Taco Bell Nacho Fries

These Taco Bell-inspired Nacho Fries are a delicious and addictive snack that combines crispy seasoned fries with a creamy and spicy cheesy jalapeño dip. Perfect for satisfying your cravings for fast food at home!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

You’ll love this recipe for Taco Bell Nacho Fries because it captures the iconic flavors of a popular fast food item and allows you to enjoy it in the comfort of your own kitchen. The crispy seasoned fries paired with the rich and gooey cheese sauce with a hint of jalapeño heat make for a truly irresistible combination.


  • 1 lb Ore-Ida Extra Crispy Frozen Fast Food Fries
  • Vegetable Oil for Frying

For the Seasoning Mixture:

  • 2 Tbsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper (optional)

For the Cheese Sauce:

  • 16 slices American Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Liquid from the Jar of Jalapeño Slices


  1. Stir together the seasoning mixture ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Fill a saucepan with the oil to at least 3 inches deep and heat the oil to 350 degrees F.
  3. Cook the fries in the hot oil for 6-8 minutes or until they are crispy. Then move the fries to a plate lined with paper towels to soak up the extra oil.
  4. While the fries cool slightly, make the cheese sauce by unwrapping the cheese and tearing the slices into smaller pieces. Place the cheese and the other cheese sauce ingredients into a microwave-safe bowl.
  5. Microwave the mixture uncovered in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval until the cheese has melted and is well combined with the other ingredients.
  6. Place the fries in a large mixing bowl and toss them with the seasoning blend.
  7. Serve the fries with the cheese sauce on the side and enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 8 minutes | Total Time: 18 minutes
Kcal: 633 kcal | Servings: 4 servings

Store any leftover fries and cheese sauce separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator. Reheat the fries in the oven for best results.

Recipe Tips:

For an extra kick of flavor, you can add some chopped fresh jalapeños or a dash of hot sauce to the cheese sauce. Feel free to customize the seasoning blend to suit your taste preferences by adjusting the spice levels or adding herbs like parsley or cilantro for a fresh twist. Enjoy these nacho fries as a snack, appetizer, or even as a side dish for your favorite Tex-Mex meal!”

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