Bacon Cheese Fries

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

10 servings

Updated: Sep. 19, 2023
These tempting bacon cheese fries are one finger food I can make a meal of. Quick to fix, they're a hit at parties and as a snack. Ranch dressing is a tasty alternative to sour cream. —Marilyn Dutkus, Laguna Beach, California
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Ingredients

  • 1 package (32 ounces) frozen French fried potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • Ranch salad dressing
  • Sliced red chili pepper, optional

Directions

  1. Cook French fries according to package directions. Preheat broiler. Place cooked fries on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with cheese, onions and bacon. Broil 2-3 in. from heat until cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes. If desired, top with silced chili pepers. Serve with ranch dressing.
Bacon Cheese Fries Tips

Can you use a different kind of cheese to make bacon cheese fries?

You can use the cheese of your choice on your bacon cheese fries. Our recipe calls for shredded cheddar, but feel free to go with another cheese that melts nicely, such as Gouda, Havarti, Monterey Jack or Colby. Know that if you shred cheese from the block, it will melt better, since the cellulose in shredded cheese you buy at the store is meant to keep it from sticking together, and therefore, doesn't melt as well. You could also use the canned queso of your choice to make each bite a little saucier.

How can you make bacon cheese fries your own?

Get creative with your bacon cheese fries! Some other great additions include sliced jalapenos (or pickled jalapenos), pico de gallo or diced avocado. Add a little more heft with barbecue pulled pork, shredded chicken or chorizo. Play around with the sauce you serve with bacon cheese fries—while ranch will be wonderful, try spicy ketchup, sriracha aioli, chipotle mayo and homemade guacamole.

How should you reheat bacon cheese fries?

Bacon cheese fries are best served hot, especially if you pile on a multitude of toppings. If you have some left over, use an air fryer to crisp everything up again. If you liked this easy yet delicious recipe, be sure to make more recipes with frozen french fries such as cheeseburger nachos or short rib poutine.

Lauren Pahmeier, Taste of Home Associate Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 218 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.