Skinny Texas Cheese Fries

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Guiltless cheesy baked seasoned fries topped with bacon, jalapeños and scallions... this is SOOO good! Pure comfort food when cheese fries are what you're craving.

Guiltless cheesy baked seasoned fries topped with bacon, jalapeños and scallions… this is SOOO good! Pure comfort food when cheese fries are what you’re craving.

Making them yourself will save hundreds of calories and have better portion control preparing it yourself. A half order at Chili’s is a whopping 1260 calories and 89 grams of fat, yikes!!

This recipe is a serving for two, if you want to make this into a meal, serve it with a cup of soup and a garden salad on the side. You’ll have those carbs you crave and feel completely satisfied.

I left the skin on for added fiber, and I opted to use a full fat cheddar so that the cheese melts beautifully, I just used less of it and I think it was perfect.

How To Make Healthier Texas Cheese Fries

Guiltless cheesy baked seasoned fries topped with bacon, jalapeños and scallions... this is SOOO good! Pure comfort food when cheese fries are what you're craving.
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Skinny Texas Cheese Fries

265 Cals 10.5 Protein 30 Carbs 12 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Yield: 2 Servings
COURSE: Appetizer, Lunch, Side Dish
CUISINE: American
Guiltless cheesy baked seasoned fries topped with bacon, jalapeños and scallions... this is SOOO good! Pure comfort food when cheese fries are what you're craving.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium potatoes, 5 1/2 oz each, yukon gold or russet, washed and dried
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • coarse salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 slice center cut bacon, cooked & finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup sharp shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp diced scallions
  • 1 tbsp sliced pickled Jalapeno, jarred on canned

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450°. Line baking sheet with foil for easy clean-up if desired. Lightly coat with cooking spray.
  • Cut each potato lengthwise into 1/4 inch thin slices; then cut each slice into 1/4 inch fries.
  • In a large bowl, combine cut potatoes and oil; toss well. Add seasoning (paprika to salt and pepper). Toss to coat.
  • Place potatoes in a single layer, bake in the bottom third of the oven 10 minutes, turn and bake an additional 8 to 10 minutes, or until crisp and browned.
  • Remove from oven, top with cheddar cheese, sliced jalapenos, scallions and bacon bits and return to oven for  about 1 to 2 minutes, or until the cheese melts.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2, Calories: 265kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 10.5g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 4.5g, Cholesterol: 19.5mg, Sodium: 305.5mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1.5g
WW Points Plus: 7
Keywords: Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Under 30 Minutes

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  1. Ranch is critical for this recipe and used to be linked from this recipe. I don’t see it anymore. If this is your first time making this recipe, just know that it NEEDS the ranch. Hoping that I can do a search to find the same recipe that was listed here before.

  2. Love these, make them regularly.  Pure delicious comfort food!

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  4. This was awesome!! I have been craving Outback cheese fries for the last month. These were certainly different, but equally good and satisfied my craving. 

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  7. I’ve been looking for not a skinny but spiced up version of this recipe. Yours is a flavour packed recipe without the use of fat for taste. Thumbs up. Gonna make this for my sisters.

  8. Can you use frozen french fries (already cut)?

  9. These are fantastic!! I can’t believe how delicious they are! And the ranch just takes them over the top. I used light cheese because it’s what I hand on hand and worked very well!