Recipes For Nachos

Make quick, delicious and easy nachos at home in just minutes! This mouth-watering recipe is incredibly simple to make, and your friends and family will absolutely rave about the incredible results!

While nachos have always made a great appetizer, don’t hesitate to turn them into a full meal! This recipe works perfectly for dinner, be it for a party of one or for the entire family. One of the best things about nachos, aside from their dig-right-in appeal, is that they are very flexible when it comes to ingredients, and they are a great way to use up leftovers.

You can throw these baked nachos together with a variety of different ingredients, and you really don’t even need to measure. This is one of those dishes that you don’t have to worry about getting the measurements just right.

They are perfect to whip up while chatting with friends, entertaining or watching a game. Nachos can really be a throw it all together and enjoy type of thing. When I’m entertaining, I love those type of recipes.

When entertaining friends and family, especially when entertaining or watching a big game, if you are like me you want to keep it simple. Nachos can really be a “throw it all together and enjoy” type of thing. When I’m entertaining, I love those type of recipes.

I get easily distracted and side tracked, so complicated recipes are a no-go if I’m trying to make something while interacting. This is such a great option to throw together quickly and easily while hanging out with your guests. They can even help out.

Sometimes we get so focused on creating the perfect meal when entertaining, that we get more wrapped up in that than spending quality time with our guests.

recipes for nachos

Easy Nachos

recipes for nachos

These easy nachos are quick and delicious. This flexible meal can use a variety of ingredients and comes together in no time.

Prep: 15min

Total: 25min

Yield: 8

Serving Size: 1 serving

Nutrition Facts: calories 447 kcal, Carbohydrate 38 g, Protein 17 g, Fat 26 g, Saturated Fat 10 g, Cholesterol 47 mg, Sodium 476 mg, Fiber 4 g, Sugar 1 g, servingSize 1 serving


  • 1 Standard Size Bag Of Tortilla Chips
  • 1 pound block of cheese such as cheddar (Monterrey Jack or Colby Jack, shredded)
  • Optional Topping Such as:
  • Seasoned Ground Beef
  • Shredded Beef (Pork or Chicken)
  • Black beans or pinto beans
  • Tomatoes (jalapenos or chilies)
  • Corn (black olives, avocados)
  • Use as little or as much as you like of toppings (this is a personal choice type of thing!)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or foil.
  3. Spread chips over cookie sheet.
  4. Sprinkle half of the grated cheese over the chips.
  5. Sprinkle toppings over the chips and cheese.
  6. Sprinkle on remaining cheese.
  7. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until cheese is good and melty.
  8. Serve warm with sides such as guacamole, sour cream or salsa.


recipes for nachos

Here’s how to make nachos (with our favorite insanely easy recipe), including how to make it healthy, the best toppings, and what kind of cheese to use on them.

Prep: 15min

Total: 50min

Yield: 6 – 8

Nutrition Facts: calories 5934 Calories, Fat 364 g, Saturated Fat 140 g, Trans Fat 8 g, Cholesterol 754 mg, Sodium 6964 mg, Carbohydrate 325 g, Fiber 82 g, Sugar 24 g, Protein 265 g


  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. taco seasoning
  • kosher salt
  • 1 (15-oz.) can refried beans
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1 large bag tortilla chips
  • 2 c. shredded cheddar
  • 2 c. Shredded Monterey jack
  • 1 (15-oz.) can black beans, drained
  • 1/2 c. pickled jalapeños
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 c. thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4 c. fresh cilantro leaves (optional)
  • Sour cream, for drizzling
  • Hot sauce, for drizzling


  1. Preheat oven to 425º and line a large baking sheet with foil. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and cook until soft, 5 minutes, then add ground beef and cook until no longer pink, 6 minutes more. Drain fat.
  2. Add garlic and taco seasoning and season with salt. Cook until meat is well browned and slightly crispy, 5 minutes more. Add refried beans and water to skillet and stir until combined.
  3. Add half the tortilla chips and top with beef-bean mixture, half the cheese, half the black beans, and half the pickled jalapeños. Repeat one more layer.
  4. Bake until cheese is melty, 15 minutes.
  5. Scatter with tomato, avocado, green onions, and cilantro. Drizzle with sour cream and hot sauce and serve immediately.

Ultimate Nacho Recipe

recipes for nachos

This is the Ultimate Nacho Recipe! Crispy chips with melted cheese, ground beef, refried beans, and all of your favorite toppings.

Prep: 15min

Total: 25min

Yield: 6


  • 16 ounces tortilla chips
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 15 ounce can refried beans
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup guacamole
  • 1/3 cup sliced olives
  • 1/2 cup fresh salsa
  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup sliced or pickled jalapenos
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in ground beef. Use a spoon to break up the meat and cook 8 to 10 minutes until beef is fully cooked through. Drain excess grease. Add in taco seasoning, stir, and cook 60-90 seconds.
  3. Pour in water and add in refried beans. Stir to combine and cook until heated through. Keep warm.
  4. Spread chips out onto a baking sheet (or other desired oven-safe baking dish including a 9×13 pan, cast iron skillet, or even a pie plate).
  5. Sprinkle 2 cups of the cheese over the chips. Dot with the beef and bean mixture. Top with remaining 2 cups of cheese.
  6. Bake in the 350 degree oven for 5 to 7 minutes, until cheese is fully melted.
  7. Remove from heat and add additional toppings as desired. Serve warm.

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What should I put on my nachos?

The best toppings for nachos.

If you want to stick with the traditional Mexican vibe, we recommend guacamole, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, cotija cheese, grilled corn, pinto beans, black olives, pickled red onions, shredded chicken, or crumbled tofu.

What is the secret to crispy nachos?

* To prevent the chips from getting soggy, sprinkle grated or crumbled cheese on top and bake them in the oven for a few minutes. When melted, the cheese will act as a buffer between the chips and toppings.

What order do you put toppings on nachos?

Spread out a layer of chips, followed by an even distribution of meat and beans, then lots–I mean lots–of cheese. Complete coverage guarantees you don’t commit the cardinal sin of nacho making: the sad chip with no topping. Repeat until you have an impressive tray a few layers high, then bake.

What cheese is best for melting for nachos?

White cheddar, yellow cheddar, mild cheddar, sharp cheddar – they’ll all make a great plate of nachos. Depending on how aged the cheddar is, it’ll be sharp and pungent. Regardless of how flavorful you like the cheddar to be, it’ll melt beautifully onto the chips and make some great nachos.

About the author

Helen is an author and editor at, who has a passion for writing about recipes. She loves to experiment with different ingredients and cooking techniques to create delicious and unique dishes.

Among all the foods, pizza holds a special place in her heart, and she loves exploring different variations and toppings to create the perfect slice. Through her writing, Helen hopes to inspire others to get creative in the kitchen and share their love for food with the world.

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