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Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
For the base
1,skin on cut into wedges Russet Potato
1, cut into wedges Sweet Potato
1, peeled and cut into wedges Rutabaga
1 tbs Fresh Rosemary
1 tsp Fresh Thyme
2 cloves, minced Garlic
Pinch Salt
Pinch Pepper
For the toppings
handful Arugula
2, diced Roma Tomato
3 oz, diced Prosciutto
5 oz, diced Corned Beef
3oz Goat Cheese
1/4 cup Steamed Peas
For the pesto
1/3 cup Olive Oil
2 tbs Pine Nuts
3 cloves Garlic
2 leaves Mint Leaves
Pinch Salt
Pinch Pepper

Loaded Irish Nachos

  • 40 minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

  • For the base

  • For the toppings

  • For the pesto

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And it’s time for more fun Irish eats!

Loaded Irish Nachos- an Irish recipe that's paleo friendly and the perfect appetizer to serve for St. Patrick's Day! Loaded with all the traditional Irish flavors!|thekitcheneer.com

And the countdown to next year begins because Jake and I are actually going to GO to Ireland! I have been pretty much OBSESSED with the idea. I mean I have always wanted to go but it never became number 1 on my list until recently. I have been reading so many novels centered on Dublin or the majestic cliffs of Killarney.

Then I watched P.S I Love You (for the 1,000,000th) time and it pretty much was a done deal. I CAN’T WAIT. So if anyone has ever been, I would LOVE some tips as this will be our first international excursion!

But, getting a house this year is #1 priority. And I am SO ready for a house of our own. So, you know my Happy Little House/Travel boards are filled with so many dream kitchens and bright green fields of Ireland.

SO EXCITED.

Loaded Irish Nachos- an Irish recipe that's paleo friendly and the perfect appetizer to serve for St. Patrick's Day! Loaded with all the traditional Irish flavors!|thekitcheneer.com

Anywho, let’s focus in on this recipe.

As you can tell, I have been sharing a lot of more classic Irish recipes but decided that today needed a fun twist from the traditional Irish fare.

Instead of hitting up your local Irish pub, how about a night in with these nachos and a Netflix binge! It’s not Netflix, but I just finished Mildred Pierce and I cannot get over how it ended! Her daughter drove me nuts!  And I really hope they put out another season on HBO Now.

Ok ok, back to the nachos.

Loaded Irish Nachos- an Irish recipe that's paleo friendly and the perfect appetizer to serve for St. Patrick's Day! Loaded with all the traditional Irish flavors!|thekitcheneer.com

Here’s how it goes: I started with a mix of sweet potato, russet potato, and rutabaga wedges. Because variety. I seasoned them with olive oil and herbs plus garlic and roasted them in the oven until browned. Then I topped with my favorite Irish toppings: kale, prosciutto, corned beef, water cress, tomatoes, a drizzle of mint pea pesto, and a sprinkle of goat cheese. To top it off I added some scallions.

Loaded Irish Nachos- an Irish recipe that's paleo friendly and the perfect appetizer to serve for St. Patrick's Day! Loaded with all the traditional Irish flavors!|thekitcheneer.com

Ummmm yum!

This pretty much was dinner the other night. I served some wedges on a bed of greens and topped it with more pesto. SO GOOD. This can also be easily made to fit Whole30. Just omit the cheese and yogurt.

While I stick to a Whole30/Paleo lifestyle 85% of the time, I have learned from my many reintroductions that I can tolerate soft cheeses and yogurt now and then. I HIGHLY recommend doing the reintroduction as it tells you so much about what your body enjoys and doesn’t. Like I learned I CANNOT tolerate any soy products or dairy based dressings. But fermented yogurt seems to be fine.

Loaded Irish Nachos- an Irish recipe that's paleo friendly and the perfect appetizer to serve for St. Patrick's Day! Loaded with all the traditional Irish flavors!|thekitcheneer.com

I decided on goat cheese in this recipe because after I researched Irish cuisine I found that plain fermented yogurt plays a vital role in their diet. Especially in the old days. And goat cheese (or cheese in general) is big over there too!

And before I go, the pesto… oh em gee it’s a MUST. I plan on using it as salad dressing, toss with my zucchini noodles or GF pasta, or a topping for hummus! LOVE THIS PESTO!!

Loaded Irish Nachos- an Irish recipe that's paleo friendly and the perfect appetizer to serve for St. Patrick's Day! Loaded with all the traditional Irish flavors!|thekitcheneer.com

 

 

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Steps

1
Done

Preheat oven to 425

2
Done

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or cast iron skillet

3
Done

Toss potato and rutabaga wedges in 1-2 tbs olive oil, garlic, herbs, and a pinch of salt and pepper

4
Done

Roast in oven for 20-30 minutes flipping half way until browned

5
Done

While the potatoes roast, chop veggies and make pesto

6
Done

Combine all pesto ingredients in a food processor or blender and set aside

7
Done

Arrange potato and rutabaga wedges on platter or keep in skillet

8
Done

Top potatoes with arugula, cheese, tomatoes, peas, prosciutto, corned beef, and scallions for garnish

Drizzle pesto over top and enjoy!

Amanda

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I clicked over here expecting to find the kind of loaded Irish nachos that my local pub serves, but these sound waaaaay better… I will happily take your beautiful, colourful plate all sprinkled with goat cheese and greens and pesto over the pub’s sloppy mess of melted Velveeta and bacon bits!

Why thank you Isabelle! I really wanted these Nachos to reflect Ireland. Not slap some Mexican cheese and olives and call it Irish because the base is potatoes. I’m so happy you loved it! 😄

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