Loaded nacho fries – tons of cheesy nacho flavor with crispy baked french fries are the ultimate game day appetizer!
There are times that you just need a warm, filling, comforting dish – fast.
This Loaded Nacho Fries recipe is the perfect tailgate appetizer– great for crowds, or just a dinner when you’re looking to get something the whole family will devour on the table quickly.
This spin on nachos combines everyone’s favorites- fries, tacos and even a little bit of veggies. Its insanely easy to make and even easier to clean up!
I’m not gonna sugar coat this- this appetizer isn’t going to help you lose weight.
It’s loaded with delicious, gooey cheese and crispy crunchy fries- as well as delicious taco meat and fajita veggies!
We’ve been known to make this as a meal and just dig in with forks right off the baking sheet- it’s that good!
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Tips to Perfect Loaded Nacho Fries
If you’re looking to make this quickly without a big mess, prep your baking sheet with aluminum foil and serve it as is (as pictured).
This meal is no-muss, no fuss- set out utensils for people to dish up some tasty loaded fries, and toss the foil away when it is time to clean up.
It’s a seriously easy addictive appetizer that you’ll get asked to make again and again!
-Pre Bake Fries.
Toss frozen fries onto a baking sheet with a little cooking spray and bake until crispy, about 20 minutes at 350 degrees. You can bake the fries while browning taco meat!
-Use fresh baked fries.
For a homemade spin on this dinner, use my air fryer french fries or crispy baked french fry recipe – making at home means less preservatives, additives, and less sodium.
-Add salsa last.
If you’d like to add crema, guacamole, hot sauce, or salsa on your fries, add it after baking to prevent fries from getting soggy.
-Try queso instead of melted cheese.
For a creamy take, try baking the fries with queso poured on top instead of melted cheese for cheese fries your family will love!
Loaded Nacho Fries Ideas
This recipe was developed specifically to be adaptable – you can add any topping combination you’d like!
My favorite nacho fries toppings include:
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese
- Fresh or pickled jalapeños
- Roasted green chilis
- Ro-tel, well drained
- Pico de Gallo
- Charred corn
- Banana peppers
- Shredded chicken
- Pinto beans
- Black Beans
- Diced onionss
- Diced bell peppers
- Crumbled cotija cheese
- Mexican crema
- Sour cream
- Avocado slices
- Cilantro, chopped
- Green onions, diced
- Red cabbage, shredded
- Lettuce, shredded
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Loaded nacho fries - tons of cheesy nacho flavor with crispy baked french fries are the ultimate game day appetizer!
- 1 lb bag frozen fries
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 bell peppers, chopped
- taco seasoning packet
- small can jalapenos, drained * optional
- 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese
- tomatoes, diced
- green onions, diced
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Lay frozen fries on baking sheet and cook until crispy.
- While fries are cooking, brown ground beef.
- Drain fat.
- Add diced onion and peppers, cook until browned.
- Add taco seasoning and water, mix according to package directions.
- Remove fries from oven when just under crispy.
- Layer taco mixture over fries.
- Sprinkle with cheese and jalapeños.
- Return to oven, cook until cheese is melted.
- Top with tomatoes and green onions, serve.
Amount Per Serving Calories 819Saturated Fat 17gCholesterol 125mgSodium 344mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 31g
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