Easy Loaded Bacon Cheese Fries

These Loaded Bacon Cheese Fries are piled high with layers of crispy seasoned fries, creamy, flavorful cheese sauce, bacon and all the fixins!

Using frozen fries and a super easy cheese sauce makes these loaded fries a quick and easy choice for game day or any get together.

Easy Loaded Bacon Cheese Fries ingredients.

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Loaded Fry Ingredients

Frozen seasoned fries: I like using seasoned fries for this recipe because I just think they have better flavor. Hello, they’re seasoned! However, you can use whatever fries you like best! I would stick with thicker cuts like crinkle or waffle, though, to make sure they can handle all the toppings!

Bacon: Instantly makes everything better! I like using thick cut bacon for this recipe, but again, use whatever you like best. Cook it up before starting your cheese sauce so everything is done at the same time.

Cheese Sauce: The best part! This cheese sauce is super easy to make. Read more about the cheese sauce below.

Scallions: I love scallions with bacon but you could swap in cilantro if you want to go in a Mexican direction.

Pickled Jalapeos: These add a nice acidity and crunch to brighten things up! Choose hot or mild- whatever your preference is!

Sour cream or Mexican crema: You can see I’ve used Mexican crema in the pictures here because that’s what I had on hand. It’s a bit thinner and less tart than sour cream. Either will work!

Cheese sauce in a bowl.

Easy Cheese Sauce

The cheese sauce is what makes these fries SO good and luckily, it’s super easy to make! You’ll start with a few tablespoons of butter and flour to make a roux. Then add milk and let that simmer a bit. Then you’ll add your cheese. Mix in some pickled jalapeo juice and cayenne pepper for a bit of a kick and that’s about it!

I like using a block of processed American cheese like Velveeta for this recipe. Hey, it’s delicious and it melts perfectly! I am not too good for Velveeta. The cheese sauce should be the last thing you make before assembling the fries so make sure you have all the other toppings cooked, chopped and ready!

Easy Loaded Bacon Cheese Fries.

Layer, Layer, Layer!

I cannot stress this enough: to build the perfect cheese fries, you have to layer! We want to make sure each fry is covered in cheese sauce and all the toppings. Grab your serving bowl or platter and start by putting of the fries down. Then add some of the cheese sauce, bacon and green onions. Add the next of the fries and repeat until you’ve layered them all. The only toppings that I like to leave for the end are the pickled jalapeos and the sour cream because those are more of a garnish to me. If you want those in every layer too, by all means get them in there! Layers are your friend.

Easy Loaded Bacon Cheese Fries.

Recipe FAQ

What fries should I use?

I used seasoned crinkle cut fries here, but just about any type will do! I would stay away from shoestring or other thin cut fries because you want to make sure the fries can handle the toppings.

Can I store these for leftovers?

Sure, but they won’t be as good. This is one of those recipes that’s best eaten hot.

Can I add other toppings?

Yes! These fries are easy to customize to your liking. Try adding an additional cheese like crumbed queso fresca, chopped tomatoes, cilantro, or hot sauce!

Easy Loaded Bacon Cheese Fries in a bowl with a fork.

Grab a fork and go to town.

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Loaded Bacon Cheese Fries in a serving bowl.

Easy Loaded Bacon Cheese Fries

These Loaded Bacon Cheese Fries are piled high with layers of crispy seasoned fries, creamy, flavorful cheese sauce, bacon and all the fixins!

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes

Total Time 35 minutes

Course Appetizer, Side Dish

Cuisine American



  • 1 to 2 Pounds Frozen seasoned fries such as crinkle, waffle, or curly
  • Pound thick cut bacon cooked, roughly chopped
  • 3 Scallions green parts only, thinly sliced
  • Pickled jalapeos to taste
  • Sour cream or Mexican crema to taste
  • Kosher salt to taste

For the cheese sauce

  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 Cups whole milk
  • 16 Ounce block processed American cheese such as veleeta
  • 3 Tablespoons pickled jalapeo juice from the jar
  • Teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt to taste


  • Bake the fries according to package directions.

  • Meanwhile, prepare the cheese sauce. In a sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute, whisking continuously, until light golden brown. Slowly whisk in the milk and lower the heat. Bring the milk to a gentle simmer and then add the cheese, pickled jalapeo juice, and cayenne pepper. Keep stirring the sauce until the cheese is completely melted and smooth. About 5 minutes. Taste and season with salt.

  • In a large bowl or serving platter, build the loaded fries. Layer fries, cheese sauce, bacon and green onions. Repeat. Make sure to get the cheese sauce and toppings on every layer. At the end, garnish the fries with pickled jalapeos and sour cream or crema.

  • Enjoy while hot!

Keyword American cheese, Appetizers, bacon, cheese sauce, easy appetizer, french fries, Game Day, game day food, loaded fries, Party Food, velveeta

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