Baked Feta Greek Fries

Baked Feta Greek Fries are the perfect lighter version of cheese fries. Crispy baked fries topped with tangy feta cheese. Delicious & Weight Watcher friendly- 4 SmartPoints!

 

Baked Feta Greek Fries is the perfect lighter version of cheese fries. Crispy baked fries topped with tangy feta cheese. Delicious, easy to make, & the perfect side dish for any meal! Weight Watcher friendly recipe. www.bitesofflavor.com

 

Cheese and potatoes… there is really no better combination.  These are two of my favorite foods and when combined, make pure magic.  What I love about both of these foods is that there are so many different variations of dishes to make with cheese and potatoes.  Mashed potatoes (with cheese on top of course), baked potato topped with cheese, scallops potatoes, and cheese fries.  My Baked Feta Greek Fries are the perfect lighter version of cheese fries.  Crispy baked fries topped with tangy feta cheese.  Delicious, easy to make, and the perfect side dish for any meal.  This is a Weight Watcher friendly recipe and each serving is 4 SmartPoints.

 

About a month ago, I posted a recipe for Healthy Chicken Gyros and shared my love for Greek food.  After my husband and I moved to Indianapolis (about four months ago), one of our first meals in Indy was at a local Greek restaurant.  This place is so good that my husband and I have agreed we can only allow ourselves to go there every other month or so otherwise we will need to buy new clothes (if you know what I mean).

 

I love all things Greek food: Gyros, hummus, kebabs, tzatziki sauce, saganaki (FRIED CHEESE), and spanakopita just to name a few.  When my husband and I go to this Greek restaurant, we usually order Gyros with garlic feta French fries.  The first time we had the garlic feta fries we devoured them.  Crispy fries topped with garlic and feta cheese.  So delicious that I honestly cannot find the right words to describe!

   

 

One of my favorite types of cheese is feta cheese.  It’s tangy and is perfect on just about anything.  Before the fries I had at the local Greek restaurant, I wouldn’t have thought twice about adding feta to fries, but it seriously works so perfect with french fries.  These fries are baked to perfection in the oven, coated in delicious garlic, and seasoned just right.  Addictive and guaranteed to leave you wanting more!  This is a Weight Watcher friendly side dish so it’s totally acceptable to eat more than one serving ;)!

 

These Baked Feta Greek Fries are easy to make and even easier to eat!  The key making crisp fries in the oven is to soak the cut potatoes in a bowl of water BEFORE baking.  This ensures that all the starch from the potatoes is removed and helps the potatoes crisp up better.  After the cut potatoes have soaked in water for 30 minutes, pat potatoes until they are dry.  This helps to remove any leftover starch.

 

To a large bowl, mix the potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper, red pepper flakes, and minced garlic.  Spread the potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cook in 15 minutes increments until the fries have reached your desired crispiness, about 45 minutes.  Remove the fries from the oven, sprinkle the top with feta cheese, then put back into the oven for about 5 more minutes to let the cheese melt.  YUMMMM!!!

 

Baked Feta Greek Fries are the perfect lighter version of cheese fries.  Crispy baked fries topped with tangy feta cheese.  Delicious, easy to make, and the perfect side dish for any meal!  To really top off these fries, I like to serve my Homemade Tzatziki Sauce as a dip :)!  These fries would be the perfect Weight Watcher side dish option with my Greek Turkey Burger, Steak Gyro Wrap, or Healthy Chicken Gyro.

 

Baked Feta Greek Fries is crispy baked fries topped with tangy feta cheese. Delicious, easy to make, & the perfect side dish for any meal! Weight Watcher friendly recipe. www.bitesofflavor.com

 

I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!

 

Serves 6

Baked Feta Greek Fries

4 SMARTPOINTS per serving

35 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

1 hr, 20 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 3 Medium Russet Potatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • ½ Cup Reduced Fat Feta Cheese
  • Garnish with Parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Peel potatoes and cut potato into skinny strips.
  3. In a large bowl, add potato strips and fill bowl with water.
  4. Let soak for 30 minutes. This helps to remove some of the starch from the potatoes so they can get crispy in the oven.
  5. While potatoes are soaking, mince garlic.
  6. After potatoes have soaked, scoop out the potatoes from the bowl and pat dry.
  7. To a large bowl, add potatoes, oil, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and garlic. Toss to mix well.
  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  9. Spread potatoes on parchment paper making an even layer.
  10. Bake potatoes in oven for 15 minutes.
  11. Remove and flip potatoes.
  12. Bake for another 15 minutes, remove from oven, and flip potatoes.
  13. Bake potatoes in oven for 15 minutes.
  14. Remove and flip potatoes. If potatoes are not crispy, continue baking in 15 minutes increments until desired crispiness.
  15. Remove from oven, sprinkle fries with feta cheese and put bake into the oven to bake for 5 minutes to allow cheese to melt.

Notes

Nutrition is based on the NEW Weight Watchers Freestyle Program guidelines. Nutrition calculated using Weight Watchers calculator.

NUTRITION:

Makes 4 - (4 SmartPoints Per Serving) CALORIES: 125 FAT: 4.5 SATURATED FAT: 1.3 CARBS: 18.9 FIBER: 2 SUGARS: 2.4 PROTEIN: 4.3

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Baked Feta Greek Fries-Perfect lighter version of cheese fries. Crispy baked fries topped with tangy feta cheese. Delicious, easy to make, and the perfect side dish for any meal! Weight Watcher friendly recipe. www.bitesofflavor.com.

68 Comments

  • Reply
    Heather
    December 5, 2016 at 11:11 am I love feta cheese. These baked Greek fries look and sound absolutely delicious!
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      Kristine
      December 6, 2016 at 9:48 am Yes, these are a great combo!!! Thanks for commenting Heather!
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    Marie-Pierre
    December 5, 2016 at 11:14 am I'm such a feta junkie! I'll definitely try this! Thanks for sharing!
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      Kristine
      December 6, 2016 at 9:49 am Me too! I put feta on so many things!! Thanks for commenting Marie-Pierre!
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    Tay
    December 5, 2016 at 11:20 am Yumm, these look delicious!!
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    Cori
    December 5, 2016 at 11:21 am Saving this recipe! I love Greek flavors!
    • Reply
      Kristine
      December 6, 2016 at 9:49 am I love all Greek food! Thanks Cori!
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    rachel
    December 5, 2016 at 11:39 am I would never have thought to try feta on fries -- those look fantastic! rachel recently posted...Crazy Carson’s friends & family sale + free shipping on everything!My Profile
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      Kristine
      December 6, 2016 at 9:50 am Me either, until I did it one day and was blown away! Thanks for commenting Rachel!
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    Casey
    December 5, 2016 at 3:21 pm This sounds so up my alley! Love feta and fries!
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      Kristine
      December 6, 2016 at 9:50 am Yes, these are a winning combo Casey! Thanks for commenting!
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    Amber
    December 5, 2016 at 5:15 pm I love Greek food. The flavors are so amazing! I love this idea and was kicking around the idea of of some tutor tots loaded with feta and other Greek flavors. I'm doing it and would love to try your tzaziki recipe Amber recently posted...Bacon Wrapped Turkey MeatloafMy Profile
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      Kristine
      December 6, 2016 at 9:50 am OHHH tator tots would be great!! Thanks Amber!
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    Ashley | ashleyj.org
    December 5, 2016 at 5:40 pm Love, love, love feta cheese!
    • Reply
      Kristine
      December 6, 2016 at 9:50 am Feta cheese for life! Thanks Ashley!
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    Natalie
    December 5, 2016 at 8:02 pm Yum! My husband would love these. I'll definitely have to try them out.
    • Reply
      Kristine
      December 6, 2016 at 9:51 am I hope you and your hubby try these out soon. My hubby LOVES THEM! Thanks for commenting Natalie!
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    Amanda
    December 5, 2016 at 8:18 pm This is perfect! I love feta cheese. I was thinking I could eat half of this myself until I saw the WW points. Ouch! Amanda recently posted...Gluten Free Mint Slims Peppermint PieMy Profile
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      Kristine
      December 6, 2016 at 9:52 am You could cut down on the feta cheese a little bit so that you can have more than one serving. That's what I do when I really want more fries! Thanks Amanda!
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    Sharon
    December 5, 2016 at 8:25 pm These fries look heavenly! I love feta cheese! And I cannot believe they are only 4 points. Double bonus!!
    • Reply
      Kristine
      December 6, 2016 at 9:52 am Yes, these are a great side dish for only 4 SmartPoints! I usually eat a lower point main meal so I can have double servings of the fries :)! Thanks Sharon!
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    Amie
    December 6, 2016 at 9:41 am These are literally two of my fav. things combined - fries and greek food :) Amie recently posted...Pinterest Roundup: Easy Christmas Cookies That Even A Disorganized Parent Can Do!My Profile
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      Kristine
      December 6, 2016 at 9:53 am I know! I love this combo! Thanks for commenting Amie!
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    Jesse Coulter
    December 6, 2016 at 10:09 am I want these in my mouth NOW! AHHHHHH...they look so good! http://www.jessecoulter.net/ Jesse Coulter recently posted...Boerne, TX Travel GuideMy Profile
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      Kristine
      December 7, 2016 at 3:47 pm I wish I had some right now too Jesse!
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    Kate
    December 6, 2016 at 5:17 pm omg! These look delicious!! I'll definitely have to give them a try. x Kate http://thegoldsister.com/travel-6-essentials/
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    Yana
    December 7, 2016 at 4:03 pm I love baked potato AND feta cheese! Great recipe! Yana recently posted...How to Save on Grocery During the Holiday SeasonMy Profile
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    Sofia
    December 7, 2016 at 6:58 pm I'm obsessed with fries!!! Need these in my life :)
    • Reply
      Kristine
      December 8, 2016 at 10:38 am YES! They are so good! Thank you for commenting Sofia!
  • Reply
    marie
    December 7, 2016 at 7:09 pm looks good cannot wait to try this recipe, i love fries.
  • Reply
    Barbara
    December 7, 2016 at 10:37 pm Mmm, I love feta cheese. Yum! Barbara recently posted...Frittata With Goat Cheese, Leeks, And SageMy Profile
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      Kristine
      December 8, 2016 at 5:40 pm Me too. I put feta on everything! Thanks for commenting Barbara!
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    Gillian
    December 7, 2016 at 10:56 pm Delicious and sensible. Great combo. Pinned it.
    • Reply
      Kristine
      December 8, 2016 at 5:40 pm Thank you for pinning Gillian!
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    Bianca
    December 7, 2016 at 11:13 pm WHOA!!!! This recipe looks amazing...pair this with a lamb kofta and I'm in love!
    • Reply
      Kristine
      December 8, 2016 at 5:40 pm Oh YUM! Now that is a winning combo Bianca. Thank you for commenting!
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    Angela Zimsky
    December 8, 2016 at 12:13 am Im going to have to pick up some ingredients to make these but they sound delicious.
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    Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen
    December 8, 2016 at 6:22 am This is one of the best looking cheese fry recipes I've seen in a while. Love that you used Feta! Looks absolutely delicious.
    • Reply
      Kristine
      December 8, 2016 at 5:38 pm Wow, thank you so much Kimberly!!
  • Reply
    Lisa Sell
    December 8, 2016 at 7:20 am This has got my mouth watering! We Brits love cheesy chips - this is a great updated version.
    • Reply
      Kristine
      December 8, 2016 at 5:37 pm My mouth waters every time I look at the pictures. I wish I had some now :)! Thank you for commenting Lisa!
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    Idriss
    December 8, 2016 at 8:15 am Delicious, never thought of Feta and fries together. Now I won't stop thinking of it ha
    • Reply
      Kristine
      December 8, 2016 at 5:37 pm It's SO good! I wish I had some right now! Thanks for commenting Idriss!
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    Daria
    December 8, 2016 at 10:27 am Wow! These look really, really good. And I finally know the trick to making fries crispy!! Many thanks! Daria recently posted...How to Host an Awesome “A Christmas Story” PartyMy Profile
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      Kristine
      December 8, 2016 at 5:37 pm Yes! This is the best trick for crispy baked fries :) Thanks for commenting Daria!
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    Lu Ann @ The Cup of Life
    December 8, 2016 at 10:43 am I love anything feta! So you had me at feta here :D I have never thought of adding it to my fries before, even when making poutine. Yum! Going to try this. :)
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      Kristine
      December 8, 2016 at 5:36 pm It will be a tasty surprise for you! Thank you Lu Ann!
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    Gina
    December 8, 2016 at 10:53 am This combination sounds great. I would probably go for full fat feta though. Thanks
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      Kristine
      December 8, 2016 at 5:35 pm Oh yeah, I'm sure the full fat would taste even better! Thank you for commenting Gina!
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    The Gifted Gabber
    December 8, 2016 at 3:13 pm Oh, my stars! I love flavored fries! Yummy.
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    Charlotte
    December 8, 2016 at 4:06 pm YUM! I love fries and greek food, so this is right up my alley :)
    • Reply
      Kristine
      December 8, 2016 at 5:34 pm It's definitely a great combo Charlotte!
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    Edward
    December 8, 2016 at 8:24 pm I am in the middle of a love affair with greek food even though I am Italian :-) got to try this recipe!
    • Reply
      Kristine
      December 9, 2016 at 9:49 am I've been in a love affair with Greek food for a while! I want it at least once a week :) Thank you for commenting Edward!
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    Dave
    December 11, 2016 at 1:08 am What a great combination. I love feta cheeses and can see how it would go great with fries!
    • Reply
      Kristine
      December 12, 2016 at 3:22 pm It's such a great combo!!! Thank you for commenting Dave!
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    Erin
    December 12, 2016 at 10:08 am Love all the flavors in this!
    • Reply
      Kristine
      December 12, 2016 at 3:26 pm It's a great combo Erin :) !!
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    J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all
    December 19, 2016 at 4:07 pm These sound more than amazing! That feta cheese..... oh yes please! J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all recently posted...Healthy Winter Pomegranate Cole Slaw – Gluten-FreeMy Profile
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    Sasha @ Eat Love Eat
    December 20, 2016 at 6:46 am These sound delicious! I love Greek food too!
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