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Spicy Bacon Cheese Fries in the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Recipe Spicy Bacon Cheese Fries in the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Recipe

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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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Ever dream about digging into a pile of crispy fries smothered in melted cheese and bacon? I've got your back! I've tested and perfected a lip-smacking spicy bacon cheese fries recipe cooked to perfection in my Ninja Foodi Air Fryer. This is no ordinary side dish - these fries will be the star of any meal, and trust me, you'll be wanting seconds... or thirds. Enjoy!

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.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 large potatoes, cut into fries
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  2. 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.
  3. Air fry the fries for 15-20 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through, until crispy and golden brown.
  4. Top the fries with shredded cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon. Air fry for an additional 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  5. Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 380 kcal | Carbohydrates: 32 g | Protein: 15 g | Total Fat: 22 g | Saturated Fat: 10 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 50 mg | Sodium: 540 mg | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 2 g | Calcium: 220 mg | Potassium: 700 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 300 µg | Vitamin C: 10 mg

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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