Like loaded fries? You’ll love our easy dirty fries! French fries with vegetarian crispy bacon, grilled onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, and scallions, covered with delicious melted cheese. This is comfort food, it’s filling, it’s easy, tasty and it’s a dish that always goes down well with family and friends.
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Why you’ll love this easy dirty fries recipe
What are dirty fries made of?
You’ll need all the ingredients shown in the photograph below.
Dirty fries are like a hug in a bowl, they are the perfect comfort food for when you want something tasty, filling, and easy to eat.
Don’t you need streaky bacon to make these?
It’s true that many recipes use streaky bacon to make dirty fries.
But we don’t.
We use vegetarian bacon pieces instead and they taste insanely good!
What do I serve dirty fries with?
Dirty fries can be a meal on their own but if you are really hungry, then you may want to try it with these tasty dishes.
Got any leftover Indian takeaway?
Try your dirty fries with a naanwich.
Get out the air fryer and make some frozen onion rings to eat with your fries or try zucchini fries.
Should I use frozen French fries or make them fresh?
We’ve deliberately made this dirty fries recipe easy.
So, we’ve used frozen French fries because all you have to do is take them out of the packet and cook them.
If you prefer to make your own fries, or you only have potatoes, then sure, make fresh French fries.
But we’ll unashamedly take the easy route with this recipe and use frozen.
What is Cajun seasoning?
Cajun seasoning or Cajun spice mix is a blend of spices that’s peppery, savory, and zesty.
It gives a great kick to all kinds of dishes.
But you don’t have to go and buy it because you can make it yourself.
The great thing is that you’ve probably got all the spices in your store cupboard already.
We’ve got an incredible Cajun seasoning recipe that takes just 5 minutes to make!
How do I make ranch dressing?
If you’re going down the easy route, then you’ll grab a bottle of ranch sauce.
But, of course, ranch always tastes better if it’s fresh and if it’s homemade.
It’s really easy to make and only needs 9 ingredients including sour cream, mayonnaise, buttermilk, cilantro, dill, and chives.
Ranch dressing is like our house sauce, we use it with lots of different foods!
Dip sweetcorn fritters in it or dunk chili fries in it, it all works!
Check out our awesome ranch dressing recipe that you can make in just 10 minutes.
What cheese is used on dirty fries?
We’ve used cheddar cheese.
You can use your favorite cheese.
The important thing is that it’s grated or shredded cheese.
Monterey jack, mozzarella cheese, or even pepper jack cheese would all work well on dirty fries.
Grated cheese will melt much more quickly on your cooked dirty fries.
Spice it up
If you like a little spice in your food, then you can add it to your dirty fries.
Add red chili peppers or banana peppers.
A little chili powder or cayenne pepper will also add heat.
How do I store them?
Your dirty fries will store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
We don’t recommend freezing them.
Recipe notes and expert tips
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How to make homemade dirty fries with step by step instructions
Making our dirty fries recipe is easy if you follow our simple instructions.
Preheat your oven according to the packet instructions.
Add your fries to a large baking sheet, then drizzle the olive oil, vegetarian Worcestershire sauce, cajun seasoning, and kosher salt.
Using your hands, ensure that the fries are evenly coated.
Place the fries in the oven and cook according to the packet instructions.
While the fries are cooking, add olive oil to a skillet over medium heat and add vegetarian bacon pieces, red bell peppers, and onion, and fry until cooked, remove from heat and set aside.
Approximately 2 minutes before the fries are ready, reheat the onion mixture.
Add the cooked fries to an ovenproof dish, then add the vegetarian bacon, onion, and pepper mixture on top of the fries.
Then, add tomatoes, scallions (green onions or spring onions), and cheese.
Broil (grill) until the cheese has melted, serve immediately, and enjoy!
We hope you enjoy making and eating our dirty fries and would love to hear how you got on with making them.
Please leave a comment below and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
- 1¼ cups Frozen oven fries
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 tbs Vegetarian Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp Kosher salt
- 2 tsp Cajun seasoning
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- 6 oz Vegetarian bacon pieces
- 1 Red bell pepper washed, stalk and seeds removed, then cubed
- 1 Onion chopped
- 1 Tomato chopped
- 2½ oz Cheddar cheese grated
- 4 Green onions (spring onions) chopped
- Preheat your oven according to package instructions
- Add your frozen fries to a large roasting tin and drizzle olive oil over them, then add vegetarian Worcestershire sauce, kosher salt, and half of the cajun seasoning. Using your hands, toss until the fries are evenly coated1¼ cups Frozen oven fries, 1 tbs Vegetarian Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp Kosher salt, 2 tsp Cajun seasoning, 1 tbsp Olive oil
- Place the fries in the oven and cook according to package instructions
- While the fries are in the oven, add olive oil to a skillet, add vegetarian bacon pieces, red bell pepper, and onion, and fry until cooked and set aside6 oz Vegetarian bacon pieces, 1 Red bell pepper, 1 Onion, 1 tbsp Olive oil
- A couple of minutes before the fries are ready, reheat the bacon, onion, and pepper mixture. Now, place the fries in an ovenproof dish, add your tomato, cheese, and green onions, and cook until the cheese has melted1 Tomato, 2½ oz Cheddar cheese, 4 Green onions (spring onions)
- Remove the dish from the oven, serve immediately and enjoy!
Experiment with your favorite toppings Spice it up
Want more heat? Sprinkle cayenne pepper on top! Storage
Your dirty fries will keep for up to 3 days when covered and stored in the fridge
Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.
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