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Baked Chili-Cheese Fries

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 24 min.
Total: 39 min.
Spicy baked fries covered in a gooey cheese blend.

Ingredients

  • 6 russet potatoes (or potato of your choice)
  • 3 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cilantro
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded Mexican cheese blend

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Place whole potatoes (do not poke) into microwave-safe covered dish.
  • Microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes. Let cool.
  • Cut each potato lengthwise into eight, even wedges.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together the chili powder, chopped cilantro, onion powder, garlic power, and ground cumin; set aside.
  • Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle spice mixture onto potatoes and toss to coat.
  • Bake for 10 minutes until the potatoes are crisp, rotate and cook an additional 10 minutes until dark golden brown on all sides.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese onto cooked fries and bake for another minute or two to melt cheese. Transfer to a plate and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 184
  Calories from Fat 36 (20%)
(6%)Total Fat 4g
(12%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(4%)Cholesterol 11mg
(7%)Sodium 157mg
(21%)Potassium 727mg
Total Carbohydrate 30g
(16%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(15%)Protein 8g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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