Flavorful Loaded Fries with Cheese

This loaded fries recipe is super easy to make since how to make loaded fries doesn’t take that long. Total time prep and cook time is less than a half hour. I usually make this recipe when I have extra thawed bacon in the fridge. Can add other spices to your bacon fries to make it your own as well!

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loaded fries with cheese on a pan

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Favorite ingredient brands for this cheese fries recipe:

  • bacon-any kind would works
  • fries-store bought fries. You can make homemade fries too for this recipe as well.
  • cheddar cheese-shredded, shredding it yourself makes it taste better

Can I cook the potato fries ahead of time?

Yes, you can cook the fries until ready to load them with toppings.

Variations of loaded fries:

  • more jalapeno-if you wanted your fries to be more spicy, add more jalapeno.
  • less jalapeno-you can omit the jalapenos if you would like a more mild carb dish.
  • onions-you can add onions if you want this recipe to have more of a zing. Green onion tops would also add color to the dish!

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Can I homemake my french fries out of potatoes?

Yes! You can cut your own potatoes to make the fries. I would double the cook time on each side if going this route though. The fries will be done when they are soft.

Overview of how to make loaded fries recipe:

  • put fries on baking sheet. They can be over lapping.
  • bake fries, and flip them over about half way through cook time. This will allow them to cook more evenly. If your oven has uneven heating like how mine does, be sure to rotate the pan halfway through too.
  • add toppings, finish baking. It really is just that easy!

How to store bacon loaded fries:

  • fridge-store this potato recipe in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week
  • freezer-I have not tried freezing these loaded fries. I know for a fact that the potatoes themselves are freezable, but I am not sure how it would taste all together being frozen and thawing again. If you would like to try freezing these loaded fries, let me know how it goes!
loaded fries with cheese on a pan

Loaded Fries

This loaded fries recipe is super easy recipe. Total time prep and cook time is less than a half hour. Bacon and cheese lovers would love this loaded fries recipe!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

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9 x 13 baking sheet


  • 1 12 oz package of cooked, crumbled bacon
  • 1 32 oz bag of fries
  • 2 cups of cheddar cheese
  • 1 small diced jalapeno
  • sour cream for topping


  • Arrange package of fries on sprayed baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. If air frying, arrange fries in a single layer and fry at 400 degrees for about 8 minutes.
  • After the set time for either oven or air fryer, flip them over and add the bacon, cheese, and jalapenos. Bake for an additional 10 minutes for oven and 6 for air fryer. Top your Loaded Fries with sour cream and serve!

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