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Homemade Taco Bell Nacho Fries Air Fryer

Craving Taco Bell Nacho Fries? Look no further. These copycat Taco Bell nacho fries are crispy, cheesy and delicious! Just like the original only even better. Amped up with a bit of spice, these nacho fries are flavor personified!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 482kcal


  • 6 russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon potato starch
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ pound cheddar cheese 8 oz
  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • cup heavy cream
  • 1 jalapeno


  • Get out and measure your ingredients.
  • Add jalapeno to a saucepan with 1 cup of water and bring to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, peel potatoes and cut into equal sized ½” pieces.
  • Until done.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 380* for 5 minutes
  • Place cut french fries in large bowl.
  • Using tongs, toss potatoes with olive oil.
  • And potato starch.
  • Until evenly distributed.
  • Place into the air fryer basket and spray lightly with canola oil. Cook for 10 minutes, then lightly shake the basket to redistribute the fries. Cook for 10 minutes longer. (20 minutes total)
  • Measure out all of your seasonings.
  • Combine in a small bowl.
  • Prepare nacho cheese sauce. Remove jalapeno from the saucepan and remove the stem. It should be removed easily with a gentle tug. Place jalapeno into a food processor with 1 tablespoon of water from the saucepan and puree. Heat a saucepan over low heat.
  • Add pureed jalapeno, cheddar cheese, butter, and heavy cream. Stir periodically as everything melts together. Once melted, pour into a dipping bowl.
  • Remove cooked fries from the air fryer.
  • Place inside large bowl.
  • Season fries generously with the seasoning. Use tongs to toss.
  • Until seasoning is evenly distributed.
  • Serve hot with nacho cheese dip.
  • Enjoy every bite!


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 422mg | Potassium: 973mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1102IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 317mg | Iron: 2mg