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I’d say this recipe is borderline embarrassing….

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But then it’s just so good that I can’t not share it. I mean, we’re talking crispy, salted, slightly crunchy potatoes, tossed in buffalo sauce, topped with cheese and well…more cheese. Then you simply melt the cheese, top it with fresh cilantro, green onions and a little drizzle of buttermilk ranch, and…EAT.

Simple.

Delicious.

Perfect.

The best three words ever. I could not be a happier girl.

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With today being NFL kickoff day, I thought these nachos were spot on. They’re fast, easy and like I said above, DELICIOUS. They’re something that pretty much anyone from picky eaters to health nuts will eat. Well, ok maybe not health nuts, seeing as there is cheese and butter involved, but I don’t know, maybe.

I say live a little!! Bikini season has come to an end anyway. Cheese is back in style (as if it ever went out). Time to take in that calcium and build up those bones!

Don’t you guys just love my thinking? I can pretty much rationalize anything in my head so that I can see it the way I really want to see it. I swear, it’s a true talent. A gift even.

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But you know what I can’t seem to do?

Rationalize this whole me getting a pet thing. You remember last week how I was talking about getting a cat? Yeah, well the mice have been gone for a good six days, so the cat talk has died down and the dog talk is back. The only thing is, every time I think I am ready, like literally ready to hop in the car and head to the animal shelter, I freak myself out with my thoughts. My thoughts of, “but what if the dog is incredibly hard to train… and what about all the time and attention he will need… and what about all the food I have all over the place – ALL DAY LONG… and what about my sleep… what about everything”. These are just SOME of the thoughts running through my head every hour for the last few days!

I want a dog SO bad. Like it’s someone to keep me company, take on hikes and snuggle with in bed, but it’s this first year that I am concerned about. I honestly have zero time to spare at the moment and if I do get a dog, I want a well-trained dog. One who will actually listen to me, so I am worried that I won’t have the proper time to actually spend training it.

The other thing I could do is get an older dog, but then I worry we just won’t have the some bond.

UGH. The decisions.

But umm, if I do get a dog, he has got to be BIG and FLUFFY. I just could not have it any other way.

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Ok, sorry for the major detour there.

I’ve got myself back together and I’m ready to talk crispy buffalo cheddar potato nachos.

These nachos are just not your typical nachos. First things first, instead of tortilla chips I used thinly sliced potatoes. That may seem weird, but I promise it’s the best thing ever. The potatoes are not fried, but they do get coated in olive oil, salt + pepper and then baked to perfection. I sliced my taters pretty thin so the taters on the outside of the pan got a little crispy and the ones towards the middle stayed a little softer. It was just the way I wanted. YUM!

Wait though, that’s not even the best part. After the potatoes get baked, they get tossed with buffalo sauce. My homemade buttery buffalo sauce. Yes, yes, yes.

And then obviously, the cheese. The cheese is everything. I used a combo of sharp cheddar and gorgonzola. Really? It does not get better.

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And I feel like that’s enough chatter for today, so lets just start cooking…

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Crispy Buffalo Cheddar Potato Nachos.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 582 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 4 slice russet potatoes in 1/4 inch rounds
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt divided
  • salt+ pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce I like to use Franks Hot Sauce
  • 6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 ounces gorgonzola or blue cheese crumbled
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • chopped cilantro + green onion for serving
  • [buttermilk ranch | https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/black-pepper-rub-chicken-fingers-greek-yogurt-ranch/] for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven 425 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Divide the thinly sliced potato rounds among the baking sheets. Drizzle the potatoes evenly with olive oil. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt and then season the potatoes to taste with salt + pepper.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, watching closely to make sure none of the rounds are burning. I found it helpful to rotate the pans and toss the potatoes around half way through cooking to ensure even baking.
  • While the potatoes are baking, whisk together the butter, hot sauce and remaining 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt.
  • When the potatoes are crisp and lightly golden, remove them from the oven and drizzle with the buffalo sauce. Add the cheddar and blue cheese. Return the pans to the oven and bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Remove and top with fresh cilantro, green onions and sliced avocado. Serve with ranch.

Notes

*To make this heartier, feel free to add shredded chicken and or bacon. *You could also make this healthier buy adding roasted broccoli to the mix!
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And then stuff our faces, because really that’s all you can do when a tray of these nachos comes out of the oven.

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  1. 5 stars
    This was fantastic!
    I was scared to burn my potatoes so I didn’t go any longer than the first 25 minutes and then the 5 but next time I will let them get a little more more crispy but this was AMAZING! Thank you!

  2. Just made these tonight! YUMYUMUMMM. The nachos soaked up the buffalo sauce beautifully and we finished the whole tray, hehe.
    I didn’t have seasoned salt, so i just sprinkled a dash of chili powder in with the salt and it was still yummies. Topped it with a little leftover salsa verde and I might have found the most delicious/easiest potato nacho recipe, ever.
    Thank you!

  3. Hi Theigan, these truly do look awesome. A mess to eat as well! Do I see basil leaves in the pic? Are they just there for artistic reasons or were they noshed down as well? Would be an interesting flavor combo but there’s often basil in ranch, so… After a trial run I might try the broiler for the cheese. Love some crisped cheddar.
    Thanks for posting your interesting recipes!

  4. If you want any kind of independent life do not … DO NOT … get a dog!! They are so needy. I love dogs, but I’m happy now to visit friend dogs. If you’re looking for love and affection a big fluffy male cat will give it to you. And you won’t feel bad about leaving him alone.

    I’m trying to ignore those incredibly delicious looking nachos!

  5. Yes, pets, pets, pets. My dog is a handful–and she’s the only one! These nachos look perfect for the summer and a party!

  6. Duuude – I’m ALWAYS saying potato chips make the best nachos, so I can only imagine how delicious these taste!

  7. Loved this!!! Glad I came across it before my Friday night in, & my HIMYM marathon.. I actually used brie instead (gorgonzola isn’t my thing), & added bacon. Reminds me of my mum’s cheese & bacon wedges as a kid; she used to sprinkle spring onion over them and they were just so good. And crunchy. Great that I already had everything in the cupboard and did’t have to leave the house either haha

  8. Those look amazing and I definitely need to try it!

    As for the dog thing…do it. And adopt, don’t shop. An older (I’m just talkin’ 2-3 years old) will be perfect for you and the bond will definitely be there. I’m positive of it. Dogs love unconditionally no matter their age, and rescue dogs are especially loyal. You will not regret it at all ^^

  9. Hi Tieghan, My son is hobbling around with an injured foot- I’m making these for him this weekend! He’ll be overjoyed. As for the dog – how about getting a ‘flunk-out’ from service dog school? My relatives did that and wound up with a fabulous young dog who knew 20 commands but was just a bit too lazy to be a service dog.

    1. Oh no! I hope your son feels better soon! Hope he loves these nachos!

      I have thought about a service dog too! They are hard to fine though…
      Thanks!

  10. I had the exact same thoughts about a dog – I’m 23 and live alone and didn’t think I could handle a puppy. I ended up getting a 10 week old corgi puppy and it’s been fantastic! Way less work than I anticipated. Puppies sleep so much! Plus, getting them as a pup means you can socialize them early to prevent any weird behaviors later in life. Corgis are like big dogs in a little dog body – and super fluffy!!

  11. These look amazing. I love Nachos and I can’t remember the last time I made them. I know they’re meant for sharing, but I hate it when someone get’s the perfect nacho on the plate before you… you know the nacho that’s almost given up and it’s drenched in cheese and it’s got jalapeño with it!

    I might make these next weekend when my boyfriend is away… then I wont have to share!

  12. Nachos are my ultimate savoury comfort food. And I have no doubt these would be amazing.. ALL THAT CHEESE. Mm.

  13. HAHAHA! Sometimes the best recipes are the easiest. They just require a lot of cheese. 🙂

    These look awesome.

  14. My friends neighbor has adopted 5 older dogs from shelters.
    They didn’t get them all at one time.
    I would not have know because they are happy, active dogs.