Fiesta Fries in a black skillet with blue cloth napkins underneath

Vegan Fiesta Fries

Friday is here! Let’s have a fiesta! And fries! Let’s have Vegan Fiesta Fries!

What are fiesta fries, you ask? Basically, they’re like loaded nachos but with French fries instead. My vegan fiesta fries are made with vegan queso from Loca Foods, and plant-based ground beef substitute. (If you’re only dairy-free but not vegan, you can sub in regular ground beef if you prefer.)

These fries are SO delicious and perfect for a Friday evening of binge-watching shows with the family or having friends over for a game of cards. You can top these based on your preferences, but I included a winning combo of tomatoes, onions, pickled jalapeño, cilantro, and spicy vegan mayo.

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Fiesta Fries in a black skillet with blue cloth napkins underneath
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Gluten-Free Vegan Fiesta Fries Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 954kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 1 (32-ounce) bag frozen French fries
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound plant-based ground beef substitute
  • 1 (1-ounce) packet gluten free taco seasoning
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar LOCA Foods vegan queso
  • 2 roma tomatoes , diced
  • 2 green onions , sliced
  • ¼ cup pickled jalapeño slices
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • Drizzle of spicy vegan mayonnaise or vegan sour cream


  • Cook the fries according to the package directions but leave them in the oven a couple extra minutes to get extra crispy.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Crumble in the plant-based beef substitute and brown, about 5 minutes. Add the taco seasoning and water and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Heat the queso over medium-low heat until hot.
  • Place the fries on a serving platter, scatter the beef substitute all around, top with the queso, tomatoes, green onions, jalapeño slices, cilantro, and spicy mayo or sour cream. Serve hot.


Nutrition facts varies based on what brand/type of vegan meat substitute you use in this recipe.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Vegan Fiesta Fries Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 954 Calories from Fat 468
% Daily Value*
Fat 52g80%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 2959mg123%
Potassium 1513mg43%
Carbohydrates 100g33%
Fiber 18g72%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 1069IU21%
Vitamin C 28mg34%
Calcium 192mg19%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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