Crispy Garlic Fries: A Perfect Snack for Any Occasion

Indulging in a good batch of fries is always a satisfying experience, but if you are a garlic lover like me, then prepare to have your taste buds taken over to the next level. Today, I present to you a recipe that will transport your mind and palate directly to Red Robin’s kitchen: Garlic Fries Like Red Robins!

For those who have had the pleasure of trying them, you know that Red Robin’s Garlic Fries are nothing short of culinary heaven. For those who haven’t had the pleasure, just imagine perfectly seasoned steak fries topped with generous amounts of buttery garlic goodness and grated parmesan cheese.

With this recipe, you can now enjoy these fries from the comfort of your own kitchen, any time you want! Not only is it easy enough for beginners to nail, but it also requires only a few simple ingredients common in any household kitchen. So gather up some frozen French fries – yes, frozen fries work just as well – and let’s get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Garlic Fries Like Red Robins!
Garlic Fries Like Red Robins!

Looking for a flavorful and easy-to-prepare appetizer or side dish? Look no further than these garlic fries like Red Robin’s. Perfectly crispy with a robust garlic-parmesan seasoning, this recipe is the perfect accompaniment to gourmet burgers, juicy steaks, or even onion rings.

Homemade French fries are undoubtedly delicious, but what sets these garlic fries apart is the signature “Robin Garlic” seasoning that gives them an irresistible umami flavor. With just a few simple ingredients like lite olive oil and frozen steak fries, you can recreate the delicious taste of Red Robin’s famous garlic-parmesan fries right in your own home kitchen.

Not only are these garlic fries quick and easy to prepare, but they’re also a great option for those following dietary restrictions. This recipe can easily be made vegan by using plant-based butter and skipping the parmesan cheese topping. Plus, you can adapt the recipe to your personal preference by tweaking the amount of garlic or seasoning blend.

So why should you give this recipe a try? Not only are these garlic fries sure to impress your guests at your next gathering, but you’ll also get to indulge in gourmet-quality food without having to leave your home. So go ahead, treat yourself to a side of garlic-parsley goodness that will have you craving for more!

Ingredient List

 Get ready to make the ultimate snack with these crispy garlic fries!
Get ready to make the ultimate snack with these crispy garlic fries!

The garlic parmesan fries recipe from Red Robin is famous for its robust and flavorful taste. To replicate the original recipe, quality ingredients are required. Here is a detailed ingredient list that will give you an idea of what to buy in advance:

Frozen French Fries

  • 1 bag of frozen french fries (22 oz)

Garlic Butter

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic


  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Red Robin Seasoning

Steak Fries

If you prefer thicker-cut fries, you can substitute the frozen french fries with seasoned steak fries or potato wedges. They can add some extra crispiness and satisfying bite to every forkful.

Additional Ingredients

To sprinkle on top of the garlic parmesan fries, you can add herbs like chopped parsley or chives, or even onion rings. These add-ons will elevate your side dish to match experience you might enjoy with gourmet burgers or other meals.

The Recipe How-To

 These garlic fries are so good, you'll feel like you're in a Red Robin's restaurant.
These garlic fries are so good, you’ll feel like you’re in a Red Robin’s restaurant.

Step 1: Preheat Your Oven

Before you begin, preheat your oven to 400°F. This is the optimal temperature for baking frozen french fries.

Step 2: Melt the Butter

Take a small saucepan and melt one cup of butter over low heat. Be careful not to burn the butter.

Step 3: Add Garlic and Paprika

Once the butter has melted, add two tablespoons of minced garlic and stir for a minute. Followed by two teaspoons paprika powder and continue to stir.

Step 4: Add Robin Seasoning

Take a teaspoon and add one teaspoon of Robin Seasoning to the mixture. Robin Seasoning is a special blend of herbs and spices used in Red Robin’s kitchens. This seasoning is what gives their garlic fries its distinctive flavor.

Step 5: Coat Frozen Fries with Seasoned Butter

Pour the seasoned butter on top of one bag (22 oz) of frozen steak fries or potato wedges. Mix well until all fries are coated with the seasoned butter.

Step 6: Bake Fries Until Crispy

Spread the coated fries out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure they’re in an even layer so they cook uniformly. Place them in a preheated oven and bake them for twenty to thirty minutes, depending on their thickness, flipping halfway through. The garlic parmesan fries will be crispy and golden brown when they are done!

Voila! Your delicious, homemade Red Robin garlic parmesan fries are ready! Enjoy as is or served with your favorite gourmet burgers, onion rings or a side salad!

Substitutions and Variations

To add some variety to your fries, there are many substitutions and variations to try. For a vegan option, you can use frozen sweet potato fries or onion rings instead of the usual French fries. If you’re looking to reduce the amount of oil used, try replacing the lite olive oil with avocado oil or coconut oil.

For a cheesy twist on the classic garlic fries recipe, swap out the parmesan cheese for cheddar or blue cheese crumbles. You can also try using different seasoning blends such as cajun, chili lime or even ranch seasoning.

If you’re looking for even more flavors in your fries, try making garlic butter parmesan potato wedges instead. These will give your taste buds a gourmet experience that pairs well with burgers and other delights. Additionally, you can add some variation by trying a herbed garlic steak fry recipe that uses rosemary and thyme for added aroma while roasting.

For fans of Red Robin’s menu, you can recreate their famous Robin Garlic Fries by simply adding their signature spice blend- the Red Robin Seasoning to your fries recipe. You can also mimic Red Robin’s Parmesan Fries by sprinkling the Parmesan cheese shreds over the fries during the last few minutes of baking.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different ingredients and flavor combinations to find your personal favorite variation of this delicious dish.

Serving and Pairing

If you’re a fan of gourmet burgers, then these garlic fries are the perfect complement to your meal. Pair them with your favorite burger and you’ll have a complete meal that’s sure to satisfy. The garlic parmesan seasoning on the fries adds a richness and depth of flavor that pairs exceptionally well with beef, chicken or even vegetarian burgers.

But it’s not just burgers that these fries go well with. They also make a great accompaniment to hot dogs, brats or other grilled meats. You can even serve them alongside onion rings or potato wedges for a hearty appetizer platter.

For those looking to keep things on the lighter side, consider serving these fries with a simple green salad. The combination of fresh greens and savory garlic parmesan flavor creates a delightful balance of flavors.

And if you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply looking to indulge, pair these fries with your favorite beverage – whether it’s a cold beer or a glass of rich red wine – for a truly satisfying gastronomic experience.

However you choose to serve them, these garlic fries are guaranteed to impress your guests and become a go-to staple in any culinary repertoire.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

If you’re planning to serve these garlic fries at a party, there are several steps you can take to make ahead of time without sacrificing quality. First, prepare the garlic seasoning and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use. You can also consider prepping the fries ahead of time by baking them for just a few minutes before freezing them.

When it comes to storing, keep in mind that the longer fries sit in the fridge or freezer, the more their texture will deteriorate. We recommend enjoying these fries within three days of making them. If you have leftover cooked fries, store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container. When you’re ready to reheat them, spread them out on a baking sheet and bake at 350F for about 5-10 minutes.

While reheating may never be as good as freshly fried, there are still ways to maximize flavor when reheating this dish. For best results, allow the frozen fries to thaw slowly in the fridge overnight before reheating them. You can also add a little extra garlic seasoning or parmesan cheese to enhance their flavor profile during reheating.

By keeping these tips in mind you can enjoy your homemade Red Robin-style garlic fries anytime without sacrificing taste or texture!

Tips for Perfect Results

We all know that creating the perfect dish takes a lot of precision and care. That’s why, in this recipe article, we’ve compiled some helpful tips to ensure that your garlic fries turn out crispy and flavourful, just like Red Robins’ version.

1. Choose the right fries: To ensure optimal results, be sure to use frozen French fries or seasoned steak fries. These varieties will provide a crispy exterior and a soft interior that pairs perfectly with the garlic seasoning.

2. Use light olive oil: Instead of traditional vegetable oil or cooking spray, use light olive oil to coat your fries. This will provide a richer flavor profile without overwhelming the delicate taste of the garlic.

3. Opt for Robin Garlic seasoning: Though there are many garlic seasoning blends out there, we recommend going with Red Robin’s own Robin Garlic seasoning for its unique blend of herbs and spices that bring out the best in the fries.

4. Toss while hot: Once your fries come out of the oven, give them a quick toss with the melted butter, shredded parmesan cheese, and minced garlic. This will help distribute the flavors evenly and prevent clumping or uneven distribution of toppings.

5. Customize as desired: Feel free to add other ingredients such as paprika, chopped parsley or chives to tailor your garlic fries to suit your taste buds perfectly.

With these simple tips and tricks up your sleeve, you’ll be able to create garlic fries that are worthy of even the most gourmet burgers on a Red Robin menu!


As with any recipe, questions may arise in the minds of culinary enthusiasts. To help guide you through the Garlic Fries Like Red Robin! recipe, we have put together some common FAQs along with their detailed answers. Let’s get cooking!

What are garlic fries at Red Robin?

For those who crave a savory and indulgent snack, look no further than our thickly-cut and impeccably fried fries, coated with a luscious garlic Parmesan butter and topped with shredded Parmesan cheese. Enjoy the satisfying crunch and decadent flavors all in one bite, at an affordable price of $2.99 while adding an additional 430 calories to your diet.

What are the ingredients Red Robin fries?

This product is composed of potatoes, vegetable oil (which may include canola, palm, soybean, or sunflower oil), modified food starch derived from corn, potato, or tapioca, rice flour, salt, dextrin, spices, leavening agents (disodium dihydrogen pyrophosphate and sodium bicarbonate), granulated garlic, yeast extract, granulated onion, and tomato powder. The expiration date for this product is January 6, 2023.

What are Red Robin fries fried in?

At Red Robin, they use soybean oil that has been fully refined. It’s worth noting that this ingredient does not fall under the category of the eight major food allergens recognized by the FDA. This information was last shared by the company in July 2017.

Are Red Robin frozen seasoned steak fries vegan?

Unfortunately, none of the fries offered by Red Robin are suitable for those following a vegan diet. Despite their different flavors and textures, including the steak fries, sweet potato fries, zucchini fries, and garlic fries, they all contain animal-based ingredients like eggs and milk. The same applies to their onion rings and Yukon chips, which are also not vegan-friendly.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, there’s nothing quite like the taste of crispy and flavorful garlic fries. Whether you’re a fan of Red Robin’s famous seasoned steak fries or looking for a gourmet twist on classic french fries, this recipe is sure to impress. With its simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll be able to recreate your favorite restaurant-style garlic parmesan fries right at home.

So why not give it a try? Use lite olive oil instead of traditional vegetable oil to keep your fries light and healthy. And if you’re feeling adventurous, try out some of the delicious substitutions and variations we’ve suggested to put your own unique spin on this beloved classic. All in all, whether you’re indulging in garlic herbed steak fries as a side dish for your gourmet burger or serving up parmesan cheese fries as an appetizer for your next dinner party, this recipe is sure to wow your guests and leave them wanting more.

With the helpful tips and recommendations we’ve provided for storing, reheating, and serving your garlic fries, you can enjoy their delicious taste any time you crave them. So why not elevate your next meal with the mouthwatering flavor of copycat Red Robin garlic fries? Your taste buds will thank you!

Garlic Fries Like Red Robins!

Garlic Fries Like Red Robins! Recipe

I love red robins fries and wanted to figure out how to make my own version of them sooooo here it is. If you dont like/love garlic this is not for you. They now sell sweet potato fries in the freezer section im sure you can sub them in this recipe... i have never tryed i do not like sweet potatos. I like to eat them when i make chili its a great change from the usual bread or corn chips.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 30 Mins, Beginner Cook, Easy, Inexpensive, Low Protein, Potato, Vegetable, Weeknight
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Calories: 98.8kcal


  • frozen french fries
  • 3 tablespoons lite olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons garlic, minced


  • you can cook fries in oven or fry them.
  • Heat oil and garlic in a pan on medium heat until garlic is golden
  • when fries are done pour garlic oil over them to coat evenly
  • top with parsley and enjoy!
  • also good if you top with parm cheese.

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Serving: 16g | Calories: 98.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.1g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 10.2g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Sodium: 1.3mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.1g

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