5 from 6 votes
Irish Nachos
Irish Nachos
Servings: 6
Calories: 472 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 3-4 small Russet potatoes, scrubbed and dried
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil (or avocado oil), separated
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt (plus a pinch, separated)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 1/2 cup freshly grated Cheddar cheese, separated
  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, diced
  • 1 cup cheese curds (optional)
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 dallop sour cream (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 425° and line a rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper.

  2. Slice the potatoes into 1/4" thick rings and add the sheet pan. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of oil and sprinkle with 1 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Toss the potatoes to evenly distribute the seasoning and lay out in a single layer on the sheet pan.

  3. Bake for 30-32 minutes, until the potatoes are golden brown across the tops. While the potatoes are baking, fry the bacon and make the cheese sauce.

  4. Add the diced bacon to a large pan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the bacon is crispy, 6-8 minutes. Set bacon aside on a plate lined with a paper towel.

  5. For the cheese sauce, add 1 tablespoon of oil to a saucepan over medium heat. Allow to come to temperature and sprinkle over the flour. Whisk about 1 minute. Do not allow the flour to brown.

  6. Begin adding the half-and-half one generous splash at a time, whisking well after each addition. Once all of the half-and-half has been added, allow the mixture to simmer 4-5 minutes, just until slightly thickened.

  7. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 cup of Cheddar cheese and a generous pinch of Kosher salt. Set aside.

  8. Remove the potatoes from the oven, drizzle with the cheese sauce, cheese curds (if using), the remaining 1/2 cup of Cheddar, and diced bacon.

  9. If desired, return to the oven for 4-5 minutes, just until the cheese curds have melted. Top with sliced green onions and sour cream (if using), serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Irish Nachos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 472 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 1059mg46%
Potassium 583mg17%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 475IU10%
Vitamin C 7.2mg9%
Calcium 397mg40%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.