Loaded Waffle Fries {Farmhouse Style}

Waffle Fries loaded with pulled pork, BBQ sauce, nacho cheese sauce, bacon, green onions and more makes a fun appetizer or party food.

Wide waffle fries made in the air fryer can be topped with so many yummy flavors to make a special recipe that’s still easy to make.

Waffle fry nachos with pulled pork, cheese, onions and bacon

Loaded Waffle French Fries

Waffle fry nachos remind me of an over the top fair food that we love to get at the Ohio State Fair or other local fairs and festivals. Since we’ll be celebrating the fair at home this year we knew that we had to create some fun fair food for our family to enjoy!

French fries are a special treat that complement so many meals or help satisfy a good craving for a salty snack! Served with Taco CrescentsBBQ Pulled Pork Crescents or Pulled Pork Loaded Nachos and an easy vegetable. Making a meal of finger foods is fun!

Our Bacon and Cheese Loaded French Fries are a favorite. We wanted to think of a way to make them more over the top like so much fair food is.

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Air fryer toaster oven tray of loaded waffle fries

Another loaded fry that we love is our Garlic Parmesan Fries.

Waffle Fry Nachos

The French Fry that makes the best scoop and has the largest area to add toppings is waffle fries, so they a great potato “nacho”.

We absolutely love pulled pork! Whether we make Crock Pot Pulled Pork or Instant Pot Pulled Pork we always make extra so we can enjoy leftovers.

Adding Homemade BBQ Sauce or your favorite bottle of purchased sauce and heating the pork up in a skillet is super easy. Add whatever toppings you have on hand to go along with the pork and sauce. A dollop of sour cream can be a great way to finish off the dish!

Waffle Fries in the Air Fryer

The air fryer is the best way to make Waffle Fries! Make sure there is an even single layer of fries in the air fryer basket. Fry at 400°F for 8 to 12 minutes until desired doneness is reached.

We love waffle fries that are slightly crunchy on the edge, yet still slightly soft in the center. At the level of doneness the fries are only slightly brown on the edges.

The best way to determine when fries are done is to check them often the first couple of times you use an Air Fryer because different appliances cook differently.

Avoid trying to fry two layers of waffle fries at once. The layers tend not cook evenly which means some fries get really crunchy and some are still very soft.

About one pound of frozen waffle fries fits well in our Cuisinart Air Fryer & Toaster Oven.

Toaster oven pan of pulled pork, nacho cheese, bacon and onion loaded waffle fries

Tips for Making Air Fryer Loaded Waffle Fries

  • Make a single layer of fries in the air fryer, once baked to a light golden brown push the fries together in a pile to add toppings
  • Have forks available to help scoop toppings onto fries and serve
  • A cheese sauce can be made, but a can of jar of nacho cheese works fine too – taste best warmed before drizzling on warm fries
  • Shredded cheese can be sprinkled on the fries and returned to the air fryer in place of nacho cheese if desired
  • Waffle fries can be prepared in an oven according to the directions on the package
  • Cover the solid tray with foil for easier clean-up

How to Make Loaded Waffle Fries

  1. Arrange waffle fries in a single layer in air fryer basket. Set to air fry at 400°F. Check at 8 minutes, shake tray. Continue cooking and check every 2 – 3 minutes until fries have reached a light golden brown.
  2. Warm pulled pork and mix in barbecue sauce.
  3. Warm nacho cheese sauce.
  4. Make a small pile of waffle fries and top with pork. Drizzle nacho cheese or shredded cheese if preferred on top. Sprinkle with remaining toppings.
Crispy onions, bbq pulled pork, bacon, green onions and melted cheese on loaded waffle fries

Other Fair Food Ideas to Make at Home

*For dessert be sure to check out our Caramel Pecan Bars that got a third place ribbon in the bar cookies category in the open class arts and crafts contest at the 2019 Ohio State Fair!

Printable Loaded Waffle Fries {Farmhouse Style} Recipe

Air fryer loaded waffle fries

Loaded Waffle Fries

Servings 4 people
Author: Jennifer
Waffle Fries loaded with pulled pork, BBQ sauce, nacho cheese sauce, bacon, green onions and more makes a fun appetizer or party food.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound waffle fries
  • 1/2 pound pulled pork heated
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 2 tablespoons crispy fried onions
  • 2 slices bacon chopped

Instructions
 

  • Air fry fries at 400°F for 8 to 12 minutes until they are lightly golden brown. Shake the tray once or twice for more even cooking if desired.
  • Heat pulled pork and stir BBQ sauce in while heating.
  • Warm nacho cheese dip.
  • When fries are done transfer to a serving platter or pile up in the middle of the air fryer basket. Top with warmed BBQ pulled pork, drizzle with warm nacho cheese and sprinkle remaining toppings on. Taste best when served warm.

Notes

  • Make a single layer of fries in the air fryer, once baked to a light golden brown push the fries together in a pile to add toppings
  • Have forks available to help scoop toppings onto fries and serve
  • A cheese sauce can be made, but a can of jar of nacho cheese works fine too – taste best warmed before drizzling on warm fries
  • Shredded cheese can be sprinkled on the fries and returned to the air fryer in place of nacho cheese if desired
  • Waffle fries can be prepared in an oven according to the directions on the package
  • Cover the solid tray with foil for easier clean-up

Nutrition

Calories: 490kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 12gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 1166mgPotassium: 576mgFiber: 5gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 215IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 2mg

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