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Baked Spicy Fries with Garlic Cheese Sauce

Baked Spicy Fries With Garlic Cheese Sauce

Baked Spicy Fries with Garlic Cheese Sauce is a tasty and easy recipe for crispy fries coated in a fiery spice blend and served with a creamy garlic cheese sauce.

Hello there, friend! 👋 Are you ready to take your taste buds on a wild ride? Get ready to spice up your life with these Baked Spicy Fries with Garlic Cheese Sauce. They’re crispy, delicious, and oh-so-addictive.

Trust me, you won’t be able to stop at just one bite!

Utensils You Need

To make this delightful snack, you’ll need the following utensils:

  1. Large bowl
  2. Baking sheet
  3. Small saucepan
  4. Whisk

The Recipe

Baked Spicy Fries With Garlic Cheese Sauce

Baked Spicy Fries with Garlic Cheese Sauce

These baked fries are crispy, spicy, and come with a creamy garlic cheese sauce for dipping.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 350 kcal


  • 2 large russet potatoes, cut into fries
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • In a large bowl, toss the fries with olive oil, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Spread the fries in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
  • While the fries are baking, make the garlic cheese sauce. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute.
  • Gradually whisk in the milk until smooth.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until thickened.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the cheese and garlic powder until melted and smooth.
  • Serve the fries hot with the garlic cheese sauce.


  1. You can adjust the amount of cayenne pepper to your liking.
  2. If you don’t have russet potatoes, you can use any other type of potato.
  3. Feel free to add other spices to the fries, such as chili powder or cumin.
  4. For a richer cheese sauce, use heavy cream instead of milk.
Keyword baked fries, easy recipe, garlic cheese sauce, spicy fries, vegetarian snack

Cook method: Baking

Season: All

Alternative Ingredients

If you do not have the ingredients I listed above, do not worry. You can swap them out for the alternatives below.

Russet potatoesSweet potatoes, Yukon gold potatoes
Cheddar cheeseMonterey Jack, pepper jack, or any other melting cheese
All-purpose flourCornstarch or gluten-free flour

What to Serve with Baked Spicy Fries with Garlic Cheese Sauce

You can pair this delicious Baked Spicy Fries with Garlic Cheese Sauce with:

  1. Burgers
  2. Sandwiches
  3. Grilled chicken or fish

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use sweet potatoes instead of russet potatoes?

Yes, you can use sweet potatoes instead of russet potatoes. Just keep in mind that they may take a bit longer to cook.

Can I make the garlic cheese sauce ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the garlic cheese sauce ahead of time and reheat it when you’re ready to serve the fries.

Can I freeze the baked fries?

It’s best to enjoy the fries fresh, but you can freeze them after they have cooled completely. Reheat them in the oven until crispy.

What if my cheese sauce is too thick?

If your cheese sauce is too thick, simply whisk in a little bit of milk or water until it reaches your desired consistency.

Can I make this recipe vegan?

Yes, you can make this recipe vegan by using vegan cheese and butter alternatives.

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