Crispy waffle fries are smothered in the most delicious, creamy Green Chili Cheese Sauce and loaded up with all your favorite nacho toppings in these epic Waffle Fry Nachos! They’re the perfect game day snack, or a fun and easy weeknight meal!

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Thank you to my friends at Cabot for sponsoring today’s post!

What takes these waffle fry nachos from tasty to epic? The BEST Green Chili Cheese Sauce, that’s what! This cheese sauce is spicy, creamy and so delicious! It’s made with a creamy blend of half and half, cream cheese and two Cabot cheddar cheeses!

A mix of Cabot Seriously Sharp and Extra Sharp Cheddar packs a serious punch of flavor in this cheese sauce. Add a can of diced green chilies for just the right amount of spice!

Once this warm, creamy cheese sauce is poured over hot and crispy waffle fries, it will be hard to get these nachos to the table before they’re all gobbled up!

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What You’ll Need

  • Frozen Waffle Fries
  • Half and Half
  • Cream Cheese
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Cumin
  • Garlic Powder
  • Diced Green Chilies
  • Cabot Seriously Sharp & Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Optional Toppings

The great thing about nachos is making them your own by adding any or all of your favorite toppings! Here’s a few things to try.

  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Sliced Jalapenos
  • Fresh Chopped Cilantro
  • Diced Avocado

How To Make Waffle Fry Nachos

  1. Cook the waffle fries.
    • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
    • Arrange the waffle fries in an even layer on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet.
    • Place the fries in the oven and cook for 20 minutes.
  2. Prepare the green chili cheese sauce.
    • Add half and half, cream cheese, butter, salt, cumin and garlic powder to a medium pot on the stove over medium heat.
    • Stir consistently until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
    • Add the diced green chilis and stir to combine.
    • Reduce the heat on the stove to low, add shredded Cabot cheddar cheese and stir constantly until the cheese has melted into the sauce.
  3. Assemble the nachos.
    • As soon as the waffle fries come out of the oven, pour the green chili cheese sauce over the fries.
    • Add the toppings of your choice and dig in!
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Whit’s Tips & Tricks

  • This recipe makes enough nachos to serve 4-6 people. Since we’re a family of 2 at my house, we make the green chili cheese sauce, but only cook half of the waffle fries for one meal and then cook the remaining waffle fries for another meal. The cheese sauce will stay good in the refrigerator for up to 5 days and reheats easily in a pot on the stove over medium heat.
  • The cheese sauce is good for more than just nachos! I promise that you’re going to fall in love with this epic cheese sauce and want to put it on everything… and I fully support that!
    • Use it as a dip! Dip your favorite chips or veggies straight into the cheese sauce.
    • Make traditional nachos. No waffle fries in your freezer? No problem! Pour this delectable sauce over tortilla chips to make traditional nachos.
    • Smother a burrito. Prepare a chicken, veggie or carne asada burrito and cover it in this green chili cheese sauce. We did this with breakfast burritos in our house and I can tell you that it was truly epic!
  • Do not overcrowd the baking sheet of waffle fries. You want the fries in an even layer so they get nice and crispy, which might mean using two baking sheets. Not to worry, you can always combine the fries back onto one baking sheet after they’ve cooked in the oven and top them with the cheese sauce.
  • Want to make meaty waffle fry nachos? No problem! Feel free to add some shredded rotisserie chicken or try my Chipotle Pulled Pork on these nachos! It’s easy to make in a slow cooker and so delicious!
  • This recipe is gluten free. All of the ingredients are naturally gluten-free, including Cabot Cheddar Cheese, which is 100% gluten-free AND lactose-free.
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Try these other easy, cheesy recipes!

These 10 recipes are all made with creamy, flavorful Cabot cheese. There’s really nothing better than their cheddar for cooking, snacking or even baking!

Cabot is a co-operative owned by family farms throughout New England and New York, with 100% of the profits going back to the farmers. Support a farmer & eat delicious cheese, sounds like a win-win to me! Visit CabotCheese.coop for even more cheesy recipe ideas!

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Waffle Fry Nachos

Crispy waffle fries are smothered in the most delicious, creamy green chili cheese sauce and loaded up with all your favorite nacho toppings in these epic Waffle Fry Nachos!

Ingredients

Nachos

  • 22 ounces frozen waffle fries
  • ¼ cup tomatoes, diced
  • ½ jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, fresh chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced

Green Chili Cheese Sauce

  • ½ cup half and half
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 7 oz can diced green chilies
  • 1 cup Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Arrange the waffle fries in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Place the waffle fries in the oven and cook for 20 minutes.
  • While the waffle fries are baking, prepare the cheese sauce.
  • Add the half and half, cream cheese, butter, salt, cumin and garlic powder to a medium pot on the stove over medium heat.
  • Stir consistently until the mixture is smooth and creamy, then add the diced green chilis.
  • Turn the heat on the stove to low and stir in the shredded Cabot cheddar cheese.
  • As soon as the waffle fries come out of the oven, pour the green chili cheese sauce over the fries, then top with the diced tomatoes, jalapenos, cilantro and diced avocado.

Notes

  • This recipe makes enough nachos to serve 4-6 people. To make nachos for 2, prepare the green chili cheese sauce, but only cook half of the waffle fries and cover it with half of the cheese sauce. When ready to eat the nachos again, cook the remaining waffle fries and reheat the remaining cheese sauce in a pot on the stove over medium heat. The cheese sauce will stay good in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Do not overcrowd the baking sheet of waffle fries. You want the fries in an even layer so they get nice and crispy, which might mean using two baking sheets. Not to worry, you can always combine the fries back onto one baking sheet after they’ve cooked in the oven and top them with the cheese sauce.
  • This recipe is naturally gluten free.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 482kcal (24%)Carbohydrates 24g (8%)Protein 13g (26%)Fat 37g (57%)Saturated Fat 17g (85%)Cholesterol 78mg (26%)Sodium 1012mg (42%)Potassium 616mg (18%)Fiber 5g (20%)Sugar 2g (2%)Vitamin A 977mg (20%)Vitamin C 10mg (12%)Calcium 315mg (32%)Iron 1mg (6%)
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