What Are Irish Nachos?
Irish nachos aren’t actually considered an Irish dish and there is actually no specific way of preparing them or traditional toppings. So why are they called Irish nachos? They are referred to as Irish nachos because they call for Ireand’s treasured potatoes instead of classic, tortilla chips. The thin cut potato rounds are slightly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, creating the perfect bite. We sprinkle our potato rounds with a flavorful mix of garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, and sea salt. Expect the perfect mozzarella cheese pull when you lift a potato round off your plate! Crispy bacon adds extra flavor to that perfect Irish nacho bite! Top with sour cream, pico de gallo, green onions, and if you like a little heat–sprinkle some jalapeños on top!
Simple Irish Nacho Ingredients
A big reason we love this recipe for irish nachos is the simplicity! Here are the few things you’ll need to grab for the potato portion of this dish!
Russet potatoes - your nacho ‘chips’ for this dish.
Extra virgin olive oil
How to Make Irish Nachos
These Irish potato nachos are insanely simple to make, and are truly a game changer! If you or the crowd you’re making this dish for loves a good plate o’ nachos, this recipe is for you! The true challenge is not eating all the nachos before your guests arrive! Here’s how to make our Irish pub nachos:
Scatter sliced potatoes on a baking tray, pat them dry with a paper towel, and drizzle with olive oil.
Sprinkle garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder and salt over the potato rounds. Toss the rounds to evenly coat that yummy spice mixture!
Next, add cheese and bacon! Place back in the oven til’ melted cheese nirvana has been achieved!
Add the real show stopper - the toppings!
It’s Toppings Time!
Okay, so what are Irish nachos made of? This simple baked Irish nachos recipe is all about the toppings. Here are some of our favorite toppings:
Mozzarella cheese has a delightful mild flavor, but shredded cheddar or pepper jack also works.
Bacon. We love what bacon adds to the dish. If you want to keep this meat-free, skip the bacon and load up on other toppings!
Sour Cream. Don’t be afraid to add a few dollops so that everyone gets a little sour cream!
Green Onions or chopped cilantro add a fresh flourish.
Pickled or raw jalapeños to kick up the heat on these Irish nachos.
Other topping ideas: Red onions, diced tomatoes, black olives, shredded cabbage, our perfect guacamole, etc!
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Our easy Irish nachos are SO delicious! Pull this recipe out at your next family game night, tailgate, or whenever you’re in the mood for some good ol’ comfort food! Make the best Irish nachos recipe and tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper. Happy eating, friends!