What is not to like about this St. Patrick’s Day party treat! Potatoes, cheese, bacon? You had us at potatoes.

To give you some background on these genius party / bar treats Irish nachos are fried or baked potato slices topped with all the delicious things you’d expect to find on nachos and some tasty extras in this case, bacon. This genius, and perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, if we may say, the dish is said to have been invented by J. Gilligan’s Irish Bar and Grill in Arlington, Texas.

You know the Texans! It’s go big or go home.

Why not mix up the topping on these bad boys for the vegetarians in your lives and try them with pepper or olives. You could even whip up a nice salsa to go on the side.

Your guests will definitely thank you for this one this St. Patrick’s Day.

Irish nachos

Serves: 8 to 12

Time: 50 minutes


- 5 to 6 potatoes, sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds

- Olive oil

- Salt & pepper

- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

- 8 strips bacon, cooked and chopped

- Sour cream

- Chives / spring onion


- Preheat oven to 450F

- Slice potatoes and put them in a bowl.

- Add in olive oil and toss-

- Add salt and pepper. - Add to a foil / parchment lined baking tray. Cook for 20 minutes at 450F.

- Layer cooked slices into a pan / shallow dish.

- Sprinkle cheese and bacon on top. Bake for 5 minutes at 450F.

- Top with sour cream and chopped chives / spring onions to garnish.

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What is not to like about this St. Patrick’s Day Irish nachos? Potatoes, cheese, bacon?..You had us at potatoes.