Irish Nachos with Homemade Beer Cheese

The ultimate recipe for "Irish Nachos" made with baked potato slices, corned beef and a creamy homemade beer cheese, topped with jalapenos, tomatoes, and thousand island dressing. You will crave this dish all year long.
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 934 kcal


  • 1 pound yellow potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil + more as needed
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika – Or use a nice blend of your favorite Cajun seasonings
  • 1 pound cooked corned beef cubed


  • ½ stick butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 8 ounces Guinness Blonde beer
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 8 ounces shredded white cheddar cheese – bonus points for a good Irish cheddar


  • 2 jalapeno peppers diced
  • 1 medium firm tomato diced
  • Chopped green onion
  • Homemade Thousand Island Dressing for serving


  1. Slice the potatoes to 1/8 inch slices. I used a mandolin. Add them to a large bowl and toss them with olive oil, garlic, black pepper and paprika or Cajun seasonings.
  2. Set them onto baking sheets and bake them for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees, or until they are nicely browned. Remove from heat and layer them together onto a small baking sheet.
  3. Make your cheese by melting the butter in a pot over medium heat. Add the flour and stir. Cook for 10 minutes while continually stirring, until the roux begins to brown a bit.
  4. Stir in the Guinness Blonde beer, still stirring continually, until the mixture thickens a bit, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the cream cheese until melted.
  6. Stir in most of the shredded cheddar cheese a bit at a time, continually stirring, until it melts through and becomes an AMAZING CHEESE SAUCE. Reserve a bit for later.
  7. Next, spread the cooked corned beef over the layered potatoes, then drizzle with the awesome beer cheese. Sprinkle on the remaining shredded cheese.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  9. Remove from the oven and top with jalapeno, tomato, green onion, and your Homemade Thousand Island Dressing as desired. So good!

Recipe Notes

Serves 3-4 (or 2 if you’re really hungry!)

Nutrition Facts
Irish Nachos with Homemade Beer Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 934 Calories from Fat 603
% Daily Value*
Fat 67g103%
Saturated Fat 29g145%
Cholesterol 192mg64%
Sodium 2420mg101%
Potassium 1334mg38%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 1910IU38%
Vitamin C 74.7mg91%
Calcium 633mg63%
Iron 8.6mg48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.