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Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a Canadian poutine recipe with meat. You will love these smothered fries with cheese curds, bacon and gravy.

Canadian Poutine - Smothered Fries with Cheese Curds, Bacon and Gravy

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: Canada Day
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Bella
One of Canada’s most beloved dishes is Canadian poutine. Smothered fries with cheese curds, bacon and gravy is an incredible comfort food dish. Read on for all the details for how to make poutine and the best poutine gravy recipe (that can even be made gluten free)! This delicious poutine recipe with meat will be DEVOURED, so make lots!
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  • 5 russet potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp.  olive oil
  • 1/2 Tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp. peppercorn cracked
  • 5 Pieces bacon I used center cut
  • 3 Cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. shallot
  • 4 Tbsp.  butter
  • 1/3 Cup Flour all purpose or gluten free
  • 1 Tsp. salt
  • 1 Tsp pepper
  • 2 Cup chicken stock
  • 2 Cup beef stock
  • 2 Cup cheese curds I used cheddar
  • 1/4 Cup chives chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Wash and dry potatoes. Cut into ¼” thick strips lengthwise. Add to a large mixing bowl with olive oil, paprika, and cracked peppercorn. Toss to coat.
  • Place onto a foil lined baking sheet in a single layer. Place into the oven on the middle rack and bake until crisp, about 20 minutes.
  • Add minced garlic and shallot and saute for 30 seconds. Then, add butter and cook until melted. Once melted, stir in flour to make a roux. Cook for 4 minutes. After 4 minutes, add chicken stock, beef stock, salt, and pepper. Once simmering lower heat to low and cook uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring often.
  • While the fries are baking, prepare gravy. Cook bacon in a dutch oven or large saucepan until crisp. Remove bacon and roughly chop. Keep the bacon drippings in the saucepan over medium high heat.
  • Add fries to a serving platter and season with a pinch of salt and pepper (if desired). Sprinkle cheese curds and bacon bits over the top of the fries, then drizzle with gravy. Garnish with chives.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 570mg | Potassium: 682mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 73IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 215mg | Iron: 2mg

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.