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Chili Cheese Fries

Chili, cheese, and fries, oh my! Smothered in chili and cheddar cheese sauce, these Chili Cheese Fries are a meal in themselves!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese Sauce, Chicken Chili Cheese Dip, Chili Cheese Fries
Servings: 12
Calories: 491kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.com



  • russet potatoes, scrubbed and sliced lengthwise into wedges
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon  paprika
  • 1 teaspoon  garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper


  • pound  ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, chopped fine
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 can (15 ounce)kidney beans, drained
  • 1   can (15 ounce) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • tablespoon  tomato paste
  • 1 can (2 ounce) green chilies
  • tablespoon  cumin
  • tablespoon  onion powder
  • tablespoon  garlic powder
  • tablespoon  chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1 ½  cups  (180g) heavy whipping cream
  • cups  (339g) shredded sharp cheddar
  • cups  (226g) shredded pepper jack
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  onion powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon  garlic powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon  chili powder
  • Green onion
  • Jalapeno



  • Preheat the oven 425°F
  • Place the potato wedges in a large bowl and cover with water. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  • Toss the potatoes with the olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl.
  • Add the potato wedges onto a greased baking sheet in a single even layer. Bake 15 minutes until golden brown and fork-tender.


  • Cook and stir ground beef, chopped onion, and garlic in a skillet over medium heat until crumbly and browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain.
  • Stir drained ground beef, kidney beans, tomatoes, tomato paste, chili, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, and chili powder together in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are slightly tender and chili is heated through. (15 to 20 minutes)
  • Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste.


  • In a medium sauce pan, heat up heavy cream until bubbles start to form around the sides. Reduce heat to low and stir in cheeses and seasonings until the cheese is completely melted.


  • To assemble the dish, spread some cheese on the bottom of the plate, then pile the fries on top of the cheese, add a little more cheese, top with chili, more cheese sauce, and garnish with green onion and jalapeños.


Calories: 491kcal