Baked Loaded Fries

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Have you ever met anyone who doesn’t love fries? Imagine your favorite fries, turned into Baked Loaded Fries, topped with minced beef, melt-in-your-mouth cheese and sprinkled with chopped parsley or coriander.. the end result is so delicious, you’ll be wanting more and more!

The best thing about it is, its healthy! The fries are baked, no oil is needed to cook the meat and the oil used for the chips, is olive oil. Its a full package, put together in a few minutes, ready for satisfy your family, friends and guests!



Fancy yourself some Baked Loaded Fries?

This delicious dish can be put together in less than an hour, ready to serve your family and friends, as a side or main dish!
Deliciously tasty and so fulfilling!

Something to consider

I have a very serious, yet controversial question. When it comes to food, do you think healthy? Or delicious? Or both? Loaded fries definitely fit under that category for me. You see, I wouldn’t usually order it as a main meal in a restaurant, and I can’t exactly say why, but then does it fit under starters or a side dish?

After some thinking I decided to make it in a way that would be healthy delicious and you could eat it as a main meal, side dish or a starter.

Instead of frying my potatoes I bake them. I made them a little bit more fun by cutting them like this. Loaded them up with some mince beef that I used no oil for to prepare. Added lots of cheese and you can always pop it back in the oven for the cheese to melt. Finally, a simple salad with my favorite ingredients and topped my dish with that 🙂

Click here for a step by step tutorial on how to make these delicious Baked Loaded Fries!


Behind the Scenes

This recipe is absolutely healthy and definitely a much healthier version of your classic loaded fries, with the added taste and filling texture!

I recently went to a small café restaurant with my son and we ordered loaded fries. Now, I cant argue that they didn’t taste nice because they absolutely did, but.. they were so greasy! I couldn’t bring myself to finish them and honestly, the thought of my son eating chips drenched in oil, did put me off a bit.

This was my light bulb moment 💡 I wanted to make a healthier version of the classic loaded fries, child friendly and equally filling and tasty. With no oil needed to cook your meat and only using olive oil to bake your chips, the results are outstanding!

This dish took me back to my Loaded Hummus with Grilled Halloumi recipe and gave me a warming Loaded Hummus with Shawarma Ground Beef vibe! A few recipes to add to your to-do list, you’re welcome 🙂


Loaded Fries with a Salsa Topping!

The explosive mix of taste between fries, minced beef and salsa topping is absolutely delicious!
A picture speaks a thousand words!

Baked Loaded Fries Top Tips

Don’t assemble your dish until ready to serve! This dish is made to be eaten on the spot 🙂 To enjoy your loaded fries, the chips and meat are best warm and fresh out the oven, topped with tasty and chilled salsa.

Once assembled, you cannot reheat it because of the salsa.. after all, it is fresh salad.

When making your minced beef, feel free to adjust the amount of harissa paste to your taste, making your Baked Loaded Fries hot hot hot or mild, whichever is good for you 🙂

A little secret I would love to share with you guys for that added explosive taste – you can add some melted cheese on top of your beef or maybe a drizzle of garlic mayonnaise, absolutely delicious!


Ingredients

For your loaded baked fries:

  • Cheddar/Mozzarella Cheese
  • Minced Beef
  • Onion
  • Harissa paste
  • Lemon
  • Garlic
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt
  • Red Potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Jalapenos
  • Parsley or Coriander
Ingredients you need to cook make your baked loaded fries

For your salsa topping:

  • Avocado
  • Tomatoes
  • Onion
Ingredients you need to make your salsa topping for your baked loaded fries dish.

Step by Step

Start by washing and cutting your potatoes into fry shapes. I used a ridged cutter to make my chips wrinkly. Drizzle the olive oil all over the fries and add the salt and black pepper.

Massage in very well and spread the fries on a baking sheet, on a baking tray, and put in the oven at 220 degrees for 20 minutes, until your fries are golden and crispy.

While the fries are baking, you can make your salsa topping. Finely chop the tomatoes and onion, mix with the avocado, sprinkle some lemon juice, and set aside.

For your minced beef topping, no oil for this part! Saute the minced beef with your finely chopped onions, crushed garlic and spices.

Add the harissa sauce and 1 tablespoon of water, if needed.

For your minced beef topping, no oil for this part!  Saute the minced beef with your finely chopped onions, crushed garlic and spices.

We now have the baked fries, minced beef and salsa topping ready to assemble.

We now have the baked fries, minced beef and salsa topping ready to assemble.

Assemble the fries as the base of your dish then top with minced beef mixture with added cheddar cheese or mozzarella on top. Put the dish back in the oven for the cheese to melt.

Add your salsa topping and sprinkle jalapenos, and freshly chopped parsley or coriander.

Assemble the fries as the base of your dish then top with minced beef mixture with added cheddar cheese or mozzarella on top.  Put the dish back in the oven for the cheese to melt.

Serve up and enjoy!


Frequently Asked Questions

What if i don’t have enough time to use fresh potatoes?

Ideally, fresh cut potatoes are the ones to use for added taste, but if you don’t have enough time on your hands, your can use frozen fries instead of making your own from scratch.

What can I serve my Baked Loaded Fries with?

Depending on the quantity, this dish can be served as a main, or a side complemented with anything really!

What toppings can I add?

The correct answer to this is whatever you like! Go crazy with your toppings, you can never have too much.


If you do make this recipe, please tag me on Pinterest or Instagram so I can see! It’s my favorite thing to scroll through stories and see what you are all making.

And of course feel free to leave any questions, comments, or reviews! This is the best place to reach me, and I’d love to hear from you 🙂


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Baked Loaded Fries

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 30 mins Servings: 4

Ingredients

For your Baked Loaded Fries

For your Salsa Topping

Instructions

  1. Start by washing and cutting your potatoes into fry shapes. I used a ridged cutter to make my chips wrinkly. Drizzle the olive oil all over the fries and add the salt and black pepper.

  2. Massage in very well and spread the fries on a baking sheet, on a baking tray, and put in the oven at 220 degrees for 20 minutes, until your fries are golden and crispy.

  3. While the fries are baking, you can make your salsa topping. Finely chop the tomatoes and onion, mix with the avocado, sprinkle some lemon juice, and set aside.

  4. For your minced beef topping, no oil for this part! Saute the minced beef with your finely chopped onions, crushed garlic and spices.  Add the harissa sauce and 1 tablespoon of water, if needed.

  5. Assemble the fries as the base of your dish then top with minced beef mixture with added cheddar cheese or mozzarella on top. Put the dish back in the oven for the cheese to melt.

  6. Add your salsa topping and sprinkle jalapenos, and freshly chopped parsley or coriander.

  7. Serve up and enjoy!

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I'm Nelly, the recipes I share here are inspired by the people, cultures and places beloved to me. Peanutswirls represents my love for food, cooking and hosting. I hope to share with you a taste of the Middle East influnced by my upbringing in the West.

I can't wait to see what we cook together.

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