Homemade Grilled Cheese Fries, Steak, & Shrimp!


Last night, Nick and I made dinner while watching the Seahawks and Eagles game. We saw a commercial for steak and grilled shrimp and knew exactly what we wanted. That’s the power of television and good visual marketing.


We lightly seasoned the steak with garlic powder.


We deciding to make cheese fries too! For the cheese, I melted 1/2 stick of salted butter, 1/2 box of velveta cheese, and 1 cup milk. After the cheese was melted, I mixed in a can of green chilies and 1/2 tablespoon of chili powder.

This was incredible for homemade cheese! It tasted a lot like the concession stand nacho cheese!


Nick has an awesome restaurant style potato slicer that we used for the french fries. It saved so much time!


We tossed the sweet potato and russet potato fries in olive oil, garlic powder, and herb seasoning. We also decided to grill the fries.


After grilling the fries, we cooked the steak and shrimp. They take less time. The shrimp was marinated in garlic powder and butter. It’s safe to say we love garlic!


Delicious medium rare steaks!


The best part about being an adult is that you don’t always have to have greens with your meals πŸ˜‰

Everything was fantastic!


  • Mel

    I made this cheese sauce and it was BOMB.COM

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  • Kristy


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  • Wonni

    I never heard of cheese fries… uuuh… iΒ΄d love to try some.
    ItΒ΄s pretty enjoyable to see, how much your eating behavior changes over the time. ThatΒ΄s good for you!

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  • EVA


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  • Linda @ TheFitty

    Do you experience any side effects eating dairy? πŸ™‚

    Also, I’ve never ever tried velveta cheese. Does it smell bad? Does it taste creamy? Is it hard or soft?

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    • emily

      Velveeta is notorious for being calorie dense, high in saturated fat, and very nutritionally poor. And in my opinion it tastes like rubber. It’s a soft block of cheese that is often used for queso-type dishes. A box of Velveeta contains more calories than any of us probably need to be eating in a whole day, and we certainly don’t need to be eating that much processed artificial cheese.

      I would recommend either melting down a higher quality cheese, perhaps by consulting a fondue recipe, or making your own homemade cheddar Velveeta. When I was younger my dad would always make Velveeta macaroni and cheese and stir in Rotel tomatoes and green chilies (from the can). Now we make a healthier, more wholesome version with better cheese and fresh tomatoes and chilies. It’s the same type of comfort food but I feel better and have more energy when I eat it. Processed foods = lethargy!

      If you want cheese fries but really want to avoid dairy, there are some great recipes for vegan cheese out there. Lots of them are cashew-based but there’s also a good vegan non-cashew recipe on Minimalist Baker: http://minimalistbaker.com/the-best-damn-vegan-nachos/

      Hope this helps! Happy cooking!

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