Cheesy Potato Fries

cheesy potato fries

We went to visit my in-laws one year in Orlando {we scored some ridiculously cheap airplane tickets}. They took us to fun restaurant which had awesome fries an appetizers.  When we came home we craved them liked crazy so we tried to make them. They were so easy to replicate and fast to fix this has become one of our go-to appetizers. Such a crown pleaser…and this recipe is easy to alter- don’t be afraid to experiment. These measurements will just get you started.DSC_0461

No matter what cheese or spices you use DON’T forget to add the sour cream/ranch sauce. It makes or breaks these fries.DSC_0476

Well, ok, the cheese is pretty important too.

Cheesy Potato Fries

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Serving Size: 6 Adults

Cheesy Potato Fries


  • 4-6 Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Sea Salt, Fresh ground pepper, your favorite seasoning salt
  • Ranch Sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing (you may use a half of a ranch packet in emergency)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Toppings:
  • 1 cup (or as much as you like) Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup real bacon bits
  • 1/4 cup green onions


  1. Cut potatoes into "steak french fries" size.
  2. {I like them thicker...but that means it will also take a little longer to cook than skinny ones.}
  3. Place on foiled baking sheet.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and lightly toss with tongs.
  5. Sprinkle salts and pepper over the potatoes.
  6. Bake 400 for 40 minutes or until fork tender
  7. Ranch Sauce
  8. In a bowl whisk sour cream, milk and Ranch dressing or packet.
  9. Smooth out 3/4 of the sour cream sauce on a large platter.
  10. Place hot potatoes on sour cream sauce.
  11. Drizzle remaining sour cream sauce on potatoes.
  12. Sprinkle on toppings.
  13. Place under broiler for a few seconds to melt cheese.


It's going to be messy and delicious.

You can see the sour cream under the potatoes
Other seasoning suggestions:

A. Jonny’s seasoning salt, garlic, onion, sea salt etc
B. Fresh herbs (or dried) thyme, seasoning salts, garlic salt, rosmary, basil
c. Lipton Onion Soup Mix
D. Cumin, chili powder, garlic, peppers, onion -For a Southwest Flare
E. Curry and cumin for Eastern Flare

Ok you get the point- season the potatoes how you would like it. Potatoes are pretty bland and soak up any flavor. You can go crazy! Thanks for checking us out! We’d love for you to sign up for email or like on Facebook so you can stay connected for more recipes and kitchen fun!

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  1. Wowzer! So good!

  2. I’m trying these tonight, but changing it up a bit..
    Instead of cutting potatoes, we’re trying frozen wedges..
    we’ll be adding salt, pepper, garlic & onion powder to the wedges, then cooking them in a fry daddy, then adding everything else after there done.. Then of course melt the cheese! Also having 7 layer dip! Mmmm!

  3. What exactly do you mean by ” !Ranch Sauce “? I know Ranch Dressing but Ranch sauce, in a ‘packet’? What might that be, pray tell?

    • Thanks for bringing that to my attention! The !Ranch Sauce was a technical error by the recipe card. I re-wrote it and it worked this time. The “ranch sauce” is the combination of the ingredients of milk, ranch and sour cream. Does this make better sense?

  4. Your recipes are delicious!! These looks so good! That combo of ranch and sour cream make a delicious sauce!! These would definitely be worth the 40 minute wait! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Darren W. says:

    These look so good. Bacon and cheese combo; you can never go wrong. That holds true with the sourcream and ranch. I will have to show my wife these, so we can make them for football Sunday. Thank you.

  6. okay i just had to comment….i’ve made these about 3 or 4 times and they are literally the BEST thing i’ve EVER eaten….i cannot even begin to explain. i will say this….i cut the recipe in half and eat the whole thing (it’s so bad, yet so good) ….thank you so much for sharing!

  7. Can you substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream? I have a ton of Greek yogurt left over from making muffins and wanted to know if I could use it for the sauce

    • I bet you could! We have a friend who aubs Greek yogurt for sour cream all the time. Maybe a little bit more of a tangy flavor? If you try it tell me how it was!? I’m so curious.

  8. I am pregnant and this baby’s favorite recipe. And since the baby is in charge around here…cheesy potato fries it is.

    • Annie! Truly one of the best things about pregnancy…the guilt-free ability to give in to whatever baby wants. It’s only maternal, right? I need to catch up on blogs, I had no idea you were pregnant again :) Congrats!

  9. Neisha Ruffin says:

    Can you use frozen steak fries instead? Will I need to alter anything if so?

  10. Can you fry the potatoes instead and just put the sauce with cheese on them, and broil in oven after? Thanks!

  11. Oh yes, please. Thsoe look yummy!

  12. This was one of the absolute best recipes I’ve ever made. I divided everything in half to make it for two people instead and instead of making your own fries or using steak fries, we used frozen crinkle cut and it was still very delicious. Highly recommended!

  13. Thomas Jennings says:

    Can’t waitvto try these they look SOGOOD!!!!!!

  14. Wow! I have to make these!!


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