3 Loaded fry and nacho recipes

Claire Gallam

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Some nights, it's totally OK to have fries and nachos for dinner. Especially when said tots and chips are so loaded, they constitute an entire meal. These recipes aren't for the faint of heart and require a fork to eat them.

4 Loaded fry and nacho recipes

These aren't the weird cheese-laden snacks you get at the ballpark. These loaded nachos and fries are covered in ingredients your whole family will love, like gravy, cheese, pork, ranch and lots of cheese. What's not to love?

1. Poutine loaded french fries

Poutine loaded french fries

Serves about 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 package frozen french fries, cooked until crispy
  • 1 cup cheese curds (or shredded cheddar cheese)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Make the gravy by melting the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour until thickened. Gradually add the chicken and beef broth. Reduce heat to medium and whisk until mixture is very thick. Add salt and pepper and remove from heat.
  2. Pour some gravy over the fries and sprinkle with cheddar cheese or cheese curds. Broil for about 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

2. Pulled pork BBQ nachos

Pulled pork BBQ nachos

Serves about 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 (3 pound) boneless pork shoulder
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • About 1-1/2 cups BBQ sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup white cheddar cheese
  • 1 bag tortilla chips
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Rub the pork with brown sugar, cumin and mustard powder. Place in a Crock-Pot. Cover with onion slices, olive oil and vinegar. Pour in the water. Cook on low for about 7 to 8 hours, or until fork tender. Remove from the Crock-Pot and shred with 2 forks. Mix the pork shreds with BBQ sauce.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Layer the chips in the casserole dish. Top with 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Top the chips with about 2 to 3 cups of the pulled pork BBQ. Top with remaining cheese and salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for about 14 to 18 minutes, or until cheese is melted and chips are browned.

3. Feta & shredded chicken nachos

Feta & shredded chicken nachos

Serves about 4 - 6

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces tortilla chips
  • 3/4-1 cup feta cheese
  • 3 Laughing Cow white cheddar cheese wedges
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup arugula
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Layer the chips in a casserole dish. Top with 1/3 cup of the feta cheese and 1-1/2 Laughing Cow wedges. Top with shredded chicken.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the peppers and shallots. Cook until softened, about 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle over the chicken.
  3. Top with bacon and remaining feta and Laughing Cow cheese.
  4. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  5. Garnish with arugula and salt and pepper.

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.