Spiced Chili Cheese Fries

This Spiced Chili Cheese Fries recipe is the same great taste of traditional chili cheese fries, but made with spices to cut calories and fat!

A plate of food, with fries

Spiced Chili Cheese Fries

To liven up your usual potato recipes, also try these Oven Roasted Red Potatoes, or for a different flavour: Crispy Oven Roasted Rosemary Balsamic Potatoes.

When eating out in restaurants, I usually order items that I don’t make at home. I had a discussion to this effect with a friend last week while out for lunch.

After ordering a club sandwich with a side of seasoned fries, she asked me why I don’t ever make this sort of meal myself at home. This made me think.

A plate of food on a table, with fries

After all, I strive to bring my family meals that they would all enjoy, and I know for certain they love sandwiches and fries. Plus, the meal would be very simple to make.

So why not serve some of our restaurant favourites at home for a double win? Even if it’s an easy side dish.

A plate of fries

After this conversation, I realized that I may have developed a habit of over-complicating my cooking. I decided that I should get back to basics once in a while, making only minor additions and changes when I feel the need to get more creative.

So, for dinner one night I did just that: I Modifry-ed some Superfries for a simple side dish. With the addition of few simple ingredients in the form of spices, I turned the usual much-loved fries into a whole different taste that made everyone happy.

A plate of fries

Spiced Chili Cheese Fries is fries kicked up a notch! All the taste of sinful chili cheese fries with just three spices to create the flavour.

As an added bonus, the resulting dish contains fewer calories and is easier to make than typical fully loaded chili fries.

In fact, the three required spices for this recipe (chili powder, garlic powder and onion powder) are most likely already in your cupboard!

This Spiced Chili Cheese Fries recipe is a flavourful, light and fresh twist on fries that you’ll be happy to share with family and friends. Meals are more fun when you modify your fries!

A plate of food, with Chili cheese fries
Spiced Chili Cheese Fries Recipe

Spiced Chili Cheese Fries

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Spiced Chili Cheese Fries recipe, the same great taste of traditional chili cheese fries but the fantastic taste comes from a perfect blend of spices! 


  • 1 Pkg McCain® Superfries
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3/4 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • parmesan cheese and chopped green onion, optional


  1. Open the bag of McCain® Superfries and add the olive oil and toss bag to evenly coat. Cook the fries as per package directions on a cookie sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the spices. Then, 5 minutes before the fries are finished, take them out of the oven and add fries into the bowl. I loosely hold the lid on the bowl and shake gently to coat the fries with the seasoning.
  3. Return now coated fries to the cookie sheet and bake for another 5 minutes.
  4. When they’re done, sprinkle with parmesan cheese and chopped onions if you so choose.
  5. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Saturated Fat: 1gSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 1g

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  1. I hadn’t thought about spicing up my fries, but now that I see that photo, you have me craving these! I’m adding the ingredients to my shopping list.

  2. mmm I can already tastes the fries in my mouth. Awesome idea, thanks for the recipe.

  3. Okay, I just tried to eat my computer screen. No, seriously. I’d have to be careful with these though. If I fix them I’ll have to SHARE with everyone else! That would be painful.

  4. Yum! I love chili cheese fries, but I don’t love all the calories. This is a great alternative.

  5. Oh my goodness, these sound and look amazing. I totally want to give these a try. Thanks for sharing…

  6. I think I see a healthy game day alternative here! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

  7. What a wonderful idea! My husband would live on fries if he could!! This will be a welcomed surprise next time I make fries for him! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

  8. Ok I have never seen that brand of fries in my area.. So I will have to do that with another brand but definitely going to do it…

  9. These look deeeelicious! And easy, too. I like that part. We are a family of dippers, so this would be great with a sour cream type of dip!

  10. I have only tried them with chili and grated cheese and love it that way,definitely have to try this!

  11. This post gives us a wonderful new twist on how to serve large French Fries. I am sure they taste as delicious as they look. Thank you for your recipe.

  12. I have made spicy cheese fries, but my recipe is so not this easy! LOL I may have to do some adjusting now closer to yours!

  13. What a great idea…doing something different with something so good on its own already. I think I need to start thinking outside of the box.

  14. Good idea with the fries, we don’t have them very often, and this recipe would make them special.

  15. Win win! I love fries especially with a spicy kick. I never thought to season my fries like this. Thanks for the tip!

  16. Those look really good but I’m a wimp when it comes to spicy things. We like to add cheese and gravy to our friends for a good old fashioned poutine 🙂

  17. This looks like a simple way to add some flavor to otherwise boring fries! Can’t wait to give this a try!

  18. What a brilliant idea! I’ve never thought to make my fries taste anything like fries lol Thanks!

  19. Sounds yummy! I think my boy and I will have to try them this weekend! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  20. Sounds really good, I never think of adding to my fries to change them up but these sound really good so I will have to give it a try next time we have them!

  21. I am going to have to make these for sure, these Spiced Chili Cheese Fries look incredible! I bet they are really flavorful! My husband would love these!!

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