries!
We like to use the Texas Pete Chili sauce chili but you can use your favorite brand. We also add in pinto beans that are in chili sauce.
Of course! I’m not a huge fan of nacho cheese so that’s why we don’t use it but you could 100% pour on heated nacho cheese instead of melting cheese until the broiler.
If you don’t have an own safe plate, you can just layer the chili cheese fries on a baking sheet or in a large casserole dish and serve them that way.
We don’t normally serve a dipping sauce with these fries but this homemade ranch is a great option if you’re looking for a great dip to serve!
More great appetizer recipes:
- Pizza Dip
- CopyCat Rock-ola Loaded Cheese Fries
- Mini Pizza Bagels
- Pizza Stuffed Biscuits
- Garlic Crust French Bread Pizza
Easy Chili Cheese Fries
- 28 ounce bag hand cut style fries, frozen
- 2 teaspoons seasoning salt (optional)
- 20 ounces chili sauce
- 15.5 ounce can chili beans (pintos in chili sauce)
- 2 cups shredded cheese*
- fresh parsley (optional)
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Lay frozen fries in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Sprinkle fries with seasoning salt.
- Bake fries for about 25 minutes or until crispy.
- While fries are baking, pour chili sauce and beans into a small sauce pan and heat over medium heat until hot.
- When fries are done, pour them onto an oven safe plate. Top with chili beans mix and sprinkle with cheese.
- Put into oven under the broiler for 4-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- Garnish with fresh parsley if desired and serve.
*We used Colby Jack cheese but you could use cheddar, mozzarella or a combination.
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