Satisfy Your Cravings with Delicious Taco Fries Recipe

There’s nothing quite like biting into a crispy French fry, except maybe adding some deliciously seasoned ground beef, melted cheese, and toppings to make it the ultimate indulgence. That’s where my loaded taco fries recipe comes in.

If you’re a fan of Taco Bell’s nacho fries or carne asada fries, then you’re going to love this homemade version. Piled high with all your favorite toppings, these fries are fully loaded and perfect for sharing (or not!).

But why settle for just any old fries recipe when you can whip up something truly spectacular? With my easy recipe and simple instructions, you can recreate the taste of your favorite fast food chain right in your own kitchen.

So whether you’re looking for a quick and satisfying dinner or a snack to munch on while cheering on your favorite sports team, these cheesy taco fries are the way to go. Trust me, once you try them, you’ll never want regular fries again.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Taco Fries
Taco Fries

Are you craving something tasty, hearty, and easy to make? Look no further than these loaded taco fries! I guarantee that you will love this recipe and here’s why:

First of all, who doesn’t love French fries? Crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside – they’re the ultimate comfort food. And when you combine them with the deliciously seasoned beef, gooey cheese sauce, and spices served creamy, it’s a match made in heaven. These flavors are sure to satisfy any craving for something indulgent and flavorful.

Moreover, these taco fries are incredibly easy to make. All you need are your favorite frozen French fries (or make your own), ground beef or chicken, homemade taco seasoning or a store-bought packet – whatever is easier for you -, and some simple toppings like cheese sauce, diced tomatoes, sour cream, and sliced jalapeños. You could even use vegan ground beef if that’s your preference.

Additionally, if you’re a fan of fast food restaurants like Taco Bell or Nacho Bell Grande, then I highly recommend trying this copycat recipe. These loaded cheesy taco fries are just as good as anything you’d find at those places – only better since you’ll be making them fresh in your own kitchen!

Finally, this recipe is highly customizable based on your taste preferences or dietary restrictions. You can swap out ground beef for chicken or vegan ground beef to make it vegan-friendly or add asada steak to create carne asada fries. You can also add various toppings like beans or guacamole to make it even more filling.

Overall, this recipe is quick, easy to make, highly customizable and highly satisfying! So what are you waiting for? Give these taco fries a try today!

Ingredient List

 Deliciously crispy fries topped with all the taco fixings! 🍟🌮
Deliciously crispy fries topped with all the taco fixings! 🍟🌮

Here is a list of ingredients you will need to make these deliciously seasoned taco fries:

For the fries:

  • 2 pounds of frozen French fries
  • 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning
  • Sea salt, to taste

For the loaded toppings:

  • 1 pound of cooked and seasoned carne asada or ground beef (vegan: use shredded chicken or vegan ground meat)
  • 1 cup of cheese sauce
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (vegan: use shredded vegan cheese)
  • 1/2 cup of diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup of diced red onions
  • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salsa or guacamole, for serving (optional)

Note: You can make your own homemade taco seasoning using a combination of chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried oregano. Or use a store-bought taco seasoning packet. Also, you can fully load these taco fries with additional toppings such as black beans, corn kernels, jalapeño slices or pickled onions to satisfy your cravings.

The Recipe How-To

 Who needs a taco shell when you can have Taco Fries?! 😍
Who needs a taco shell when you can have Taco Fries?! 😍

Step 1: Preheat oven

Before starting, you need to preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Once heated, prepare a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Step 2: Cook fries

Spread French fries in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake the fries according to the package directions until they are golden brown and crisp.

Step 3: Season tacos

While the fries are cooking, you can use this time to season your ground beef with homemade taco seasoning or store-bought taco seasoning. Heat a pan over medium heat and brown the beef until it is fully cooked like Taco Bell’s meat then add two tablespoons of water and 2 tbsp of taco seasoning. Let it simmer for 5 minutes, then set it aside.

Step 4: Make cheese sauce

Now it’s time for cheese sauce! In a separate small pan, combine cheese sauce, either homemade or from the store, with taco seasoning for some extra flavor. Cook on low heat while stirring occasionally until fully melted and well combined.

Step 5: Assemble Taco Fries

When everything is cooked, it’s time to assemble the delicious Taco Fries! Pile up the cooked French fries on a serving dish then add the seasoned ground beef on top of them. Drizzle your hot cheese sauce all over that pile of deliciousness then sprinkle your fresh toppings – which could be shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, pickled jalapenos and green onions- over it all.

Pro tip: Switch up the protein by changing ground beef with sliced carne asada strips, roast chicken or making it vegan by using plant-based crumbles or omitting any meat at all.

Your easy and tasty copycat Taco Bell Nacho Fries are ready to enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 These fries are the perfect marriage between nachos and french fries! 🤤
These fries are the perfect marriage between nachos and french fries! 🤤

If you’re looking to mix things up or customize these taco fries to suit your taste, there are a few substitutions and variations that work well with this recipe.

For a vegetarian or vegan version, swap out the ground beef for crumbled tofu, seasoned tempeh, or black beans. Plant-based meat substitutes can also work.

If you want to try something different than traditional french fries, substitute the potato fries with sweet potato fries or zucchini fries, which are easy to make at home or can be found in grocery stores.

Additionally, you can switch up the toppings depending on what you have on hand or what you prefer. Instead of carne asada, try using grilled chicken, chorizo sausage or even shrimp. You can also add some fresh veggies like sliced jalapenos, tomatoes, and avocado to add some crunchy texture and contrasting flavors.

Those who love cheese sauce can swap out the cheddar cheese with queso blanco or pepper jack cheese for added flavor. You can also drizzle a hot sauce over the fries for an extra kick of heat.

Lastly, if you want to make these Taco Fries even more indulgent than they already are, try adding some bacon bits, green onions or diced bell peppers on top. Be creative with your toppings and combinations—there’s really no limit to where your culinary imagination can take you!

Serving and Pairing

 Say goodbye to boring fries and hello to Taco Fries! 🙌
Say goodbye to boring fries and hello to Taco Fries! 🙌

When it comes to serving Taco Fries, there are countless options to choose from. These deliciously seasoned fries are so versatile that they can be served as a hearty appetizer, a filling lunch or an indulgent dinner. Here are some ideas on how to enjoy your Taco Fries:

To start off, they’re great on their own. Piled high with beef, cheese sauce, and spices served creamy, Taco Fries provide all the flavors of your favorite tacos in one easy-to-eat dish. Whether you’re enjoying them at a party or game day with friends, or treating yourself on Taco Tuesday, these fries will not disappoint.

But if you’d like to elevate your meal and try something different, here’s a list of pairings that can complement your Taco Fries:

Pair them with Carne Asada for a classic flavor combination. Carne Asada is a marinated meat dish made from thin-sliced flank or skirt steak. The mild heat from the spices and the tender meat will mesh well with the cheesy-loaded taco fries.

If you crave something lighter, Chicken could be a perfect pairing for your taco fries. Grilled chicken breasts would work great in this recipe when it is shredded into bite-sized pieces and piled onto the fries along with other toppings like cheese sauce and lettuce.

And for those that want an entirely vegan experience or ground beef isn’t your thing – try these fries with fresh vegetables like bell peppers, onions, jalapenos along with vegan queso sauce.

Taco Fries taste best when served immediately after being cooked. However, if you do have leftovers (we doubt it), they can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge. To reheat them and make sure they maintain their crispness lay out a baking sheet lined with parchment paper then preheat your oven to 400°F (204°C) toss the fries onto the sheet and cook them for around 5 minutes until heated through but not overly crispy.

In conclusion, whether you’re serving Taco Fries as an appetizer or making them a full meal deal; they’re versatile and satisfying for countless occasions paired alongside some of your favorite foods!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Get ready for a flavor explosion in your mouth with these bad boys! 🔥
Get ready for a flavor explosion in your mouth with these bad boys! 🔥

As tempting as it is to devour these taco fries right out of the oven, sometimes life gets in the way, and we need to plan ahead. The good news is that these fries can be made ahead of time and stored for later enjoyment.

To make-ahead, cook the fries according to package directions and allow them to cool completely. Transfer them into an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days. Please note that toppings such as carne asada or ground beef should be stored separately from the fries to maintain their freshness.

When you’re ready to enjoy them, preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C), spread the fries in a single layer on a baking sheet, and heat them for about 10 minutes or until they’re crispy and heated through. Be sure to check on them frequently to avoid burning.

Reheating is also possible in the microwave, but please be aware that this may result in soggy fries. If you prefer this method, spread out a single layer of cooled fries on a microwave-safe plate, top with your choice of toppings, and heat in 20-30 second increments until hot.

For those who are always on-the-go, these taco fries can also be assembled into an easy-to-grab, fully loaded lunch or snack! Pack them into Tupperware containers with lids and reheat them once you’re ready to eat.

Whether you make these taco fries ahead of time or at the last minute, they will always taste deliciously seasoned and fully loaded whenever you decide to call’em yours.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Taco Tuesdays just got an upgrade with these mouthwatering fries! 🌮👩‍🍳
Taco Tuesdays just got an upgrade with these mouthwatering fries! 🌮👩‍🍳

When it comes to taco fries, there are a few tips and tricks that can make all the difference in creating a perfectly delicious batch. Here are my top tips for achieving perfectly crispy fries with all the toppings just right:

1. Start With Quality Fries: Always use high-quality frozen french fries and bake them until they’re golden brown and crispy. Avoid overcooking or undercooking them as it will affect the final taste.

2. Use Homemade Taco Seasoning: While store-bought seasoning is convenient, homemade is always better for a more authentic flavor. You can adjust the spices to your liking and create a personalized blend that suits your taste buds.

3. Don’t Overload The Fries: Whether you’re making carne asada, chicken or vegan taco fries, avoid overloading them with cheese sauce or other toppings. Keep in mind that you want to have all the layers represented in every bite not only at the top.

4. Add Cheese Sauce As The Last Layer: If you want creamy and smooth cheese sauce, add it as the last layer on top of the other toppings after removing the fries from the oven. This will give you that “wow” factor and keep everything evenly distributed.

5. Pair With A Refreshing Drink: Pair your fully loaded taco fries with a refreshing drink such as lemonade or iced tea to balance out the savory and spicy flavors.

By following these simple tips, your taco fries recipe become undeniably addictive that will leave everyone craving for more!


As with any recipe, there may be a few questions that come up during the process. Here are some answers to common FAQs when it comes to making the deliciously seasoned taco fries!

What are taco fries made of?

Let’s talk about a dish that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds – Loaded Taco Fries! Imagine a hearty bed of sweet potato fries, loaded with savory taco meat and generously piled high with flavorful toppings. The best part? These fries are surprisingly healthy, despite their indulgent reputation. Trust me, they’ll have you coming back for more!

What are El Pastor fries?

In this recipe, we’ll be preparing a scrumptious dish featuring marinated pork cooked on a rotisserie, complemented with tangy cheese, creamy avocado sauce, and a dollop of sour cream.

What are carne asada fries made of?

Get ready for a flavor explosion with Carne Asada Fries! These fries are seasoned with authentic Mexican spices, baked to perfection, topped with melted cheese, and loaded with succulent marinated steak, zesty salsa, creamy avocado crema, and any other toppings you crave. Your taste buds will be in pure bliss.

What does Taco Bell put on fries?

If you’re a fan of Taco Bell Nacho Fries, but occasionally miss out on them when they’re not available on the menu, there’s still hope. With this simple copycat recipe, you can make your own batch at home and get your craving fix. The fries are full of rich Mexican spices and come with a side of creamy cheese sauce, making for a delicious and easy snack. Keep reading for step-by-step instructions on how to recreate this favorite dish.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a recipe that is quick, easy, and deliciously seasoned, then this taco fries recipe is perfect for you! Whether you’re a meat-lover, vegan, chicken enthusiast or simply looking to indulge in cheesy taco fries, this recipe has got you covered.

From the homemade taco seasoning to the fully loaded cheesy taco toppings like carne asada or ground beef, these fries will satisfy your taste buds and leave you craving more. And don’t forget about the crispy sea salt potatoes that are piled high with cheese sauce, spices served creamy cheese and even topped with veggies!

So go ahead and make a batch of these tacos fries for yourself or share it with family and friends. They are perfect for any occasion like game nights, movie marathons, lunch time snacks or party appetizers. And don’t worry about leftovers because they can be easily stored and reheated for later enjoyment.

I hope this article has given you some awesome ideas on how to make your own homemade taco fries with all your favorite ingredients. If you have any questions or need any help making these scrumptious fries, feel free to refer back to the tips and FAQs in this article.

Thank you for reading this recipe article on how to make deliciously loaded taco fries that are sure to satisfy even the most insatiable hunger. Happy cooking!

Taco Fries

Taco Fries Recipe

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Course: Appetizer/Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: < 15 Mins, Easy, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein, Potato, Vegetable
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Calories: 188.4kcal


  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 (26 ounce) bag frozen crispy French fries


  • On baking sheets make a single layer of French fries.
  • Bake until golden brown, about 12 minutes.
  • In a bowl or bag, add fries and taco seasoning and shake until fries are coated.
  • Serve immediately.

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Serving: 123g | Calories: 188.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 33.6g | Protein: 3.2g | Fat: 4.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.9g | Sodium: 529.5mg | Fiber: 3.4g | Sugar: 0.5g

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