Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Steak Fries: Scrumptious, oven-baked crispy steak fries smothered in stretchy cheese and bacon. So easy. So delicious. Why not? Enjoy these steak fries as an appetizer or dinner entree alongside a green, leafy salad.
Hi friends, it’s the week between Christmas and New Year’s around here. That means we’re enjoying the holidays. We’re staying in our jammies all day, watching movies and playing Twister. I kid you not. We got Twister for Christmas.
So we don’t want to spend time making fancy or time-consuming meals. But we still need to eat. At least that’s what they say at my house. And we can’t order take-out every night. That’s what I say.
So how about Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Steak Fries for dinner? You might have everything you need in your refrigerator and pantry.
Just last week the cupboards were bare. I hadn’t done the Christmas grocery run yet and and I was racking my brain about 4:40 p.m. thinking so WHAT am I going to feed these kids tonight? I had a to-do list a mile long and no time to run to the store. The kids were at basketball practice and I knew they’d come barreling through that door HUNGRY!!!
I’ve always heard as long as you have potatoes in the pantry you can eat. So I checked the pantry and yay and woo-hoo, potatoes! A quick fridge inspection revealed we also had cheese and bacon. And that’s how Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Steak Fries were born…
My boys were funny about these steak fries. They loved them so much. And after the first bite, Charlie (9) says, “Mom, you have GOT to put these on the blog.” Ha ha. And the rest is history.
The basic idea with these fries is to make oven baked steak fries, and once they crisp up, sprinkle with cheese, bacon crumbles, jalapeno slices and green onions. Serve with a side of sour cream or salsa if you like. My boys get the ketchup.
What I loved about these fries is they were easy, tasty and filling. Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Steak Fries can be an appetizer, but we like them as a main dish. Great served with a light soup or salad.
Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Steak Fries Recipe
- 6 large russet potatoes washed, dried and cut in uniform wedges (not peeled)
- olive oil
- 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese or other shredded cheese of your choice
- 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1 jalapeno thinly sliced
- 2 green onions chopped
- Optional: serve with sour cream
- Place on lowest oven rack in 450° oven.
- Bake approximately 20- 25 minutes until underside of steak fries are golden brown.
- Remove from oven, and gently loosen steak fries with spatula, turning each one over.
- Bake approximately 10 more minutes until underside is golden brown.
- Sprinkle with cheese and cook several minutes more, until cheese is melted.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with crumbled bacon, jalapeno slices and sliced green onions.
- Serve immediately with sour cream if desired.
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Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life says
That is my kind of meal! My kids would love it if I served that for dinner. In fact, I think I will. And I will make extras, so I can have the leftovers for lunch! 🙂
Girl, with bare cupboards you created a boys dream dinner. In fact my dream dinner. Well done.
These pictures are so good, how can anyone resist?!
Manila Spoon (Abby) says
Wow! So much explosion of flavors and deliciousness in these fries!!! Wow! Love these!!!
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
Oh Wow Allie – there’s creamy cheesy bacony goodness in every forkful! I am with you – definitely cannot order take out every night leading up to Christmas – but dang – take out pales in comparison to this! Charlie knows a thing or two – these are more than blog-worthy!
I sure do hope you and your family has a wonderful Christmas! xoxo
Allie… you totally made these for me! This is absolutely my kind of meal… and jalapenos? Bacon? Definitely a meal my family would love!
Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog says
Oh man these look amazing! These would be perfect for parties and football too!
Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek says
Looks good Allie. I bet those kids devoured their dinner.
Dear Allie, Believe it or not I have just begun Christmas shopping today. I still have to run out tomorrow. No matter how hard I try to plan ahead, I always fall behind…but that’s the way it is for all of us. These steak fries look delicious. What a fun idea for any week! Have a beautiful and blessed Christmas dear. xoxo, Catherine
Cynthia | What A Girl Eats says
This would be my husband’s dream food for football watching!
Sunday brunch with some eggs….will try these for sure! Merry Christmas to the Taylor family.
Mandi Korn says
Yummy, these look delicious and so naughty good. I cannot wait until my Boo will eat spicy things, and then I can start adding jalapeños to everything again. Thanks for sharing
Karen (Back Road Journal) says
These remind of of loaded baked potatoes, which I love. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas…I know it was white. 🙂
Karla Holley | Small Town Rambler says
Well, Charlie was right! I’m glad you have this delicious recipe on the blog AND I think it would be great for Super Bowl Sunday! We love making things like this for the Super Bowl. We are right there with you, in our pajamas and just hanging out. This makes me want to get my old Twister game from my Dad’s house and play again. haha! Are you all enjoying it? I hope you and your family had a nice Christmas, Allie!
Louise Achor says
They look fabulous!
Sue Umbaugh says
This is now at the top of my “new recipe” list! Can’t wait to make them!
Thanks, Allie, for what I’m sure will be the new family favorite .
Shashi at Savory Spin says
I know I’ve already commented on these – but these are so fantastic! I hope you guys are having a wonderful between week and Happy New Year! Hoping 2018 has blessings raining down on all of y’all! XOXO
This yummy dish is going to be our New year Day main course. Yum!! thanks for sharing!!