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Give good old-fashioned hot chips a top-shelf makeover and turn them into cheesy loaded fries.

  • Serves6
  • Cook time30 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
cheesy fries

Ingredients

  • 750g pkt frozen Coles Beer Battered Steakhouse Chips
  • 4 rashers streaky bacon, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups (150g) Coles Australian Shredded Pizza cheese
  • 1 ripe tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs finely chopped chives

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 1605kJ/384 Cals (18%), Protein: 18g (36%), Fat: 23g (33%), Sat Fat: 9g (38%), Sodium: 817mg (41%), Carb: 24g (8%), Sugar: 1g (1%), Dietary Fibre: 3g (10%).

Check ingredient labels to make sure they meet your specific dietary requirements and always consult a health professional before changing your diet. View dietary information here.

Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.

Method

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 230°C. Place a large baking tray in the oven for 5 mins to preheat.

  2. Step 2

    Lightly spray the hot baking tray with olive oil and arrange the fries on the tray in a single layer. Cook, turning occasionally, for 22 mins or until crisp.

  3. Step 3

    Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook the bacon, stirring, for 3 mins or until golden brown. Drain on paper towel.

  4. Step 4

    Using tongs, arrange the chips in the centre of the baking tray. Season. Sprinkle with the cheese, bacon and tomato. Bake for 8 mins or until cheese melts.

  5. Step 5

    Sprinkle with chives and serve immediately.

Cheesy loaded fries recipe

Let’s face it, there are very few people who don’t relish hot chips when they’re offered, but our cheesy bacon fries recipe takes the humble chip to another level. In fact, these hearty loaded fries make the perfect treat to brighten a cold day, or to share on a family night in front of the telly. Better still, the recipe has some handy hacks to make it quick and easy, too.

The origin of cheesy fries

Like many new-wave food ideas to reach our shores, cheesy fries – or loaded fries – are actually an established American tradition. While they have only appeared on menus in Australia in recent years, they’ve been a popular choice in America since the 1950s when canned cheese-like products came on the market and were ‘squirted’ over fries. Since then, though, the cheese has been upgraded and other toppings have made their way onto fries to ‘load’ them for an all-in-one meal.

How to make the best cheesy fries

Our recipe tops our star-ingredient – oven-baked chips – with streaky bacon, chopped tomato and chives. Cheese is the co-star, which melts through the other ingredients, creating a deliciously gooey balance to the crunchy chips. Bacon works as an ideal topping ingredient, as cheese and bacon are wedded ingredients in many winning dishes. Our bacon cheesy fries recipe is perfect for days when you don’t have much time to prep. By using frozen beer-battered chips that are simply popped in the oven, along with pre-grated cheese, a whole lot of work has already been done.

How to serve cheesy fries

The thing about cheese fries recipes is that they can be loaded with all kinds of ingredients to make your loaded lovelies different every time. You can simply sprinkle some oregano on our cheesy fries to give a pizza flavour. Or why not add some shredded barbecue chicken to the mix for some extra taste, texture and heartiness. For a Mexican take, omit the bacon and top cheesy fries with chilli con carne and guacamole. And for vegans, you can omit all animal protein from selected toppings because the good news is there are now dairy-free cheeses available that melt perfectly.

Love this recipe?

We’ve talked about how cheesy fries can be topped with a range of ingredients to create a different dish every time. For inspiration, you might like to try our loaded fries with smoky beans – it’s a recipe that will even impress meat lovers. And why not combine your hamburger and chips with our cheeseburger fries and have everyone’s favourites in the one dish? Not forgetting sweet potato fans, our loaded sweet potato fries are given the spicy treatment to warm things up in the most delicious way.

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Cheese fries

Cheese fries
  • Serves6
  • Cook time30 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 750g pkt frozen Coles Beer Battered Steakhouse Chips
  • 4 rashers streaky bacon, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups (150g) Coles Australian Shredded Pizza cheese
  • 1 ripe tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs finely chopped chives
    Description

    Give good old-fashioned hot chips a top-shelf makeover and turn them into cheesy loaded fries.

    Method
    1. Step 1

      Preheat oven to 230°C. Place a large baking tray in the oven for 5 mins to preheat.

    2. Step 2

      Lightly spray the hot baking tray with olive oil and arrange the fries on the tray in a single layer. Cook, turning occasionally, for 22 mins or until crisp.

    3. Step 3

      Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook the bacon, stirring, for 3 mins or until golden brown. Drain on paper towel.

    4. Step 4

      Using tongs, arrange the chips in the centre of the baking tray. Season. Sprinkle with the cheese, bacon and tomato. Bake for 8 mins or until cheese melts.

    5. Step 5

      Sprinkle with chives and serve immediately.