Irish Nachos Recipe & Pub Style Appetizer for St. Patty’s Day


One of our local restaurants has a delicious pub-style Irish nachos recipe. We decided to try our hand at them ourselves for St. Patrick’s Day.

What are Irish Nachos?

You don’t have to be Irish and it doesn’t have to be St. Patricks Day to enjoy these wonder nachos. Truth be told, Irish nachos are not really nachos at all. Technically they’re kind of like if a potato chip married a potato skin.

It doesn’t matter, their classic bar and grill food only this Irish nachos recipe is homemade and cooking them is so much fun.

You’ll be stuffing your face and scooping in as much melty cheese and bacon that you can stand. Best of all, it won’t cost you a small fortune to purchase the ingredients.

There’s Just Something About Homemade Irish Nachos

I’m a pretty healthy minded person and I do run a health-oriented blog. If you’re like me, it’s hard to resist fantastically greasy sports bar food.

I’m also a firm believer that even people who are in shape should indulge in cheat foods from time to time and Irish nachos can be a great cheat day snack. Like all things, practice moderation.

Cooking this Irish appetizer is also fun- it’s a simple yet filling appetizer which is meant to snack on while drinking your favorite pint or watching the big game. The ingredients are easy to purchase.

Irish nachos are an excellent suggestion to any tailgating party or other social occasions. Finger foods like this one are perfect for making mass quantities for feeding large crowds.

Serve these at your next get together and you will make lots of new friends and stir up some great conversations.

The best pubs serve Irish recipes that are indulgent and can be perfect for sharing with a friend. These gooey Irish 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.

Do Not Make These Homemade Irish Nachos If You’re Trying To Lose Weight

The previous occasions when I had Irish nachos, they were deep fried. There is no way to make this nacho dish healthy but baking these Irish nachos will help.

The key to making this nacho recipe work is cooking the potatoes to a crispy consistency.  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 fresh gooey ingredients.

The homemade ingredients for Irish nachos are surprisingly basic but are right off the bar food menu. 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. Did I mention the Guinness beer? Now we couldn’t call them Irish without the addition of Guinness!

Irish Nachos are Perfect for Any Occasion

Irish cuisine is often overlooked but seems to be making a comeback. St. Patricks Day can be a lot of fun and making and eating some great Irish food can be a joy.

Irish nachos are a delicious appetizer would be a perfect addition to any summer event, barbeque, informal wedding, graduation party, or birthday party.

These Irish Nachos will fit easily into a large disposable aluminum casserole dish which makes transporting easy.

Cooking Irish nachos doesn’t have to be complicated. You will be enjoying the delicious nachos in no time.

Our Finished Irish Nachos Recipe

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Wrapping Up The Nacho Recipes

You will find yourself digging in again and again. This mouthwatering Irish nacho 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. We hope you experience the luck of the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day.

We hope you have enjoyed this post for Irish Nachos, and that you’ll experience the luck of the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day.

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