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Southwestern Cheddar Steak Fries

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There comes a time in everyone’s life where they need to spice things up a tad.  These Southwestern Cheddar Steak Fries are just what the Doctor ordered. 🙂  Seriously, is there anything better than oven roasted potato wedges topped with melted cheddar, & bell peppers?  Maybe if you added bacon to the fries. LOL!

Southwestern Oven Steak Fries

In our house, we have nerdy little names for some of our dinners.  We have Game Night and Movie Night.  We have Snack Night and DIY Night.  Steak Fries get made for most of those nights.  The kids get to where they request a  specific night because they want specific foods.

Game Night – We eat finger foods & Fondue and play board games.  Our current favorite (with my teens, especially) is 5-Second Rule.  This little game gets down-right hilarious!

Movie Night – This is pretty obvious. 🙂

Snack Night – This is our excuse to eat snaky type finger foods without having to play a game or watch a movie. 🙂

DIY Night–  Leftovers are taking over the fridge.  This is that night where you have to make your own dinner.

These southerwestern oven roasted steak fries are super yummy!

Steak Fries Must Have Resources:

4 in 1 Wonder Chop – Chop, Dice, Fine Chopper and Fruit Wedger

Set of eight 6.25-ounce glass bowls with eight plastic lids – perfect for holding different toppings

Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware, Baking Sheet, 2-Piece Set

Southwestern Oven Steak Fries

I love to pair this recipe with this quick, easy, flavorful Balsamic Chicken Breasts Recipe!

More Delicious Steak Fries Recipes:

Garlic and Parmesan Steak Fries

Parmesan Ranch Oven Steak Fries

Bacon and Cheddar Steak Fries Recipe

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

These southerwestern oven roasted steak fries are super yummy!

Southwestern Cheddar Steak Fries

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

Is there anything better than oven roasted potato wedges topped with melted cheddar, & bell peppers?


  • 1 lb potatoes scrubbed and cut lengthwise into 3/4-inch wedges
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 oz finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro


    Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large baking sheet with foil. Place potatoes on baking sheet, drizzle evenly with oil and toss to coat lightly.
    In a small bowl, combine paprika, cumin and garlic powder.
    Sprinkle paprika mixture evenly over both sides of potatoes, then arrange potatoes in a single layer.
    Bake in center of oven for 10 minutes, then flip and stir, and bake for 7 minutes or until lightly golden and tender when pierced with a fork.
    Remove from oven. Sprinkle with salt, cheese and pepper. Bake for 2 minutes more or until cheese has melted slightly.
    Sprinkle with cilantro and serve immediately for peak flavor.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 204mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

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Theresa @DearCreatives

Monday 3rd of July 2017

These look so good! Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party @DearCreatives Pinned & sharing. Have a happy 4th of July.


Sunday 2nd of July 2017

These look so yummy! I love a good fry recipe!

Thanks so much for sharing at #bloggerspotlight

Jhuls | The Not So Creative Cook

Saturday 1st of July 2017

I love the sound of this one! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!

Miz Helen

Friday 30th of June 2017

We will love your Southwestern Cheddar Steak Fries! Hope you have a great 4th of July weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday! Miz Helen


Friday 30th of June 2017

Sounds so good and perfect to tuck in to! Am getting hungry :)

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