This Irish Nachos recipe is simple and easy to make at home, but will remind you of your favourite Irish pub. The highlight of this recipe? Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside baked potato "chips". Load them up with cheese, chopped veggies, sour cream and more!

Vegetarian Irish Nachos

This Irish Nachos recipe is simple and easy to make at home, but will remind you of your favourite Irish pub. The highlight of this recipe? Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside baked potato “chips”. Load them up with cheese, chopped veggies, sour cream and more!

This Irish Nachos recipe is simple and easy to make at home, but will remind you of your favourite Irish pub. The highlight of this recipe? Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside baked potato "chips". Load them up with cheese, chopped veggies, sour cream and more!

The Inspiration Behind this Irish Nachos Recipe:

When I lived in Toronto for my dietetic internship, there was a small Irish pub just down the street from my apartment. Many Saturday nights when we didn’t feel like cooking, Pat and I would order the loaded Irish Potato Nachos. They were the best.

Now with St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I thought it was the perfect time to share this recipe for Irish-inspired potato nachos. Especially since most of us won’t be going out to celebrate at our favourite Irish pubs this year.

This recipe features crisp on the outside, soft on the inside baked potato “chips” that are surprisingly simple to make at home. I like to top mine with cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, jalapeños, chives, and greek yogurt (a simple alternative to sour cream), but feel free to get creative with your toppings!

This Irish Nachos recipe is simple and easy to make at home, but will remind you of your favourite Irish pub. The highlight of this recipe? Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside baked potato "chips". Load them up with cheese, chopped veggies, sour cream and more!

Irish Nachos Recipe Ingredients:

To make this recipe for Irish-inspired potato nachos, you’ll need:

  • Russet potatoes
  • Oil for cooking
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • Salt & pepper
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Roma tomatoes
  • Chives or green onion
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Sour cream or plain greek yogurt

While I kept my recipe vegetarian, traditionally an Irish nachos recipe would also feature bacon. So feel free to add this if you like, or get creative with additional toppings!

This Irish Nachos recipe is easy to make at home, but will remind you of your favourite Irish pub. Loaded with cheese, veggies, and more!

How to Make these Vegetarian Irish Nachos:

Step 1: Make the Baked Potato “Chips”

Start by preheating the oven to 400F then wash and slice the potatoes into thin rounds. The thinner the slices, the crisper the potato “chips” will be. Toss the potato rounds in a large mixing bowl with oil and spices. Grease a baking sheet with non-stick spray and arrange potatoes evenly so there is space between each round. Bake potatoes in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, flipping them after 20 minutes has passed.

Step 2: Layer with Cheese & Toppings

While potatoes are in the oven, prep topping ingredients by grating the cheese, dicing the tomato and jalapeño, and chopping the chives. Then toss half of the chives together with the grated cheese. After 35 minutes of baking, potatoes should be golden brown and crisp. Remove from the oven and build your nachos. On the baking sheet, layer potatoes with cheese/chive mixture, tomatoes, and jalapeños, and any other toppings.

This Irish Nachos recipe is simple and easy to make at home, but will remind you of your favourite Irish pub. The highlight of this recipe? Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside baked potato "chips". Load them up with cheese, chopped veggies, sour cream and more!

Step 3: Bake Nachos

Place the potatoes layered with cheese and toppings back into the oven at 400F for 5-6 minutes until cheese is melted. Remove from the oven, top with sour cream/greek yogurt and remaining chives, serve and enjoy!

Notes About This Recipe:

While I kept this Irish nachos recipe vegetarian, you can definitely add bacon if you like.

Instead of sour cream, I like to dip my nachos in plain greek yogurt as it tastes the same but adds a little boost of protein!

If you make this recipe for St. Patrick’s Day (or any other day) snap a photo, share it on Instagram and tag me @hannahmagee_rd!

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Irish Nachos Recipe

This Irish Nachos recipe is easy to make at home, but will remind you of your favourite Irish pub. Loaded with cheese, veggies, and more!
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Keyword Irish Nachos, Irish Nachos Recipe, Potato Nachos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 -4 servings
Author Hannah Magee

Ingredients

  • 2 large russet potatoes or 3-4 small
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil like avocado, olive, or canola
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 generous pinch salt and pepper each
  • 2/3 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced roma tomato
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped chives or green onion
  • 2 tablespoons diced jalapeno pepper
  • sour cream/plain greek yogurt for dipping

Instructions

  • Start by preheating the oven to 400F then wash and slice the potatoes into thin rounds. The thinner the slices, the crisper the potato "chips" will be.
  • Toss the potato rounds in a large mixing bowl with oil and spices. Grease a baking sheet with non-stick spray and arrange potatoes evenly so there is space between each round. Bake potatoes in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, flipping them after 20 minutes has passed.
  • While potatoes are in the oven, prep topping ingredients by grating the cheese, dicing the tomato and jalapeño, and chopping the chives. Then toss half of the chives together with the grated cheese.
  • After 35 minutes of baking, potatoes should be golden brown and crisp. Remove from the oven and build your nachos. On the baking sheet, layer potatoes with cheese/chive mixture, tomatoes, and jalapeños, and any other toppings.
  • Place the potatoes layered with cheese and toppings back into the oven at 400F for 5-6 minutes until cheese is melted. Remove from the oven, top with sour cream/greek yogurt and remaining chives, serve and enjoy!

Notes

While I kept this Irish nachos recipe vegetarian, you can definitely add bacon if you like.
Instead of sour cream, I like to dip my nachos in plain greek yogurt as it tastes the same but adds a little boost of protein!

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