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