The Perfect Irish Nacho Recipe

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If you have never tried Irish Nachos you are missing out!

My sister-in-law has been making them for years. Once we made them we were hooked. We love kid friendly appetizers like this!

They make the perfect shareable lunch or light dinner.

These are a cheap and easy appetizer recipe that are perfect for a party.  (Here are some of our favorite appetizer recipes.)

And honestly, the topping options are endless. My kids love them and think they are a special treat!

Let me show you just how easy they are to make.

how to make Irish Nachos


  • 4-5 large Russet Potatoes
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Garlic Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Green Onions
  • Sour Cream
  • Tomato, Jalapeno, etc *optional*
Irish nacho recipe


Clean potatoes thoroughly.

Slice potatoes in ¼ inch slices. A mandolin like this one makes slicing them super easy! 

Soak slices in a bowl of water for 30 minutes prior to cooking(this allows for the potatoes to crisp better).

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Once the potatoes are soaked, rinse them off and dry them on a paper towel to remove any moisture.

Toss potatoes in olive oil and season with garlic salt and pepper.

On a baking sheet, place a single layer of potatoes and bake for 20 minutes.

Flip all potato slices and bake another 20 minutes and cook bacon until it is crispy and set aside to cool.

Arrange potatoes on a flat cast iron skillet, overlapping is okay.

Sprinkle with cheese, bacon, sour cream, and any other toppings you make like.

I suggest using a cast iron skillet like this one. There is something about these skillets that give the potatoes so much flavor while they are cooking.

If you make these, let me know what your favorite topping ideas are. We love trying new things and we are always looking for new ideas.

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The Perfect Irish Nacho Recipe

The Perfect Irish Nacho Recipe

Yield: 8 servings

These Irish nachos are so good and an awesome step outside traditional nachos!


  • 4-5 large Russet Potatoes
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Garlic Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Green Onions
  • Sour Cream
  • Tomato, Jalapeno- optional


  1. Wash the potatoes thoroughly and slice to 1/4 inch slices.
  2. Place the potatoes slices into a bowl of water and soak for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  4. Drain, rinse, and pat dry the potatoes. Place back into a dry bowl and coat with olive oil, pepper, and garlic salt.
  5. Spread the potato slices into a single layer on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, flip the lice over and bake for another 20 minutes.
  7. Arrange the potato slices in a cast iron skillet and top with your favorite toppings.


  1. I made these last year after St Patrick’s Day and added some leftover corned beef…they were sooo good that we added them to our menu again for this year.

  2. You lost me at the cast iron skillet! Cook more or only for serving? I’m going to try it!

  3. Laurianne says:

    Looks great! I frequent an Irish pub that makes them with corned beef instead of bacon. Yum!!!

  4. These are genius!! My family loves them! And the potatoes made this an easy and fast weeknight meal.

  5. Christine C Peters says:

    Those look so delicious. have got to invest in a good cast iron skillet.

  6. Me, too! What next???

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