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20 Best Nacho Recipes

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Whether you’re making a sheet pan of nachos for game day, a party appetizer, or a quick weeknight meal, you’ll find plenty of inspiration in this collection of 20 best nacho recipes. Nachos make a great easy dinner idea and kids love them.

6 different kinds of nacho recipes

From beef to chicken and from seafood to vegan options, you’ll be amazed at the ingredients and flavor combinations that can be piled on top of tortilla chips. Speaking of tortilla chips, some of these innovative recipes swap out classic chips for other dippable handhelds.

From traditional Tex-Mex nacho recipes to middle eastern-inspired flavors, you’ll find more than enough versions of nachos to keep your friends and family (and picky eaters) happily munching, no matter what the occasion. And they all taste great with this Mexican ranch dressing drizzle.

Load up your baking sheet with this taco-seasoned beef and beans mixture over your favorite tortilla chips. Pile on corn kernels, shredded cheese, onion and peppers, too. Bake until warm and melty and top with all your favorites like salsa, sour cream, cilantro, avocado and more for an epic nacho recipe experience.
Totally Epic Loaded Nachos by Brown Eyed Baker

It’s a Mexican fiesta of black beans, charred corn and poblano peppers that lends smokiness and spiciness to this colorful nachos meal. It’s perfect for grilling season so that you can char the corn and peppers for that authentic taste. Load it all on top of the tortillas with plenty of cheese, sliced green onions, black olives, and crumbled queso fresco.
Charred Corn, Poblano and Black Bean Nachos by Two Peas And Their Pod

Pork Nachos

Pulled pork finds a new home on this sheet pan of tortilla chips that also plays host to shredded cheese, black beans, corn kernels, jalapeños and salsa. It’s perfect for leftover pulled pork that will add just the right flavor to this family favorite snack or game day meal.
Loaded Pulled Pork Nachos by She Wear Many Hats

Swap out crunchy tortillas for a base of crunchy cauliflower slices that are spiced and roasted before receiving delicious toppings. Pile on refried beans, sliced cherry tomatoes, red onion, jalapeño peppers, and shredded cheese and heat until warm and melty. Garnish with avocado and cilantro before serving.
Cheesy Cauliflower Nachos by Eating Bird Food

Deliciously seasoned and grilled tender flank steak shares space with a baking sheet full or tortilla chips and shredded cheeses. Slice the cooked steak into thin strips and place on top of the warmed chips with melted cheeses. Add toppings of sliced jalapeño peppers, pico de gallo, guacamole and cilantro.
Flank Steak Nachos by Jam Jar Kitchen

steak nachos topped with cheese, quac, sour cream, and jalapenos

This may become your new favorite way to eat pizza! Swap out the tortilla chips for pizza dough chips. It’s easy if you use pre-made pizza dough and cut it in triangles and bake until golden. Top with a sautéed mixture of crumbled Italian sausage, onion, green pepper, and mushrooms. Drizzle with marinara sauce and garnish with shredded cheese and bake. Delish!

Loaded Pizza Nachos by Host The Toast

Tortilla chips provide the base for this refried black beans and chicken protein topping that’s accentuated with cheesy goodness. Add some spicy heat with sliced jalapeños, corn and pico de gallo. It’s the perfect sharable food for game days!
Sheet Pan Chicken And Black Bean Nachos by The Baker Mama

Succulent shrimp tops a sheet pan of nachos in this awesome appetizer or quick weeknight meal that will please seafood lovers. Seasoned shrimp tops the chips along with black beans and shredded cheese. Bake until shrimp is done and cheese is melted. Top with a warm queso, because you can’t have too much cheese, right? Garnish with pico de gallo, chopped lettuce and avocado.
Sheet Pan Shrimp Nachos by How Sweet Eats

If you can’t decide between a hamburger or a nacho recipe for dinner, no problem! Combine the two in this creative tater tots and burger nachos mashup recipe. Bake the tater tots on a sheet pan and then top with shredded cheese, cooked and seasoned ground beef and bake again until cheese has melted. Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, pickles, and a copycat Big Mac sauce. So good!
Big Mac Tater Tot Nachos by The Girl On Bloor

Try this Greek-inspired nachos recipes that replaces traditional chips with pita chips. Slice pita bread into triangles, drizzle with olive oil and bake until crispy. Top with cooked Greek-seasoned shredded chicken, crumbled feta and mozzarella cheese, and black olives. Bake until the cheeses are melted. Serve and top with a delicious Greek cucumber salad.
Greek Chicken Nachos by Easy Peazy Mealz

Baked homemade tortilla chips get a topping of smoky salsa-infused chicken and pinto beans made savory in your crock pot. The result? Fall-off-the-fork tender chicken that’s flavored to perfection. Add the chicken and beans along with shredded cheese and all your favorite toppings.
Crock Pot Healthy Nachos by Well Plated

Looking for something new to do with a can of tuna? Make nachos! Throw together this tasty recipe by adding a savory tuna salad mixture to homemade tortilla chips and top with shredded cheese. Bake until cheese has melted. Top with guacamole and salsa. So good!
Asian Tuna Melt Nachos by Healthy Nibbles And Bits

BBQ Nachos

Keep it deliciously vegan with this BBQ jackfruit topping along with faux mozzarella cheese, all on top of crunchy tortilla chips. Give it a little spice with diced red onion and sliced jalapeño. For a touch of sweetness, add on a few small chunks of pineapple. Scrumptious!
BBQ Jackfruit Nachos by Darn Good Veggies

Fans of bacon will gobble up these nachos in no time, so you might want to make two batches! BBQ pork, crumbled smoked bacon, black beans, sliced olives, jalapeños, diced onion and mozzarella cheese top the nachos for their session on the grill. That’s right – smoke these nachos on the grill for exceptional flavor.
Smoked BBQ Bacon Nachos by KleinWorth Co

Love nachos but craving some middle eastern flavors? Try this recipe that uses naan in place of traditional tortilla chips. Cut the naan into wedges, brush with olive oil and bake until golden. Top them with savory spiced chickpeas, shredded carrots, cherry tomatoes, and shredded mozzarella. Bake until cheese is melted. Garnish with Greek yogurt, sliced green onions and cilantro. So good!
Spiced Chickpea Naan Nachos by Sweet Peas And Saffron

Air Fryer Nachos

Perfect for leftover chili, load up your nachos in your air fryer basket, top with chili and shredded cheese and “bake” until cheese is melted. So easy! And if you don’t have leftover chili, just go with tons of cheese over the nachos. Guaranteed to be gobbled up quickly!
Air Fryer Nachos by Recipes From A Pantry

Sweet and spicy is what you’ll get with these nachos topped with seasoned shredded chicken, thanks to buffalo sauce, and diced pineapple chunks. Shredded cheddar along with crumbled blue cheese make it all come together in a crowd-pleasing meal.
Hawaiian Buffalo Chicken Nachos by Life Made Sweeter

Super simple but satisfying, this easy nacho recipe requires creamy baked pinto beans, sliced bell pepper and shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses. Pile those on and bake. You could stop right there, but guacamole, salsa, and sour cream are always amazing toppings for those who like to pile it on!
Pinto Bean Nachos by Nourish And Fete

If you love seafood, try this Langostino lobster meat nacho meal that’s outrageously tasty. Nachos on a sheet pan get a topping of black beans, jalapeño peppers, and shredded cheese before being baked to melted goodness. Top with warm and garlicky Langostino lobster meat that’s been sautéed in a skillet for maximum deliciousness. Top with pico de gallo and enjoy!
Lobster Nachos by Life’s Ambrosia

Fresh corn season is the right time to make this delectable nachos recipe. Cut the kernels off the cooked corn and mix with chili powder, mayo, and cotija cheese. Load up the tortilla chips with this mixture and drizzle with a homemade  queso blanco. Garnish with fresh cilantro and dig in!
Mexican Street Corn Nachos by House Of Yumm

You’re going to love these nacho recipes and I can’t wait to hear which is your favorite one! Try one (or 3 or 4) this week!

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