Southern Cheese Fries

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Southern Cheese Fries with BBQ Pork are covered in a melty pimento cheese sauce. These southern fries are a perfect gameday appetizer and they are so easy to make.

Southern Cheese Fries covered with pulled pork and pimento cheese sauce.

The cheese sauce, with a combination of cheddar cheese and pepper jack cheese,Β  has a little heat to it. It’s the perfect consistency to coat the fries.


Southern Cheese fries are a super easy game day favorite that can be made in a snap because it is made with frozen fries, premade BBQ and sauce, and an easy to make cheese sauce that you can make ahead and keep warm in a small crockpot.

Pile of fries topped with BBQ pork and pimento cheese sauce.

Southern Cheese Fries Recipe Tips:

I recommend baking the fries in the oven but if you want to, you can fry them or make them in an air fryer. If frying in batches, keep them warm in a 200 degree oven.

The pimento cheese sauce can be made in advance and kept warm in a small crockpot. It also makes a great cheese dip for tortilla chips.

For extra flavor, I drizzle a little BBQ sauce over the cheese sauce and sprinkle with lots of sliced green onions.

The pimento cheese sauce has a little kick to it. To make these cheese fries spicier, add some pickled jalapeno slices.

Southern Cheese Fries covered with pulled pork and pimento cheese sauce.



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Southern Cheese Fries covered with pulled pork and pimento cheese sauce.

Southern Cheese Fries With BBQ Pork

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: gameday, pimento cheese, pulled pork
Servings: 10
Calories: 481kcal
Crinkle cut fries topped with BBQ Pork and a pimiento cheese sauce.
Print Recipe


  • 1 bag frozen crinkle cut fries
  • 1 pound pulled pork from your favorite restaurant or homemade
  • 1 bottle BBQ sauce
  • 3 green onions, sliced

Pimiento Cheese Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 (4-ounce) jar diced pimientos, drained very well
  • 3/4 cup shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup Pepper Jack cheese


  • Cook French fries according to baking method on the bag.
  • For sauce, melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add flour and whisk for 1 minute. Gradually add milk, whisking continuously. Continue to cook, whisking frequently until mixture simmers and thickens. Turn heat off. Add remaining ingredients and stir until cheese melts.
  • Place BBQ in microwave to warm.
  • To assemble, place cooked French fries on a platter. Top with BBQ and drizzle with BBQ sauce and cheese sauce. Top with green onions and serve.
    Note: Use your judgment when it comes to how much BBQ sauce you want. I probably drizzle on about 1/4 cup.


PimientoΒ Cheese Sauce can be made ahead of time and kept warm in a small crockpot. It also goes well with chips and tastes great as a sauce over broccoli.


Calories: 481kcal


Originally published Jan 27, 2014



247 thoughts on “Southern Cheese Fries

  1. when it comes to pizza, anything goes. i love mushrooms and olives.. and also a supreme. mixing it up and making a cheeseburger pizza or a white pizza is fun and delicious too. those fries have my mouth watering… and your dog is frickin adorable…

  2. I love pesto on my pizza. I would love to try DiGiorno’s THIN & CRISPY PIZZA-TOMATO MOZZARELLA WITH PESTO sometime.

  3. veggies and lots of them..peppers, onions, tomatoes, spinach, broccoli ect.
    ham, pineapple and bacon is always a winner too!

  4. I always end up missing a lot of the game because I’m in the kitchen too whipping things up. I need to get better about simplifying on game too!

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