Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

A Jersey diner staple -- great for when you're feeling extra sinful or late at night when you need to sober up.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (28 ounce) packagefrozen steak-style French fries (waffle and shoe string cut also work great)
  • 1 (15 ounce) jar Cheez Whiz (or your favorite packaged cheese sauce)
  • 1 (10 ounce) jarprepared gravy (chicken or beef gravy)
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste


  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Arrange steak fries in a single layer in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. baking sheet.
  3. Salt and pepper as desired.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. (Check the frozen fries' packaging for alternate baking directions).
  5. About 5 minutes before the fries are finished baking, pour the gravy in a small pot and warm on the stove over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  6. Empty the cheese sauce in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with a sheet of paper towel (to protect against splattering). Heat the sauce on high for 30 seconds, then stop and stir the sauce.
  7. Repeat microwaving the cheese sauce on high for 30-second intervals for about 2 to 3 total minutes. (You want to heat it enough that it becomes easily pourable).
  8. Take fries out of the oven and place on a large platter.
  9. Pour gravy over the fries.
  10. Then pour on the cheese sauce. Add as much cheese and gravy as you want -- some like their disco fries drier; others like them drowning.
Most Helpful

Really - the Garden State and home of all kinds of delicious local and ethnic food and NJ gets disco fries - made of all fake, pre-processed ingredients??!!! Are you freaking kidding me? We've all heard of french fries with brown gravy and cheese sauce, but have never heard this called disco fries.<br/><br/>Kristine, you should be ashamed of yourself.

Bonnie K. July 09, 2014

I was born and raised in New Jersey and never heard of Disco Fries before! So, my guess is that they are a North Jersey thing, kind of like Taylor Ham, because I've never seen them in South Jersey. Gravy fries and cheese fries I first saw out west. And, cheese fries can be had in every pizzeria, but gravy AND cheese??? NEVER!

Wendy V. July 09, 2014

Since moving away from the tri-state area, I haven't had disco fries. I'm so happy to have a recipe for them now! Thanks for posting this delicious recipe!

aeht206 November 17, 2013

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