Copycat Taco Bell nacho fries give you the taste of the fast food classic right at home. These homemade fries feature perfectly seasoned potatoes, tangy cheese sauce and zesty salsa ketchup.
We love Taco Bell in our house.
But we don’t love how quickly it adds up when we go out to eat.
So we try to make our own versions of fast food classics right at home.
And this version of Taco Bell nacho fries is a spot on copycat of the classic recipe.
It’s just as delicious as the fast food version but less expensive and better for you.
What are nacho fries?
According to Taco Bell, nacho fries are fries seasoned with bold, Mexican spices and served with a side of warm nacho cheese sauce.
They are also currently not being sold in the restaurant, though that may change at some point. They’ve gone and come back a few times already since their introduction.
In the meantime though, I’ve got you covered with this recipe.
Let’s break this down into ingredients for the fries, for the cheese sauce and for the salsa ketchup.
For the fries you need:
- Potatoes– Russets or Idaho potatoes cut into 1/4″ strips.
- Olive oil– To help the seasoning stick.
- Powdered cheese– To infuse the fries themselves with the cheesy nacho flavor.
- Spices– Chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt.
For the cheese sauce you’ll need:
- Greek yogurt– Make sure you are using plain Greek yogurt. Don’t substitute regular yogurt or your sauce will be too thin.
- Taco sauce– Your favorite brand and variety.
- Powdered cheese– To give it that cheesy flavor.
For the salsa ketchup, you’ll need:
- Ketchup- Your favorite brand.
- Salsa– Hot or mild, it’s up to you!
How to Make
To make these delicious cheese fries, start by preheating the oven to 425.
Then rinse and dry the potatoes and cut them into quarter inch thick pieces before tossing them with olive oil.
Stir together powdered cheese, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and salt in a small bowl and sprinkle the mixture over fries.
Toss them to evenly coat.
Pour fries onto a baking sheet and spread out as best as possible.
Bake them in a preheated oven 35-40 minutes, stirring halfway through.
While potatoes are cooking, mix together the ingredients for the sauces.
Serve and enjoy!
These fries are best right after you make them but you can store leftovers of the sauces in air tight containers in the fridge for about 3 days.
Tips and Tricks
- The cheese sauce can be served warm or cold.
- You can adjust the spice blend to suit your tastes.
- I like to leave the peel on my potatoes but you can peel them if you prefer.
Other Copycat Taco Bell Recipes
Copycat Taco Bell nacho fries will satisfy your nacho fry cravings while they aren’t being offered at the restaurant. Make them today and enjoy!
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Taco Bell Nacho Fries Copycat
For The French Fries
- 1 lb potatoes cut into ¼” strips
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons powdered cheese
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
For The Cheese Sauce
- ¼ cup greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon taco sauce
- 2 teaspoons powdered cheese
For The Salsa Ketchup
- 3 tablespoons salsa
- 3 tablespoons ketchup
- Preheat oven to 425 F
- Make sure potatoes have been rinsed and dried, then toss with olive oil
- In a small bowl, stir together powdered cheese, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and salt, then sprinkle over fries and toss to coat
- Pour fries onto a baking sheet and spread out as best as possible, then bake in preheated oven 35-40 minutes, stirring halfway through
- While potatoes are cooking, mix together the ingredients for the sauces - cheese sauce can be enjoyed warm or cold