Nacho Fries

How to make Nacho Fries

Nacho Fries are a popular Taco Bell dish that feature air fried crispy potato fries, tossed with a unique blend of spices. The Nacho fries use a mixture of mouth watering spices such as paprika powder, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper powder, cayenne powder, and salt. It is actually these spices that give nacho fries a unique and unmatched taste. Moreover, the cheese sauce dip adds the extra flavours to this dish.


Nacho Fries are available at Taco Bell restaurants. You can also order these delicious fries online. But we will suggest you to prepare the dish at home if you cannot reach the restaurant; preparing the dish at home will give you crispy fries while ordering online may make them soggy by the time they reach you. Here is a recipe that you can follow to prepare Nacho Fries in Taco Bell style at home with minimum ingredients.


Let us know all the ingredients that you need to prepare this exotic dish. 

  • 1 large (12 oz) Russet Potato, cut into ½ " fries
  • 1 Tbsp (16g) Olive Oil, divided
  • 2 ½ tsp paprika powder
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¾ tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • ¼ tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground pepper powder
  • ¾ teaspoon cayenne powder

Cheese Dipping Sauce

  •  1/2 C (113g) Fat Free Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp (30g) Taco Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp (14g) Cheddar Powder

Note: You can also use sour crème instead of Greek yogurt to enhance its taste.

Method of Preparation

  1. Wash and dry the potato properly. Cut the potatoes into ½ " fries and pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Add 1/2 Tbsp (8g) olive oil to a bowl. Add potatoes and toss to coat. Transfer the potatoes to an air fryer basket.
  3. Air fry the potatoes for 20 minutes at 400ºF or until the fries become golden brown. While the fries are cooked properly, mix all the spices and cheddar powder together in a small bowl.
  4. Transfer the cooked potatoes back to the bowl and toss with the remaining olive oil. Add 3/4 of the spice mixture to it. Toss the potatoes and spice-mixture together so that the spices evenly coat the fries. 
  5. Place the fries back to the air fryer or oven for another 3-5 minutes until they become crispy. Do not burn the fries. Transfer the potatoes to the bowl and toss them with the remaining spices.
  6. Mix the cheese sauce ingredients together to prepare your favourite dip. Serve the warm fries with the dip.

Nutrition Facts

There are 320 calories in Nacho Fries from Taco Bell. Most of those calories come from fat (51%) and carbohydrates (44%).


Serving Size: 1 serving

  • Calories: 320
  • Calories From Fat: 160
  • Total Fat: 18g         
  • Saturated Fat: 2.0g
  • Trans Fat: n0.0g    
  • Cholesterol: 5mg   
  • Sodium: 620mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g    
  • Sugars: 2g    
  • Protein: 4g    
  • Vitamin A: 2%
  • Vitamin C: 0%
  • Calcium: 4%
  • Iron: 0%

*All percent daily value figures are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


Reviewed February 9, 2018, via mobile


Nacho fries

So I heard from relatives that the nacho fries are not good. But I, of course, am a rebel and like to try things myself first before making an informed decision. The outside has a seasoning/coating and they were nice and hot. And they came with a cheese cup. Deftly will get them again 🙂 Fast service also!


Date of visit: February 2018


Reviewed March 5, 2018, via mobile


Nacho fries are Awesome

I stopped in to get a nacho fries and upgraded into a supreme with beef, tomato, and sour cream. It was amazing. Where has this been hiding?


Date of visit: March 2018


Reviewed March 10, 2018


New Taco Bell Nacho Fries are YUCK!

Like you, I've been seeing all of the commercials for Taco Bell's new Nacho Fries for $1.00. So I had stopped in this Taco Bell/KFC combo restaurant on Avenue H to try them. Mistake. Not sure if they were even worth the $1.00 that I had paid for them. $1.07 with tax. The fries themselves would've been ok, but the nacho cheese that they had put on it was cheap nacho cheese out of a can with not much flavor at all. I've stopped at this KFC/Taco Bell before. I should stop coming here and go to one in a different town. The service is S-L-O-W. The restrooms are outdated and look dirty, not necessarily from actual dirt, but it puts off a dirty vibe. The store manager or franchise owner of this establishment needs to read these reviews and do something. Employee attitudes for speed and work ethic need to improve. I should go to Subway instead. It's healthier as well.


Date of visit: March 2018

Latest News

Taco Bell is bringing back Nacho Fries to its menu


Taco Bell is going to add three menu items to its menu just few months after ditching a few of them during covid pandemic.


The chain is bringing back Nacho Fries, the Loaded Nacho Taco and the Bacon Club Chalupa for a limited time beginning December 24, 2020. Taco Bell acknowledged in its release that it had previously trimmed its menu, but said that bringing back the spicy fries proves that "beloved innovations can always make a comeback," reported by CNN Business


Taco Bell had introduced Nacho Fries in 2018; at that it was being sold at $1. After returning to the menu its price rose to $1.39. 


The Most Popular Queries

Can I make Nachos with frozen fries?

Yes you can make Nacho with frozen fries. Heat oven to 425°F to bake the fries as directed on package. Transfer the fries to serving plate and sprinkle the needed spices to toss them well. Serve the fries hot with sauce or your favourite dip.

What is the Taco Bell craving commercial about?

It is a horror movie-style commercial about the return of the much-dreaded craving; that is "The Craving — Nacho Fries". It is the latest Taco Bell ad that features delightfully frightening aesthetic and amazingly scripted scenes. The clip promotes that the sorely missed Nacho Fries have gained a considerable fan base.