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Vegan Chili Cheese Fries Recipe

4 medium potatoes

½ tsp onion powder

½ tsp garlic powder

Salt to taste


½ cup onion, diced

½ cup veggie broth

2 cups bulgur, cooked

½ cup ketchup

1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce without anchovies

1 tsp chili powder

½ tsp smoked paprika

½ tsp onion powder

½ tsp garlic powder

½ tsp season salt

Small pinch cayenne pepper (optional)


1 cup potatoes, peeled and diced

¼ cup onions, diced

¼ cup carrots, diced

1 cup reserved broth from veggies

½ cup raw cashews OR ½ cup white beans

4 Tbsp nutritional yeast flakes

1 Tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp salt

½ tsp garlic powder

1 tsp paprika

Small pinch cayenne pepper (optional)


1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2 Cook the potatoes whole in the microwave, wrapped in a damp paper towel for 3 minutes. If you prefer, they can be parboiled for about 5 minutes (slice them first). Precooking is important or they will come out chewy and less crisp.

3 Once the potatoes are precooked and cooled, slice to the thickness that you prefer. Peeling the potatoes is optional. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, and a little salt. Place in the oven or air fryer at 400 degrees F for about 25 minutes. Flip halfway through.


1 In a medium pot, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Place potatoes, carrots, and onion in the pot and cook until veggies are tender, approximately 15 minutes.

2 When the veggies are finished, drain and place in a blender. NOTE: reserve 1 cup of the broth, and add to blender. Add the remaining cheese sauce ingredients, and blend until smooth.

3 Makes approximately 1 quart and can be stored in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.


1 In sauce pan, saute diced onions until caramelized in 3 Tbsp of the veggie broth. Add veggie broth 1 Tbsp at a time as needed.

2 Add the remaining chili ingredients and simmer for approximately 5 minutes. NOTE: Bulgur does need to be precooked. Bulgur is a whole wheat grain that is cooked exactly like rice in about 15 minutes (follow package directions). Bulgur adds a ground beef texture.


1 Start with the crispy fries then spoon the chili over the top and finish by drizzling with cheese sauce. Serve and enjoy!

The cheese sauce can also be used as a nacho cheese dip, for mac-n-cheese, as a topping for steamed broccoli, or any recipe that needs a creamy, cheesy sauce.

For even more flavor you can top your chili cheese fries with diced green onions.

I like to make a big batch of bulgur in my rice steamer and store in the freezer to use in recipes like tacos, stews, chili beans, etc.

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