These vegan big mac fries are an absolute crowd pleaser! Ready in 15 mins, this recipe is so easy to make your fries taste like a big mac!
This vegan appetizer is perfect if you're having a get-together or for your next party!
I was creating a vegan Big Mac and vegan big mac sauce when I had a few ingredients leftover and decided to make big mac fries! I thought what better way to use up leftovers than put it on top of french fries! And voila! A big mac fries masterpiece was created!
How To Make Vegan Big Mac Fries
Making vegan Big Mac fries is really easy and doesn't take much time at all. This recipe is ready in about 15 minutes and doesn't require any special tools. We choose to use an air fryer to make our fries quicker but this recipe would just as easily work if you baked them in the oven.
Ingredients for Vegan Big Mac Fries
- French Fries, frozen
- Vegan Big Mac Sauce (click for this recipe) or use Vegan Thousand Island Dressing
- Vegan Ground Beef (we used Impossible)
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Vegan Shredded Cheese (Cheddar)
Kitchen Equipment I used for recipe:
- Vegan Thousand Island Dressing - This isn't exactly the same as vegan Big Mac sauce but it's pretty close. If you're in a pinch it'll work great but our vegan Big Mac sauce recipe is pretty easy to make using ingredients you most likely already have at home.
- Ninja Foodie 9-1 Air Fryer Unit – Okay I’ll be the first to admit I was an air fryer hater before but now I am the ultimate air fryer truther! This is the unit I use and it’s unreal because it comes with an instant pot, steamer, dehydrator, sautee, and more all in one unit! It comes in a couple of different sizes (I got the 8 quarts and it’s huge but I love it).
Instructions for Big Mac Fries (Vegan)
1. First cook your french fries according to the package. We use an air fryer, at 400 degrees for 15 minutes shaking the basket halfway through. We use an air fryer because it's faster to make this recipe, but you can also make your fries in the oven.
2. While your french fries cook, start preparing your other ingredients. Add a little bit of oil to a pan and turn on med-high heat. When the pan is heated add your vegan ground beef, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika. Stir frequently until browned and cooked all the way through (about 8-10 minutes).
3. Next prepare your vegan big mac sauce (skip this step if you're using vegan thousand island dressing)
4. Chop your lettuce and onions.
5. When the fries are done, dump onto a sheet pan and then top with vegan ground beef, lettuce, onions, pickles, vegan cheddar cheese shreds and finally your vegan big mac sauce.
Serve and enjoy!
Full Measurements & Instructions Below in Recipe Card!
Commonly Asked Questions For Vegan Big Mac Fries
Can you make Vegan Big Mac Fries ahead of time?
It's best to make and enjoy this recipe fresh. If you've ever had day-old fries you understand why. Although some people may enjoy that, this recipe is significantly better enjoyed right away. That being said you can prepare the vegan Big Mac sauce days in advance and that would save you from having to do one more thing on the day of!
How to store Vegan Big Mac Fries?
We recommend consuming them all right away and avoiding storing these if at all possible. Reheating this recipe wouldn't be ideal as it has lettuce, pickles, and sauce on it that aren't meant to be heated up.
Vegan Big Mac Fries
- Air Fryer or Oven
- Cast Iron/Pan
- ½ cup Vegan Big Mac Sauce click for recipe
- 1 package French Fries frozen
- 1 package Vegan Ground Beef we used Impossible Beef
- 1 teaspoon Onion powder
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ½ teaspoon Paprika
- ¼ cup Lettuce shredded
- ½ Small Onion diced
- 2 large Dill Pickles sliced
- Vegan Cheese Shreds cheddar
- First cook your french fries according to the package. We used an air fryer, at 400 degrees for 15 minutes shaking the basket halfway through but you can cook yours in the oven according to the instructions on the package.
- While your french fries cook, start preparing your other ingredients. Add a little bit of oil to a pan and turn on med-high heat. When the pan is heated add your vegan ground beef, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika. Stir frequently until browned and cooked all the way through (about 8-10 minutes).
- Next prepare your vegan big mac sauce (skip this step if you're using vegan thousand island dressing)
- Shred your lettuce and chop your onions.
- When the fries are done, dump onto a sheet pan and then top with vegan ground beef, lettuce, onions, pickles, vegan cheddar cheese shreds and your vegan big mac sauce.
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Nutrition Facts for Vegan Big Mac Fries
The nutrition information presented here is for all of the ingredients. I take all of the nutritional information from Cronometer a nutritional tracker website that provides you with a lot of great information, especially regarding micronutrients!
5 servings per container
Serving Size1 g
- Amount Per ServingCalories441
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 7g 35%
- Sodium 980mg 41%
- Potassium 1125mg 33%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
- Sugars 4g
- Protein 15g 30%
- Vitamin A 50%
- Vitamin C 19%
- Calcium 14%
- Iron 42%
- Vitamin E 24%
- Vitamin K 32%
- Thiamin 1426%
- Riboflavin 24%
- Niacin 20%
- Vitamin B6 60%
- Vitamin B12 90%
- Folate 23%
- Pantothenic Acid 21%
- Phosphorus 27%
- Magnesium 12%
- Zinc 35%
- Selenium 1%
- Copper 58%
- Manganese 23%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
These vegan Big Mac fries are actually quite nutritious. One serving contains 15 grams of protein 42% of your daily Iron intake and 90% of your daily B12. Amongst a plethora of other vital nutrients.
As many nutrients as this recipe does contain it is also very processed. As we know processed foods aren't inherently bad for you but they do strip a lot of nutrition and are usually quite high in sodium. That is easy to see hear as one serving contains 41% of your daily sodium intake.
We used packaged french fries from frozen for this recipe out of convenience. One way you may want to consider making this recipe more nutritious would be making the french fries from scratch. This would lower the sodium and increase other vital nutrients like fiber. It would take longer to make but it could be beneficial for your body!
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