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From the Kitchen: Loaded Nacho Fries

Just because game day is over that doesn’t mean that you can’t have game day snacks year round. My personal favorite is loaded nacho fries. You’ve got crispy golden fries topped with warm melty cheese and topped with any topping that your heart desires. The possibilities are endless with this yummy snack. The only suggestion that I have is to make sure you use a thick french fry base( crinkle, steak, waffle, wedges etc) My personal favorite is crinkle cut as it has ridges that hold all the cheese and toppings perfectly.


  • 1 (28-oz.) pkg. frozen crinkle fries
  • 1 (1-lb.) pkg. Ground turkey( could use ground beef or chicken as well)
  • 1 (1.25-oz.) pkg. taco seasoning mix
  • ¾ c. water
  • 2 c. shredded mild Cheddar cheese , divided
  • 1 c. shredded iceberg lettuce
  • ¾ c. Roma tomatoes, chopped

Extra Toppings:

  • 1 TBSP Sour cream
  • Melted cheese sauce
  • Cilantro, chopped


  • Spread crinkle fries in a large rimmed baking pan; bake for 10 minutes. Flip fries and bake 10 minutes more; remove from the oven and set aside.

  • Cook ground turkey in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned (165 degrees), stirring occasionally to break into crumbles. Stir in taco seasoning mix, and water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Remove half of the fries from the baking pan.

  • Spoon half of the turkey mixture and 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese over fries in the pan. Repeat layers with remaining fries and turkey mixture, and an additional 1 cup cheddar cheese. Bake for 12 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

  • Remove from the oven and top with shredded iceberg lettuce, tortilla strips, and chopped Roma tomatoes. Garnish with sour cream, melted cheese dip, and fresh cilantro, jalapenos if desired!