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If you only see French fries as the greasy, deep-fried variety you get at fast food joints, then you should meet their healthier baked cousin. Whether you’re using a bag of frozen fries or slicing those spuds yourself, baking is a great way to enjoy some fries without all the extra fat. Try one of these 11 recipes the next time you’re craving some crispy French fries.
1. Nacho Fries
These nacho fries take your ordinary fries to a whole new level. This deliciousness is perfect for Friday night dinners, movie nights, or just sharing with friends.
2. Chili Cheese Fries
Chili Cheese Fries are an American favorite when it comes to comfort food. But that doesn’t mean they have to be unhealthy.
3. Corn Fries
Savory with a hint of spice, these Corn Fries made Mexican street corn-style are just about the best thing ever.
4. Carne Asada Fries
These delicious Carne Asada Fries make a full meal and then some. Serve with a side salad for a well-rounded meal.
5. Pizza Fries
If you love pizza, you’ll love these delicious, homemade Pizza Fries. Talk about comfort food on a pan. This one-dish meal is a total dinner saver.
6. Dairy-Free Cheese Fries
If you are plant-based, you don’t have to feel left out. You can enjoy these amazing Dairy-Free Cheese Fries instead.
7. Cheese Fries
Cheese Fries are amazing with just cheese. But add some bacon bits and chives on top, and you’ve got something absolutely sinful.
8. Crispy Baked Parmesan Garlic Fries
Crispy Baked Parmesan Garlic Fries are a little like cheese fries but are actually more their own style of french fry. If you love parmesan and garlic, you’ll adore these.
9. Lemon Feta Fries
Lemon Feta Fries are a unique and tasty combination that you probably haven’t tried before. But it’s worth it.
10. Furikake Fries
These Furikake Fries are an Asian-inspired dish made with delicious Furikake. They make a great snack any time of day.
11. Loaded Greek Fries
Use up your leftover Greek pork and make these Loaded Greek Fries for dinner. They’re made with a base of waffle fries topped with pork, lettuce, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, tzatziki sauce, and other fresh ingredients.
The Daily Snack Tray
Home with the kids? This snack tray idea is a great way to get them to snack on healthy foods all day and quit bugging you for snacks. Works for adults, too!
After-School Snacks That Won’t Ruin Dinner
Sick of the kids ruining dinner with everything they eat after they get home from school? Here are some ideas for healthier snacks they’ll enjoy that won’t ruin dinner.
Need Some Healthy Movie Snacks?
The food shack at the movie theater can leave you with a tummy ache when the movie is done. Here are some snacks you can sneak in, or enjoy at home for a happier belly.
40 Clean Eating Road Trip Snacks
Hitting the road this summer? Take along some healthy snacks that will keep you from overspending and ending up with a stomach ache because we all know that the food you buy on the road is rarely, if ever, the healthiest option.
This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.