Buffalo Tots Crisscut Fries

Certainly! Here’s the full recipe for your Buffalo Tots with Crisscut Fries:


  • 1 bag of popcorn chicken (about 3.99)
  • 1 jar of nacho cheese (about 1.49)
  • 6 slices of bacon (previously purchased or around 8.97 for 3lb)
  • 2 lbs of Monterey cheese (previously purchased or around 4.97 for 2lb)
  • 2 bags of crisscut fries (about 3.99 each)
  • Buffalo sauce (previously purchased or around 1.99)
  • Green onions (from the garden, or purchased)
  • Jalapenos (from the garden, or purchased and frozen)
  • Ranch dressing (optional)


  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 450°F.
  2. Cook Fries and Chicken:
    • Cook the crisscut fries and popcorn chicken in the oven according to the package instructions (around 20 minutes).
  3. Prepare Bacon:
    • While the fries and chicken are cooking, cook the bacon until crispy. Once done, cut it into small pieces.
  4. Buffalo Chicken:
    • Cut the cooked popcorn chicken into smaller pieces and toss it in a bowl with buffalo sauce until well coated.
  5. Assemble:
    • Spread the cooked crisscut fries on a baking sheet.
    • Sprinkle shredded Monterey cheese over the fries.
    • Add the buffalo-coated popcorn chicken on top.
    • Drizzle nacho cheese over the chicken.
    • Sprinkle more shredded Monterey cheese.
    • Add the cooked bacon pieces.
    • Top with sliced green onions and jalapenos.
  6. Final Bake:
    • Place the assembled tots back in the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Drizzle and Serve:
    • Drizzle additional buffalo sauce over the top.
    • Optionally, drizzle with ranch dressing.
  8. Serve:
    • Serve the Buffalo Tots with Crisscut Fries hot and enjoy!

This recipe should yield a delicious and budget-friendly dinner for about $20, with some leftovers for later. Feel free to adjust quantities based on your preferences. Enjoy your Buffalo Tots!

Certainly! Here’s a set of popular questions and their answers related to Buffalo Tots with Crisscut Fries:

Q1: Can I use regular fries instead of crisscut fries?

A: Yes, you can use regular fries if crisscut fries are not available. Adjust the cooking time according to the package instructions.

Q2: Is there a substitute for nacho cheese?

A: If you don’t have nacho cheese, you can use shredded cheddar or a cheese blend. Melt it in the oven until gooey.

Q3: Can I make this recipe without bacon?

A: Absolutely! If you prefer not to use bacon, you can omit it, or substitute it with a meat alternative or additional toppings of your choice.

Q4: How spicy is the buffalo sauce?

A: The spiciness of buffalo sauce varies by brand. If you’re sensitive to heat, you can use a mild buffalo sauce or adjust the quantity to your liking.

Q5: Can I freeze the leftovers?

A: While fries may not freeze well, you can freeze the buffalo chicken mixture separately. Reheat and assemble with fresh fries when ready to enjoy.

Q6: What’s a good side dish for Buffalo Tots?

A: A side of celery sticks with ranch dressing or a cool cucumber salad can complement the spiciness of Buffalo Tots.

Q7: Can I prepare the components in advance?

A: Yes, you can cook the bacon, prepare the buffalo chicken, and shred the cheese ahead of time. Assemble and bake when ready to serve.

Q8: How can I make it less spicy for kids?

A: Use a mild buffalo sauce or reduce the amount. You can also serve extra ranch dressing on the side to cool down the spice.

Feel free to adapt the recipe to your preferences and enjoy your Buffalo Tots with Crisscut Fries!

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