Irish Nachos


Irish Nachos’ are made with thin russet potato slices, topped with melty cheddar cheese, sour cream, bacon bits, and chives! Toasted to golden perfection, they’re sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

Potato appetizers are seriously the best. I can never get enough! You’ll have to try some homemade potato skins or mashed potato balls next! They’re sure to be a hit no matter the occasion.

Top-down view of russet potato slices topped with bacon, chives, and sour cream.

What are Irish Nachos?

These Irish Nachos are anything but your average pub fare! Despite the name, they’re not actually an Irish dish. So, where does the “Irish” come in? It’s all about the star ingredient: crispy potato slices!

They take the place of traditional tortilla chips, giving these nachos a hearty twist! They’re still loaded with all the melty cheese, creamy toppings, and smoky bacon you crave, making them a perfect party appetizer.

Ingredient List

Irish nachos use a lot of simple ingredients. Just grab some potatoes and your typical ‘loaded’ fixings- sour cream, bacon, cheese, and chives!

    • Russet Potatoes: Thinly sliced russet potatoes are the base of this dish. Baked until crispy, they replace the usual tortilla chips. You can try different types of potatoes to see which you like best! Yukon gold potatoes are another great choice.
  • Olive Oil: A light coating of olive oil helps the potato slices crisp up beautifully in the oven without burning.
  • Salt and Pepper: Simple flavor boosters! Season to taste.
  • Cheddar Cheese: Shredded cheddar cheese is melted over the hot potatoes, creating a gooey and delicious layer that binds everything together.
  • Bacon: Because everything is better with bacon. Chop it into small pieces so each bite of the Irish nachos are filled with meaty goodness!
  • Sour Cream or Crema: A dollop of cool sour cream (or crema) cuts through the richness of the cheese and adds a refreshing tang.
  • Chives or Green Onions: Chopped to add an extra pop of flavor.