Vegan Jackfruit Nacho Fries

Vegan Jackfruit Nacho Fries


Our favorite nacho recipe that’s extra hearty and packed with protein.  It’s made with pulled jackfruit and homemade cashew cheese all layered over crispy french fries.  This is the plant-based comfort food you need in your life.


Making Fries into a Meal

We’re in the midst of another cold spell here in New York and that means satisfying comfort food is a must. But we also are quickly approaching the big game (the Super Bowl that is!) and therefore, it requires a recipe that’s finger-licking good.  

These phenomenal jackfruit nacho fries are a winner on both fronts. I mean really, can you do any better when you combine nachos with french fries? We think not.



  • Potatoes – Making your own french fries is easy and so much healthier when made in an air fryer 
  • Vegan Jackfruit QuesoThis recipe for creamy cashew cheese packed with savory jackfruit is the perfect addition to crispy french fries. 
  • Guacamole – packed with veggies and a little citrus, this recipe for Spicy Chunky Homemade Guacamole is a must 
  • Salsa –  Zesty with some spice, salsa is a must for these nacho fries 
  • Cilantro – Bright and fresh, the sprinkle of fresh cilantro gives the dish a pop of color and flavor.


FAQ & Jackfruit Nacho Fry Tips:

  • Is this recipe gluten-free?

    • Yup.  No gluten needed.
  • Where can you buy jackfruit? 

    • This recipe requires young green jackfruit which is easiest to use in the canned form. We often buy ours from Trader Joes or from a Chinese market; however it can also be purchased online.
  • Can you use a substitute for the cashews in the vegan cheese?

    • Yes. Homemade plant-based cheese can also be made from almonds or Brazil nuts but we find using cashews makes the creamiest dairy-free cheese.   
  • Cook your french fries last

    • Prepare all of the other ingredients first to ensure that your fries will be nice and crispy for your nachos.  But honestly, even if they become a little soggy, they still taste amazing. 
  • Toppings Galore. 

    • Can one have too many toppings on a nacho? We don’t think so.  Tofu Sour Cream, pickled  or fresh jalapeños, hot sauce, or green onion all make excellent additions to this recipe. 


Possible Nacho Variations: 

This recipe for nacho fries is quite flexible, so feel free to experiment and try your fun take. Here are a few options that we like to tinker with…

  • Switch up the base.  Although french fries are so fun, they can also be replaced with tater tots, roasted sweet potatoes, waffle fries, or of course good ‘ol tortilla chips. 
  • Make it spicy. Add additional peppers like serrano or habanero into your jackfruit saute or add some cayenne pepper to your cashew nacho cheese for some extra heat. 
  • Time Saver. Use store bought cheese instead of making your own or you can make the vegan jackfruit queso a day or two in advance as well to save time. 


A Picture Perfect Meal

Whatever tweaks you make yourself on this recipe, we guarantee one thing- it will be one incredible looking plant-based meal. In fact, we hope we will see some of your own creations so please tag us on instagram if you give this fry recipe a tr especially if it’s on a Fry-day. 🙂 

Finally, if you have made these jackfruit nacho fries, we would love to hear what you think! Please comment down below  and be sure to rate the recipe. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thanks so much!


Ingredients for jackfruit nacho fries including guacamole and jackfruit queso.  potatoes being sliced by a mondoline and place in a bowl of water.

a white bowl filled with fresh cut French fries covered in water.  Fresh French fries laying in an air fryer, ready to be fried.

Vegan jackfruit nacho fries on a white platter  Vegan jackfruit nacho fries on a white platter

Vegan jackfruit nacho fries on a white platter  Vegan jackfruit nacho fries on a white platter


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Vegan jackfruit nacho fries on a white platter

Vegan Jackfruit Nacho Fries

  • Author: Meatless Makeovers
  • Prep Time: 40 min.
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 min.
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Entree, Side
  • Method: Blend, Air Fry
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Plant-based comfort food at its best. These hearty vegan jackfruit nacho fries are crispy, cheesy, and a must for any big game or just for a cozy night in.




  1. Wash and cut the potatoes into sticks like French fries (We used a mandoline for easy cutting.) Place the cut potatoes into a bowl filled with water. (This removes starch and keeps the potatoes from turning brown.) Allow to soak for 10-20 minutes. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  2. While the potatoes soak, start to prepare the jackfruit queso and guacamole. Set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  4. Remove the cut potatoes from the water and place them into the air fryer. Add 1 tsp of sesame oil, cook until golden brown. Approx 20 minutes. Shake half way through.
  5. Place the fries into an oven safe dish and cover with the queso. Cook for 5-7 minutes to warm the queso. Remove and add guacamole, cilantro, salsa, and jalapeños, if desired.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy!
  7. Leftover jackfruit queso can be refrigerated in an air tight container for up to 5 days.


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