Potato Wedge Nachos combine steak fries with nachos for an easy appetizer or snack. The potatoes are sliced into thick wedges and baked until crispy. Add cheese and your favorite nacho toppings, and they’re ready to serve. They’re a fun twist and so easy to make.

Overhead shot of potato wedge nachos on sheet pan with a side of guacamole

This potato wedge nachos recipe is the answer if you can’t decide between French fries or nachos. It combines two favorite appetizers into a hearty appetizer or snack that’s perfect for sharing.

I’m showing you how to make nachos with potatoes, and I think you’re going to love it. Instead of tortilla chips, crispy baked potato wedges are topped with melted cheese, black beans, green chile, and other nacho toppings. Of course, you can adapt this recipe and use your favorite toppings – be sure to check out some ideas later in the post.

We love these as a snack for game day or movie night, but sometimes we make them for dinner, too. They’re easy to customize and really fun to make.

Table of Contents
  1.  Ingredients
  2. How to Make Potato Nachos
  3. More Topping Ideas
  4. More Game Day Appetizers You’ll Enjoy
  5. Potato Wedge Nachos Recipe Recipe


  • Large Russet potatoes – sliced into wedges
  • Vegetable oil
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Mexican seasoning – we like Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle Seasoning
  • Canned black beans – drained and rinsed.
  • Diced tomatoes – either canned or fresh.
  • Canned diced green chiles
  • Diced jalapeno peppers
  • Mashed avocado
  • Sour cream
  • Salt
  • Sliced green onions

How to Make Potato Nachos

Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place the potato wedges in a large bowl. Add the oil and seasoning and toss to coat the potatoes evenly. Place them on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.

Bake the wedges for 20 to 30 minutes or until they are brown and crispy. Take the pan out of the oven and sprinkle the cheese over the top. Bake them again until the cheese is melted.

Overhead shot of potato wedges covered in melted cheese on a sheet pan

Once the cheese is melted, you can add the rest of the toppings and serve the nachos from the sheet pan. Or, transfer them to a serving dish, if you prefer.

Top them with black beans, tomatoes, green chile, jalapenos, green onions, and sour cream. I like to serve the mashed avocado on the side, or you can scoop it onto the nachos for serving.

Side shot of potato wedge nachos on sheet pan covered with toppings and guacamole in background

More Topping Ideas

Like regular nachos, you can add other toppings to put your spin on this baked potato nachos recipe. Here are some options to try:

  • Crumbled cooked slices of bacon or turkey bacon.
  • To make them even more filling, add some cooked shredded chicken breasts.
  • Add different kinds of cheese like pepper jack, Colby, mozzarella cheese, or white cheddar cheese.
  • Sliced black olives.
  • Diced bell peppers.
  • Switch the green onion for some diced red onion.
  • Sprinkle chopped scallions or fresh cilantro over the top.
  • Squeeze some lime juice over the top.
  • Serve them with some salsa, queso, and guacamole on the side.

If you love nachos, you need to give this easy potato nachos recipe a try soon. The flavors are great, and it’s a fun twist on a classic appetizer. Enjoy!

More Game Day Appetizers You’ll Enjoy

Side shot of potato wedge nachos on sheet pan covered with toppings and guacamole in background

Potato Wedge Nachos Recipe

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These Potato Wedge Nachos combine steak fries and with nacho toppings for an easy appetizer or snack.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 1 serving


  • 2 Large Russet Potatoes about 1/5 to 2 pounds, washed and Cut into wedges
  • 1 or 2 Tablespoons Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle seasoning or your favorite Mexican seasoning
  • 1 15 oz can Black Beans rinsed, drained
  • ¼ cup diced tomatoes canned or fresh
  • 1 4 ounce can diced green chiles
  • ½ jalapeno pepper diced
  • 1 avocado mashed
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • Salt to taste
  • Green onion sliced for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • In a large bowl, combine Potatoes, oil, Mrs. Dash seasoning, and salt in a bowl. Spread Potatoes on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Cook for 20-30 minutes until crispy and browned.
  • Add cheese on potatoes and place back in oven, cook until melted.
  • You can leave on the baking sheet or transfer potatoes to a serving dish. Top with black beans, tomatoes, green chiles, jalapeno and drizzles sour cream. Add avocado on the side and garnish with green onions.

Recipe Notes

  • You may not want to use all the black beans. You can store the leftovers for use later.
  • Pick your own toppings like olives or salsa.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 496mg | Potassium: 737mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 291IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizers, easy appetizer, game day food, gameday, nachos, party food, potato appetizer, potato nachos, potatoes
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These Potato Wedge Nachos combine steak fries and with nacho toppings for an easy appetizer or snack.

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