Oven-Baked Cheese Fries Recipe

5 Reviews / 5 Average
Switch up your basic roasted potatoes with these Oven-Baked Cheese Fries! You can indulge in these without worrying about the deep-fried heaviness of the restuarant versions.
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Oven-Baked Cheese Fries covered with homemade ranch dressing on a baking sheet

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The next time we have friends over for dinner this is what I’m putting out for an appetizer—Oven-Baked Cheese “Fries”! This new recipe would be great as a side dish to any family dinner as well … talk about switching things up from your same ol’ boring roasted potatoes.

I haven’t had cheese fries in so long that I forgot how good they are. And now we can enjoy them without the deep-fried heaviness from your typical restaurant version. There’s no reason not to indulge in tasty oven-baked potatoes, organic cheese & bacon, and homemade ranch dressing … yum!

Best Potatoes to use for Oven-Baked Cheese Fries?

I would recommend using a Russet potato or something similar for this recipe. They are high in starch and low in moisture which leads to nice fluffy fries with crispy skins.

Do I Need to Bake with Aluminum Foil?

If you’re concerned about using tinfoil while cooking you can omit that step. I like to use it for easy clean-up. Do be sure to spray your baking surface with oil so that the potatoes do not stick. For those interested in learning more about why we think it’s okay to occasionally cook with foil you may find this scientific article helpful.

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I hope you enjoy this better-for-you makeover of an old favorite. So good!

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  1. 5 stars
    This oven-baked cheese fries recipe is one of my go-to movie night snacks recipes! It is cooked to perfection and tastes incredibly delicious and satisfying!

  2. 5 stars
    These were so fun and very tasty! I love the combination of the ranch dressing and bacon, which always makes everything taste better!

  3. 5 stars
    Due to a mammalian meat allergy, I had to make these without the bacon, but they were still delicious. Cheesy, creamy, potato-y — all kinds of YUM!

  4. Lisa, thank you for this recipe! Excited to try it but since I’m prediabetic do you think sweet potatoes would work just as well?

  5. Thank you.
    I’m especially excited about a ranch dressing recipe that doesn’t use powdered mixes!!!