Potato Chip Nachos

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These potato chip nachos are something I came up with a few years ago while under the influence (of lots of whiskey). I included the recipe in my Learn to Cook Book but figured it deserves a video. It’s a fun recipe!

I lovingly nicknamed them “Old White Lady Nachos” because I imagine that my dear, departed old white lady grandmother Hornsby would LOOOOVE these (and quite likely would have invented them herself if she’d had the chance). These nachos are barely even nachos. But they are good! Thick kettle chips, shredded pot roast, cheese and sweet pickled jalapeños all combine to make a very unhealthy and very delicious … meal? snack? What is this thing? WHAT HAVE I CREATED???

Use my recipe for a slow-cooker shredded beef taco filling from my Slow Cooker Recipes book or use your own pot roast. I’ve made this with all sorts of leftover roasted meat or chicken and guess what, y’all: Everything tastes awesome on kettle chips. 

Potato Chip Nachos recipe – printable

potato chip nachos



Potato Chip Nachos

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  • Author: Hilah Johnson
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 1x


  • 5 ounces kettle cooked potato chips, regular flavor
  • 12 cups leftover shredded pot roast, or other shredded cooked meat
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar
  • 1/2 cup sweet-hot pickles or sweet pickled jalapeños
  • Chopped iceberg lettuce and tomatoes, if you like
  • sour cream and salsa to serve


  1. Get the broiler cranking and get out a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Lay the chips in a single layer, spread bots of pot roast evenly on top. Sprinkle with cheese and lovingly dispense the pickle or jalapeño slices.
  3. Broil for 1-2 minutes until melted and toasty and hot.
  4. Add lettuce and tomato if you like
  5. Serve with sour cream and salsa if you like.

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  1. Sean on July 17, 2016 at 10:05 am

    lol Whilst under the influence (of lots of Brandy in my case), I came up with something similar… Potato crisps, grated cheese and 30 secs in the microwave. Must’ve been good because I finished all the cheese and are 3 full packets of crisps. Greek yogurt and a good guac take them to the next level!

    Great minds and all that…

    • Hilah on July 17, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      Haha! Agreed the creamy toppings are a wonderful touch, Sean!

  2. Raed on August 20, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    I have a bunch of weird allergies. One of them being corn and beans, so regular nachos has always been out of my diet.

    My husband was sitting there thinking and said to me…. hey, what about nachos with potato chips?

    My mind was blown! I had to check out the internet to see if anyone had done it.

    Well of course it has!


    • Hilah on August 22, 2017 at 10:13 am

      Yay! These are SO good, Raed. Enjoy!

  3. Brandy on August 15, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Love it ! Great treat for when you’re a little “under the influence” (rum) haha and honestly it’s a great snack for anyone who isn’t watching every calorie they ingest.

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