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Spicy Bacon Cheese Fries in the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

Whipping up my spicy bacon cheese fries in the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer is a breeze. Crispy fries, smoky bacon, and melted cheese - it's a flavor explosion you'll crave!

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Craving something indulgent? I've got just the thing! My spicy bacon cheese fries are a flavor explosion you won't forget. Crispy potatoes meet gooey cheese and salty bacon, all with a kick of spice. Best part? They're made in Ninja Foodi air fryer, so they're healthier than deep-fried versions. Perfect for game nights, movie marathons, or anytime you need comfort food. Get ready for mouthwatering goodness that'll have everyone asking for seconds!

Ingredients for Spicy Bacon Cheese Fries

  • Potatoes: Starchy base for the fries, crisping up beautifully in the air fryer for a satisfying crunch in every bite.
  • Bacon: Adds a salty, savory crunch to the dish, complementing the cheese and spices with its rich flavor profile.
  • Cheddar cheese: Melts into gooey goodness, providing a creamy and tangy element that ties all the flavors together perfectly.

Tools and Equipment Needed

  • Ninja Foodi Air Fryer: Essential for air frying the fries to crispy perfection without using excessive oil.
  • Cooking Spray: Prevents the fries from sticking to the air fryer basket and helps achieve a crispy texture.
  • Cheese Grater: Needed to shred the cheddar cheese for melting over the fries for a gooey finish.
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Spicy Bacon Cheese Fries in the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Recipe

This recipe for Spicy Bacon Cheese Fries in the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer is a quick and delicious way to enjoy crispy fries topped with melted cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon, all seasoned to perfection.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 380 kcal

Equipment

  • Ninja Foodi Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray

Ingredients:  

Main Ingredients

  • 4 large potatoes cut into fries
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 0.5 teaspoon paprika
  • 0.5 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray

Instructions: 

  • Preheat the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  • Place the potato fries in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Spray with cooking spray and season with paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Air fry the fries for 15-20 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through, until crispy and golden brown.
  • Top the fries with shredded cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon. Air fry for an additional 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!

Notes:

For extra flavor, you can add a drizzle of ranch or hot sauce on top before serving.

Nutrition value:

Calories: 380kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 15gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 540mgPotassium: 700mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 300IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 220mgIron: 2mg

Keywords:

Keyword Air Fryer, Bacon Cheese Fries, Ninja Foodi
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Preparing in Advance and Freezing Tips

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the fries and season them as directed in the recipe.
  • Instead of cooking them in the air fryer, place the seasoned fries in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
  • When ready to eat, air fry the fries as per the recipe instructions.

Freezing Instructions

  • After seasoning the fries, place them on a baking sheet in a single layer and freeze until solid.
  • Transfer the frozen fries to a freezer-safe bag or container, label with the date, and store in the freezer for up to 2 months.
  • To cook, air fry the frozen fries directly from the freezer, adding a few extra minutes to the cooking time.

Did you know that adding a sprinkle of smoked paprika to the cheese fries can give them a delicious smoky flavor that elevates the dish to a whole new level? Give it a try next time you make this recipe!

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ:
Can I use frozen fries instead of fresh potatoes for this recipe?
Yes, you can use frozen fries, but adjust the cooking time accordingly as they may cook faster.
How can I make this recipe vegetarian?
To make this recipe vegetarian, simply omit the bacon or replace it with vegetarian bacon alternatives.
Can I use a different type of cheese?
Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese like mozzarella, pepper jack, or even blue cheese for a unique flavor.
How do I store any leftovers?
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the air fryer for best results.
Can I make this recipe in a traditional oven?
Yes, you can make this recipe in a traditional oven. Bake the fries at 400°F (200°C) until crispy, then add the toppings and broil until the cheese is melted.

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