Irish nachos

Irish nachos - Brent Hofacker - 123rf
Irish nachos - Brent Hofacker - 123rf

In Ireland, we have a sweet sin: irish nachos (or Irish nachos). A kind of starter served as an aperitif, which allows the surprising and improbable meeting of 2 cultures: those of Ireland and Mexico. The result is nachos cooked with Irish sauce: a tasty dish mainly eaten on St. Patrick’s Day. Interested in this UFO of Irish cuisine? Click here to find out more!

The irish nachos

Chips covered in Irish sauce.

We’re warning you right now: irish nachos are far from being dietary. They are an aperitif made from chips, covered with a sauce of cheddar cheese, butter and Irish beer. Quite a program!
They are usually sprinkled with chives and fried bacon: the perfect dish to accumulate calories!

But we have to tell you: this dish, far from being subtle, is truly addictive! We like its pronounced taste (due to the sure marriage of Irish stout and cheddar cheese), its texture both crunchy and melting… It gives a contrasting starter that the Irish are crazy about!

Irish people are crazy about this starter! They usually eat it on Saint Patrick’s Day. A simple dish, certainly rather heavy, but ideal to celebrate March 17th in the Irish style!

Recipe for irish nachos


  • A large packet of nachos or chips
  • bacon slices
  • butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 4 teaspoons of milk
  • 4 teaspoons of Guinness
  • grated cheddar
  • chives
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Place your nachos in a salad bowl.
  • In a saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
  • Add garlic and flour
  • Mix
  • Add the milk and bring to the boil.
  • Then add the rapped cheddar and the beer: mix until the sauce is slightly thick.
  • Salt and pepper
  • Coat the nachos with this sauce.
  • Sprinkle with chopped chives and pieces of pan-fried grilled bacon.
  • Taste it now!