Roasted Red Potato Nachos with Blue Cheese from

Friends, this really is my favorite time of the year for so many reasons! I love March because….

1. It’s National Nutrition Month

2. The first official day of Spring was last Friday (3/20)

3. College basketball. (Nope, I’m not joking.)

In case you didn’t know, I’m a huge college basketball fan. I grew up with brothers that played basketball. So, filling out brackets and cheering for the underdog is a family tradition. My bracket is a hot mess right now, but I’m ok with that. I love seeing teams that we’ve never heard of rise up and knock off a #1 seed.  It’s fantastic. What’s not so fantastic are some of the foods that I want to enjoy while watching…ha!

This dish is a healthier version of blue cheese nachos that you might find in a bar & grill/pub. I remember the hubs & I used to go to this Irish restaurant specifically for the blue cheese nachos because they were so delicious, but definitely not calorie or sodium friendly. I wanted to make a healthier version to enjoy at home during March madness. Why? Because the best defense is a good offense. (I know…that was kind of cheesy.)

Instead of using fried potatoes, I roasted red potatoes and red bell pepper then sprinkled with blue cheese & green onions. YUM.

Roasted Red Potato Nachos with Blue Cheese from

But you don’t have to stop there. Build yourself a veggie tray using carrot chips & raw zucchini wedges with this hummus recipe I made last year. It’s ahhhhhmazing.

Veggie and Hummus plate from

Roasted Red Potato Nachos with Blue Cheese from

Enjoy the games!

Roasted Red Potato Nachos with Blue Cheese

  • 50 minutes
  • 6 ingredients
  • 6 steps


  • 8-10 Small-Medium Red Potatoes, sliced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • Trader Joes 21 Season Salute or Black Pepper
  • 1 container blue cheese (usually 4-5 oz)
  • 1 cup diced green onions
  • Olive Oil, as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Grease baking sheet with olive oil and give the potatoes a nice coating.
  3. Add the diced red bell pepper to the pan and also make sure they have been coated with olive oil and then season with Trader Joes 21 Season Salute. If you don’t have that, then just use black pepper or a little garlic powder. (I try not to salt the potatoes because the blue cheese has plenty of salt! )
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes. You might have to extend the cooking time depending on your oven and the desired crispness.
  5. Once the potatoes are done, remove from oven and sprinkle with blue and diced green onion.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

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