Chili cheese fries in a baking dish

Chili Cheese Fries

A recipe for chili cheese fries using frozen shoestring french fries, chili, and cheddar cheese.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword chili cheese fries, recipe for cheese fries
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 403 kcal
Author Kelly Miller


  • 14 oz frozen shoestring french fries
  • 15 oz can chili with beans
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • sour cream and chives, optional garnish


  1. Spread frozen fries in an even layer on a cookie sheet. 

  2. Bake at 420 degrees for 18 - 20 minutes being sure to stir fries halfway through baking, this helps them crisp up.

  3. Meanwhile, heat chili in a small saucepan over medium-low heat stirring occasionally.

  4. When fries are done, transfer them to a 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle 1 cup cheese over fries.

  5. Spread warmed chili over cheese. Top chili with remaining 1 cup cheese.

  6. Return to oven and bake an additional 5 - 8 minutes or until cheese is fully melted. Serve with optional sour cream and chives.

Nutrition Facts
Chili Cheese Fries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 403 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 928mg40%
Potassium 580mg17%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 615IU12%
Vitamin C 5.4mg7%
Calcium 311mg31%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.