Loaded Cheese Fries

It’s time to get your hand messy with these cheese fries loaded with lots of cheese off course and then topped with crispy bacon, pickled jalapeno, green onion, and sour cream. Super easy to make and a real crowd pleasure.

What’s better than a big pile of hot crispy french fries? – Cheese fries, even better when it is loaded with yummy toppings. You will see how easy it is to transform a bag of frozen fries into a showstopper appetizer, that you can’t stop binging on. Crispy fries topped with cheese then baked until its gooey, then topped with crispy bacon, chopped jalapeno, green onion, and sour cream. But there is so much you can do with topping and keep it interesting.

Before I get into the details, let me tell you why this recipe is a keeper. While trying the recipe I realized despite all the cheese and toppings, the fries still felt a little under-seasoned. And a super quick french fry seasoning cuts the deal. This seasoning adds so much more flavor than just plain salt.

Ingredients For Cheese Fries

  • Frozen French fries – Look for thick-cut fries as they hold well all the toppings. I love these crinkle-cut fries
  • Cheese- I have used a blend of Cheddar and mozzarella as they both are stretchy cheese. You can also add some processed American cheese like Velveeta as it melts well.
  • Seasoning – A delicious blend of garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, paprika, and salt to season the french fries.
  • Chopped crispy bacon
  • Pickled Jalapenos – Drained and chopped
  • Green Onion

4 Easy Steps To Make

  • Cook Frozen fries – You can fry, bake, or air fry. I am always pro airfryer. It does the work well.
  • Season Fries – Once the fries are done, Spread them on a baking tray. Spray some oil and add half of the seasoning mix. Oil helps the seasoning to stick. Also, it’s important to do this step while the fires are still hot.
  • Layer it with cheese – Sprinkle cheese all over the fries. Broil it for 1-2 minutes until the cheese has melted.
  • Add Toppings – Top it with crispy bacon, chopped pickled jalapeno, green onion, and drizzle sour cream.

Add Your Favorite Toppings

The toppings are not limited to this. You have so many options.

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  • Play around with different toppings, you can add diced avocado, olives, fresh jalapenos, guacamole, drizzle of hot sauce etc.
  • Serve with a delicious dipping sauce like tomato salsa, BBQ Sauce, Ranch Dressing, BBQ Sauce.
  • Load it with protein and you are ready to savor your favorite bar snack at the comfort of your home. Pulled pork, steak, or shredded Mexican chicken works. Make sure there is not too much sauce and once added to the fries it needs to be consumed immediately.

Cheese Fries FAQs

Can we make it ahead?

It is partially yes and no. Yes, because you can keep the toppings ready. And cook the fries and add toppings just before serving them. These are best to be enjoyed hot and fresh.

How to store leftovers?

Only if there are any.. ha ha!! Fries will lose their crispiness over time, hence even if you can store the leftovers they won’t taste the same.

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Loaded Cheese Fries

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
These Loaded French Fries are delicious and easy to put together.  These are perfect to serve a crowd at a party.
Servings 4 People


  • 1 packets Frozen French Fries (1 pound / 500 grams)

For topping

  • ¾ cup Cheese (mix of cheddar and mozzarella)
  • 3-4 Bacon strips chopped and cooked crisp
  • chopped green onion
  • chopped pickled jalapeno
  • sour cream

French fry seasoing

  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon Paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Dried Oregano or Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon Salt


  • Pre-heat oven to 400 F.
  • Mix all the ingredients for French fry seasoning and keep ready.
  • Cook Frozen fries until crispy. I have used my Air fryer to cook.
  • While still hot, spread French fries in an oven-safe tray. Quickly spray a little oil and sprinkle half of the seasoning. Toss to coat.
  • Arrange fries in a single layer and sprinkle cheese all over. Broil it for 2 minutes. just until the cheese has melted. (avoid overcooking or else the cheese will harden)
  • Top cheesy fries with bacon, chopped pickled jalapeno, green onion, and drizzle with sour cream. Sprinkle the rest of the seasoning mix.
  • Serve immediately. ( If you would like to drizzle creamy chees sauce instead of shredded cheese, find the recipe below in notes).



  • Make sure you cook the french fries just before serving and after adding the toppings serve immediately. Soggy fries don’t taste good at all.
  • Quick 3 ingredients Cheese Sauce – Take 3/4 cup shredded cheese toss with 1 teaspoon cornstarch. Cheese should be coated well with the starch. Heat 1/2 cup of heavy cream in a small saucepan, add the above cheese and switch off the flame. Cover and let the cheese soften for 2 minutes. Remove lid, give it a good whisk, and cook for one minute on low heat. 
  • Cheese Fries with Cheese Sauce– Spread cooked fries in an oven-proof tray, top it with cheese sauce. Broil for a 2-minute and finish it off with toppings. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 446mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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