Chili Cheese Fries


Chili cheese fries are ultimate comfort food. Fries, cheese and chili con (or sin) carne. Can be made in an airfryer or oven.

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Chili cheese fries
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2019-06-13, this recipe is for 2 people and takes 20 minutes.

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Updated at: 27-12-2021

20 minutes 2 people Side dishes
Chili cheese fries


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  • about 800 gram fries - you can use any kind you'd like, theres no need to use oven fries if you use an air-fryer
  • about 600 gram chili con carne (store-bought or make your own, you can also use a vegetarian version)
  • large handful of (coarsely) grated cheddar cheese
  • optional: green onions

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  • Air-fryer or oven
  • optional: frying pan
  • optional: cutting board & chef's knife
  • optional: coarse cheese grater

Chili Cheese Fries

20 minutes 2 people Side dishes

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We made this easy dish in an air-fryer, but you can also use an oven. You can also use a frying pan for the fries and melt the cheese afterwards in an oven or air-fryer.  

Chili cheese fries
Chili cheese fries

Making the chili cheese fries -- 20 minutes

Bake the fries until they're beautiful golden brown and season them with some salt. We prefer fries from the air-fryer, but a frying pan is also possible. Whichever you prefer.

Meanwhile heat the chili con carne and coarsely grate the cheese. Add baked fries in an oven dish and divide the chili con carne (or chili sin carne) over the fries.

Divide a large handful of grated cheese and bake them in the oven or air-fryer for a few minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Serve immediately, with some chopped green onions if you like. Enjoy!

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