Truffle Nacho Loaded Fries – Taco Bell Copycat

These loaded truffle nacho fries aren’t like anything you’ve had before. Various tasty ingredients are combined to make them, and they’re amazing served hot. Wedge fries combined with strip steak, nacho cheese sauce, shredded cheddar cheese, or whatever kind of cheese you prefer. Truffle oil, hot sauce, and taco seasoning add plenty of amazing taste.

Truffle nacho loaded fries in a skillet dish.

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You are going to love all the flavours in this Taco Bell truffle nacho loaded fries recipe. It’s made with thick cut steak fries, strip steak, cheese, and more, for an incredible flavour in every mouthful.

Making a truffle nacho loaded fries recipe that is a Taco Bell copycat recipe.

Why You’ll Love This

Unusual:  This isn’t your usual nacho fries dish. Rather than tortilla chips, which are the most common base for nachos, this recipe is based on potato wedges, also known as steak fries, and the truffle-infused hot sauce adds a creative, special element to the flavor profile.
Tasty:  If you like wedges, steak, and cheese, you’re absolutely going to enjoy this distinctive take on classic nachos. One thing this isn’t lacking is plenty of flavors, and you’ll want to make Truff nacho fries more than once, guaranteed!
Easy:  It’s not difficult to make loaded Truff nacho fries. You need to bake the wedges, cook the steak, assemble the Taco Bell nacho fries, add cheese sauce, and more.

Close view of loaded truffle nacho fries.

Nacho Fries with Truffle Ingredients

The main ingredients in Taco Bell truffle fries are wedge fries, strip steak, nacho cheese, cheddar cheese, or any other block cheese you want to have. Truffle oil, taco seasoning, truffle salt, pepper, hot sauce (here), diced tomatoes, and cilantro are also called for.

The ingredients to make Taco Bell loaded truffle nacho fries.

How to Make It

For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card.

Prepare and cook the wedge fries: Toss the fries with truffle oil, taco seasoning, and a little truffle salt, then spread over a greased, wire rack-lined baking sheet, and bake until done.
Cook the strip steak: Use truffle salt, regular salt, and black pepper to season the steak and sear in a hot skillet, then let it rest for a few minutes before thinly slicing it.
Prepare the Taco Bell nacho cheese sauce: Warm the cheese sauce in a microwave.
Assemble the Taco Bell Nacho Fries: Lay out the wedges and drizzle the warm cheese sauce on top and the Truff sauce.
Finish it off and serve: Finally, add shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, and cilantro on top of the nacho fries, and serve right away.

Putting the steak on the loaded truffle nacho fries.
Homemade Taco Bell loaded fries.

Substitutions and Variations

You can swap the fries for tortilla chips if you want a more traditional nachos recipe or have leftover roasted chicken instead of steak on this one. Sub shoestring fries or regular French fries for the wedges if you prefer those in this Taco Bell inspired nachos dish.

Truffle sauce on the loaded fries.

You might also want to serve sour cream with this since it will go well with the nachos and steak and also contrast with the hot sauce. You can use reduced-fat sour cream if you prefer.

Steak fries with toppings.

What to Serve with Loaded Truff Nacho Fries

This is a meal in one since the loaded nacho fries include potatoes, steak, vegetables, cheese, and more. Just because this is a complete meal doesn’t mean it has to stop there. Maybe keep the south-of-the-border theme going by having Mexican rice pudding for dessert.

Loaded fries with warm nacho cheese sauce.

How to Store Loaded Fries with Warm Nacho Cheese Sauce

Store:  Keep any Taco Bell Truff sauce nachos leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator and eat within two days.
Freeze: This isn’t a great dish to freeze because of the fresh tomatoes and cheese sauce.

Overhead view of Truff nacho fries.

Loaded Truff Nacho Fries FAQs

What is Truff hot sauce?

Truff is a brand that makes a variety of hot sauces. Their black truffle-infused hot sauce tastes so good and works perfectly in this loaded Truff nacho fries dish. You can buy Truff hot sauce on Amazon. Bear in mind this sauce ranges from hot to hotter, so pick the one you prefer based on how much heat you prefer from your hot sauce.

How do you know when the steak is done?

First, ensure your skillet is lightly greased and very hot before adding the steak. You want to “sear” it so it ends up with that lovely crust on the outside.

It should take about 4 minutes per side to come out juicy and medium rare, but you can cook it less or more depending on how you like your steak. Also, it might take longer if it’s a thick steak or vice versa.

If you have leftover grilled marinated steak or another kind, you can use that instead of cooking steak from scratch.

Homemade copycat Taco Bella loaded fries with nacho cheese.

Truffle Nacho Loaded Fries Recipe

Truffle Nacho Loaded Fries – Taco Bell Copycat

5 from 49 votes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: copycat
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 1806kcal
Author: Bella Bucchiotti
You will love these Taco Bell truffle nacho loaded fries. This Taco Bell copycat is made with thick cut fries, strip steak, cheese, and more.
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Ingredients

  • 28 Ounces fries Frozen, wedge or thick cut steak fries
  • 2 Tablespoon truffle oil
  • 2 Tablespoon taco seasoning divided
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon truffle salt divided
  • 1 Pound steak New York strip, 1” thick
  • ¼ Teaspoon salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon pepper
  • Cup nacho cheese
  • Truff hot sauce as desired
  • 4 Pound cheddar cheese block, shredded
  • ½ Cup tomatoes diced
  • Cilantro as garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Add fries to a large mixing bowl. Combine with truffle oil, 1 ½ tbsp taco seasoning, and 1 tbsp truffle salt. Toss to coat.
  • Spray a wire rack lined baking sheet with non stick cooking oil. Add fries and spread evenly. Place into the oven on the center rack and bake according to instructions on the package. (18 minutes)
  • Meanwhile, heat a skillet over high heat.
  • Season the steak with salt, pepper, and remaining truffle salt. Add to the skillet and sear for 4 minutes per side. Remove and rest 5 minutes on a wooden cutting board. ** use a meat thermometer to determine steaks internal temperature and do not go off cooking times solely. For us, 4 minutes per side provided medium rare steak. Cooking times will vary depending on the pan, heat source, steak temp prior to cooking, steak thickness.**
  • Thinly slice steak.
  • Remove fries from the oven and add to your serving tray.
  • Warm the nacho cheese sauce slightly in the microwave.
  • Drizzle the fries with nacho cheese sauce and Truff hot sauce.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese and diced tomatoes over the top.
  • Garnish with cilantro if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 1806kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 90g | Fat: 140g | Saturated Fat: 70g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 42g | Cholesterol: 350mg | Sodium: 2938mg | Potassium: 1035mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3294IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 2166mg | Iron: 4mg
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The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

Make Taco Bell truffle fries with warm nacho cheese sauce, hot sauce, truffle oil and truffle salt, and more. This is some serious comfort food! Rather than tortilla chips, the Truff nacho fries use wedges or steak fries.

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  1. Samantha P. wrote:

    5 stars
    Oh wow, this is the best recipe! Adding it to our favorites.

    Posted 2.8.24 Reply