Easy Cheesy Fries

Easy Cheesy Fries - the easiest way to jazz up a bag of frozen fries! Bake with cheese on top and a sprinkling of spices for an added kick!Easy way to jazz up your fries. Melted cheese is involved.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesy fries
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 567 kcal
Author Anna


  • 3 russet potatoes peeled
  • 3/4 c vegetable oil
  • 1 c shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground red pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
US Customary - Metric


  1. Prepare ice bath for the fries by filling a large mixing bowl half way with water and half of a tray of ice cubes ( about 5 - 6 ice cubes ). Set aside.
  2. Cut peeled potatoes lengthwise into sticks. Place in ice water bath.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, combine 1/4 of oil ( reserving the rest ) with garlic powder, ground red pepper, paprika and salt. Set aside.
  4. Fill a medium saucepan with the reserve oil and bring to hot on medium heat.
  5. In the same time, preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  6. Drain as many fries as you can grab with your hand on paper towels. Pat dry. Carefully place in the hot oil and fry until cooked through but not brown.
  7. Place the cooked fries in a bowl with oil and spices mixture. Toss to coat.
  8. Place the coated fries onto a aluminum foil lined cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
  10. Sprinkle cheese on top reserving enough for the rest of the fries.
  11. Return into the oven until the cheese melts.
  12. Cool before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Cheesy Fries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 567 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 37g231%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 765mg33%
Potassium 709mg20%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 565IU11%
Vitamin C 9.1mg11%
Calcium 162mg16%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.