Are you looking for the perfect game day snack? We’ve got you (and the potatoes) covered! This sliced baked potatoes nacho recipe takes taco Tuesday up a notch. Prepare to drool!
You guys know how much we love nachos, right? Well, we love potatoes almost as much, so this recipe is pretty much all our wildest dreams come true. It's SO good.
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Trust us; you'll want to pin this one. Not only are these potato nachos SO dang delicious, but they're also simple to customize. Get ready to use what you've got, and wow the fam! These are nacho average nachos.
TOPPINGS TO ADD TO SLICED BAKED POTATO NACHOS
Treat these baked potato nachos just like you would regular nachos (or even tacos)! Making a batch is the perfect excuse to use up some leftovers. Here are few ingredients we love to add to ours:
- Shredded Chicken – Need a recipe? Learn how to make shredded chicken with our simple method! This salsa crockpot chicken is a shoo-in for nachos, too.
- Pulled Pork – Take the flavor up a notch with this Dr. Pepper pulled pork. It cooks in your crockpot. Sweet!
- Ground Beef – We make ahead TONS of ground beef to keep in the freezer for occasions just like this one.
- Guacamole – Do we really need to say more?
- Salsa – Grab this amazing salsa recipe from Fun Cheap or Free!
- Tomatoes – Slice 'em, dice 'em, and throw them on top.
- Jalapenos – Bring on the heat!
- Peppers – Need to use up some fresh peppers? Go for it!
- Beans – Our refried beans are AMAZING on these nachos. 10/10 recommend!
We could go on and on, you guys! Just measure with your heart and have a little fun. It's nearly impossible to mess up nachos.
POTATO NACHOS RECIPE SUBSTITUTIONS
We bet you already have all (or most) of the ingredients you need for these sliced baked potato nachos! But if you like to spice things up or ever find yourself wondering what to substitute, here ya go:
- Russet Potato Substitutes – You can use sweet potatoes instead! In fact, we think a sweeter variation of this recipe could be incredible. Follow the same instructions, but try topping your nachos with pecans, white chocolate chips, cinnamon, and a caramel drizzle.
- Cheddar Cheese Substitute – Any cheese will do! Try our slow cooker cheese dip instead, or go with Colby Jack.
- Bacon Substitute – Skip the meat if you'd like, or try turkey bacon. Oh, and did you know you can air fry bacon? Yup! Get it crispy and ready while your oven preheats.
And there you have it. You're officially all set and ready to make the most delicious batch of nachos you've ever tasted. Before we share the holy grail of recipes, let's talk about leftovers for a quick minute!
HAVE LEFTOVERS? HERE'S WHAT TO DO!
Let's say you find yourself with leftover sliced baked potato nachos. What should you do? Well, first you should thank your lucky stars because what the heck?! That never happens to us.
Just place any leftover nachos in an airtight container, store in the fridge, and then reheat in the oven at 350° for around 15 minutes. You can microwave them if you're feeling extra ravenous, but they'll probably come out soggy!
WE'RE OBSESSED WITH THESE SLICED BAKED POTATO NACHOS
Okay, we've probably kept you waiting long enough, and after seeing these pictures, we bet you're hungry! So, here we go, you guys. Let's make some loaded baked potato nachos!
Sliced Baked Potato Loaded Nachos
- 2 large Russet potatoes
- 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 4 slices cooked bacon
- olive oil
- salt and pepper, to taste
- sliced green onions and sour cream to garnish optional
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- Slice potatoes about ⅛ of an inch thick. We used a food processor, but you do not have to! Just try to keep them as even as possible, so they cook evenly.
- Drizzle the bottom of a large baking sheet with olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper. In a single layer, lay out all of the slices of potatoes, and top with a drizzle of oil oi salt, and pepper. Depending on the size of your potatoes, you may need two baking sheets!
- Bake for 15 minutes, flip, and then bake for an additional 12-15 minutes. If your potatoes are a little thicker, you may need to let them cook for a bit longer. You want a nice, light golden brown color. They will continue to crisp for a few minutes after they come out of the oven.
- You can top your potatoes with cheese right on the baking sheet, move to an oven-safe serving dish, or pile it up in a cast-iron pan. Your choice! Top with the cheese and cooked bacon and place it back in the oven for 3-5 minutes, until melty and hot.
- Top with desired garnishes and enjoy!
And there you have it! The best way you'll ever use up your leftover potatoes. Whether you serve this at a party or make it your dinner, you won't be disappointed!
Just for fun, we'd love to know. What's your favorite nacho topping? Tell us in the comments!
Looking for more fun recipes to try?
- We can't get enough of this pizza monkey bread!
- These ooey-gooey bars will leave you begging for more.
- If you never made these overnight oats, you are missing out!
Just in queso you didn't know, you're awesome!