Cheesy Oven Fries

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As I’ve said so many times before, I really love my potatoes. Especially when they’re roasted, like these cheesy oven fries! All you do is roast the wedges, make a simple cheese and seasoning mix, and toss the potatoes in the mix. So easy!

Cheesy Oven Fries

You need two large potatoes. Mine were about 300 grams each. The recipe says that this recipe yields 4 servings but for us, it was more like 3 servings. Or 2.5. We’re piggies when it comes to potatoes.

Cheesy Oven Fries

Cut them into 1/4” wedges. If you want them thicker, just adjust the baking time accordingly.

Cheesy Oven Fries

The recipe says to spray the pan and potatoes with cooking spray but I found that a tablespoon of olive oil works better. See the recipe for notes on that!

Cheesy Oven Fries

While they’re baking, mix together the Parmesan, black pepper and garlic powder. I also added some salt. The first time I made these, I grated the cheese coarsely but the cheese didn’t melt on the potatoes and therefore didn’t stick to them. All the cheese just fell to the bottom of the plate. To get around that, you can finely grate it or just put the potatoes back in the oven for a minute or two after tossing them with the cheese mixture.

Cheesy Oven Fries

And that’s it! A super quick and easy recipe for the potato lovers out there.

Cheesy Oven Fries

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Cheesy Oven Fries
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  • 2 large potatoes (600 grams total)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil1
  • salt, to taste (not included in the nutritional analysis below)
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 °F.
  2. Wash the potatoes and cut into 1/4-inch thick wedges.
  3. For the olive oil version - place the potatoes on a large non-stick baking sheet and pour the olive oil over them. Use your hands to coat the potatoes in the oil. Add salt, to taste. If making the cooking spray version, lightly coat a large non-stick baking sheet with cooking spray.
  4. Arrange the potato wedges in rows so they don't touch. If making the cooking spray version, spray the top side of the potatoes with the cooking spray.
  5. Place the tray in the oven and bake for 10-25 minutes or until browned on top. The original recipe says 10 minutes, but I needed 25 minutes before the potatoes were browned enough on the bottom to flip without an issue. Flip over and bake for another 5-10 minutes until browned.
  6. While the potatoes are baking, mix the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  7. When the potatoes are done, place the potatoes in a serving bowl and toss with the cheese mixture. Add salt, to taste, if desired. If you want the cheese to melt, place the potatoes back in the oven for a minute or two.


  1. The original recipe calls for baking spray but I found that using 1 tablespoon olive oil works better. If you're watching your fat intake and therefore want to use cooking spray, I highly recommend using a non-stick baking sheet so that the potatoes don't stick.

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Nutrition facts are estimates only. Nutritional analysis (based on the above recipe being four servings):

  • Calories: 166
  • Protein: 5.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33 g
  • Sugars: 1.7 g
  • Fat: 1.6 g (this is when you use baking spray instead of olive oil. If you use 1 tablespoon of olive oil, it adds an additional 3.5 grams of fat per serving)
  • Saturated Fat: .9 g
  • Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Sodium: 87.7 mg (this is excluding any added salt)
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27 comments on “Cheesy Oven Fries” — Add one!

  • Lisa
    November 5, 2018 @ 12:47 pm

    I made these last night and we devoured them! Whipped up a garlic mayo for dipping. yum! Thank you

    • Erin replies to Lisa
      November 6, 2018 @ 7:50 pm

      You’re welcome! I’m happy you enjoyed them. :)

  • Hafsa
    May 11, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

    yummy fries I will soon try this recipe. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

    • Erin replies to Hafsa
      May 12, 2016 @ 9:52 pm

      I hope you’ll enjoy them! :)

  • Nutmeg Nanny says
    May 11, 2016 @ 6:22 am

    This recipe was made my 100% potato loving heart! Plus you totally won me over by adding in cheese….yum!

  • Rose | The Clean Dish says
    May 10, 2016 @ 9:28 pm

    We only ever make oven fries in our house but I never add cheese — yeah, I can’t believe it myself! Parmesan is still a fave; I have a great organic source so I have that going for me ;)

  • Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet says
    May 10, 2016 @ 6:47 am

    YES, these look perfect! There are few things I enjoy more than perfectly browned and crispy potatoes!

  • Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic says
    May 10, 2016 @ 2:24 am

    Oven fries are my JAM! I super love that you added finely grated cheese. I will be trying this at home.

  • Carolyn says
    May 10, 2016 @ 12:44 am

    Those look like amazing steak fries, you know the thick ones you get in a steak house? I bet they are hard to resist!

  • Lauren Kelly Nutrition says
    May 10, 2016 @ 12:01 am

    That whole tray would be MINE if this were in my house! It looks incredible! Extra cheese please :)

  • The Food Hunter says
    May 9, 2016 @ 11:36 pm

    I want these for dinner tonight they sound perfect.

  • Brenda@SugarfreeMom says
    May 9, 2016 @ 8:04 pm

    My hubby would eat of them if I let him! Love the parmesan on these!

  • Stephanie says
    May 9, 2016 @ 6:42 pm

    I just might make these with dinner tonight! YUM

  • Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
    May 9, 2016 @ 2:40 pm

    This would be more like ONE serving when it comes to me haha. They look awesome and seem so easy to make!

  • AP says
    May 8, 2016 @ 1:32 am

    I’ll be making this one, too! Possibly tomorrow. We can’t do dairy so I’ll try substituting nutritional yeast. Do you have any other ideas for subbing Parmesan?

    • Erin replies to AP
      May 8, 2016 @ 8:01 pm

      I’ve tried subbing nutritional yeast for Parmesan but I think it’s just not my thing. I haven’t tried these but here are two homemade Parmesan subs! I hope you’ll enjoy the potatoes. :)

  • billy patscher jr says
    May 8, 2016 @ 12:23 am

    what if u use a rack could u put potatoes on a rack would they brown email me. thanks billy could u make italian way thanks billy

    • Erin replies to billy patscher jr
      May 8, 2016 @ 8:29 pm

      A rack wouldn’t work. I’m pretty sure they’d stick to the rack and the olive would drip and make a mess. I’m not sure what you mean by the Italian way?

  • Roxana says
    May 7, 2016 @ 5:53 am

    These would be 2.5 servings in our house too! They look delicious!


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