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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 403kcal


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


  • Spread frozen fries in an even layer on a cookie sheet. 
  • Bake at 420 degrees for 18 - 20 minutes being sure to stir fries halfway through baking, this helps them crisp up.
  • Meanwhile, heat chili in a small saucepan over medium-low heat stirring occasionally.
  • When fries are done, transfer them to a 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle 1 cup cheese over fries.
  • Spread warmed chili over cheese. Top chili with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  • Return to oven and bake an additional 5 - 8 minutes or until cheese is fully melted. Serve with optional sour cream and chives.


Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 928mg | Potassium: 580mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 311mg | Iron: 3.6mg