This was one of our favorite recipes from the Superbowl. And with March Madness right around the corner it's safe to say that these bacon cheddar fries will probably appear again while cheering on our favorite teams.
The cheddar sauce is actually our theater style nacho cheese sauce. It has just a little kick of spice to it and adds some fantastic flavor with a sauce that uses REAL cheese. Nothing fake!
These fries did not last long at our house and were quickly devoured.
Bacon Cheddar Fries
- 1 bag fries (we used Alexia house cut fries with sea salt)
- 4 oz pepperjack cheese, cut into cubes
- 4 oz cheddar cheese, cut into cubes
- 1 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot powder
- 1 cup evaporated milk (can substitute whole milk or lower fat milk versions, see notes)
- 1-2 tsp hot sauce, optional
- 1 bag (2.8oz) real bacon bits (or 4 pieces bacon cooked and cut into bite sized pieces. We used Oscar Meyer Selects real uncured bacon bits)
- Preheat oven according to package directions on the fries. Arrange fries on a baking sheet lined with lightly greased tin foil. Cook fries according to package directions.
- During the last ten minutes of baking time for the fries, prepare the cheese sauce.
- In a saucepan, place the cheese, cornstarch and milk. Heat the mixture over medium low heat until the sauce becomes smooth, bubbly and thickened. Stir in the hot sauce (if using) and the bacon. Remove cheese sauce from heat.
- Remove fries from the oven, split the warm fries among bowls or plates for serving. Pour a generous amount of cheese sauce over the fries. Serve warm.
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