We believe there is nothing better than a big plate of ooey-gooey nachos. And we also believe that nachos should not be relegated to just making an appearance at parties. Every day can be nachos day.
Of course, you hardly need a recipe to make basic nachos, but some of our favorite food bloggers have inspired us to turn basic nachos into out-of-this-world, fabulous nachos. From blackened shrimp and BBQ chicken to the unusual but oh-so-yummy Philly Cheesesteak nachos, we’ve found 7 nachos recipes that will liven up nacho night.
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You can avoid that heavy feeling of after-nacho regret with these Blackened Shrimp Nachos at Grandbaby Cakes. They’re a little bit lighter than your classic beans and beef nachos, but still so spicy and good.
Since you eat nachos with your hands, and are probably sharing with other people, really tender meat is a good thing. That means you’re going to want to whip out your slow cooker. It really doesn’t get easier than these Slow-Cooked Pork and Beef Nachos at Kitchen Sanctuary.
I’m trying to reduce meat in my family’s diet and, while you might think that nachos are not the moment to go meatless, these vegetarian Sheetpan Nachos at How to Feed a Loon will have you thinking again. Piled high with vegetarian bean chili, these are a great way to fit in some protein and a lot of flavor without meat. Your kids won’t even notice that they are meatless, plus no meat makes these cheaper to make for a party. Bonus!
Of course, you can never go wrong with the classic nachos combination of ground beef, beans, and lots and lots of cheese, and these Classic Beef Nachos at Munchkin Time are exactly that. Just 8 ingredients, but tons of flavor and goodness. These are a foolproof crowd pleaser.
These Barbecue Chicken Nachos at Baked by Rachel are a slightly lighter version of what can be a pretty sinful dish, and I love the flavor of barbecue sauce as opposed to salsa. Plus, these have bacon. Everybody’s happy.
I love this super creative recipe for Philly Cheesesteak Nachos that we found at Real Food By Dad. It’s a hearty version you’ll need to eat with a fork and knife, which means setting out plates and stuff—but then dinner is served. No need for tons of other food, which is a game changer for me. And perfect for you Eagles fans!
This idea for a game day Nachos Bar at What’s Gaby Cooking looks so fun, insanely delicious, and is, ultimately, less work for the cook. Gaby offers up recipes for carnitas, guacamole, and even homemade chips, which I think are all worth it, especially if you plan to cook ahead. But this spread is worth it even if you rely on mostly store-bought. Just don’t skip the homemade cheese sauce. It’s quick and, homemade cheese sauce!