I never really cared for chili cheese fries, not sure why. But cheese fries I loved. I used to make this for my son and he absolutely loves them. I guess it is more fries with a cheese dip. But I often pour the sauce right over the fries. A combination of smoky bacon, white cheddar and chipotles make this a great cheese sauce. If ambitious, make your own fries - personally, I buy a good "frozen" brand, thin cut without seasoning, and then I add my own seasoning. I try to make this easy. There is nothing better that a grilled bratwurst (for me) or just a good hot dog with chili. I prefer my chili on the dog rather than my fries ... and a side of these cheese fries. The seasoning is simple and just tossed with the fries before baking and then the cheese sauce is very basic. Smoky and spicy.