Just when you thought a big pan of loaded French fries couldn’t get any better … here come the pickle fries! Loaded with a buttery cheese sauce spiked with Frank’s RedHot® Dill Pickle Hot Sauce, and topped with bacon, onions, more Cheddar cheese, and a drizzle of ranch, this appetizer delivers one seriously pickle-y kick.
ARRANGE fries in large shallow baking pan. Cook as directed on package, until crispy.
MEANWHILE, melt butter in small saucepan on medium heat. Whisk in flour; cook and stir 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk. Cook, stirring frequently, until sauce is thickened. Add 1/2 cup of the Cheddar cheese and Velveeta, stirring until well blended and smooth. Stir in RedHot Sauce until blended. Remove from heat.
REMOVE fries from oven. Preheat broiler on high. Drizzle cheese sauce evenly over fries on pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup Cheddar cheese and bacon. Broil 2 to 3 minutes or just until cheese is bubbly. Top with onions and drizzle with Ranch to serve, if desired. Add more RedHot Sauce for an extra pickle-y kick.