Loaded Queso Fries

If you’re still looking for a super easy side dish to make for the Super Bowl, these loaded queso fries are perfect! I mean, you can’t go wrong with some cashew queso, bacon, and fries. I promise it’ll be a hit! You can also use sweet potatoes if you prefer and it’ll taste just as delicious! You know what else would pair perfectly with these loaded queso fries? My baked buffalo chicken wings and homemade buffalo sauce! Honestly, I’m not the biggest football fan and most of the time I’m just there for the tasty food (don’t judge). I’m sure some of you can totally relate, but I’m also sure some of you are very passionate about football and can’t relate. One thing that everyone can relate with is enjoying the tasty food whether you’re passionate about football or not!

I top these yummy fries off with mild nacho cashew queso, bacon, jalapeño, tomato, red onion, and green onion. You can totally customize the toppings to what you like. You do you! If you want everything to come together even quicker, you can pre-prep the veggies, fry up the bacon ahead of time, and, if you’re making the Whole30 version, the avocado crema. I have the fries already loaded here, but if you want everyone to create their own loaded fries you can place all the toppings into bowls! For the queso, I used the Siete brand of cashew queso which is completely dairy-free and can be heated. If you are on a Whole30, I have an avocado crema recipe that I’ll be be posting here too. It’s super duper creamy and delicious! The bacon I used is a sugar-free bacon by Garrett Valley, but feel free to use your favorite brand. If you are on a Whole30, remember to purchase sugar-free bacon! I highly recommend cooking up the bacon before beginning everything because you could use the rendered bacon fat as the oil for the fries. That’s what I did and they tasted delightful!


Paleo | Whole30 (if modified)

Baked Fries:

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Ingredients

  • Bacon fat or avocado oil
  • 4 medium russet potatoes, cleaned, scrubbed, and cut into French fry size
  • himalayan salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Line a sheet pan, or two, with parchment paper. You may need to use two sheet pans depending on the size of your sheet pan.
  3. Place the fries into a large bowl and toss with enough oil to coat, Himalayan salt, and black pepper.
  4. Place the fries onto the sheet pan(s) and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, flipping halfway.
Loaded Queso Fries:

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Ingredients

  • Batch of baked fries
  • jar of cashew queso, or your favorite homemade dairy-free queso
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1/2 lb. bacon, diced and cooked
  • 1/2 purple onion, diced
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 roma tomato, diced
  1. Place a small sauce pan over low heat.
  2. Add in the cashew queso from one jar and let it heat up.
  3. Place fries on serving dish of choice and spoon as much of the cashew queso you want on top.
  4. Add all the toppings you want and serve immediately!
Avocado Crema: (Whole30 substitution for the cashew queso)

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Ingredients

  • 2 small hass avocados
  • 4 tbsp full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1.5 – 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • juice from 1 lime
  • himalayan salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together and use it to top the loaded fries!

*If you want to thin it out, you can add a little water until it reaches your preferred consistency. Adjust seasoning.

Enjoy!

Hey everyone! My name is Elizabeth and I'm the gal behind Beth's Wholesome Kitchen. I'm a lover of all things health and wellness! On my blog, you'll find nourishing recipes, ways to improve overall health, and lots of positivity. Follow along if you'd love to learn more!

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