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chili cheese fries

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

Scrumptious Chili Cheese Fries made with a hearty slightly spicy thick beef chili and topped with a lusciously creamy cheddar cheese sauce. They make the perfect football game and movie night munchies. I love to serve these at our gameday shindigs with Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings, Buffalo Chicken Dip, and Potato Skins. Family and friends just love them and with the ease of an airfryer real crispy french fries are a breeze.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chili cheese fries

  • 1 bag
    frozen french fries
  • 4 c
    homemade chili
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 1/4 c
    whole milk
  • 1 1/2 c
    sharp cheddar

How To Make chili cheese fries

  • 1
    Prepare chili using attached recipe, your favorite recipe or even canned chili.
  • 2
    Cook fries according to package instructions. Or preheat air fryer to 400 degrees and cook about 10-15 minutes or until crispy.
  • 3
    Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium low heat. Whisk in the flour and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes stirring constantly. Whisk in the garlic powder, onion powder and chili powder. Next whisk in the milk until it is creamy and smooth. Simmer for a few minutes until thickened. Reduce the heat and slowly whisk in the cheddar until smooth and melted.
  • 4
    Assemble by layering first the fries, then the chili ending with the creamy cheddar sauce. For best results serve promptly.