Easy Plant-based Chili Cheese Fries

This recipe is a spin off from our Vegan Chili Cheese Fries

I mean who needs a reason to enjoy Chili Cheese Fries, certainly not this mom of two boys.  The real reason behind creating this recipe was because I honestly was short on time last week. We had been busy getting our home ready to go on the market and I needed something quick and healthy.  I know how much my boys love our Vegan Chili Cheese Fries recipes and so with just some little changes, this one definitely is a running contender to it. 

And being that we are a plant-based family, if I was going to opt out of cooking from scratch, I want the foods I chose to make my recipes with to be made from the best ingredients I can find at that time.  Normally I would make all our fries using russet or golden potatoes, but for this recipe we opted to go with the Alexia Fries because they have been the best brand, I have found out that that has the closest to real ingredients.  While we are a no oil family, we made an exception this time.

For the Chili, I opted to go with Amy’s Vegetarian Chili that I found at our local Natural Grocers. I did though opt to not go with a store-bought dairy-free cheese, but instead whipped up a quick batch of our Vegan Cheese Sauce to go along with this dish.  All in all, the whole meal took about 35 minutes and was a big hit in our house. 

All you will need for this recipe is a 1 large sauce pan, 1 medium sauce pan, and a serving plate, and blender or food processor and an air fryer if you chose to go that route. 

You can cook the French fries in an air fryer or on a baking sheet in the oven.

The key to this dish is the layering of the fries, chili, and cheese. 

Ingredients

• 3-15 oz cans of Amy’s Vegetarian Chili

• 3-16 oz bags of Alexia Crinkle Cut Fries

• 3 Cups of our Vegan Cheese Sauce

• 2 Large Tomatoes, chopped

• 1 Green Onion, chopped

• 1/2 White Onion, chopped

• 8-10 Black Olives, halved

• 1/2 Jalapeno, seeded and membrane removed, diced

• 1 Large Avocado

Instructions

Cook the French fries for about 20 minutes at 400 degrees in an Air fryer or bake in the oven at °F 375 degrees on a large baking sheet for about 15 minutes.

• While the French fries are cooking, in Large Sauce Pan add in the cans of chili and cook on low for about 10 minutes.

• Stir occasionally.

• After the fries are done baking, remove them from heat and place them as a bottom layer on a large platter, add a layer of the cheese sauce, then add in the cooked chili, and another layer of the cheese sauce.

• Finally garnish with the tomatoes, jalapenos, onions, and avocado and serve.

You will start by adding a complete layer of cooked fries to the bottom of the large serving dish, then add a layer of cheese sauce, and then a layer of chili, and another layer of cheese sauce.

Top it off with your favorite toppings. We chose tomatoes, onions, and olives, avocados, and cilantro and enjoy.

Yield: 4-6 Servings

Easy Plant-based Chili Cheese Fries

Easy Plant-based Chili Cheese Fries

Easy to make that your whole family will love.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3-15 oz cans of Amy’s Vegetarian Chili  
  • 3-16 oz bags of Alexia Crinkle Cut Fries
  • 3 Cups of our Vegan Cheese Sauce 
  • 2 Large Tomatoes, chopped
  •  1 Green Onion, chopped
  • 1/2 White Onion, chopped  
  • 8-10 Black Olives, halved  
  • 1/2 Jalapeno, seeded and membrane removed, diced
  •  1 Large Avocado

Instructions

    1. Cook the French fries for about 20 minutes at 400 degrees in an Air fryer or bake in
      the oven at °F 375 degrees on a large baking sheet for about 15 minutes.
    2. While the French fries are cooking, in Large Sauce Pan add in the cans of chili and
      cook on low for about 10 minutes.
    3. Stir occasionally.
    4. After the fries are done baking, remove them from heat and place them as a bottom
      layer on a large platter, add a layer of the cheese sauce, then add in the cooked chili, and another layer of the cheese sauce.
    5. Finally garnish with the tomatoes, jalapenos, onions, olives, and avocado and serve.

Happy Cooking!

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