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Diablo Skillet Loaded Fries


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If you are into spicy food, this recipe for Diablo Skillet Loaded Fries is a must-try. This recipe is party-perfect for snacking, great for game day or any day you want an irresistable appetizer. Plus, this recipe is very easy to make and spice fans will love it. Don’t skip the fiery, homemade diablo sauce.

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Diablo Skillet Loaded Fries

Diablo Skillet Loaded Fries

If you have followed our blog for a while, you have figured out by now that we love food that is loaded with flavor. We love comfort food. We love spicy food. And we love fun snacks. This loaded French fry recipe checks all the boxes.

This recipe starts with fries, and a lot of them. Our French fry of choice? McCain ® Frozen Potatoes. You can find them in the freezer section of your local Walmart.

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For our Diablo Loaded Fries, we picked two types of potatoes: McCain Craft Beer Battered Thin Cut Fries and McCain Seasoned Curly Fries. McCain is the world’s largest manufacturer of frozen potatoes, and they use real potatoes in all of their products. Plus, these frozen fries use no artificial colors or flavors.

Diablo Skillet Loaded Fries are made with McCain Craft Beer Battered Potatoes and Seasoned Curly Fries for the ultimate tailgate + party snack idea.

Ingredients Needed for Loaded Fries:

  • McCain Fries (two bags, any variety)
  • Pepper jack cheese
  • Bacon
  • Green onions
  • Pickled jalapenos (tame or hot)
  • Mayonnaise
  • Chili sauce (the ketchup-type)
  • Sriracha
  • Mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Spices + seasonings (cayenne, black pepper + more!)

I like to have all of my ingredients measured and chopped and ready to go before starting. This makes this game day recipe so easy to throw together while watching the big game. Get the complete list of ingredients and instructions at the bottom of this post.

TIP: Make the spicy diablo sauce ahead of time because this gives the flavors time to meld.

How to Make Diablo Skillet Loaded Fries:

  1. First, make the diablo sauce by stirring together the mayo, chili sauce, Sriracha, mustard, Worcestershire, cayenne, and all other spices. Stir well and set aside.
  2. Preheat your oven to package directions on the back of the fries. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on a large baking sheets and cook until done. (See package.)
  3. Then, transfer the crispy fries to 2 heated skillets. Sprinkle shredded cheese and crumbled bacon evenly over the top of each fry-filled skillet.
  4. Next, place the skillets in the oven for 4 – 6 minutes until the cheese is melted through.
  5. Finally, top the loaded fries with a generous amount of the diablo sauce, jalapenos, and green onions. Serve with sour cream and additional Sriracha if desired.

The tangy homemade fry sauce is the perfect topping to wow your guests. Not sure if they will be more excited about the big game, or the big skillet of loaded fries you just served. Either way, everyone wins.

Topped with a spicy homemade "diablo" sauce, pepper jack cheese, and jalapenos, these loaded French fries are craveable.

Gathering friends around the tv to catch the game is my kind of fun. Diablo Skillet Loaded Fries are my kind of food. I love the fact that it is so easy to make. Plus, it is easy to change up the recipe based on the toppings you have on hand.

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You can also serve these spicy loaded fries in individual cardboard trays. I like using the skillet for easy clean up. Just place it in the center of the table and let everyone jump right in.

Loaded French Fries made with McCain Craft Beer Battered Potatoes

The crisp craft beer battered fries are off-the-charts good dipped in the diablo sauce. The batter helps the fries stay crisp longer, which makes them the perfect fry to load up with toppings. Curly fries are always a hit, too.

Dig into this hot + spicy party recipe for Diablo Skillet Loaded Fries.

More Game Day Greats:

Patatas Bravas

Thai Sticky Chicken Wings

Hot Skillet Ham Dip

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If you want the diablo loaded fries SUPER hot, add more Sriracha and use hot pickled jalapenos. Want it milder? Skip the extra hot sauce and use tame jalapenos instead. You can also turn up the heat by using more or less cayenne in the homemade sauce.

Make this recipe for loaded fries with your favorite type of French fry: thin cut, crinkle cut, curly fries.
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Diablo Skillet Loaded Fries

This easy recipe for loaded fries is game day perfection. Start with crisp, golden fries and top with melty cheese, savory bacon, jalapenos and a signature spicy diablo sauce. 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword loaded fries
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 600 kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

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For the Diablo Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

For the Loaded Fries

  • 44 ounces McCain Fries two bags, any variety, prepared to package directions
  • 2 cups pepper jack cheese shredded
  • 8 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup pickled jalapenos
  • 1/2 cup sour cream served on the side
  • 4 green onions thinly sliced
  • Diablo sauce
  • Sriracha additional, if desired

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For the Diablo Sauce

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the mayo, chili sauce, Sriracha, mustard, Worcestershire, cayenne, and all other spices. Stir well and set aside. I like to transfer it to a squirt bottle for easy serving.

For the Loaded Fries

  1. Preheat your oven to package directions on the back of the fries. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on a large baking sheets and cook until done. (See package.)

    During the last half of cooking, place two cast iron skillets in the oven on the bottom rack so they can heat.

  2. When the fries are done, transfer the crispy fries to 2 heated skillets. Sprinkle shredded cheese and crumbled bacon evenly over the top of each fry-filled skillet.

    Next, place the skillets in the oven for 4 – 6 minutes until the cheese is melted through.

  3. Finally, top the loaded fries with a generous amount of the diablo sauce, jalapenos, and green onions. Serve with sour cream and additional Sriracha if desired.

Recipe Notes

A serving size is about 4 ounces of french fries plus toppings. Due to wide variation of toppings and snacking, nutrition value is approximate.

Any leftover Diablo sauce can be covered and stored in the refrigerator. It will keep for about 1 week.

Nutrition Facts
Diablo Skillet Loaded Fries
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 600 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43g 66%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 1338mg 56%
Potassium 688mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 2g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 11.3%
Vitamin C 17.8%
Calcium 20%
Iron 12.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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