Irish Nachos

Irish Nachos

We're in love with these easy, cheesy Irish Nachos! Roasted russet potatoes are topped with a mountain of melted cheese and all your favorite nacho toppings for an out of this world appetizer! This is the snack you'll want to east as your entree again and again!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Vegetarian
Keyword Irish Nachos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons



  1. Set your oven to BROIL on high.
  2. Wash and peel your potatoes [or leave the skin on for extra nutrients!] and cut into discs. I like mine the same thickness and texture as steak fries. Crunchy, crust-like outside and a fluffy mashed potato-like center. It makes me weak in the knees.
  3. Spritz or rub with your favorite oil [olive, coconut, etc...] and sprinkle with cayenne pepper, dried parsley, and a little salt and pepper if you'd like!
  4. Lay flat on a wire cooling rack or grilling rack and set atop a reflective baking sheet. This will allow both sides to cook evenly and prevent mushiness. I use this same tecnique for my mozz balls and squash fries too -- it's foolproof!
  5. Broil on high for 10-20 minutes. They're done once they start to bubble and turn golden brown on the surface.
  6. Pull from the oven, lay flat on foil or a baking sheet and pile on the cheese!
  7. Flip your oven to 350 and bake until the cheese is seductively melty.
  8. Then pile on the rest of your toppings and dig in!

Recipe Notes

T-Rex? Add some bacon, shredded chicken, or pulled pork and have at it!

Vegan? Skip the cheese or add some daiya instead. This dish is easily veganized and oh-so flavorful either way. You can also make it with butternut squash!