Spice up your hunger with Green Chili Fries

When I think of comfort food, my mind instantly goes to French fries. There’s something so satisfying about biting into a crispy, golden-brown fry that makes all your worries disappear. But what if I told you that you could take your fry game to the next level with just a few simple ingredients? That’s where my Green Chili Fries recipe comes in.

These fries are not your average basketball game or diner fare cheese fries – no, these bad boys are elevated to another level with the addition of green chili sauce and melted cheddar cheese. The combination of starchy potatoes with spicy-yet-sweet green chile is a match made in heaven, and the gooey melted cheese on top takes it to the next level. Trust me, once you try these Green Chili Fries, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them. So let’s get started – grab your spatula and preheat that oven!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Green Chili Fries
Green Chili Fries

As a lover of flavorful and satisfying dishes, I can assure you that the Green Chili Fries recipe is one that will not disappoint. There are countless reasons why this recipe is a must-try, but I’ll share with you just a few.

Firstly, if you’re a fan of fries (who isn’t?), you’ll absolutely adore these Green Chili Fries. The addition of green chili sauce takes the classic cheese fries to a whole new level, giving them an irresistible kick that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy. Plus, the recipe is super easy to follow, ensuring that even novice cooks can create restaurant-quality fries in just a few simple steps.

Secondly, the recipe offers an impressive amount of flexibility through its many variations and substitutions. Whether you prefer ground beef or pulled pork as your protein of choice or want to shake things up by adding green onions or chile peppers to the mix, this recipe can accommodate your cravings and preferences. You can even try air frying the fries for a healthier twist on this indulgent dish!

Lastly, Green Chili Fries are the perfect addition to any meal or occasion. Whether you’re hosting a casual get-together with friends or settling in for a cozy night at home with loved ones, these fries make for a satisfying and memorable dish that everyone will enjoy. And if you happen to live in Denver or New Mexico, be sure to try adding hatch chile cheese or chile verde sauce for an authentic regional twist.

So what are you waiting for? Give this delicious recipe a try today and discover why it’s a fan favorite across the country!

Ingredient List

 Loaded with green chili goodness!
Loaded with green chili goodness!

Here are the ingredients needed for this Green Chili Fries recipe:

Required Ingredients:

  • 5 pounds Potatoes, scrubbed and dried
  • 1 cup Green Chili Sauce
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil or Canola Oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • 3 medium Poblano Peppers, roasted, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Green Onions, thinly sliced
  • Sour Cream, if desired

Optional Ingredients:

  • Pulled Pork or Ground Beef
  • Pork Green Chile or Chili Verde
  • French Fries (1 to 2 bags), according to package directions,
  • Air Fryer
  • Additional seasoning like paprika or cumin for more flavor.

You can purchase Green Chili Sauce from the store, but it’s best to use Hatch Green Chiles for an authentic New Mexico taste.

The Recipe How-To


Now that we have all our ingredients ready, it’s time to start cooking! Let’s dive into the step-by-step instructions and make these Green Chili Fries a reality.

Step 1: Prepare the French Fries

Preheat your oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Follow the instructions on the package for cooking frozen French fries until they are crispy and golden brown.

Step 2: Prepare the Green Chili Sauce

In a saucepan over medium heat, warm up 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add 3 medium poblano peppers and let them cook for about 10 minutes until they start to blister. Remove from heat.

Once they have cooled down, remove the stem and seeds of each pepper and roughly chop them. In a blender or food processor, blend the chopped poblano peppers with 1 can (4 oz) of green chilies, 2 cups of pork green chili, and 2 tablespoons of canola oil until smooth.

Step 3: Assembly

Place the cooked French fries on an oven-safe serving dish. Pour the green chili sauce over the fries and sprinkle generously with shredded cheddar cheese.

Place in the oven and bake for another 5-8 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Step 4: Garnish

Remove from oven, top with chopped fresh green onions or cilantro, serve warm with a dollop of sour cream on top.

Enjoy your delicious Green Chili Fries!

Substitutions and Variations

 Fries just got an epic upgrade!
Fries just got an epic upgrade!

To put a unique spin on the Green Chili Fries recipe, consider trying out a few substitutions and variations. Below are a few suggestions to mix things up:

– Meat options: If you’re looking for something meatier than pulled pork, try ground beef or shredded chicken instead. For a vegetarian option, swap the meat with grilled tempeh or beans.

– Cheese varieties: While cheddar is a classic choice for cheese fries, you can experiment with other types of cheese like pepper jack, Gouda, or feta for an added twist.

– Green chili sauce: While Hatch green chile sauce is recommended for this recipe, there are plenty of green chili sauce brands on the market that will work just as well. You can also try using different levels of heat or adding additional spices depending on your taste preferences.

– Different types of peppers: If you can’t find poblano peppers at your local grocery store, you can substitute them with Anaheim peppers or even jalapeños if you enjoy a spicier kick. Or, mix it up by using different peppers altogether like sweet bell peppers or even banana peppers.

– Air fryer method: For a healthier take on the traditional recipe, try cooking the french fries in an air fryer instead. This will give them a crispy texture without all the excess oil.

Overall, don’t be afraid to experiment with different ingredients and techniques to make this recipe your own. The possibilities for variations are endless!

Serving and Pairing

 Say hello to the ultimate comfort food.
Say hello to the ultimate comfort food.

Once the green chili fries are cooked to golden perfection, it’s time to dig in! Top your hot fries with tangy and creamy sour cream and crispy green onions for extra flavor and texture. The salty and savory flavor of the cheese fries paired with the mildly spicy and smoky green chili sauce is a match made in heaven.

I recommend serving these green chili fries as a snack or appetizer at your next party, game day event or casual get-together with friends. They’re also a great side dish option for a variety of meals – from burgers and hot dogs to grilled chicken or steak.

For those looking to elevate their green chili fries game, try pairing them with a cold beer or a refreshing margarita. The hoppy notes of an IPA or the citrusy tang of a classic margarita will complement the spiciness of the green chile sauce perfectly.

Don’t be afraid to get creative with your serving ideas – whip up a big bowl of loaded green chili cheese fries for a hearty and delicious main course or top them with pulled pork or ground beef for an extra protein boost. This versatile recipe is open to endless possibilities!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Get ready to dig in!
Get ready to dig in!

Like a good story, your dish should be prepared and served with utmost care. But what if you have extra Green Chili Fries left? You don’t have to toss them out immediately. Here are some tips for making ahead, storing, and reheating your leftovers.

If you plan on serving fries later, do not fully cook the potatoes. Instead, blanch the fries according to package directions before frying. Once cooled, arrange in a single layer and store in an airtight container or resealable bag. The fries can be frozen for up to 2 months.

To reheat the fries, heat your oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius) Air Fryer instructions may vary depending on what brand and model you have but typically it requires heating at 350-400 degrees Fahrenheit (175-200 degrees Celsius) as per manufacturer’s instructions). Spread the fries in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 5-7 minutes or air fry for 3-4 minutes until heated through and crispy again.

If you have leftover Green Chili sauce or cheese sauce, they may be stored separately in the fridge for up to three days in an airtight container. Reheat them in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally until warmed through.

Remember to always properly store and refrigerate any remaining pulled pork or meat products to be used in this recipe separately from the rest of the ingredients. Stored cooked pork will last up to four days and uncooked pork should be frozen immediately.

The fun doesn’t end there! Would you like to explore more delicious variations of the dish? If so, proceed to Section (5) Substitutions and Variations.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Spice up your life with our Green Chili Fries.
Spice up your life with our Green Chili Fries.

Now that we know how to make green chili fries, let’s dive into some tips to ensure that our dish is mouth-watering and satisfying.

1. Keep the Fries Crispy

Nobody likes soggy fries. To keep your fries crispy and delicious, spread them out in a single layer on a baking sheet. This not only helps them cook evenly but also prevents them from getting mushy.

2. Sauce it Up

The secret to perfect green chili fries is in the sauce! Don’t hold back on the green chili sauce; it gives a smoky, mildly spicy flavor to every bite. You can also add some cheese sauce over the top for better texture and flavor.

3. Choose the Right Pepper

It’s essential to choose the right pepper for your recipe because it can make all the difference in taste. For this recipe, go for hatch green chilies or poblano peppers – they give a unique flavor profile and aren’t overly spicy.

4. Experiment with Toppings

Green chili fries are all about toppings, and the options are endless! Add some chopped green onions, diced tomato, or pulled pork to take your dish to another level of drool-worthy.

5. Control Your Heat

Green chili fries should have a slight kick of heat, but you don’t want them to be too spicy. If your green chili sauce is too spicy for your liking, add a dollop of sour cream on top to bring down the heat.

6. A Little Extra Cooking Time Goes a Long Way

Cooking fries require patience and can take longer than expected. It might be tempting to take them out of the oven early, but resist that urge! A little extra cooking time can lead to perfectly crispy and golden-brown fries—worth the wait for a more delicious experience.

Remember these tips as you prepare your Green Chili Fries for company or yourself next time!


Now that you know everything there is to know about making the perfect green chili fries, it’s time to address some common questions and concerns that may arise during the cooking process. Here are some frequently asked questions, along with my professional tips and tricks to help you navigate any obstacles with ease. Let’s get started!

What are chili fries made of?

If you’re a fan of delicious comfort food, then you’ll definitely love chili cheese fries. This tasty dish consists of crispy French fries that are loaded up with savory chili, smothered in gooey melted cheese and finished off with a variety of flavorful toppings such as zesty green onions and spicy jalapenos.

Are chilli cheese fries unhealthy?

According to a recent article, Wendy’s chili cheese fries side contains over 500 calories, 10 grams of saturated fat, and 1100 milligrams of sodium. These numbers are not ideal for a healthy heart or cholesterol levels.

Who made chili cheese fries?

A variation of fries topped with chili cheese was allegedly created in Tomball, Texas by a 16-year-old named Don A. Jenkins.

How many calories are in green chili cheese fries?

In this recipe article, I will guide you on how to make a serving of Good Times Burgers Hatch Green Chili Cheese Fries that contain 30g total carbs, 28g net carbs, 20g fat, 7g protein, and 310 calories. Let’s get started!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a delicious and easy-to-make snack or side dish, these Green Chili Fries are perfect for you. They are flavorful, filling, and satisfying. You can serve them as an appetizer or as part of a meal with a juicy burger or a refreshing salad.

These fries can be made with any type of potato, so you can use whatever you have on hand. The green chili sauce is the secret ingredient that elevates these fries to a whole new level. It gives them just the right amount of heat and flavor without being overpowering.

Don’t forget to add toppings such as cheddar cheese, green onions, or sour cream to enhance the flavor and make them even more irresistible.

Whether you’re hosting a party or want to indulge in some tasty comfort food, this recipe is perfect for you. So why not give it a try? You won’t regret it!

Green Chili Fries

Green Chili Fries Recipe

I love green chili, and french fries, and cheese 3 of my foods. All in one dish can't get any better than that. I make green chili at least once ever 2 months. I do not eat legumes (beans)......except for green beans. Any way this is how I like to make my chili cheese fries. Hope you all enjoy.
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Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 60 Mins, Easy, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Mexican, Potato, Vegetable
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Calories: 372.1kcal


  • 6 potatoes, baking
  • 1 cup green chili sauce
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated


  • Peel and cut potatoes into french fry sticks.
  • Either fry potatoes in oil or bake in a 400 oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Heat green chili in a saucepan.
  • When potatoes are done place on a broil proof pan, I use a metal pie pan, pour green chili on top then sprinkle with cheese.
  • Place back into a broiler for 5 minutes to melt cheese.
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, onions, jalapenos, or guacamole.

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Serving: 409g | Calories: 372.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 59.2g | Protein: 13.9g | Fat: 9.7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29.7mg | Sodium: 209.9mg | Fiber: 8.2g | Sugar: 4.2g

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