These chimichurri cheese fries are the ultimate game day snack or party food. Crispy french fries, melty cheddar sauce, herby chimichurri and chipotle bacon for crunch. Delicious!
I’m here with your game day food.
Sheet pan cheese fries. Chimichurri cheese fries, to be exact. Sprinkled with crispy chipotle bacon for an extra pop of flavor.
I wish I could eat these every single day!
Ever since making my smashburger fries, we’ve been loving sheet pan fries of every variety. Some have cheese. Some don’t! I love a good salt and malt vinegar fry.
These are clearly cheese-loaded fries. With a few other good things.
I’ve learned a lesson over the last few years of having kids: just buy frozen fries. I have countless recipes on this blog where I make a homemade version of french fries.
You can get such excellent, crispy and delicious fries in the freezer section these days – and they are your best bet. You can fancy them up like this.
P.S. you can also put them on salad for a huge win.
I mean, think about it. You buy tortilla chips to make sheet pan nachos. So why not buy fries to make sheet pan fries?!
The best idea I ever had.
Now let’s talk about how incredibly wonderful these are. Perfect for a party, game day snack, appetizer or late night treat.
And I’ve even made chimichurri fries before. It’s one of my favorite condiments to put on fries and, frankly, potatoes in general.
But these chimichurri cheese fries are legit.
I make a cheese sauce.
And I make my chimichurri too! Unless I already have it made in the fridge. Which in most cases, I do. Because I make it frequently.
Then I also make some chipotle bacon! Yes, this is a little high maintenance. My chipotle bacon is just diced bacon sprinkled with chipotle chili powder and cooked until super crispy and crunchy. You want to eat it on everything.
Next, I make a batch of frozen fries. Yes. You could use the air fryer, but I don’t like that because it can usually only handle one small batch at a time. So instead, I spread the fries on a sheet pan and roast them at 450 degrees (at least! Even if the directions specify a lower temp!) until crispy. You know, like it’s 1997 again. Before air fryers existed.
And that’s it!
I don’t think I need to go on and on and on about the amount of flavor these fries have – you can see it right on the plate. Cheesy sauce, chimi drizzle, crunchy bacon sprinkle. (more…)