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Copycat Taco Bell Nacho Fries (Vegan)

  • Author: Gregs Vegan Gourmet
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 3 servings


These Iconic Copycat Taco Bell Nacho Fries are tossed in their quick and easy spice blend, fried to crispy perfection and dipped in a spiced nacho cheese sauce.


For the Nacho Fries

  • 3 cups frozen French fries ( I used Cavendish brand from Costco)
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt (add more for taste if needed)
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

For The Nacho Cheese Sauce

  • 3/4 cup almond milk, coconut milk or oat milk
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews (boiled for 10 minutes if you don’t have a high-powered blender)
  • 1/2 cup peeled/chopped carrots
  • 1 cup peeled, chopped white potato
  • 1/4 cup vegan cheese shreds (I used Daiya)
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp mild or spicy salsa (Or diced tomato)
  • 3 tsp tabasco sauce
  • 1 tbsp pickled jalapeno juice (optional)


  1. Bake frozen French fries according to package instructions in oven or air fryer.
  2. Meanwhile, In a medium pot add carrot and potato and add water until it just covers them. Bring to a boil and cook until fork-tender, about 8 minutes. Drain and rinse until cold water for 30 seconds until vegetables are slightly cooled.
  3. In a blender, combine all nacho cheese sauce ingredients and blend until smooth.
  4. In a small food processor or small bowl, blend or stir all spices until fully combined.
  5. Remove fries from heat when cooked and add to a bowl. Add approximately 2 tbsp of spice mixture to fries and coat fully. Add more as needed.
  6. serve fries with cheese sauce for dipping while warm.
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15

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