Chili Cheese Fries Made Guilt-Free

The origin of chili cheese fries is not really clear. Many want to take credit for creating this tasty dish so tracking down the actual origin is hard. There are a few different origin stories. What is known is that Chili Cheese Fries were being offered frozen as early as 1975.

4 serving. Each serving of chili cheese fries includes ¾ cup chili, 12-15 fries, cheese, salsa and ranch.

*This chili makes 6 cups total. You’ll only use 3 cups for this chili cheese fries recipe. You can freeze the rest for another use.

Chili Cheese Fries Made Guilt-Free

Ingredients

  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 (1.25 pound) package 99% fat free ground turkey breast
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning, I used Lawry’s
  • 12 ounces frozen French fries, I used Alexia 98% fat free frozen fries, see shopping tips
  • ¾ cup (3 ounces) reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup salsa, I used Pace Medium Chunky
  • ¼ cup skinny ranch dressing or fat-free sour cream for each serving

Instructions

1. To Make Chili: Cook onions in microwave for 1 minute to soften. In a large, nonstick pan, brown turkey. Stir often and break up turkey into a crumble. Stir in onions, tomatoes, beans, water and taco seasonings. Bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. You will only use ½ of this chili recipe (3 cups chili) for the 4 servings.

2. To Bake Fries: While chili is cooking, bake the fries. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking pan with foil and coat all over with cooking spray. Spread the frozen fries evenly over the pan. Bake as directed.

3. To Assemble Each Serving: Line each plate with 12-15 baked fries. Pour ¾ cup chili on top of fries. Dollop a little salsa around the top of chili. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons cheese. Zap in microwave for 1 minute. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon skinny ranch dressing or fat-free sour cream and serve. Repeat for the 3 other servings.

Chili Cheese Fries Made Guilt-Free

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