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Grilled Cheesy Buffalo Bacon Fries

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4

French fries made a million times better with the addition of cheese, buffalo sauce and bacon! ...MORE+ LESS-

Half Baked Harvest
March 8, 2017

Ingredients

1
bag (14 oz) Cascadian Farm™ Frozen Organic Crinkle-Cut French Fries
3
tablespoons melted butter, divided
1
cup buffalo sauce
4
oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
4
oz blue cheese, crumbled (or more, if desired)
2
green onions, chopped
4
slices thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
Fresh cilantro, for serving
4
(6-inch) lengths heavy-duty aluminum foil

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat and gather the rest of your ingredients.
  • 2
    Toss frozen French fries with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Place 1/4 of the fries in a single layer in the center of the first piece of foil. Loosely fold foil around edges, leaving a large hole at the top to allow steam to escape; repeat with remaining fries and foil. Place foil packets on preheated grill. Cover grill; cook 20 to 30 minutes, stirring once, until fries are crispy and baked through.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, mix together the buffalo sauce with the remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Carefully open the foil packets and drizzle each packet with as much of the sauce as desired. Toss fries to coat evenly. Sprinkle each packet with cheddar cheese and blue cheese, dividing the cheeses evenly among the packets. Cover the grill and cook another 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • 4
    Remove from the grill and top with sliced green onions and bacon. Garnish with cilantro and serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • If you don’t have a grill, use the same method in the oven. Just preheat the oven to 450ºF. You can add 1 cup cooked, shredded chicken, if desired. Add to packets with the cheeses and cook until heated.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
550
Calories from Fat
370
% Daily Value
Total Fat
41g
63%
Saturated Fat
19g
95%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
1500mg
63%
Potassium
590mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
2g
Protein
18g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • These cheesy grilled fries are so easy to make outside. Give 'em a try! Regular fries or cheese fries? Hmm, that is a tough one. Yeah right! Cheese fries all the way. Honestly, cheesy fries are the way to go, especially when they're covered in buffalo sauce and topped with bacon bits. I mean come on, that is just too good! So it's kind of obvious that I adore these fries. My family is huge on anything covered in buffalo sauce and, yes, we also love fries and cheese. Are you with us? Since it's crazy hot outside and nobody wants to turn on the oven, we're grilling these up in cute little individual foil packets. It’s actually really fun and easy to do. Plus, the individual packets are perfect for entertaining! If you don’t have a grill, use the same method in the oven. Just preheat the oven to 450ºF. You can add 1 cup cooked, shredded chicken, if desired. Add to packets with the cheeses and cook until heated. Dig in!

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