What's for Dinner {41} - Irish Nachos!

When Gspice came up with a fun date night idea, I started looking up recipes right away. His idea? Irish Night so we could celebrate St. Patrick's Day from the comfort of our own home. I thought it was such a cute idea and found a recipe we just had to try! We had also talked about watching a movie that would be appropriate for this particular day but when we sat down to eat, we decided a couple episodes of Better Call Saul would do just fine. So beyond the recipe we tried, there wasn't an ounce of Irish in there... We tried :)

The recipe we decided to make was so darn easy and delicious. If you're looking for a good appetizer or side dish, you should consider this! We paired it with some beer battered fish fillets.

Irish Nachos adapted from The Gluten Free Homestead

*We made only enough for us so our quantities are low. If you want to use this as a party appetizer, I'd definitely check out the original recipe or just pay attention to how many potato slices you have.

  • 3 medium russet potatoes, wash with a vegetable brush, sliced ⅛ inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Sargento Mexican shredded cheese
  • 1 package turkey bacon, baked per instructions and cut up into pieces**
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • sour cream for dipping
  • Tabasco for dipping

  1. Preheat oven to 450℉
  2. Toss potatoes with olive oil and dashes of salt/pepper. Bake potato slices on a foil-lined baking sheet for about 15 minutes, turn over and bake another 15 - 20 minutes until golden and slightly crisp.
  3. Use any leftover olive oil to coat bottom of the pan. I didn't want ours to stick! In our case, we used a square cake pan lined with foil for more easy clean up!
  4. Make one layer of potatoes and top with cheese and bacon bits. Create more layers until the ingredients are gone. Season potatoes with salt and pepper. Bake for 5 minutes to melt cheese. Then sprinkle with scallions.
  5. Scoop up your serving and add a dollop of sour cream and even hot sauce for extra dipping!

**Gary also asked me to use this as the moment to declare that I liked the turkey bacon. I bought turkey bacon because I really, really dislike bacon but I knew we couldn't make this recipe without it. Though he would have preferred the real stuff, Gary said he's willing to forgive me that it was turkey bacon.

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