Irish Nachos are fun and easy to make. Great when watching the big game with the fam or taking an amazing appetizer to a party. Made with thin-sliced potatoes are topped with cheese, bacon, and tomatoes and are always a hit!
Pile on your favorite nacho toppings, and serve with a side of sour cream and salsa for a yummy appetizer!
What are Irish Nachos
Irish Nachos are made with all the same toppings that would go on regular nachos and are chock full of messy, cheesy, bacon-topped goodness! Grab a fork and dig in.
How to Make Irish Nachos
Making potato nachos is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
- Scrub, slice, and soak potatoes in a bowl of ice water.
- Drain and dry thoroughly on paper towels.
- Bake or fry (per recipe below).
To Assemble Irish Pub Style Potato Nachos
With the potatoes cooked and ready it’s time to start assembling these Irish nachos.
- Combine the cheese, bacon (or corned beef) and half of the green onions.
- Layer the potatoes on the bottom of a heavy skillet or a serving dish and top with half of the cheese mixture.
- Keep layering potatoes and cheese and then bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Top potato nachos with sour cream, guacamole, and extra green onions and serve immediately.
- To store, keep covered in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
- To reheat, pop them back in the oven at 350°F for about 20 minutes or in the microwave for about 5 minutes.
- To refresh, top with a fresh dollop of sour cream and some chopped tomatoes if you’d like.
Delicious Potato Appetizers
- Crispy Baked Potato Wedges
- Loaded Mashed Potato Egg Rolls
- Crispy Oven Baked Potato Skins
- Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes
- Loaded Mashed Potato Bombs
Disclaimer: I do realize that these are not “Irish”. However, many North American “Irish Pubs” serve up these awesome potato nachos.. which I’ve had and really love! Regardless of what you call them, potatoes with cheese and other toppings are delicious!!
Irish Pub Style Potato Nachos
- 5 large yellow skin potatoes scrubbed
- 2 cups cheddar cheese
- ½ cup bacon chopped (or corned beef if you prefer)
- 4 green onions sliced
- 1 tomato chopped and drained
- oil for frying or baking, both directions below
- sour cream & guacamole for serving
TO PREPARE POTATOES
- Slice potatoes ¼″ thick and place in a bowl of cold water for 20 minutes. Drain very well and dry potatoes with paper towel.
- If baking preheat oven to 400°F. Toss potatoes with ¼ cup olive oil. Place on a parchment lined pan and bake 30-35 minutes or until browned and crispy.
- If frying, preheat oil to 375°F. Place potatoes into hot oil for about 7 minutes per batch or until lightly browned. Drain on paper towels.
- Preheat oven to 475°F.
- In a bowl, combine cheese, corned beef (or bacon) and half of the green onions. Layer half of the potatoes in an oven proof skillet or dish (a large pie plate works well). Top with half of the cheese.
- Repeat layers. Bake 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted through.
- Remove from oven and top with remaining green onions, tomato, and jalapeno. Serve with guacamole and sour cream.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
© SpendWithPennies.com. Content and photographs are copyright protected. Sharing of this recipe is both encouraged and appreciated. Copying and/or pasting full recipes to any social media is strictly prohibited. Please view my photo use policy here.
Like our recipes?
Follow us on Pinterest!
Love Irish Nachos but don’t always go the the pub for them. We are new to the air fryer world and will do the potatoes in the air fryer to cut out some of the time. I don’t know how one would remove the entire structure from the basket to eat them . . . may finish off in the oven. Any suggestions Holly?
I’d think you could use a couple of spatulas to help lift the potatoes out of an air fryer Jennifer. Maybe in a couple of batches. Sounds like a fabulous idea!
Maybe try putting some parchment paper or tin foil in the bottom of the air fryer basket so that it extends up the sides and then build the nacho.
You should be able to lift it out after cooking.
Thank you. This was my favorite dish at our local fire company pub. They closed permanently during the pandemic. I’m craving these
I love that you can print a recipe on one sheet of paper
Glad you find it convenient Brenda, enjoy the recipe!
going to try and also add salsa/ground beef with taco mix
That would be delicious too!
We love them! Just like at our favorite Irish restaurant.
So glad you loved them!
Why do you soak hem in cold water?
This removes some of the starch making them crispier when you cook them. :)
Awesome recipe! Different and delicious, thanks for putting this up.
So glad to hear you loved this Anthony!
Looks great and I’m going to give it a try tonight. Irish is for the “Irish potato” used in the dish. Not the nationality of the dish. Google Irish Potato and you’ll see. :-)
Made these and upped the bacon and used sharp white cheddar cheese instead. OMG!!! Absolutely delicious.
Very easy recipe and sooooooo good!
I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe Mike!
These were very good. The one problem we had was it took 2 1/2 hours to make from start to finish. My husband is a seasoned chef and he still took 2 1/2 hours. maybe we can find a short cut.
Deep fry thinner chips cuts the time to 10 mins.
How many would this serve!
These would serve quite a few people! About 8-10 unless everyone is really, really hungry ;)
Loved it and so did my 12 yr daughter
I’m so you both loved them Lola!
I just made these and they were delicious!!
Those look scrumptious! A must try just in time for St Pattys.
Thank you Janette! :)
Actually, these are quite Irish , with a nod to Spanish cooking . The only thing I change is adding beef . Thanks!
my brother-in-law makes these on the grill…awesome