One of my favorite guilty pleasures is visiting local pubs and eateries for quality craft beer and hidden gems on their food menus. One of our local restaurants cooks up a delicious Irish nachos recipe. We decided to try our hand at them ourselves for St. Pattys Day.
Their recipe is a simple yet filling appetizer which is meant to snack on while drinking your favorite pint or watching the game.
These gooey nachos are perfect for almost any occasion whether it be St. Patrick’s Day, your next party or sporting event. They can be made in large quantities which makes them perfect for sharing.
When we have had Irish nachos in the past, they were deep fried. There is no way to make this dish healthy but baking these nachos will help.
The key to making this work is getting the potatoes crispy. By coating these with oil and spices, baking them until they are golden brown, a crispy bed of potatoes will support the rest of the ingredients.
The ingredients are surprisingly basic. We covered ours with Velveeta cheese, cheddar, bacon, green onion, pork sausage, sour cream, and chives. You can also add shredded pull pork, ground beef or whatever meat you like.
You will find yourself digging in again and again. This mouthwatering Irish nachos recipe may not be the healthiest thing to eat but they make for great conversation and a tasty treat that is one of the easiest things you will ever cook.
Irish Nacho Recipe: The Best Irish Pub Style Nachos
These Irish nachos are perfect for St. Patrick's Day, your next party or sporting event.
- 6 russet potatoes 1/4 inch thick
- 1 packet ranch dressing mix
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 8 oz Velveeta cheese
- 1/4 tsp fresh rosemary crushed
- 1/4 tsp fresh thyme crushed
- 3 green onion stalks chopped
- 5 slices bacon
- 1 cup pork sausage
- 1 cup Guinness beer
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tbsp chives
- 1 pinch salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Thoroughly wash potatoes
Cut potatoes in 1/4 inch slices
In a large freezer bag, combine potatoes, olive oil, rosemary, thyme, and a packet of ranch dressing mix.
Make sure that all ingredients are evenly mixed together and potatoes are coated.
Place potatoes on a baking sheet in a single line.
Cook for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are a nice brown color. Flip the potato slices and cook for an additional 20 minutes.
Spray skillet with olive oil spray and set on medium high heat
Add pork and Guinness to the pan.
Brown the pork and strain.
Fry bacon in a skillet until it is crispy brown or use pre-cooked bacon
Finshing Irish Nachos
Top nachos with cheese, bacon, green onion, pork, and salt and pepper.
Return to oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.