Vegetarian Loaded Nacho Fries: Game Day Hacks Recipe!

This post is sponsored by McCain Potatoes but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

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Guys, we are SUCH a potatoes family.

I pretty much could eat potatoes dishes daily, but I love to save up my best recipes for special occasions with family and friends. And what do we have coming up soon? A Big Game party! That’s why it’s the perfect time to introduce my Vegetarian Loaded Nacho Fries recipe. For a special note, we are not vegetarians and our party guests are not either, but I wanted to switch it up since the rest of our planned recipes contain meat. You can absolutely sub the beans for beef in this recipe, and also add other vegetables! I’ve got some picky eaters in my family so I kept my Loaded Fries to only a couple.

Vegetarian Loaded Nacho Fries:

What You Need:

1 lb bag of McCain Seasoned Curly Fries, McCain Extra Crispy Crinkle Fries, or McCain Craft Beer Battered Thin Cut Fries
1 onion, diced (optional)
2 red bell peppers, chopped or diced
1 packet of taco seasoning (or homemade)
1 can black beans, drained
1.5 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tomatoes, diced
Sour cream (optional)

What You Do:

1 – Cook fries according to package instructions (for us, set oven to 450 degrees and do 14 minutes, then flip, and cook on baking sheet for another 9 minutes)

2 – While fries are cooking, chop vegetables

3 – Heat up your beans in a skillet, and then add onion and peppers

4 – Then, add taco seasoning and water – according to packet instructions

5 – Remove your fries from the oven when they’re just under crispy

6 – Layer your loaded nacho mixture over fries evenly and sprinkle with cheese

7 – Cook until cheese is melted and then top with tomatoes

I used McCain Craft Beer Battered Thin Cut Fries but you’re welcome to use any of the varieties, as I mentioned above. They’re my secret ingredient and you can find them at Walmart in the frozen aisle!

These Vegetarian Loaded Nacho Fries are delicious and a perfect Game Day hack #recipe because they use @mccainpotatoes to save time! #ad #McCainPotatoesAtWM

These Vegetarian Loaded Nacho Fries are delicious and a perfect Game Day hack #recipe because they use @mccainpotatoes to save time! #ad #McCainPotatoesAtWM

These Vegetarian Loaded Nacho Fries are delicious and a perfect Game Day hack #recipe because they use @mccainpotatoes to save time! #ad #McCainPotatoesAtWM

When it’s time for Game Day, I pick my recipes with love, and these loaded fries are no exception when that big football game is on. I love McCain Potatoes for many reasons, but a big one is that they provide a tasty base for me to add layers of fun in there! They have a wide range of potato products that go straight from freezer to oven, and you can add your own style to it! Plus, they’re super easy and convenient to bake and then add tasty ingredients on top.

These Vegetarian Loaded Nacho Fries are delicious and a perfect Game Day hack #recipe because they use @mccainpotatoes to save time! #ad #McCainPotatoesAtWM

Loaded Fries are a shareable “must” for Game Day, and really for all occasions. Your options are endless! You can smother them in brisket and cheese. Or sub in avocado and kale for a California version! There are tons of options!

Tasty, right? Des loves all things fries, and all things beans. I forgot to mention also to add a nice dollop of sour cream to your Loaded Fries!

Whether you love McCain Seasoned Curly Fries, McCain Extra Crispy Crinkle Fries, or McCain Craft Beer Battered Thin Cut Fries, or of course – all three – there’s something perfect for you at Walmart in the frozen aisle right now!

Would you make your Loaded Nacho Fries vegetarian or not?

Loaded Spicy Guacamole Recipe For Game Day

This recipe post was sponsored by Avocados From Mexico in partnership with Forward Influence. All opinions are my own.

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I think it’s high time we start talking about a Game Day party!

Every year, we seem to host a Big Game party here. In previous years we’d go to my friend Tara’s house, and now we get giddily excited when she brings her two boys to our house. They are close friends with my two kids. And the one thing about Tara is that she is a major foodie – born and trained. So cooking and baking with her are both real treats! When we plan our party menu, we think about all the little touches that will make it special for all seven of us. And I think I have you covered!

Loaded Spicy Guacamole Recipe For Game Day:

What You Need:

3 avocados
juice of 1 lime
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 cup diced onion
1/2 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup whole kernel corn, drained
1 tomato, seeded and diced
1/2 jalapeño, seeded and minced
4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
1-2 teaspoons TABASCO® Sauce
Tortilla chips

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What You Do:

1 – First, slice avocados in half, remove the pit, and spoon out the flesh in a bowl

2 – Mash with a fork or potato masher

3 – Add lime juice, salt, cumin and garlic, and then mix well

4 – Stir in onions, black beans, corn, tomato, jalapeño, and bacon

5 – Add TABASCO® Sauce and mix well, and then fold in cilantro

6 – Serve with tortilla chips

There are a few reasons this recipe is so awesome, and bacon is actually not the first reason! It’s more like the third reason. The first reason is Avocados From Mexico. I remember the first time I tried them – while on a trip. They are always worth it because they’re healthy, delicious, and always in season. I love that avocados are so versatile. They’re great for all three main meals, and then they’re the perfect Big Game recipe because what football party is complete without guacamole?

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The second reason this recipe is so awesome is because of the TABASCO® Sauce. It’s made with simple ingredients and is delicious. I love that it can be used as a condiment or ingredient and that it adds a little spice and excitement to any and every meal! Not to mention that it adds more flavor to my favorite foods, like Loaded Guacamole! TABASCO® Sauce accents and deepens flavors as an ingredient. TABASCO® Pepper Sauce is made from 3 simple ingredients: red peppers, salt, and vinegar.

I put together a list of five fun Game Day party tips!

1 – Create your food spread with taste, variety, a little fanciness, and versatility in mind.

2 – Step it up with your decorations! One thing we did once was put all of our chairs together on two sides to look like bleacher. And they were facing each other! We also gave our kids whistles and flags. Aren’t we insane? Well it was fun!

3 – Get your sight and sound ready. Sometimes upgrades are in order because you can’t watch the big game on a tiny screen! My husband will often have the game playing on two different screens in the house. That can be rather fun.

4 – Football lanterns! They’re easy to find (we had ours shipped) and are a big party pleaser!

5 – Have a super awesome beverage to accompany a super awesome recipe! We love RITAS! They’re fruity, fizzy fun. Our flavor of choice for Game Day is Lime-A-Rita. savor winning flavors. What an awesome food and drink party spread for us!

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My Loaded Guacamole #recipe is fresh, delicious, spicy and perfect for Game Day #ad #SavorWinningFlavors #AvocadosFromMexico #HAVEARITA AND #FlavorYourWorld

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Now I don’t know about you, but I will make this recipe again for the Big Game, and I simply can’t wait! When paired with the Lime-A-Rita, you get a festive, fizzy, fun, feisty party spread and I believe it will be the best one that day!

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Follow Along with Avocados From Mexico for Big Game Day recipes on their Website and their Game Day Pinterest Board! Looking for other amazing Game Day Avocados From Mexico recipe ideas? Check these out:

Restless Chipotle – Shrimp Po Boy With Spicy Avocado Remoulade
All Our Way – Smokin Hot Italian Avocado Salsa
Life Currents – Chipotle Corn Guacamole
Thrifty Jinxy – Chunky Avocado Corn Salsa

What’s your favorite Game Day recipe?