Irish Nachos with Guacamole

I am fairly confident that you all know my obsession with guacamole by this point in time. I could, and would, eat it everyday for every meal and I am certain that I would never tire of this. I am always on the lookout for new ideas that involved my beloved guacamole and this past week my boyfriend suggested that I make Irish Nachos. I have no idea where he came up with this idea – but whoever inspired it is a genius. And I love them.

They are pretty much like regular nachos but so much better because instead of using chips, you use thin slices of potatoes and then pile on the other ingredients. They are down right delicious and a total crowd pleaser… not to mention extremely budget friendly.

You start with a big plate of thinly sliced roasted potatoes

Next, pile on some sauteed vegetables…

Then, layer on some sauteed meat. I used ground turkey but you really could use any kind of meat you prefer. It would be great with ground beef, chicken, lamb or even shredded beef, pork… whatever!! It’s all going to be delicious.

Add on a big handful of cheese and then stick it back into the oven to melt it over the nachos.

Once its out of the oven for the final time, add the salsa and of course some Guacamole and call it a meal!

Irish Nachos with Guacamole

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: Serves 6

Irish Nachos with Guacamole


  • 3 large red skinned potatoes, scrubbed and sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 3 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup salsa


  1. In a tart pan with a removable center, line the sliced potatoes in circles, making sure to cover as much as the bottom of the pan as possible. Season with salt, pepper, 1 tsp paprika and garlic salt and drizzle with olive oil and bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes. Once baked, remove from the oven and set aside.
  2. In a medium sized skillet drizzle olive oil to coat the pan and bring to medium high heat. Add the peppers and the onions and saute for 5 minutes. Transfer vegetable mixture on top of potatoes. Next add the ground turkey and remaining 1 tsp of paprika to the same skillet and saute until the turkey is fully cooked. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the turkey mixture on top of the vegetables and then top with cheddar cheese.
  3. Put the pan back into the oven for 7 minutes until the cheese has melted.
  4. Once removed from the oven, top with Guacamole and Salsa and serve immediately.

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  1. We have an Irish bar nearby that serves Irish nachos and they are out of this world delicious! Great idea and very pretty 😀

  2. Sort of like the 'loaded' potato…deconstructed which is very 'in' if you watch the food challenges .

  3. Kim – so jealous that you have a bar that serves these – I would be there everyday!!!

    Maria – you have to make them for Josh! They are so delicious – better yet – just come to LA and I'll make them for u. Vegetarian for the girls and Meat for the boys!

  4. This sounds amazing, Gaby! Being Irish we love potatoes and being in So. Cal, we love mexican food. These sound like the best of both!

  5. Just take away the jalapenos because I'm a wimp, and I think this recipe is amazing! I never thought to pile potatoes with nacho toppings, though I've put so much other stuff on potatoes. You're right — perfect game food.

  6. wow. What a great recipe. These irish nachos look and sound amazing. Im on my way to the market and guess what were having for dinner? All your pictures are fab and make me want to cook. Thanks Gail.

  7. I love the new take on this recipe-I am making it Saturday with fish and having my friends over…I will follow up as to what everyone thinks…thanks for the idea…

  8. Awesome nachos – going down well with a Guinness!! Perfect for our Sunday night football party!

  9. Hi, over from Maria's! I gotta say this is pure brillance! Thank you for sharing.

    My children love potato anything so this is a perfect snack.

    Happy Friday!

  10. After trying these for myself, I can say with confidence that they are ridiculously good. Thanks for the recipe, Gaby!

  11. I have never heard of irish nachos and I love the idea of them. Must try- I think I would prefer these to the “normal” corn chip variety! xo

  12. This looks seriously good, Gaby. Cheers both to your and your boyfriend for this excellent new idea! Aside from the great flavors here, I particularly like that the recipe is flexible enough to accommodate a bit of adaptation — in my case some extra boneless chicken thighs that need to be used up. I also have tomatoes and peppers in my garden now, and my neighbor has a tree-full of ripening avocados. Perfect!

  13. Oh my, that looks so so good! I may have to try this for a treat for my hubby instead of traditional chips.

  14. Oh yumm! These looks great! Might have to make these and serve with my three green cocktails tonight (posted) …grasshoppers, irish mojitos and caramel appletinis. Thanks for sharing these. They looooooook sooooo good!

  15. I am going to be making this next Saturday for my folks and nephew, for a snack during the college football. I don’t know if I’ll put the Guacamole on, or have it on the side, but either way, if I alter the recipe in any way, should I post my changes somewhere?

  16. These are not Irish Nachos by any means! How do you get Irish out of ground turkey, guacamole, and bell peppers.

    This does look and sound great but they are NOT Irish Nachos.

    1. Hi John! Sorry you feel so strongly that these aren’t Irish Nachos. I was merely referring to the fact that I am using potatoes (which is an Irish staple) as the base instead of chips. Just a fun little treat.

  17. Love your Irish nachos; I’ve made them several times, adjusting the few ingredients to fit my hubby’s food allergies. I sub Anaheim pepper for the onion, chicken for the turkey and Daiya for the cow cheese… and omit the salsa. I also increased the oven temp to get crispier potatoes. But the whole reason from my comment today is, when I go to your site from my Android phone, the background is dark blue with black text and I cannot read the recipe, so I had to print it out. Just thought you’d like to know, perhaps you can look into fixing it.

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