Are you looking for a delicious and healthy alternative to chicken wings? Look no further than our Vegetarian Buffalo Fries! Our fries are coated in a zesty buffalo sauce and served with a side of ranch dressing for dipping. Our fries are perfect for game-day parties or whenever you’re craving something savory and satisfying.
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Why you’ll love our veggie buffalo fries
- Bursting with buffalo flavor, your family and friends will want more!
- They’re a cost-effective alternative to buffalo chicken fries and just as delicious!
- Perfect for game days or as a tasty, spicy snack in front of the television.
- If you love blue cheese, then you will LOVE these fries!
- All the ingredients are 100% vegetarian.
What ingredients do I need to make vegetarian loaded buffalo fries?
You’ll need all the ingredients shown in the photograph below.
How to make vegetarian loaded buffalo fries with step-by-step instructions
Making our vegetarian buffalo-loaded fries is easy if you follow our simple instructions.
A full printable recipe and the measurements in both US customary and metric are available in the recipe card below.
If you are making homemade French fries
Preheat your oven to 425°F/220°C.
First, cut your potatoes in half, then turn your potato lengthways and cut them into halves again, which makes quarters; finally, cut them into halves again.
Place the homemade fries in a single layer on a large baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
Then, add cayenne pepper and toss to coat the fries evenly.
Cook until your fries are tender and golden brown, approximately 25 – 30 minutes.
If you are using frozen French fries
Preheat your oven according to the packet instructions for your French fries.
Place the frozen French fries in a single layer on a large baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
Then, add cayenne pepper and toss to coat the fries evenly, then cook according to the instructions.
While the oven fries are cooking, add the buffalo wing sauce to a small saucepan over medium-low heat; when the sauce bubbles, reduce the heat to very low.
When the French fries have cooked, grab a paper towel-lined plate and add them to it, this will soak up any excess olive oil.
Then, add the cooked fries to an ovenproof dish and pour the buffalo wing sauce evenly over them.
Scatter two-thirds of the grated cheddar cheese, blue cheese crumbles (we used crumbled Gorgonzola), kosher salt and pepper, and broil until the cheese has melted.
Scatter the remaining cheese on top, drizzle with ranch dressing, and add green onions, and you’re all set!
Serve your Frank’s loaded fries immediately with a side of ranch dressing, and enjoy!
Recipe notes and expert tips
- Don’t have a strong broiler?
Just move your oven rack up to its highest position.
Keep covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.
What are buffalo fries?
If, like me, you’re a vegetarian, you may be wondering what buffalo fries are.
Buffalo fries, or buffalo ranch fries (or buffalo chips recipe for our English audience), are fried food made with buffalo meat; you can also find buffalo chicken fries.
These fries are the perfect blend of salty and savory with a hint of sweetness from the ranch. They’re our new favorite!
The meat is usually marinated in a hot sauce or BBQ sauce before it is fried. Buffalo fries are typically served with a dipping sauce, such as ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing.
While buffalo fries are not traditionally vegetarian, we’ve made ours 100% vegetarian and healthier too!
What do I serve these fries with?
Our fries are perfectly served with a side of ranch dressing.
But you can also serve them with a veggie burger, vegan chicken pattie, and a side of onion rings.
Can I use frozen french fries?
Yes, you can!
Using frozen fries makes this recipe even easier!
We’ve included full instructions in our recipe card below.
Mix it up
As with most of our recipes, we encourage you to mix up the ingredients to suit your own tastes.
You can use waffle fries instead of the traditional French fries on these buffalo ranch fries.
Use mozzarella cheese instead of cheddar cheese.
Add a little garlic powder for extra flavor.
Just add what YOU think will work for your own tastes.
What’s the best buffalo sauce to use?
A good buffalo sauce should be thick, spicy, and flavorful.
It should also be vegetarian-friendly so that everyone can enjoy it.
Here are two of our favorite buffalo sauces on the market today.
First up is Frank’s Red Hot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce.
This sauce has a perfect balance of spice and heat, making it great for dipping and cooking.
It’s also vegetarian-friendly, making it a great option for those looking for a meat-free buffalo sauce.
Next is Cholula Hot Sauce Original.
This sauce is slightly thinner than Frank’s Red Hot, but it packs just as much flavor.
It’s perfect for those who like their buffalo sauce with a little less heat.
And like Frank’s RedHot, it’s also vegetarian-friendly.
So, if you can lay your hands on either of these buffalo sauces, then you’ll get a great result!
How do I store leftover buffalo ranch fries?
Your buffalo ranch fries will keep for up to 3 days when stored covered in the fridge.
More easy fries recipes for you to try
If you love this buffalo fries recipe, then you should try these easy fries recipes.
Vegetarian Buffalo Fries
- 3 lbs Frozen fries
- 3 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
- 1 cup Buffalo wing sauce
- 4 oz Cheddar cheese grated
- 4 oz Blue cheese crumbled
- Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
- 3 tbsp Ranch dressing
- 2 Green onions finely chopped
- 1 tbsp Chives chopped
- Preheat the oven according to the packet instructions
- Place your frozen fries on a baking sheet drizzle olive oil, add cayenne pepper and toss to coat evenly. Cook according to the packet instructions3 lbs Frozen fries, 3 tbsp Olive oil, 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
- While the fries are cooking add the buffalo wing sauce to a small pan over medium low heat, reducing the heat when you see the sauce bubbling1 cup Buffalo wing sauce
- When the potatoes have cooked remove them from the oven and add them to an ovenproof dish, pour the sauce evenly over the fries, scatter cheddar and blue cheese, kosher salt, and black pepper, and broil until the cheese has melted4 oz Cheddar cheese, 4 oz Blue cheese, Kosher salt and black pepper
- Drizzle with ranch dressing, add green onions and chives, serve immediately and enjoy!3 tbsp Ranch dressing, 2 Green onions, 1 tbsp Chives
Just move your oven rack up to its highest position Storage
Keep covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.
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