Potato Nachos with roasted Creamer potatoes, topped with your favourite nacho toppings, is so easy to prepare, your kids could do it!
Last week my pre-teen (ack! How did that happen?) had a friend down for the day. When it came to lunch time, I figured they were old enough to prepare it themselves. Thankfully, both girls have taken Foods in school, and were both pretty comfortable in the kitchen. On a side note, I am so thankful that our school starts teaching the kids skills in seventh grade already. Woodworking, sewing, and cooking were all covered throughout the year last year, and my daughter is excited that the skills classes will be extended to two periods instead of one next year, allowing them to prepare and bake bigger items, like lasagna. Why schools cut these programs is beyond me. Not everyone will use algebra in their future, but everyone will need to eat and having the ability to prepare their own food just makes sense to me.
That’s also why it is important to get your kids in the kitchen. You can have them help out doing age appropriate things from a young age already. I know this is something I struggle with, mostly because I want to get dinner on the table as quickly as possible, with the least amount of mess. But sometimes you just need to step back and let them explore the kitchen. I find my daughter does best in the kitchen when I’m not hovering over her. I’m sure having me “watch” over her isn’t exactly enjoyable for her either. She is fully capable of making a great salad, or serving up a hot stack of pancakes on her own though (THIS is her favourite recipe, btw). And chopping veggies? She’s a whiz at it! That’s why these easy Potato Nachos were a great choice for her and her friend to make.
Creamer Potatoes, which are loaded with nutrients, make eating the recommended servings of veggies easy. And we all know that getting kids to eat potatoes is much easier than getting them to eat broccoli or carrots, right?
If you’re looking for more great tips on working with your kids in the kitchen, take a look at the Little Chef Program. There are some great tips on getting your kids involved, and what is appropriate for them to do at their age. Not to mention, some more great kid approved recipes, like this Smashed Potato Pizza.
- 1 1/2 pounds Baby Boomer Creamer potatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons taco seasoning
Your Favourite Nacho Toppings:
- Nacho Cheese
- Onion Greens
- Sour Cream
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Cut all the potatoes in half, and place in a large bowl.
- Add the oil and taco seasoning, and stir until the potatoes are evenly coated in the spices.
- Pour the potatoes onto the prepared baking sheet, and spread out so that they are in one even layer.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven, and carefully stir up the potatoes.
- Return the potatoes to the oven, and bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven, push all the potatoes together in the middle of the pan, and top with shredded cheese, salsa, plus your other favourite nacho toppings, like onion greens, and cilantro.
- Return the pan to the oven for another 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
- Remove the pan from the oven, and carefully scoop some onto a plate. Top with sour cream and guacamole (optional).
Disclosure: This recipe was developed as part of my ongoing partnership with Little Potato Company. All opinions expressed are completely my own.