These Air Fryer Frozen French Fries are the ultimate snack for gameday, movie nights, or just because.
Our Frozen French fries are air fried to golden, crispy perfection and then topped with bacon, cheese, ranch dressing, and chopped chives to make the best Bacon Ranch Fries you've ever had!
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Air Fryer Frozen French Fries
I'm a big fan of French fries, but even the tastiest food can get boring after a while. That's why I love mixing things up by adding different flavors and textures. That's how I came up with these delicious Air Fryer Frozen French fries!
These delicious French fries are air fried until they're golden brown and crispy. Then, I load them up with delicious toppings to turn them into one of my favorite guilty snacks - Bacon Ranch Fries. Now, OF COURSE they are loaded up with tons of melty cheesy goodness too!
I love to make these Air Fryer Frozen French Fries for all kinds of parties, and I've even been known to whip them up for movie nights.
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Why You will Love our Air Fryer Frozen French Fries
These delicious fries take a classic side to an entirely new place, making them the stars of the show.
It starts with frozen French fries that I air fry until they're golden and crispy. I add shredded cheese and air fry again until melted.
Then, I load them up with bacon, ranch dressing, and chopped chives. They're absolutely delicious, and they only take a few minutes to make.
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How to make our Air Fryer Frozen French Fries
Ingredients you will need to make our Air Fryer Frozen French Fries
You'll only need a handful of ingredients to make this recipe. They're all simple and basic, and you can find them all at your local grocery store.
Everything you need to make these delicious fries is right here, but you'll find the exact amounts in the recipe card at the end of the post.
- Frozen crinkle cut fries
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Bacon - cooked and chopped
- Ranch dressing
- Fresh chives - chopped
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Instructions for how to make Air Fryer Frozen French Fries
Making these fries is as easy as it gets. It just takes a little air frying, then you add the toppings. That's it.
Preheat air fryer basket for 5 minutes at 380 degrees F. Place French friends into a single layer in the basket.
Set the air fryer to 380 degrees F for 25 minutes.
Halfway through cooking, open the air fryer and shake the basket, returning the fries to a single layer as best as you can.
Place the fries back into the air fryer to cook the remaining time.
When cooking is complete, remove the fries and place them onto parchment paper. Place the parchment paper and fries into the basket.
Top with cheese and bacon and return to the air fryer at 380 degrees F for 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Remove from the air fryer and place onto a plate. Top with ranch dressing and chopped chives.
Hint: Be sure to shake your fries halfway through cooking for even doneness.
- Fries - Use any cut of fries you like. You can also make this recipe with tater tots.
- Spicy - Add sliced jalapenos for a kick of heat.
- Ranch - Try guacamole in place of ranch dressing for this recipe.
If you love bacon ranch anything as much as I do, then this spicy ranch bacon mac and cheese recipe is for you.
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These fries are topped with cheese and ranch dressing, so they're best when they're fresh. The good news is that you'll make them with frozen French fries so you can make exactly as much as you need.
BE SURE the basket you choose for your fries is oven-safe. You'll be putting it in your air fryer.
Fries are so much better when you cook them in an air fryer. The concentrated heat and circulating air make the fries extra crispy on the outside while maintaining a soft, fluffy interior.
It only takes about 35 minutes from start to finish to make these bacon ranch fries.
Bacon ranch fries are frozen french fries that are cooked in the air fryer until crispy, then topped with cheese, bacon, ranch dressing, and chopped chives.
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Air Fryer Frozen French Fries
- frozen crinkle cut french fries keep frozen
- salt or french fry seasoning
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 3 strips bacon cooked and chopped
- ranch dressing
- chopped fresh chives
- Preheat air fryer basket for 5 minutes at 380 degrees. Place French friends into a single layer in the basket.
- Set the air fryer to 380 degrees for 25 minutes.
- Halfway through cooking, open the air fryer and shake the basket, returning the fries to a single layer as best as you can.
- Place the fries back into the air fryer to cook the remaining time.
- When cooking is complete, remove the fries and place them onto parchment paper.
- Place the parchment paper and fries into the basket.
- Top with cheese and bacon and return to the air fryer at 380 degrees for 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
- Remove from the air fryer and place onto a plate. Top with ranch dressing and chopped chives.