20+ Nachos Recipes

Homemade nachos are great for not only Cinco de Mayo and the big game, but also a great way to make a quick and easy dinner. You’re sure to find a recipe you love in these Nachos Recipes!

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Nothing beats a great appetizer like an easy nachos recipe. Homemade tortilla chips topped with a beef mixture, shredded cheese and the best toppings? I’m sold every time.

There are so many different ways to make cheesy nachos. In fact, you don’t even need to use crunchy tortilla chips as the base- you can use potato chips, tater tots or just about any other thing you can think of.

But the best part, of course, is all the toppings. Don’t just stop at beef with homemade taco seasoning; try other ground meat like ground pork, ground turkey or even rotisserie chicken. The options are really endless.

Of course everyone has their own favorite toppings, but here are some popular ingredients to have on hand when making nachos:

  • Sour cream
  • Ground beef
  • Refried beans
  • Black beans
  • Nacho cheese sauce
  • Red onion
  • Monterey jack cheese
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Hot sauce
  • Sharp cheddar cheese
  • Red bell pepper
  • Cotija cheese
  • Favorite salsa
  • Mexican cheese blend

And we can’t forget about dessert! So there are even a few dessert nacho recipes too.

Best Nacho Recipes

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Tater Tot Nachos (Totchos)

Loaded Tater Tot Nachos, also known as Totchos, are the ultimate game day snack. Smothered with cheese, chicken, pico and green chiles, they are sure to make your guests happy!
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Loaded Chicken Nachos

These Loaded Chicken Nachos are the ultimate nacho recipe! Topped with chicken, cheese and lots of veggies, you could make an entire meal out of these loaded nachos.
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BBQ Chicken Nachos

BBQ Chicken Nachos are sweet and spicy nachos that will be ready in 7 minutes with only 4 ingredients! Banana peppers, pre-made BBQ chicken, pepper jack cheese, and chips are as a snack, appetizer, or side dish!
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Pulled Pork Potato Chip Nachos are an easy appetizer or meal that your whole family will love made with kettle cooked potato chips and zesty pulled pork!

Pulled Pork Potato Chip Nachos

Pulled Pork Potato Chip Nachos are an easy appetizer or meal that your whole family will love made with kettle cooked potato chips and zesty pulled pork!
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Italian Nachos

Italian Nachos are a new twist on an old favorite: fresh peppadew pepper salsa with Italian sausage and gooey mozzarella cheese.
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Buffalo Chicken Nachos is an easy nachos recipe that is perfect for a quick Tex Mex meal or game day appetizer. Ready in minutes with few ingredients! #buffalochickennachos #buffalochicken #nachosrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Buffalo Chicken Nachos are loaded with all of your favorite chicken nachos ingredients and topped with delicious buffalo chicken for extra flavor and spicy. Perfect for game days, holiday parties, or a Tex-Mex dinner.
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Grilled Chorizo and Carnitas Nachos

These Grilled Chorizo and Carnitas Nachos recipe is the ultimate gourmet nachos recipe! Topped with jalapenos, tomatoes and avocado, they can’t be beat!
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Potato Nachos

Crispy, flavorful potatoes loaded with taco sauce, green olives, green onions and lots of melty cheddar cheese. The perfect appetizer!
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Asian Beef Short Rib Nachos

These Asian inspired nachos consist of crispy wonton chips loaded with smoked beef short ribs, Asian salad mix, and a homemade wasabi crema.
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Roasted Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Nachos

Not your average game day app, but of so delicious, these easy loaded Sweet Potato Nachos are taken to the next level with avocado crema. Nachos you can most certainly eat with a fork or your fingers and enjoy every last bite!
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Greek Nachos

Greek Nachos packed with fresh veggies, chicken breast, black olives, and plenty of feta cheese are the perfect appetizer or quick meal. Made on crispy pita chips!
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Carne Asada Nachos

Perfectly grilled carne asada steak makes the best nachos ever! Loaded with pico de gallo, melted cheese, guacamole, jalapeños, lime crema and fresh cilantro, these nachos will be a new favorite!
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Corned Beef Irish Nachos

These delicious Corned Beef Irish Nachos are the perfect way to use up leftover corned beef or brisket. The combination of potatoes, melty cheese, and tender corned beef is to die for!
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Loaded Black Bean Sweet Potato Nachos

Learn how to make healthier nachos with these black bean sweet potato nachos! Instead of chips, this recipe uses slices of cooked potatoes as the base that are topped with homemade salsa, creamy avocado, and melted cheese.
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Healthy Cauliflower Nachos

For the best healthy nachos recipe, make cheesy cauliflower nachos with ground turkey taco meat! They are so easy to make, with just 15 minutes prep and simple, common ingredients.
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Tropical Chicken Nachos

This tropical chicken nachos recipe is a fantastic way to change up your nachos game! There's sweet and spicy chicken, lime, jalapenos, and plenty of cheese in this addictive dish.
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Apple Nachos

Apple nachos are crunchy apple slices are the perfect canvas for a sweet treat in these easy apple nachos with marshmallows, caramel sauce, and mini M&M’s. Like caramel apples without all the work.
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Apple Red Pear Dessert Nachos

A gorgeous platter of pink-lady apple and red pear chips drizzled in peanut butter and chocolate.
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Cadbury Creme Egg Nachos

These Cadbury Crème Egg Nachos are easy to whip up, yet suitably decadent for Easter. You will not believe how good these are!!! These sweet nachos are sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings
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S’mores Nachos

Toasty marshmallow, sweet, melty chocolate and crunchy graham crackers – S’mores are the flavor of summer. Now you can enjoy them anytime with this fun S’mores Nachos recipe that perfect for cooking on the grill or in the oven.
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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