Pimento Cheese Chili Fries

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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3 cups French fries, hot

1 cup homemade or store-bought chili, hot

3/4 cup Pimento Cheese, recipe follows

Pimento Cheese:

3 cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar

1/2 cup mayonnaise 

1/2 teaspoon cayenne

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 

1/4 teaspoon onion powder 

8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

Two 4-ounce jars diced pimentos, drained 

1 jalapeno, seeded and minced, optional

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Top the French fries with chili, and then add dollops of the Pimento Cheese. Dig in!

Pimento Cheese:

Yield: 4 cups
  1. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the cheese, mayonnaise, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, cream cheese, pimentos and jalapenos if using. Beat on medium speed until combined. Season with salt and pepper.