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A plate of baked fries topped with chili and cheese sauce.

Vegan Chili Cheese Fries

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

These addictive chili cheese fries are like a dream come true. They’re made with healthy, wholesome ingredients but taste like a serious indulgence. They’re a cinch to make too. Get the fries baking, blend up the queso, mix up the chili, load it all up on a plate or just pile the chili and queso right onto the baking tray and DIG IN.


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Ingredients

For the Queso Cheese Sauce

For the Chili

  • 1 19 oz. can mixed beans
  • 1 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 a jalapeno, seeds removed and minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 1 large grated carrot, grated (approx. 1/2 heaping cup),
  • 1 tsp each sea salt and black pepper

For the Fries

  • potato of choice such as golden or russet (approx. 1 medium or 1/2 a large potato per person)
  • sea salt and pepper
  • optional: paprika and chili powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Slice the potatoes into approximately 1/2 inch wedge fries and toss with a sprinkle of sea salt and pepper. Add a pinch of paprika and chili powder, if desired. Line the fries on a baking tray (use parchment paper, a silicone mat or non-stick cooking spray), allowing some room between each fry. Bake for 25 minutes, flip and bake 15-20 minutes more until browned and crispy.
  2. Add all queso ingredients to a high-speed blender and mix until smooth and creamy.
  3. To make the chili add all the ingredients to a medium-sized pot and little simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring every so often until it’s well-mixed and the carrot is tender.
  4. Once the fries are ready, load them onto a plate. Top with chili and cheese sauce and dig in!

Notes

Queso sauce and chili make enough for 4-6 servings. Adjust amount of potatoes accordingly.

If you don’t have a high-speed blender, soak cashews in water for 8 hours up to overnight or boil for 10 minutes then drain. You can skip this if you want but the sauce will be grainy.

If you can’t find mixed beans, kidney, black or pinto beans all work. If you can’t find a 19 oz can, a 14 oz can is fine. You’ll need 1.5-2 cups of beans.

This recipe is best enjoyed fresh but the cheese sauce and chili can both be stored separately in the fridge for up to 5 days.

For the tomato sauce, use any plain canned or jarred tomato or pasta sauce.

Keywords: vegan chili cheese fries, vegan queso sauce