St. Patrick’ Day Corn Beef With Irish Nachos

St. Patrick’ Day Corn Beef With Irish Nachos

Irish Nachos are an addicting appetizer that you can make any time of the year it is very popular around St. Patrick’s Day. You will not be able to stop eating them once you start, they are so gooood!

Who would not love these crispy potatoes, tender corned beef, melted cheese, and variety of toppings?They will be a hit with everyone!


Irish nachos are named because of the slices of potato used, instead of tortilla chips. These were actually created at Gilligans Bar and Grill in Texas in 1979. 

You really want to add some protein to these nachos. You can use any of the list below…..

Corned Beef…always for St. Patrick’s Day.

Pulled Pork

Rotisserie Chicken from Costco is delicious.

Ground Beef..add some taco seasoning to it while it cooks.


  • Russet potatoes
  • Corned beef or chopped bacon.
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Tomato
  • Green onions
  • Jalapeno peppers

If you have any leftover nachos (which I doubt you will), they can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will last 3-4 days.

Irish Nachos are a delicious and hearty snack that are yummy for any occasion, but of course best on St. Paddy’s day!

Let’s get cooking…..

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course St. Patricks’s Day
Cuisine American


  • 5 large yellow skin potatoes scrubbed
  • 2 cups  cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup  bacon chopped (or corned beef if you prefer)
  • 1 chopped and drained tomato 
  • oil for frying or baking, both directions below
  • jalapenos
  • sour cream & guacamole for serving


  • Slice potatoes ¼″ thick and place in a bowl of cold water for 20 minutes. Drain very well and dry potatoes with paper towel.
  • If baking preheat oven to 400°F. Toss potatoes with ¼ cup olive oil. Place on a parchment lined pan and bake 30-35 minutes or until browned and crispy.
  • If frying, preheat oil to 375°F. Place potatoes into hot oil for about 7 minutes per batch or until lightly browned. Drain on paper towels.


  • Preheat oven to 475°F.
  • In a bowl, combine cheese, corned beef (or bacon) and half of the green onions. Layer half of the potatoes in an oven proof skillet or dish (a large pie plate works well). Top with half of the cheese.
  • Repeat layers. Bake 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted through.
  • Remove from oven and top with remaining green onions, tomato, and jalapeno. Serve with guacamole and sour cream.
  • This recipe and picture is adapted from Spend With Pennies.
Keyword Irish Nacos, Irish potato nachos