Tuesday Treats & Titles: Irish Nachos

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.
6 Servings
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.
1 pkg. (22 oz.) ORE-IDA Waffle Fries
cup grape tomatoes, quartered
slices cooked OSCAR MAYER Bacon, crumbled
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.
Kitchen Tips
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.
To get all the nutritional details, click on over to MY FOOD AND FAMILY. A lot of my “guys” are of Irish/Celtic descent. Some of my gals too. In this case, I turned to Brody Buchanan, the hero of UNDER THE ASSASSIN’S MOON, and his mate, former CIA assassin, Zeta Cordero. He cooks. She doesn’t. There are reasons. 😉 A Wolf and AWOL Delta Force operator, Brody was in Zeta’s crosshairs. If you haven’t already, you should check out their story. It’s an exciting one. Just click on the cover or the title to grab your copy of UNDER THE ASSASSIN’S MOON.
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!

About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Tuesday Treats & Titles: Irish Nachos

  1. Eh, St. Paddy’s day lost it’s appeal when I quit drinking. It’s just another day. So, I won’t be wearing green (or orange) or doing anything special. I mean, it’s not like I’m even a drop of Irish or anything. I used to do a corned beef around the day, but only because corned beef was on sale. Yep, I’m this holiday’s version of Scrooge. ;o)

    I do love this book, though! So much awesome! I’m *green* with envy for your awesome writing.

    • Silver James says:

      It took me the greater portion of the day yesterday but I think I got it all rearranged, revised, and mostly fixed. DEFINITELY going to need a brave beta reader this time around! I admit that I celebrated more when we were young and especially when I was single. I am Irish, among other things, so I do like me a wee dram of Bailey’s or a pint of Guinness. 😉 I may need copious amounts of both before this dang book is done! 😆

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