There’s no reason to wait to go to a good Mexican restaurant to enjoy nachos. These recipes will give you lots of ways to enjoy this crunchy, cheesy snack. Of course, nachos make great football-watching food and a terrific appetizer or snack, but you can serve them for dinner, too. Let’s get it!
Beef and Cheese Nachos
This recipe is so hearty, these nachos could be a complete meal. Tortilla chips are topped with ground beef, corn, two kinds of cheese and fresh cilantro. Try jazzing this recipe up by trying different flavored tortilla chips. I think these nachos taste great with lime, blue corn, or sweet potato tortilla chips, too.
If the kids want to make nachos themselves, but they aren’t quite old enough to use the oven, teach them how to make microwave nachos. This recipe is super quick and easy. Try topping these nachos with homemade guacamole.
Got leftover rotisserie chicken? Turn it into these super simple nachos. This recipe has only three ingredients, but feel free to add toppings. Sour cream, tomato salsa, and sliced fresh or jarred jalapeno peppers (warning: they’re spicy) would all be great.
Nachos with Cheese and Beans
This hearty nachos recipe may not look healthy, but it is actually full of protein, fiber, and calcium. The secret is the refried beans. You can make this recipe vegetarian simply by using vegetarian refried beans. Try making these nachos with multi-grain tortilla chips, too. They’re excellent and another good source of fiber.
Buffalo Chicken Nachos
If you’re a fan of Buffalo chicken wings, you will adore this nachos recipe. The tortilla chips are topped with cooked shredded chicken, hot wing sauce, cheddar, and blue cheese and are garnished with chopped fresh celery.
Fresh shrimp are coated in a Southwestern-inspired seasoning, blackened in a cast-iron skillet, then combined with a rainbow of peppers over crispy corn chips covered with a Mexican style shredded cheese blend. The juicy pop of the seared shrimp with the crunchy chips, savory melted cheese, and bright, sweet, and spicy peppers is a delicious combination.
Think of them like open-faced tacos, and let your imagination lead you into new and creative directions. These nachos are great just as they are, but they can easily be dressed up with standard nacho ingredients like beans, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole.