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Irish Nachos

This delicious Irish Nachos recipe layered with potato chips, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, corned beef, homemade beer cheese sauce and thousand island dressing will have you river dancing with joy!

This delicious Irish Nachos recipe layered with potato chips, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, corned beef, homemade beer cheese sauce and thousand island dressing will have you river dancing with joy!

Just in time for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration, the best nachos!

Do you know the history of St. Patrick’s Day? If not, check it out here on history.com.

Although this dish is known as Irish Nachos, it is in fact not an Irish dish. This dish can be found across the United States in many local Irish Pubs. We first discovered it in an Irish Pub in Colorado. It was fantastic. We have added sauerkraut to add another flavor to the mix, but if you are not a sauerkraut fan, just leave it out and it will still be good.

This delicious Irish Nachos with potato chips recipe layered with potato chips, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, corned beef, homemade beer cheese sauce and thousand island dressing will have you river dancing with joy!

What I love about this dish is the tangy sauerkraut and swiss cheese layered on top of kettle cooked potato chips with the flavorful beer cheese and corned beef in every bite. Just look at that gooey, melted cheese below!

This delicious Irish loaded nachos with corned beef recipe layered with potato chips, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, corned beef, homemade beer cheese sauce and thousand island dressing will have you river dancing with joy!

How to Make Irish Nachos

To make these corned beef nachos, start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Evenly spread out the potato chips on a large, rimmed baking sheet.

Sprinkle the shredded Swiss cheese evenly over the potato chips.

How to Make Irish Nachos

Layer the sauerkraut on top of the Swiss cheese.

How to Make Irish Nachos

Assemble the ingredients for the Guinness beer cheese sauce that is used in this recipe for Irish Nachos.

How to Make Guinness Beer Cheese Sauce, which is one of the ingredients for Irish Nachos

Start making the beer cheese sauce by melting the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.

Add the flour into the pan and whisk it into the butter, whisk constantly for 1 minute.

Slowly add in the milk while whisking constantly.

How to Make Guinness Beer Cheese Sauce

Whisk in the Guinness beer, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, and salt. Keep whisking until it comes to a slow boil and then continue whisking until thickened.

How to Make Guinness Beer Cheese Sauce

Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the grated cheddar cheese ½ cup at a time, whisking after each addition.

How to Make Guinness Beer Cheese Sauce

I’m just going to say it. This Guinness Beer Cheese Sauce recipe is just fabulous by itself as an appetizer dip. I mean, just dip some large, soft pretzels in it, or some veggies, like celery, carrots, cauliflower or broccoli – heaven, I tell you!

Okay, back to the Irish Nachos.

Top the sauerkraut with the beer cheese sauce.

Add the chopped corned beef on top of the nachos.

How to Make Irish Nachos

Bake for 6-8 minutes until the Swiss cheese is melted. Do not overbake where the chips start turning brown.

Drizzle a thin line of thousand island dressing back and forth over the nachos. You can use a zip top bag with a small hole cut out of the corner to do this.

How to Make Irish Nachos

Sprinkle the green onion slices over the top.

This delicious Irish Nachos recipe layered with potato chips, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, corned beef, homemade beer cheese sauce and thousand island dressing will have you river dancing with joy!

Serve these homemade nachos while warm.

This delicious Irish Nachos recipe layered with potato chips, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, corned beef, homemade beer cheese sauce and thousand island dressing will have you river dancing with joy!

This delicious Irish Nachos recipe layered with potato chips, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, corned beef, homemade beer cheese sauce and thousand island dressing will have you river dancing with joy!

Irish Nachos Recipe

This delicious Irish Nachos recipe layered with potato chips, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, corned beef, homemade beer cheese sauce and thousand island dressing will have you river dancing with joy!
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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: North American
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 395kcal
Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
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Ingredients

Nachos
  • 7 cups of Kettle cooked potato chips - One 8.5 oz. bag of original or sea salt, do not use a flavored variety
  • 1 ½ cups of shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup of sauerkraut
  • 1 ½ cups of corned beef - chopped
  • ½ cup Thousand Island dressing
  • ¼ cup of green onion - sliced
Beer Cheese Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon All Purpose Flour
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup Guinness beer
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese - grated

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Evenly spread out the potato chips on a large, rimmed baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle the shredded Swiss cheese evenly over the potato chips.
  • Layer the sauerkraut on top of the Swiss cheese.
  • Start making the beer cheese sauce by melting the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the flour into the pan and whisk it into the butter, whisk constantly for 1 minute.
  • Slowly add in the milk while whisking constantly.
  • Whisk in the Guinness beer, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, and salt. Keep whisking until it comes to a slow boil and then continue whisking until thickened.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the grated cheddar cheese ½ cup at a time, whisking after each addition.
  • Top the sauerkraut with the beer cheese sauce.
  • Add the chopped corned beef on top of the nachos.
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes until the Swiss cheese is melted. Do not overbake where the chips start turning brown.
  • Drizzle a thin line of thousand island dressing back and forth over the nachos. You can use a zip top bag with a small hole cut out of the corner to do this.
  • Sprinkle the green onion slices over the top.
  • Serve while warm.

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NOTES

If you want Vegetarian Irish Nachos, just leave out the corned beef.
Nutrition Facts
Irish Nachos Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
395
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
28
g
43
%
Saturated Fat
 
8
g
50
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
17
g
Cholesterol
 
55
mg
18
%
Sodium
 
784
mg
34
%
Carbohydrates
 
22
g
7
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
14
g
28
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Linda

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