Chili Cheese Fries Recipe -
Chili Cheese Fries Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Chili Cheese Fries

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"This is an easy way to make one of my favorite snacks, chili cheese fries."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    25 mins


  1. Prepare french fries as directed on the package.
  2. Stir cornstarch and water in a small cup until cornstarch dissolves; set aside. Bring milk and margarine to a boil in a saucepan, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat and whisk the cornstarch mixture into the milk mixture, bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook and stir until the mixture is thick and smooth. Add the cheese to the milk mixture and stir until the cheese has melted and is well combined.
  3. Prepare chili as directed on the can. Pour the cooked chili and the cheese sauce over the top of the cooked french fries.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 19, 2010

We had leftover chili, and my husband loves chili cheese fries so we just had to try this. We thought the whole cheese sauce part was a bit uncalled for so we just made the fries as directed, heated up the chili and poured that over the fries. We then took some shredded cheese (cheddar and sharp) sprinkled that over top and put the whole thing back in the oven until the cheese was melted. We got out a couple of forks and couple of drinks and it was gone in no time......

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 07, 2011

The cheese sauce is very bland when made as stated. I even added more cheese and it still wasn't good. I recommend you use a prepared cheese sauce or just plain melted cheese.


24 Ratings

Jun 03, 2012

Because I did not have enough cheese slices to make the cheese sauce for this, I went with Velveeta's Ultimate Queso (which is basically Velveeta melted with Ro-Tel). I used shoestring fries and homemade chili in this recipe. The boys thought that I was the best wife/mother ever. GREAT boy food and excellent for a mother who just wants to make a quick Sunday treat for her boys.

Oct 04, 2010

We love chili cheese fries. Instead of the whole process of making cheese sauce I just sprinkle Monteray Jack and cheddar cheese, crumbled up bacon and jalapeno peppers or green onions and throw it back in the oven until the cheese melts. Love it.

Oct 28, 2010

Great afternoon snack that held us over until dinner time. The only change I made was chili WITH beans because we love the beans. The cheese did however seem to get lost in the chili so I just added some shredded to the top along with some green onions and MMM MMM good!

May 17, 2010

I made fresh cut french fries but have made this in the past with frozen -- waffle cut are the best cause they hold the chili on better when eating, we also drizzle ranch dressing over them when they come out of the oven...we also use shredded cheese

Feb 24, 2011

Very yummy, didn't make the cheese sauce I had cubed cheese that you just melt in the microwave or on the stove top and you can use the chili with or with out the beans per peoples preference.

Mar 07, 2011

Very good. I did mine with Frito cheese sauce, you just nuke it to get it warm, and the canned chili, frozen fries, and sprinkle some cheese on top, Yum!


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  • Calories
  • 509 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51.6 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 25.2 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 19.8 g
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 1484 mg
  • 59%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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