If you like French fries loaded with sauce and flavorful toppings, have I got an idea for you! These fully loaded baja fries are fun to eat and appropriate for game day or party.

Fully loaded baja fries: Oven-baked fries topped with cheese sauce, avocado, black beans, and other yummy stuff! Click through for recipe.

Baja fries: The name I made up to describe the most delicious, eclectic, crazy satisfying French fries I’ve ever eaten. They’re kind of like loaded nachos, except with fries instead.

And the best part?

These Fries Are Healthy-ish!

  • The French fries are homemade and baked, not fried. (You can use steak fries instead of regular fries)
  • The fries are topped with two superfoods – black beans and avocado – plus other healthy ingredients like tomato and cilantro.
  • The cheese sauce is homemade – and embarrassingly easy to make. No need to buy processed cheese for this recipe!

Fries topped with avocado, black beans, tomatoes, cilantro, and more. Click through for recipe!

About The Sauce: Homemade Nacho Cheese Made With Real Food Ingredients

The homemade cheese sauce tastes like traditional nacho cheese sauce but without the questionable ingredients.

The sauce only takes 2 minutes to make.

I would recommend doubling the recipe so you have extra cheese sauce to use on nachos, baked potatoes, as a chip dip, etc. It’s very, very good. Check out the original recipe here.

Toppings For Your Fries

This recipe calls for a variety of flavorful toppings, including jalapeno, cilantro, lime, black beans, avocado, and the delicious cheese sauce.

But there are so many delicious French fry topping ideas to try:

  • Classic Cheese Fries:
    • Melted cheddar cheese
    • Crispy bacon bits
    • Chopped green onions
  • Loaded BBQ Rib Fries:
    • Barbecue sauce
    • Shredded smoked brisket or pulled pork – or leftover rib meat
    • Chopped tomatoes
    • Jalapeno and green onions
    • Sweet-spicy mayo

BBQ rib loaded fries: Make something totally delicious out of leftover BBQ ribs!

  • Poutine:
    • Gravy
    • Fresh cheese curds
  • Truffle Parmesan Fries:
    • Truffle oil
    • Grated Parmesan cheese
    • Fresh chopped parsley

And these:

  • Buffalo Ranch Fries:
    • Buffalo sauce
    • Ranch dressing
    • Crumbled blue cheese
  • Chili Cheese Fries:
  • Mediterranean Fries:
    • Tzatziki sauce
    • Chopped cucumber
    • Kalamata olives
    • Feta cheese
  • Carne Asada Fries:
    • Marinated and grilled carne asada (thinly sliced steak)
    • Guacamole or avocado slices
    • Pico de gallo
    • Sour cream
    • Pickled jalapeño slices
  • Breakfast Fries:

Want more French fry dipping sauce ideas? I’ve got 25 of them!

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Fully loaded baja fries: Over-baked fries topped with cheese sauce, avocado, black beans, and other yummy stuff! Click through for recipe.

Fully Loaded Baja Fries

Yield: 2 large servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Don't have time to make your own homemade French fries? You can use frozen fries. Look for the thinnest, crispiest kind available. If you use thick, soft fries, they might end up soggy.


For fries:

  • 2 large russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt

For cheese sauce:

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
  • Garlic powder


  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1 Roma tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 avocado, chopped
  • Pickled jalapeños
  • Handful of cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Lime segments


  1. Make French fries: Preheat oven to 425F. Cut potatoes into thin fries. Soak in cold water for 15 minutes. Drain, refill with water, and soak for 15 more minutes. Drain and remove excess water with a paper towel. Toss potatoes with olive oil, garlic powder, and salt. Place on a greased baking sheet (you may need 2 baking sheets). Bake for 25 minutes or longer, until fries are golden brown and crisp.
  2. Make cheese sauce: Heat heavy whipping cream in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat, until cream comes to a light simmer. Toss cheese with cornstarch. Add to the simmering cream. Stir until cheese melts and sauce thickens. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Assemble fries: Place hot fries on a plate. Top with cheese sauce, black beans, avocado, jalapeños, and cilantro. Serve with lime segments on the side.

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