Baked Idaho Potato Fries with Easy Microwave Cheese Sauce

  • Yield 4 servings

The creamy cheese sauce makes an excellent dip for these oven baked fries.


4 large Idaho potatoes, well scrubbed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup 2% milk
2 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Cut each potato into eight lengthwise wedges. Place potatoes in an ungreased baking pan. Spray potatoes evenly with cooking spray.
  3. Bake 20 minutes. Remove potatoes from the oven, turn them over using a spatula, and return the potatoes to the oven to bake an additional 10 minutes, or until golden. Season with salt.
  4. Combine the milk and cream cheese in a small microwave-safe bowl. Heat on HIGH for 1 minute, 30 seconds. Use a whisk and stir until smooth. Heat another 30 seconds on high, then whisk again. Add grated cheeses and stir constantly until smooth. If necessary, heat at 10-second intervals, stirring in between, until an even consistency is achieved.
  5. Serve immediately with potato fries.



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