Apparently it’s How Sweet nacho week!
Not really.

This would be a delightful thing, if I wasn’t the one constantly shoveling said nachos in my mouth. I think I’ve learned my nacho lesson.
But first, I must share these with you. We love crispy roasted potatoes. Like… love them. When I roast a panful, we eat them all. Not a crumb remains. Naturally, when I topped them with every ingredient in my fridge, they tasted even better. Especially since I can classify these as healthy because they have beans (fiber), avocado (healthy fat), salsa (vegetables) and Greek yogurt (protein). I easily bypassed the three cups of cheese.

Yep, I can justify just about anything. Except for the four cookie bars I ate while browsing Facebook and writing this post. Fail.
So here it is, the easiest recipe ever. It is quite versatile! You can make them for the big game, or for lunch… which is what I did in our case. Just take some beautiful big potatoes…

Slice them into wedges.

Toss them with olive oil and a touch of salt and pepper.

Bake them until they look like pretty, crispy, toasty wedges of deliciousness. Yes, that’s what they are called. Don’t forget any adjectives.

Cover them with toppings of you choice.

Eat. Moan. Groan. Devour. Make more. Eat more. Get a stomachache. Drink wine.

Well, at least that’s how it went for me.
Baked Potato Nachos

serves 4-6

 

8 medium to large yukon gold potatoes

3 tablespoons olive oil

salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Wash potatoes, peel off any bad parts, and slice into wedges (however thick of thin you would like). Toss with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Lay on a non-stick baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes, flipping once. Remove potatoes and top with whatever toppings you would like. Stick back in the oven to melt cheese.

Toppings: black beans, refried beans, cheese, sour cream, greek yogurt, salsa, green chilis, avocado, enchilada sauce, jalepenos, chicken, shrimp, guacamole.
Now for some Super Bowl recipes, to quench your requests!

Snacks

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Spicy, Smokey Cashews

Kicked Up Spinach Dip

Fruit Salsa

Cookie Dough Dip

Cheese Fondue

BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

Crunchy Chicken Fingers

Savory Sweet Potato Skins
Soups

Chicken Chickpea Soup

Easy 5 Step Chili

Easy One Pot Tortilla Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Pizza

Easy Buffalo Chicken Pizza ā€“ Step by Step

Pierogi Pizza

Roasted Veggie and Goat Cheese Flatbread Pizza
Pasta

Chicken Mac and Cheese

Shrimp Scampi

Whole Wheat Orzo with Grilled Chicken and Roasted Veggies
Desserts

Better-Than-Crack Brownies

Bourbon Pecan Pie Brownies

Ice Cream Crepes

Hoho Cake

Chocolate Chip Cookies

White Chocolate Mocha Cookies
Please tell me what you are making for the big game. Because even though I just shared 25 recipes, I have issues and feel the need to make something new and exciting. What can I say? I get bored easily.

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142 Responses to “Baked Potato Nachos + 25 Super Bowl Recipes.”

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    Gill (snaxandthecity) — February 1, 2011 @ 11:39 am

    those potatoes look SO good. i am not really a corn chip person (i know, crazy) but nachos with tatties is genius.
    what a lot of recipes! we don’t have the superbowl here obviously but i feel there doesn’t need to be a sporting excuse to make them :)

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    • Jessica — February 1st, 2011 @ 12:03 pm

      I don’t really love corn chips either – except blue corn chips!

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    Gen — February 1, 2011 @ 11:40 am

    Yummy!!!!!!!!!!! All of that looks soo good! I will totally be making these soon!
    Don’t actually think I’ll make anything for the super bowl, because here its like 7 PM and my dad enjoys dipping ruffles in bbq sauce…..ugh!

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    • Jessica — February 1st, 2011 @ 12:03 pm

      Hahaha for some reason this made me giggle.

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    Lauren at KeepItSweet — February 1, 2011 @ 11:43 am

    Luckily I am not a huge potato person, although if these were sweet potatoes I’d be in trouble!

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    The Blue-Eyed Bakers — February 1, 2011 @ 11:44 am

    Obviously we want to ho ho cake. Like now.

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    Vicky @ Recipe Adaptors — February 1, 2011 @ 11:45 am

    Maybe I’ll have a Superbowl party just so I can make your recipes! Only one slight problem – the game is on at 7am on Monday morning because of the time difference!

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    • Jessica — February 1st, 2011 @ 12:02 pm

      Ouch. Hahaha.

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      • Vicky @ Recipe Adaptors — February 1st, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

        Kinda makes it difficult to watch, considering I have to be at work at 7.30am!

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite — February 1, 2011 @ 11:47 am

    These look incredible! I must make these on Sunday :)

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    VeggieGirl — February 1, 2011 @ 11:52 am

    PHENOMENAL recipes!!

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    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey — February 1, 2011 @ 11:58 am

    Minus the cheese I CAN EAT THESE!!! You’ve just brought our relationship to a whole new level – basically because my favorite food is a potato… and I get super pumped when I can eat things that people make recipes for. If you come make these for me today, we can play parcheesi during the blizzard. I’ll be home at 3.

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    • Jessica — February 1st, 2011 @ 12:02 pm

      Finally I made something you can eat! <3 I'll start driving now!

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — February 1, 2011 @ 11:58 am

    I was having a psychic moment today on a run…i thought, jessica is going to post superbowl recipes, and they are going to be things like twice baked potatoes, potato skin wedges, stuff like that. And…you did. I couldnt make this up. But it’s 4am and i do need to get to bed now :)

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    Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen — February 1, 2011 @ 12:06 pm

    Ohh these bring back sooo many potato skins memories.

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    Erica — February 1, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    These look delicious Jessica! I made a version of your buffalo nachos and will be posting about them tomorrow. Great s-bowl suggestions too.

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    Dishes of Mrs. Fish — February 1, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

    1. These look amazing.
    2. We are having perogies for the Superbowl. I knew seeing them at Whole Foods would be my downfall. My poor husband is so homesick for Pittsburgh, so rather than having fun finger foods, pizza, or chili, we’re having perogies.

    I’m just a little upset. I wanted to make pork carnitas!

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    Hannah — February 1, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

    This post makes me feel sad, because my father is taking Monday off for the Superbowl (time difference) but being Australia, no one else we know is really into it, so he doesn’t get to have a superbowl party and eat food like this. Hmm… maybe I should make him some?

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    • Jessica — February 1st, 2011 @ 3:39 pm

      Maybe you should make him some breakfast nachos!?

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    Kristen @ That Hoosier Girl — February 1, 2011 @ 12:21 pm

    Just when I was able to go a day without thinking about cookie dough dip ;)

    I’m all about the dips for the Superbowl! I’m thinking something along the lines of a spiced up queso may be in order for me!

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    Jen @ keepitsimplefoods — February 1, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

    This is so great- a nice change from ordinary nachos. These would be so good dipped in some spicy Sriracha mayo!

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    • Jen @ keepitsimplefoods — February 1st, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

      Oh, I’ll probably make homemade mac n’ cheese and some spicy Mexican black bean dip. I’m not too terribly creative when it comes to potluck eating-besides, classic comfort foods are what the crowd loves.

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    • Jessica — February 1st, 2011 @ 3:39 pm

      Sriracha mayo! Yum.

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    Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine — February 1, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

    What I love about this list is that it includes dessert, and lots of it. Dessert is so often overlooked at manly parties…there’s more to life than chicken wings, people :)

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    Amanda (Eating Up) — February 1, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    I love the wedge shape! It’s like they’re apples…OMG what if they were apples?! Sweet and savory combos rock.

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    • Jessica — February 1st, 2011 @ 3:38 pm

      We can pretend they are apples and declare them even healthier! ;)

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    Eliz@The Sweet Life — February 1, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    oh my goodness–those look like such a good sunday brunch, indulgent winter dinner, and so on. wow!

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    Katrina — February 1, 2011 @ 12:43 pm

    These potato nachos look amazing. Oh my goodness. Also, thanks for the other suggestions! I don’t know where to start!

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    Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) — February 1, 2011 @ 12:50 pm

    We do hummus every time we have a group of people over. I think these are a great idea! I love crispy potato wedges with hummus too! Your nachos look so good!

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    • Jessica — February 1st, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

      I wish we could do hummus. I don’t even think anyone in my family has ever tasted hummus. They’d probably start to convulse.

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      • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) — February 1st, 2011 @ 3:49 pm

        Yeah, I hear ya. We made it with bacon in it for Tony’s family and called it bacon bean dip. They loved it and never knew! Then we took hummus to their place one time and they thought it was disgusting. Funny how the wording and add ins made it more likeable to them.

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg — February 1, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    Ha– it SHOULD be nacho week! EVERY week should be nacho week!! :-)

    Great round-up of recipes!

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    Heather — February 1, 2011 @ 1:03 pm

    i’m down for a how sweet nacho week!

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    Nicole, RD — February 1, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

    I am making soft pretzels and buffalo chicken dip. Other than that, I’m not sure yet! These look like they belong on the menu at TGIFridays.

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    Liz @ Blog is the New Black — February 1, 2011 @ 1:36 pm

    Genius idea.

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    BrightBakes — February 1, 2011 @ 1:39 pm

    ha! I totally relate to the “no-matter-how-many-you-roast-all-potatoes-will-be-eaten” scenario! It’s a scary thing!
    On the other hand….these “nachos” are nothing short of gorgeous!
    love,
    cathy b.

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    Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean — February 1, 2011 @ 1:40 pm

    what a great idea. i made nachos last night too with some homemade tortilla chips but what a fun idea to add some potatoes too!

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    Low — February 1, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

    I’m so upset. I bought cheese to last while I’m snowed in, but left it at work in the fridge. Now I’m cheeseless for who knows how long. And now I want to make those, and I can’t! Tears.

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    • Jessica — February 1st, 2011 @ 3:36 pm

      I would cry!

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    Kim in MD — February 1, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

    Your creativity never ceases to amaze me, Jessica! I often dump chili, cheese, sour cream, salsa and scallions on a baked potato, but I have never thought to crisp up the potatoes to make nachos! You are amazing!

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    • Jessica — February 1st, 2011 @ 3:36 pm

      I definitely think you could add all of those ingredients to these too – that sounds so good right now!

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    Eliana — February 1, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

    Hmmmm – these taters look glorious!

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    Megan — February 1, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

    YUM! Your potato wedges look delicious! I’ve been making them for years, but haven’t for quite some time and I think I’m missing out!

    After all that savory-ness, I think you need something sweet! May I suggest a trip to my blog? I may have just posted my best recipe yet!! As someone who loves to bake and likes the occasional snack, you must come see!! Sweet, simple, delicious, and only 5 ingredients :)

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    Dana — February 1, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

    I know we don’t know each other, but I just have to say that I love you. Every time I need to make a dish or appetizer for a party you post a list of options. I made the cheesy crab bites for a new years party and they were devoured in 3 minutes. I’m probably going to give the potato nachos a try for a Super Bowl party this weekend. They probably won’t last long either. Thanks for everything and Go Steelers!!

    – Dana

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    • Jessica — February 1st, 2011 @ 3:35 pm

      Thank you Dana! Thanks so much for reading. :)

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — February 1, 2011 @ 2:24 pm

    Great, great post!!!! And those nachos look AMAZING. So smart to use potatoes!! Never would have thought of that!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — February 1, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

    I actually do something similar and on occasion I’ve used store bought frozen bagged variety of one potato item or another. So good and it’s always so hard to not eat every single speck.

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    Janine — February 1, 2011 @ 2:38 pm

    omg, these look DELISH!!!

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    Heather @ Side of Sneakers — February 1, 2011 @ 2:40 pm

    Looks delicious!!! I’m making absolutely nothing that will help you. Chili cheese dip, spinach dip cups, and loaded baked potatoes. I think…

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    • Jessica — February 1st, 2011 @ 3:34 pm

      Well it certainly sounds tasty!

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    CaSaundra — February 1, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

    Anything with potatoes is right up my alley–but add cheese and all the rest of those goodies?! Yes, please!!

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    Michelle — February 1, 2011 @ 2:43 pm

    My stomach’s grumbling just looking at them.

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — February 1, 2011 @ 2:48 pm

    Woohoo! This is just the kind of recipe roundup I was looking for. Thanks Jess!

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    Abby — February 1, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

    Ohhhhhhhhhh my. Those look super tasy (just like every recipe you blog!). As for the Superbowl, I’ll be making your buffalo chicken dip again. Yes, “again”, because after making it for the last football game — the NFC championship…yay Packers! — hubs said “you’re totally making that again for the Superbowl.” Done and done. :)

    Also, I made your buffalo chicken burgers last night for dinner…I think hubs about died (it was the fastest I’ve seen him eat a burger in a long time). So…thanks for all of the FANTASTIC recipes!

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    • Jessica — February 1st, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

      Seems that you guys like buffalo chicken. ;) I love that dip!

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    vann — February 1, 2011 @ 2:52 pm

    So last night I made your Buffalo Chicken Nachos. I usually take pics of my fun made-at-home dinners, but last night we are them so fast that there was no stopping for a photo. So then I tell my fiance about the same nachos with POTATOES he his head exploded. :) We LOVE buffalo everything.

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    • Jessica — February 1st, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

      I am so glad you guys liked them! :)

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    thehealthyapron — February 1, 2011 @ 2:53 pm

    now that is serious game food!

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    Katie — February 1, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

    Ooooh. Nachos. Nothing says Superbowl like nachos.

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    Katie — February 1, 2011 @ 3:05 pm

    wowwwwww, those nachos look so amazing!

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    Samantha — February 1, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

    I absolutely have to have those potato wedge nachos…all to myself that is ;-)

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    Corey @ the runner's cookie — February 1, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

    Your cheesey potatoes look way better than any restaurant appetizer!
    Can’t wait to look at these recipes! Food is what the superbowl is all about for me :)

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    Maria — February 1, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

    Great recipe roundup!

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    Dana @ my little celebration — February 1, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

    WOW, those look good. And I just so happen to have three extra potatoes laying around. I think I know what I’m having for lunch.

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    Cookin' Canuck — February 1, 2011 @ 3:31 pm

    This looks fantastic! I actually find this much more appealing than regular nachos. Definitely giving this a try on game day.

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    • Jessica — February 1st, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

      I do too! Love the crispy potatoes.

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    Robyn — February 1, 2011 @ 3:43 pm

    last week i tried to make a healthy twist on taco bell’s fries supreme. i made oven fries (similar to yours above), then dumped on grated cheddar, low-fat sour cream, cooked crumbled turkey bacon, and sprinkled the whole thing with chives. it was amazing. maybe not quite health food, but better than going through the TB drive-thru at any rate!

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    • Jessica — February 1st, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

      Those sound incredible.

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    Laura — February 1, 2011 @ 3:49 pm

    These remind me of “Irish Nachos” we used to get from one of the pubs in college. I’m in love.

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    • Jessica — February 1st, 2011 @ 4:22 pm

      Those just sound amazing.

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