Vegan Chili Cheese Fries
Just saying Vegan Chili Cheese Fries is enough to put a smile on your face. If you have had it before you know how delicious it is. Growing up in Michigan, chili cheese fries was something popular at the coney island restaurants. Well, it's super easy to make your own vegan version. It's quick, easy, and delicious. My husband and one child loved this (the other child wasn't a big fan).
Here's what you need:
- 1 bag frozen fries (I like Alexa)
- 1 can vegan/vegetarian canned chili (I like the Amy's medium variety)
- 1 bag shredded vegan cheese (I like Follow Your Heart brand)
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup cashew cream (see below on how to make it)
What you do:
Cook your fries according to the package directions. Meanwhile, make your cheese sauce by melting together the vegan cheese, cashew cream, and vegetable broth over medium heat, stirring occasionally so that it doesn't burn. Heat up your canned chili. Once your fries are done you can put them on the plate and top them with chili, then with the cheese sauce. Add a little onion if you'd like, too!
Vegan cheese sauce:
I use the same vegan cheese sauce for vegan mac and cheese, nachos, and chili cheese fries. It's easy and delicious! You just melt together a bag of vegan shredded cheese (I like Follow Your Heart best), one cup of vegetable broth, and 1/2 cup of cashew cream. Put it on medium heat and stir occasionally so that it doesn't burn. It's that easy!
I make cashew cream in batches of around 5-6 servings. I put them in 1/2 cup containers in the freezer. That way they are ready when I need them. To make a batch, take a bag of cashews (I prefer raw and unsalted, but I use what I can find). Put them in your blender and cover with water (up to about a 1/4 inch above the cashews). Blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into 1/2 cup servings. It's that easy! Many people say to soak the cashews first. I've tried both ways and there's no difference at all. I don't measure out the cashews. I just buy a bag or container and however much it makes that's how much it makes. I keep it simple!