These 30-Minute Irish Nachos are such a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, and they're made super easy thanks to frozen potato wedges!
How to Make Irish Nachos
The best part of St Patrick's Day for me is the green beer part, and the excuse to eat delicious finger food and other St Patrick's Day recipes.
I mean, if you've ever been to college or university then you know what the celebrating tends to look like. Lots of late night festivities and lots of unhealthy food for the most part.
Now that I'm older and out of school my focus is on eating healthy but still trying to enjoy my fave types of food with a twist and these Irish Nachos definitely fit the bill!
They come together super quickly thanks to the help of some frozen potato wedges, but you can definitely also make homemade wedges from sliced up potatoes or even slice up some smaller potatoes into thin little rounds. They should bake up nice and quick in the oven and then you've got a healthier base for nachos than just chips.
If you're looking to make these Irish Nachos even healthier, swap out potatoes for sweet potatoes or make loaded sweet potato fries. SO GOOD!
Irish Nacho Toppings
Lucky for you I have made these potato nachos as healthy, delicious and wholesome as possible – potato wedges are definitely a lot lower in calories than regular tortilla chips and are certainly more filling.
Here are some ideas for topping your Irish Nachos:
- BBQ chicken
- Cheddar and mozzarella cheese
- Red and yellow pepper
- Turkey bacon (again, lower in calories…you can use real bacon if you want)
- Red onions
- Sour cream
- Bonus points: guacamole!
Potato Nacho Assembly
To put together your Irish Nachos, you'll want to bake the potato wedges first and get your toppings ready in the meantime. Fry up the bacon, BBQ your chicken (or use leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken) and chop up your veggies.
I'll loaded the cooked wedges up with cheese, bell peppers and onions and bake another 5-10 minutes until your cheese is just melted and the veggies have had a chance to become tender.
I'll usually leave the tomatoes, salsa and scallions out until after everything has done cooking then do a final round of adding them as toppings then it's time to dig in!!!
Meal prep tools
- Grab some Glass meal prep bowls for your leftovers.
20-Minute Irish Potato Nachos
- 1 bag frozen potato wegdes
- 1 chicken breast, BBQ'd and chopped (or leftover chicken)
- 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced
- 1/2 red pepper, diced
- 1 small red onion, diced
- 1/2 yellow pepper, diced
- 1 cup Shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese
- Sour cream to serve
- Salsa to serve
- 4 slices turkey bacon, crumbled
- 2 plum tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
- Cilantro, chopped to serve
- Preheat oven to 425 and cook potato wedges according to package directions, usually about 10 minutes per side.
- Meanwhile, cook raw diced chicken in a frying pan for 6-8 minutes or BBQ the whole breast for 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces once cooled if BBQ-ing. Or just make it easy on yourself and use leftover chicken!
- While wedges are baking, prepare rest of toppings and fry turkey bacon. Remove wedges from oven and top with cheese, chicken and all other toppings except for tomatoes. Bake another 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted.
- Remove from oven and top with tomatoes, sour cream, salsa, cilantro, etc. Serve immediately and enjoy!