Who doesn't love a big platter of chili cheese fries? I know I do and my son Izzy and I both were super excited when I announced that I was going to use my leftover chili from my Smokey Lentil Chili recipe that I posted the other day to make chili cheese fries. In fact, the anxious little fingers that you see in one of the pictures below belongs to Izzy. Sometimes he can't wait for me to take a picture so that he can get a taste. These are just a bag of our Favorite Handsome Cut Fries from Trader Joe's that I cooked in my air fryer (I use a Philips XXL air fryer), then topped with chili and a cheese sauce that I made using the Whole Foods 365 Plant Based Cheddar Alternative and sprinkled with fresh green onion!
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
What you'll need for this recipe:
1 bag of frozen french fries cooked
About 4 cups of chili i like to make sure it's warm before using - get my chili recipe here
3 green onions diced
The Cheese Topping
2 cups of plain non dairy milk
2 tbs of vegan butter
1-1/2 cup of vegan cheddar shreds. I used the Whole Foods Brand but I would also use the Violife Cheddar Shreds they are very similar in taste.
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350*
First cook your french fries and using whichever method you like.
While your fries are cooking make the cheese sauce by combining the butter, plain non dairy milk and cheese to a small pot and bring it to a medium low heat while whisking constantly for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is smooth and creamy.
Add pepper to taste.
Spread the cooked fries onto a sheet pan and sprinkle salt to taste.
Top with the chili ( I used about 3 cups). Then top with the cheese sauce.
Place the sheet pan in the oven for about 5-7 minutes to get everything warm and melted together.
Remove from the oven and top with the green onions!
This is the brand of cheese I used for this recipe. The Whole Foods 365 brand is one of my favorite vegan cheeses.
These Trader Joe's Handsome Cut fries are favorites in my house. They are as close to hand cut french fries as you can get. If you haven't seen My Favorite's From Trader Joe's list make sure you check it out.
Izzy couldn't wait to get his hands on these!
Here's another cool way to use the chili and cheese sauce recipes......Add it to baked potatoes!
This is the Philips Air Fryer that I use!!