Westby Recipes

Air-Fryer Chili Cheese Fries

Air-Fryer Chili Cheese Fries
Aug 09, 2021

Make your own drive-in favorite at home. All you need are some fresh Westby dairy products, a few other ingredients, and an air-fryer. This recipe wouldn’t be complete without Westby’s NEW all-natural sour cream pouch. Simply flip the cap off, squeeze on your desired amount and close for a delicious, mess-free finish.


  • 15 oz. can of Hormel chili
  • Westby shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 lb. Russet potatoes (Or frozen, premade French fries)
  • Westby all-natural sour cream pouch
  • 2 tsp salt (1 tsp if using frozen fries)
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Aluminum foil


Skip steps 1 and 2 if using frozen, premade French fries.

  1. Peel potatoes and cut into French fry sized pieces. (About ¼-½ inch thick. Too thin will make it difficult to lift from under the chili cheese without breaking.)
  2. Fill a large bowl with ice water and 1 tsp of salt. Place French fries in water for 30 min. to an hour then drain and pat dry.
  3. Mix remaining salt, pepper, garlic powder, chili powder and paprika in a small bowl. Pour olive oil and seasoning mixture over fries and mix to evenly coat each fry.
  4. Lay aluminum foil in the bottom of the air fryer and add fries. Cook for 15 minutes at 380 degrees in air fryer. Flip French fries and cook for another 5-10 min or until desired crispness. (Frozen fries may take less time. Check in after 10 min.)
  5. Follow heating instructions for Hormel chili.
  6. Remove fries from air fryer and top with shredded cheese and chili. Squeeze on a dollop of Westby all-natural sour cream, sprinkle chopped green onion (optional) and enjoy!

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