Cheesy Chips and Gravy

  • 10MINS
  • 45MINS
  • 423KCAL

A proper Northern classic, these Cheesy Chips and Gravy are the ultimate comfort food – and they're suitable for plans like Weight Watchers and calorie counting!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories423
  • Carbs57g
  • Protein19g
  • Fat12g
  • Saturates6.6g
  • Sugars7.7g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

Cheesy Chips and Gravy is an absolute staple in Northern chippys in the UK and it’s one of our all-time favourite comfort foods! It’s not just UK chip shops that you can find this tasty treat in, as the Canadian dish ‘poutine’ is similar but uses cheese curds instead of grated cheese.

This dish is absolutely perfect for a cosy weekend treat and is just the thing to warm you up on a chilly evening. Piping hot, rich gravy, gooey, melted cheese and crisp, golden chips? It really doesn’t get much better than that!

We’ve cooked our chips in the oven, but if you’d prefer to use an airfryer then this is actually a much quicker method! Cooking in the airfryer means that your chips will only take 20 minutes to cook, as opposed to 40-45 in the oven.

For the authentic chippy experience, serve your Cheesy Chips and Gravy with some fish, or even in a wholemeal roll – it sounds strange, but trust us, it’s delish!!

What diets are these Cheesy Chips and Gravy suitable for?

This recipe can be made suitable for vegetarian diets by using vegetable stock pots.

It can also be made suitable for gluten free diets as long as your stock pots are gluten free (Lots of brands are, but make sure you double check to be sure!).

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Cheesy Chips and Gravy recipe?

  • If you’re on WW Green, you’ll need to count 11 Points per portion of this Cheesy Chips and Gravy recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Blue, you’ll need to count 11 Points per portion of this Cheesy Chips and Gravy recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Purple, you’ll need to count 5 Points per portion of this Cheesy Chips and Gravy recipe.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Cheesy Chips and Gravy?

This recipe is super easy to make and it doesn’t require any special ingredients or equipment!

How many calories are in these Cheesy Chips and Gravy?

There are 423 calories per portion in this Cheesy Chips and Gravy recipe which means it falls into our Weekly Indulgence category. 

These Cheesy Chips and Gravy are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180ºC.

Step 2

Spray the chips with low calorie cooking spray and toss them in the onion salt. 

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Step 3

Scatter on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 40-45 minutes, turning halfway through until the centre of the chips are soft and they’re crisp and golden on the outside.

Step 4

Meanwhile, make the gravy. Put all of the ingredients except the gravy browning in a saucepan, add 600ml of water and bring to a boil.

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Step 5

Reduce the heat and simmer for 25 minutes.

Step 6

When the carrots and potatoes are soft, blitz with a hand blender. Add a couple of drops of gravy browning if required. If the gravy is too thick then add a little water until it reaches a consistency you are happy with. Keep hot until the chips are cooked.

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Step 7

Mix the grated cheddar and mozzarella together.

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Step 8

When the chips are cooked, divide between 2 warmed bowls. Sprinkle half the cheese mix over, smother with the hot gravy, then sprinkle over the rest of the cheese. The heat from the gravy will melt the cheese.

Step 9

Serve and enjoy!

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What could I serve with these Cheesy Chips and Gravy?

Serve with some fish for that authentic chippy experience, or any of the following:

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How do you know when these Cheesy Chips and Gravy are cooked?

You can cook your chips in the oven or the airfryer.

If you use the oven, then you’ll need to cook your chips for around 40-45 minutes or until they’re soft inside and crisp and golden on the outside.

For the airfryer method, this should take around 20 minutes.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

Can you cook these Cheesy Chips and Gravy any other way?

We’ve cooked our chips in the oven for 40-45 minutes.

If you’d prefer you could also cook your chips in an airfryer instead. Get your gravy on to cook first, then spray and season the chips and place in the airfryer basket. Cook for around 20 minutes, shaking halfway through.

How long can you keep these Cheesy Chips and Gravy in the fridge?

We recommend eating these Cheesy Chips and Gravy straight away – there’s nothing better than hot gravy and gooey, melted cheese!

Can I freeze these Cheesy Chips and Gravy?

You can’t freeze the Cheesy Chips in this recipe, but you can freeze the Gravy.

Remember to:

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat these Cheesy Chips and Gravy?

To reheat the gravy, just pop it in a saucepan or the microwave and heat through until piping hot.

If you’re reheating your gravy from frozen, then make sure you defrost it thoroughly before heating!

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Cheesy Chips and Gravy

A proper Northern classic, these Cheesy Chips and Gravy are the ultimate comfort food - and they're suitable for plans like Weight Watchers and calorie counting!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    45 MINS
  • KCals 423
  • Carbs 57G
  • WW Points:
  • 11 Green
  • 11 Blue
  • 5 Purple

Ingredients

For the gravy

  • 1/2 onion roughly chopped
  • 1 small carrot peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 small potato peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 beef stock pots
  • dash of Henderson's relish
  • few drops of gravy browning (optional)

For the cheesy chips

  • 500 g potatoes peeled and cut into 1cm chips
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • 1/4 tsp onion salt
  • 70 g reduced fat Mozzarella grated
  • 40 g reduced fat Cheddar grated

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Check out our oven temperature conversion guide.

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Spray the chips with low calorie cooking spray and toss them in the onion salt. 
  3. Scatter on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 40-45 minutes, turning halfway through until the centre of the chips are soft and they're crisp and golden on the outside.
  4. Meanwhile, make the gravy. Put all of the ingredients except the gravy browning in a saucepan, add 600ml of water and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat and simmer for 25 minutes.
  6. When the carrots and potatoes are soft, blitz with a hand blender. Add a couple of drops of gravy browning if required. If the gravy is too thick then add a little water until it reaches a consistency you are happy with. Keep hot until the chips are cooked.
  7. Mix the grated cheddar and mozzarella together.
  8. When the chips are cooked, divide between 2 warmed bowls. Sprinkle half the cheese mix over, smother with the hot gravy, then sprinkle over the rest of the cheese. The heat from the gravy will melt the cheese.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

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Recipe notes

These chips are great cooked in an airfryer and they will take half the time! Get your gravy on to cook first, then spray and season the chips and place in the airfryer basket. Cook for around 20 minutes, shaking halfway through.

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