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loaded French fries

Bacon & Cheese Loaded French Fries

Crispy French Fries topped with Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese with bacon bits and green onions are a perfect easy appetizer or side dish for a party or regular family meal.
We love making these loaded fries in the air fryer or regular oven. In under 20 minutes, this delicious recipe is ready to enjoy!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Bacon Cheese Fries, Loaded Fries
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 305kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • Air Fryer
  • Silicone Turner


  • 14 ounces Shoestring French Fries frozen
  • 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese freshly shredded
  • 1/3 cup cheddar cheese freshly shredded
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits
  • 1/3 cup sour cream


  • Set air fryer toaster oven to air fry and 400°F. Place a single layer of French fries in air fryer basket.
  • Air fry for 12 - 14 minutes until fries reach desired crispiness. Shake the basket 2 or 3 times during frying.
  • Pile fries in center of basket and cover with freshly shredded cheese and bacon bits. Return to air fryer for 1-2 minutes until cheese is melted.
  • Sprinkle green onions on top and serve with sour cream for dipping.


Stirring or shaking the fries a couple of times while in the fryer or oven helps them bake more evenly
Almost any shredded cheese will work just fine – I prefer using at least two cheeses for maximum flavor
Pre-cooked bacon bits save time, but bacon can be prepared and crumbled as well
Fries can be sprinkled with cheese and bacon and eaten or returned to the oven for a minute or two for the cheese to melt
Chopped white onion or sweet onion can be cooked on top of the fries for the last 7 minutes or added raw once fries have been prepared if green onion isn’t available


Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 599mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 1mg