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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3
Calories: 934kcal


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stir in the Guinness Blonde beer, still stirring continually, until the mixture thickens a bit, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the cream cheese until melted.
  • 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.
  • Next, spread the cooked corned beef over the layered potatoes, then drizzle with the awesome beer cheese. Sprinkle on the remaining shredded cheese.
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  • Remove from the oven and top with jalapeno, tomato, green onion, and your Homemade Thousand Island Dressing as desired. So good!


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


Calories: 934kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 67g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 192mg | Sodium: 2420mg | Potassium: 1334mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1910IU | Vitamin C: 74.7mg | Calcium: 633mg | Iron: 8.6mg