The Ultimate St. Patrick's Day Party Dish

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When you think of Irish cuisine, you likely think of potatoes. And that’s totally fine. Potatoes have powered the Irish people for centuries, and it remains a source of pride to the Irish to this day. 

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, you’re likely thinking “How do I make a potato… interesting?” Well, don’t you worry. We have a recipe for Reuben-Topped Irish Nachos that will check the “Irish” box completely while still being incredibly delicious to the American palate. 

How Irish is This Dish?

Well, Irish enough for St. Patrick’s Day. Potatoes are a hugely important foodstuff in Ireland to this day. The other key ingredient, however, seems Irish, but really isn’t all that Irish. In fact, corned beef is much more Irish-American in its roots than it is Irish. 

But to pass for Irish on St. Patricks’ Day requires the smallest effort for the partygoers, so we’ll pass that same requirement to the food... especially since the food is delicious. 

Reuben-Topped Irish Nachos Recipe

The recipe comes from Two Healthy Kitchens and has received a 4.9-star rating from the cooking enthusiasts who’ve given this delicious recipe a try. While the ingredients are below, be sure to head to their website to get full cooking instructions

Ingredients

Thousand Island Dressing:

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ketchup (natural or organic, see note)
  • 2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish (natural or organic, see note)
  • 3/4 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce (such as Frank's Red Hot)
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

Potatoes:

  • 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Reuben Topping:

  • 3 ounces extra-lean deli corned beef, chopped (see note)
  • 1 cup shredded, reduced-fat Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup sauerkraut (exact amount is personal preference), drained and gently pressed to remove extra moisture
  • finely chopped parsley (if desired), for garnish

So, are you giving this recipe a try on March 17? I can’t think of a more American way to celebrate an Irish holiday than with nachos! If you give this recipe a go, let us know how it went on social media. Thanks for reading!

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