Taco Bell Nacho Fries Recipe


Taco Bell nacho fries are delicious to eat. Coming straight from the Mexican kitchen, these fries have gained popularity all across the world. People enjoy these delicious fries as they savor every bite. With some simple and easily available ingredients, you can prepare them right at home and satisfy your cravings.

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Known to have originated from Mexico due to the Mexican spices used in the seasoning. Paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and other peppers make a perfect blend together. It is actually these spices that give nacho fries Taco Bell a unique and impressive taste. Just don’t forget the awesome cheese sauce dip that makes this the perfect treat to accompany any meal including their quesadillas.

How To Make Nacho Fries from Taco Bell

We are going to present you this copycat taco bell nacho fries recipe that will make your taste buds jump with joy. With every bite you take, your stomach will say ‘One More’. Know that this comes with some secret sauce that you might not find in any other recipe on the internet. We’ll even show you how to make taco bell nacho fries seasoning. So, read on!

Taco Bell Nacho Fries Copycat Recipe

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Recipe by Laura Ritterman Course: Sides, AppetizersCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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These nacho fries at taco bell take a combined total of 45 minutes to prep and cook with only 215 cals of complete crispy goodness. Although a copycat recipe, these taste better than the real thing.


  • 400 grams 400 of Russet Potatoes

  • 1/2 tablespoon 1/2 olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons 2 paprika

  • 1/2 tablespoon 1/2 Garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon 1 chili powder

  • 3/4 teaspoon 3/4 Ground cayenne pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 Grounded black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 Onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 cumin

  • 14 grams 14 Cheddar powder (optional)

  • 20 grams 20 Collagen powders (optional)

  • For the dipping sauce
  • 113 grams 113 Greek Yoghurt preferably fat-free

  • 30 grams 30 taco sauce

  • 14 grams 14 Cheddar powder

  • 20 grams 20 Collagen powder


  • Prepare the seasoning & cheese sauce
  • Combine all the seasoning mentioned above and make a blend in a small bowl. Put it aside for a until required.
  • The next step, mix all the ingredients for the cheese sauce and add them to a small saucepan. Keep the heat low.
  • Whisk all the ingredients until they are smooth enough. Also, make sure the sauce is only medium hot and not very hot. As the sauce heats up to be hot enough for your tongue to savor, turn the heat off.
  • Prepare the fries
  • Once done with the above two steps, prepare the fries.
  • Rinse and dry the potatoes before cutting them vertically 4-5 times without cutting all the way through the potato.
  • Cut the potato through the center and turn the other side down.
  • Slice top to bottom and cut thin potatoes.
  • Add the potato slices to a large bowl and cover with hot water. Soak the potatoes for 15-20 minutes
  • Cut potatoes in water soaked in a bowl before cooking
  • Add the fries to an air fryer or on a wire rack over a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees F for about fifteen minutes.
  • While cooking the chips, make sure that the spices are mixed with the optional collagen and cheddar powder in a small bowl.
  • Once the fries are complete, put them to a large bowl and toss with olive oil before mixing the spices. Stir well until the potatoes are covered.
  • Add the fries to the oven for 4-6 minutes until crisp. Be careful not to burn when adding cheddar or collagen powder.
  • Mix ingredients, whisk together cheese and serve the fries.
  • Please enjoy!


  • Optional: Use sour cream as an alternative to nacho cheese sauce to give these an additional kick. To spice these up a notch you can add some ground beef into the mix.
  • In a hurry? Just substitute frozen french fries for the russet potatoes and you’ll cut the prep time down to 15 minutes flat.

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Know that these are quite healthy and come with good nutritious value, containing a low calorie count. The following nutritional facts will greatly help. This doesn’t includes sour cream or the nacho cheese sauce calories, they would be separate.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories220
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 5g 8%
    • Trans Fat g
  • Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
    • Protein 6g 12%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

      Nutritional info for the varied recipes dipped in cheese or otherwise is down below:

      • Fries collagen-free potatoes: 427 calories, 12 grams of protein, 74 grams of carbohydrates, 11 grams of fat
      • Fries dipped in cheese without collagen: 597 calories, 26 grams protein, 84 grams carbohydrates, 19 grams fat
      • Fries with collagen: 499 calories, 30 grams protein, 74 grams carbs, 11 grams fat
      • Fries with cheese and collagen: 741 calories, 62 grams protein, 84 grams carbs, 19 grams fat


      Making the fries is quite simple. All you need is some potatoes in olive oil and some spices. The following is a simple set of spices to use:

      • Red pepper
      • Chili powder
      • Garlic powder and onion
      • Cumin

      If you want to make it hot, you can add black pepper.

      Beyond the basics, these nachos chips two special secrets are cheddar powder and collagen. Both are optional, but adding them is a great way to increase the flavor of the fries.

      What is Cheddar Powder?

      Cheddar powder is dry cheddar cheese, which can be made into a cheese sauce or used as a dry seasoning for fries or popcorn.

      What is Collagen Powder?

      The structural protein called collagen is known to support hair, skin, nails, and joints. In the form of a supplement, collagen peptides are tasteless powders (most often) and provide 20 grams of protein per serving.

      If you are on a high protein diet and want to eat the fries without any other protein source, this would be a great option!

      When the potatoes are cut, it will hold together while the remaining slices are cut together. Then you can easily finish the cutting completely. After cutting the potatoes vertically, divide the potato in half (two or three layers on one side) and place the potato in the center. You can then easily cut the chunk from end to another creating a thin chunk and your fires will be ready.

      Side Note
      If you skip the section above cheddar powder and collagen are optional additions. Adding cheddar powder is highly recommended, especially for dipping sauce made from cheese

      Soak or not to soak

      Nacho fries require soaking potatoes before cooking. We have not yet determined whether this phase is 100 percent necessary, but some starch may break down during soaking, creating more crisp fries. If time is scarce, you can skip this step. However, if you want to keep the fries with minimal oil you can chop and then soak in hot water for 20-30 minutes.


      It’s important to know that these are not gluten-free. As the fries are fried in a common fryer oil, it cannot be gluten-free completely. The cheese used in cheese sauce can be gluten-free as it is mostly made of milk, rennet and bacteria. However, make sure you look at the ingredients before purchasing if you are following a gluten-free diet.


      With this simple recipe, you can prepare your copycat Taco Bell nacho cheese fries recipe in no time. All you need to do is go to a grocery shop nearby and collect all of listed pieces to make this. You might already have simple items like black pepper and ground cayenne pepper at home. Once you collect these, it will take you less than 20 to 25 minutes to prepare your delicious fries at home.

      Today, people across the United States are feasting on this snack at taco bell. You have an endless variety of toppings, which can be served with nachos some options are seaweed, tomato, lettuce, olives, and minced meat. Some people enjoy nacho cheese sauce with these, as we’ve prepared in the recipe.

      This recipe is really simple to prepare at home. There are various recipes available online but we’ve put this together with a healthier twist. You can also add chicken or ground beef to spice it up and turn it more into a main course. Others use a variety of vegetables with a little sour cream. Use your imagination.

      One interesting fact to know about these copycat nacho fries from Taco Bell is that they make a great 1-time meal. When you are in a hurry and have everything ready, you can prepare Taco Bell nacho fries in just 15 minutes and get your belly full.


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