Cheese & Bacon Loaded Fries

Crisp skin-on fries with a slight spice covered in delicious melted cheese and bacon. These Cheese & Bacon Loaded Fries are a real indulgent treat to be enjoyed responsibly!

What are loaded fries?

Loaded fries are a delicious and indulgent treat. They have become a lot more popular in recent years. When I was growing up the only loaded fries I was aware of were cheesy chips! Since then with an American influence, loaded fries have become a lot more extravagant. You see them topped with all sorts of things like chilli and steak but all of them have cheese. 

I kept my Cheese & Bacon Loaded fries relatively simple with the toppings. Instead I added more flavour to the actual fries with chilli powder and garlic. 
 

How to cook your fries

There are quite a few ways you can cook your fries for this recipe. My preferred way to cook them is in an air fryer. It doesn’t use too much oil and they are deliciously crisp. If you have an Actifry this works in a similar way. 

If you don’t have either of these, you can cook your fries in the oven. I would cook them at 190ºC (fan assisted, 200ºC non fan) for 20-30 minutes until they are crisp. Make sure you turn them half way through cooking. 

If you wanted to make these Cheese & Bacon Loaded Fries even easier, you could use shop bought oven cook fries instead. It couldn’t get much easier than that! 

Adapting your Cheese & Bacon Loaded Fries  

This is such an easy recipe to tweak to your preferences. I have used ancho chilli powder because it is one of my favourites. If you don’t have this, you can use whatever chilli powder you have. Or if it not your thing, leave it out altogether. 

When making this, I really don’t expect you to weigh your cheese out. Use as much as you like! I have learnt that reduced fat cheese doesn’t melt as well as normal cheese so bear that in mind if you want to make a healthy swap!

These Cheese & Bacon Loaded Fries are really easy to make to cater for a crowd. If you are making these for a lot of people you might want to use a baking tray rather than an oven proof dish. This would make it a lot easier for people to help themselves. 

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Cheese & Bacon Loaded Fries

Crisp skin-on fries with a slight spice covered in delicious melted cheese and bacon. These Cheese & Bacon Loaded Fries are a real indulgent treat to be enjoyed responsibly!

Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Bacon, Fries, Chips
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 427 kcal
Author Curly

Ingredients

  • 500 g potatoes
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ancho chili powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 4 rashers of streaky bacon
  • 50 g cheddar cheese grated

Instructions

  1. After cleaning the potatoes, cut them into slices and then each slice into strips to form fries

  2. Add the fries to a bowl and toss with the oil, chilli powder, garlic powder and salt so they are evenly coated

  3. Add the fries to your air fryer and cook for 20 mins at 200°C , turning half way.

  4. When the fries are cooked, add to an oven proof dish while you cook the bacon

  5. Add the bacon to your air fryer and cook for 6-7 minutes at 200°C, turning half way.

  6. Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan assisted, 200°C non fan)

  7. Mix half of the cheese and most of the bacon with the fries. Finish with the rest of the cheese and bacon

  8. Cook in the oven for 5 mins or until the cheese has melted. Eat whilst hot.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is given as a guide only and my vary.

Nutrition Facts
Cheese & Bacon Loaded Fries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 427 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 1352mg59%
Potassium 1057mg30%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 399IU8%
Vitamin C 29mg35%
Calcium 255mg26%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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13 thoughts on “Cheese & Bacon Loaded Fries

  1. Nico @ yumsome

    Wow, I have to tell you that if I ate meat, I’d be all over this like the proverbial rash! As it is, I suspect that chips with vegan cheese and some crispy tofu bacon would be pretty epic too.

    More importantly though, I want to know why making something like this has never occurred to me before! What kind of rock have I been living under? LOL! xx

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    1. Cat Post author

      I think that is a very big compliment from someone who is vegan, so thank you 🙂 I think vegan cheese & tofu bacon would work really well! Haha well come out from under your rock and make these for yourself ;)x

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  2. Lou | Crumbs and Corkscrews


    Cheesey Fries are my ultimate guilty pleasure, and I think you’ve just made them even better! I’m definitely adding bacon next time and trying your recipe… and not sharing with my Other Half, ha! Thank you for sharing #CookBlogShare

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