Recipes and Cooking Nacho Fries When the drive-thru doesn't have nacho fries in stock, make your own! This delicious nacho fries recipe features taco-seasoned fries and a finger-licking good cheese sauce. Take things up a notch and make loaded nacho fries complete with taco meat and your favorite fixings. By Colleen Weeden Colleen Weeden As a food expert, Colleen Weeden has written extensively for Better Homes & Gardens. From airfryer tips to advice on how to poach an egg, she shares her passion for food with practical, easy-to-follow tips. She has also contributed to Midwest Living magazine. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on August 25, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Katlyn Moncada Total Time: 45 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 6 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 4 medium russet potatoes, peeled 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon paprika 2 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon garlic powder ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper Vegetable oil for deep-fat frying Nacho Cheese Sauce Directions Immerse potatoes in a large bowl of cold water until ready to cut. Cut potatoes lengthwise into 1/4- to 1/2-inch wide strips. Return potatoes to water. In a heavy deep pot or deep-fat fryer heat oil to 375°F over medium heat (fill pot about 1/3 full with oil). Drain potatoes and place on paper towels; pat dry. In a large bowl sir together flour, paprika, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Add potatoes and toss to coat. Preheat oven to 200°F. Add potatoes in batches (about 1/8 at a time) to hot oil. Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp and golden. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Transfer to a shallow pan. Keep warm in oven while frying remaining potatoes. Serve with Nacho Cheese Sauce. Tips If desired, use 1, 32-ounce package frozen unseasoned French fried potatoes in place of fresh potatoes. Toss potatoes with spice mixture and fry as above. Air Fryer: Omit frying in oil. Preheat air fryer at 400°F. Drizzle potatoes with 2 T oil after coating with spice; toss to coat. Place one-fourth of the potatoes in the basket of fryer. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until tender and of desired browning, shaking basket occasionally. Place in a shallow baking pan. Keep warm in a 200°F oven while frying remaining potatoes.Nutrition analysis per serving: 377 calories, 11 g protein, 40 g carbohydrate, 21 g total fat (4 g sat. fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 7 g total sugar, 14% Vitamin A, 11% Vitamin C, 1934 mg sodium, 20% calcium, 10% iron Nacho Cheese Sauce: In a small saucepan whisk together 1 15-ounce jar cheese dip, 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 cup jarred sliced jalapeno brine, and 1 tablespoon taco seasoning mix. Cook over medium heat until heated through.Nutrition analysis per serving: 208 calories, 7 g protein, 10 g carbohydrate, 15 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 5 g total sugar, 2% Vitamin A, 0% Vitamin C, 1151 mg sodium, 18% calcium, 1% iron Loaded Nacho Fries: In a large skillet cook 1 pound ground beef until browned, stirring to break up meat as it cooks. Drain off fat. Stir in 1 package taco seasoning mix and 3/4 cup water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes or until liquid is almost evaporated, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Divide fries among 6 serving dishes. Top with beef mixture, 1 red or green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces, 2 chopped fresh tomatoes, 2 cups shredded fresh romaine lettuce, and 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese. Serve with Nacho Cheese Sauce and bottled ranch dressing.Nutrition analysis per serving: 707 calories, 23 g protein, 37 g carbohydrate, 53 g total fat (11 g sat. fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 4 g fiber, 4 g total sugar, 68% Vitamin A, 46% Vitamin C, 1387 mg sodium, 14% calcium, 22% iron Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 657 Calories 52g Fat 40g Carbs 11g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 657 % Daily Value * Total Fat 52g 67% Saturated Fat 7g 35% Cholesterol 12mg 4% Sodium 1934mg 84% Total Carbohydrate 40g 15% Total Sugars 7g Protein 11g Vitamin C 9.5mg 48% Calcium 262mg 20% Iron 1.7mg 9% Potassium 876mg 19% Folate, total 26mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.6mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.