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Nachos for life! As we head into the holidays, this easy twist on a classic appetizer is going to be my go-to recipe for all parties.
Blue Cheese Potato Chip Nachos with bacon are crazy delicious! Your guests will love this sweet, salty, creamy combo with the perfect tang of Castello Traditional Danish Blue Cheese.
If easy appetizers are what you're looking for, this one should be at the top of your list!
Potato Chip Nachos Are The Perfect Appetizer
Maybe it's the crunch. Maybe it's the melted cheese or the other fun toppings you can add.
Nachos are always great party food. It never fails.
When you pull out nachos from the oven and place them on the table, people flock to them. All that crisp, warm cheesy goodness is hard to resist and is one of my favorite things to make for parties.
Potato Chip Nachos are not as common to serve and, therefore, even more exciting to your party guests.
They are just as easy to make but use different flavors. The blue cheese sauce makes them unique and pairs perfectly with the salty potato chips!
If you're looking for more unique recipes to serve at your holiday get-togethers, check out the Castello Cheese Pinterest page! It's full of ideas that will help you plan a delicious party!
Not all blue cheese is created equal! The Castello Traditional Danish Blue Cheese is my favorite to use for these Blue Cheese Nachos.
It has the tang I love for blue cheese, but is smooth and creamy, with hints of marzipan. It melts perfectly to create a luscious sauce that soaks into the potato chips for flavor magic.
- 1 8 oz. bag potato chips (choose a hearty chip, not a thin one)
- ½ cup Castello Cheese Danish Blue Cheese, crumbled
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup milk
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- Dash of black pepper
- 4 pieces of bacon, crumbled
- green onions, optional
- 1-2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar for drizzling
To keep things really simple, I used pre-cooked, microwavable bacon. It took just 30 seconds to cook and I used kitchen shears to chop it up.
Balsamic vinegar adds a touch of sweetness that is the perfect finish to the dish. But, of course, change up this recipe to suit your tastebuds.
This recipe has strong flavors that not everyone is a fan of. But I could eat this whole pan. YUM!
How to Make Blue Cheese Nachos
Lay out potato chips on a sheet pan.
In a small saucepan, add cream, milk, garlic powder, and pepper.
Crumble the blue cheese with a fork to make sure it melts easier.
On low heat, heat through until cheese is melted, stirring often.
Prepare bacon and crumble. Set aside until ready to use.
When cheese sauce is ready, drizzle evenly over the potato chips.
Top with bacon.
Put the sheet pan in the broiler and heat until chips crisp up and the cheese sauce bubbles and darkens in spots.
Top with green onions and balsamic vinegar.
You'll notice that when using a smooth cheese sauce for the nachos, instead of shredded cheese, they don't look like traditional nachos.
The chips will soak up a bit of the sauce, but when you broil them, the sauce will bubble up and make the potato chips extra tasty.
This blue cheese sauce recipe is easy to double should you want to make more for your party. Just make the Blue Cheese Nachos in batches as you don't want these sitting around to get soggy (although they still taste amazing!).
For my parties, I always like to serve a unique recipe, like the Potato Chips with Blue Cheese Sauce, along with a small cheese board which I know everyone loves.
For my cheese plate, I used the Creamy Havarti (mild and creamy with a hint of tanginess) and the Smoked Gouda (lightly smoked with a rich flavor).
A few crackers, some salami, and almonds, and you have a snack that will draw your guests back throughout the party.
Castello Cheese has more than 40 varieties, so there is something for everyone.
The packaging helps you create the best cheese platter with its flavor indicator rating system. The numbers help you understand the intensity of flavor, texture, and smell.
It's such a great idea!
Find them in the specialty cheese aisle or visit the Castello Cheese website to find a store near you.
You can also add the Castello Traditional Danish Blue Cheese to your cheese plate. It's full of so much flavor!
Set out some small plates and let the guests serve themselves!
Holiday entertaining is so easy with yummy Castello Cheese! Whether you serve them on their own or in a recipe, your family and friends will love the taste experience!
Create the perfect holiday appetizer that your guests will love! Serve these Blue Cheese Potato Chip Nachos at all your parties. It's a unique recipe with that sweet, salty, tangy taste your friends and family will devour!
Follow Castello Cheese on Pinterest for more great recipes and entertaining ideas!
- Baked Salami Chips
- Dried Beef Roll Ups
- Bacon and Sage Chip Dip Recipe
- Triscuit Appetizer with Blue Cheese and Flank Steak Recipe
- Homemade Chip Dip Recipe with Old Bay
- Spiced Tortilla Chips
- Fun Nacho Recipes
Easy Blue Cheese Potato Chip Nachos with Bacon
- Lay out potato chips on a sheet pan.
- In a small saucepan, add cream, milk, garlic powder and pepper.
- Crumble the blue cheese with a fork to make sure it melts easier.
- On low heat, heat through until cheese is melted, stirring often.
- Prepare bacon and crumble. Set aside until ready to use.
- When cheese sauce is ready, drizzle evenly over the potato chips.
- Top with bacon.
- Put the sheet pan in the broiler and heat until chips crisp up and the cheese sauce bubbles and darkens in spots.
- Top with green onions and balsamic vinegar.
- Serve immediately.
This post was originally published on November 20, 2019, and has now been updated.