Skinny Texas Cheese Fries
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
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.
- 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)
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.
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
Freestyle Points: 9
Points +: 7