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Get your noms on with this super easy Spicy Southwestern Cheese Fries! Ready in just 30 minutes and perfect for any appetite! | asimplepantry.com

Spicy Southwestern Cheese Fries

Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3


  • 20 oz Frozen French Fries thin or shoestring variety
  • 1 Tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 ½ tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 2 C Leftover Smithfield Spicy Southwest Peppercorn Dry Seasoned Ribs warmed
  • 2 C Shredded Cheese
  • ¼ C Green Onion sliced
  • ¼ C Cilantro roughly torn
  • 1 Serrano Pepper sliced
  • 1 Habañero sliced


  • Cook frozen fries as directed on package. While they are cooking, mix together the salt, garlic powder, chili powder, and paprika. Sprinkle over fries when done cooking, and toss lightly to coat.
  • Heat oven to 450 degrees. Chop or shred the leftover rib meat and sprinkle over the fries. Add the cheese, then green onions. Place in oven for 10 minutes, or until cheese is completely melted.
  • Top with cilantro, Serrano and Habañero peppers and serve with a side of ranch dressing.