Fab Food: DIY Texas Cheese Fries!

We love food here at Passenger156.com, especially fab food (lol).  We’re going to try something new with this fab food article.  ‘Texas Cheese Fries’ anyone?! Recently at lunch with my sister Cindy we stopped our shopping travels and adventures to enjoy a little lunch.  We decided to go to Chili’s and ordered from their fab 2 for $22 lunch/dinner menu.  Our appetizer was a half order of ‘Texas Cheese Fries’ with a side of homemade ranch dressing for dipping sauce.  They were absolutely delicious!!  We commented several times how delicious they were especially with the ranch sauce for dipping.  Even considered ordering more (lol).

So I decided to try and re-create them at home as a snack while watching the Rio Olympics. 

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‘Texas Cheese’ Fries ingredients are budget friendly!

To get started you’ll need:

  • French fries (your favorite frozen brand will do or you can cut your own)
  • Shredded cheese mix (I used Kraft’s Mexican 4 cheese blend)
  • Bacon bits
  • Chopped white onions
  • Jalapenos (optional)
  • LiteHouse Homestyle Ranch dressing as a dipping sauce (or your favorite…this is ours!)

Once you have all of your ingredients ready, build your ‘Texas Cheese Fries’ to your liking on a cookie sheet or baking tin depending upon the serving size.  I added a little extra shredded cheddar on top because the cheesier the better and I love cheese (lol).  Bake for 17-18 minutes at 425.  Plate your fries and add your dipping sauce.  I love LiteHouse’s dressings because they are rich and creamy with no preservatives just natural goodness.  Remove from the oven and congratulations… you have your very own version of ‘Texas Cheese Fries!”  This recipe was easy and a great snack for watching the Olympics but it’s also a great snack for after school, watching football or your favorite movie.  They would also be great option for a Superbowl party! #IJS  For more easy fab food recipes visit www.litehousefoods.com and www.kraftrecipes.com.

What’s your favorite dish from vacation?  Did you try to recreate it at home?

Be Happy.  Be Fabulous.  Be Well Traveled.

By The Travelin Diva ~ Kirstin N. Fuller

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Author: The Travelin Diva

Self proclaimed 'Travelin Diva,' Kirstin is a DC native and graduate of Howard University! Pursuing her dreams in 2007, Kirstin launched the travel magazine Reservations Travel Guide which led her to start the fabulous travel blog www.Passenger156.com to showcase the latest travel news, innovative travel products and the worlds' hottest destinations and deals. Be Happy. Be Fabulous. Be Well Traveled.

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11 Comments

  1. Favorite thing I’ve ate on vacation was sweet potato corn bread while visiting Charleston SC. I have never tried to make it though…

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  2. I’m glad you shared the low down on this snack. When I saw your post the picture on FB I had questions. I love fries with any kind of goodness on top.

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  3. This looks so good and I’m definitely going to try it! I can’t believe I’ve never tried it at Chilis!
    So the cheese bakes on the fries for the whole time? Just want to make sure I get it right!

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  4. This looks so good. I haven’t thought of recreating a dish from vacation before. Not a bad idea.

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  5. This looks good! My daughter would probably beg me to make this if I were to show her the images lol.

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    • C’mon Mom, join in the fun! She’ll love and it didn’t take that long at all and it’s oh so Yummy! 🙂

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  6. Mmmm, these fries look delish! We had some great creme brulee on a cruise, but I’ve never been brave enough to try to recreate it at home.

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  7. Actually yes I have went on vacation and came home and tried to recreate it. Mine was Mexican Street Corn inspired by LA…we cant get these as easily in Atlanta.

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  8. This looks like great football food for an NFL Sunday afternoon. Love it! (we watch football every Sunday. hehe)

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