Need a quick appetizer or a side dish with some kick? Or maybe you’re looking for something different to serve on St. Patrick’s Day. Which is tomorrow. You have time to hit the grocery store and grab the ingredients for this yummy treat. Those of you into March Madness (I don’t do basketball but plenty of folks do), this makes for awesome munching during the games. They also are pretty tasty to eat while watching spring training baseball games. Because I DO do baseball. 😉
Total Time: 40 Min.
Prep Time: 20 Min.
Cook Time: 20 Min.
Try something new, and make these delicious Irish Nachos for your next family gathering. Taking only 20 minutes to prep and 10 minutes to cook, you will be living the life of Riley with these quick and easy Irish Nachos.
What You Need
1 pkg. (22 oz.) ORE-IDA Waffle Fries
1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
6 slices cooked OSCAR MAYER Bacon, crumbled
2 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup KRAFT Classic Ranch Dressing, divided
1-1/2 cups KRAFT Finely Shredded Triple Cheddar Cheese
Let’s Make It
1 – Heat oven to 450°F.
2 – Bake waffle fries as directed on package. Cool slightly.
3 – Meanwhile, combine tomatoes, bacon, onions and 2 Tbsp. dressing.
4 – Spread half the fries onto ovenproof plate; sprinkle with half the cheese. Repeat layers.
5 – Bake 2 to 4 min. or until cheese is melted.
6 – Top with tomato mixture; drizzle with remaining dressing.
Tip 1 – Special Extra: Top with 1 sliced jalapeño pepper before serving.
Tip 2 – Size Wise: Enjoy eating appetizers at a social occasion, but be mindful of portion size so you don’t overdo it on calories.
My Tip: I leave off the tomatoes–allergies. And I use canned or jarred jalapeños already sliced and “dribble” a couple of tablespoons over the top before putting it back in the oven for the cheese to melt.
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So, who’s celebrating St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow? I’ll be wearin’ a bit o’green, but I won’t be drinking green beer or eating green eggs and ham. Or corned beef. Not a fan. Though, I might be adding a nip of Bailey’s Irish Cream to my coffee. Because…yum!