Irish nachos are really just nachos with potatoes instead of tortilla chips – any excuse for more comforting carbs right?!

Irish Nachos

That cheese string stretch – the ultimate nachos test

I added a couple of extra twists with caramelised Guinness onions and fresh corn salsa. Plus I opted for sweet potato since we devoured this during the week, and I prefer to keep indulgences for the weekend.

Irish Nachos Corn Salsa

Bright and beautiful corn salsa

However, if I were going all out, I’d probably go for regular white taters, and even some bacon – heck yes!

Lucky for you, the weekend’s around the corner, making these Irish nachos the perfect St Paddy’s feast and weekend cheat.

Irish Nachos

An amalgamation of dark Guinness onions and sunshine corn.


2 large onions sliced
2 large garlic cloves chopped
A quarter to half a cup Guinness
1 tsp brown sugar
2 large sweet potatoes cut into wedges
2 cobs of corn
1 cup grated mature cheddar
Handful cherrie tomatoes roughly chopped
Handful fresh coriander leaves
Juice of half a lime


1. Saute onions in oil for approximately 20 minutes until beginning to colour, add garlic and saute for further minute.
2. Add guinness and sugar to onions, stir, and allow to reduce and caramelise further for another 10 – 15 minutes.
3. In the meantime pre-heat oven to 200 degrees Celsius, and lay potato wedges on a baking tray in a single layer.
4. Place in oven and bake for 40 – 60 minutes until soft but crispy and brown on the outside.
5. Also place foil wrapped sweet corn in oven, remove sweet corn after approximately 20 minutes when tender.
6. Remove sweet potatoes when done, scatter with Guinness onions and cheese, and place back in oven on grill until cheese has melted.
7. In the meantime, cut corn from cob and combine with tomatoes, coriander, and lime juice.
8. Once cheese has melted, remove potatoes from oven and scatter with corn salsa.
9. Serve immediately with more Guinness!

Post Irish nachos, I’m definitely tackling THIS Guinness Chocolate Cake by Nigella!

Written by natasha

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