14 Satisfying Nacho Ideas You Have to Try

Sometimes, all you need is a plate of nachos to make your day. Whether it’s for a snack or a full-on dinner, nachos can make a meal out of practically anything. Throw some protein and chips together with your favorite toppings, pop them in the oven, and you’ll have a loaded meal without a whole lot of effort. These fourteen nacho recipes are simple, delicious, and healthier than your usual takeout.

1. Nachos Recipe With Bacon And Jalapeño

A closeup of Bacon Jalapeno Nachos garnished with fresh cilantro.
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If you love some spicy nachos, try this Nachos Recipe With Bacon And Jalapeño. The bacon totally puts it over the top.

2. BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos

A white platter filled with pulled pork nachos.
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If you don’t mind getting your fingers dirty with delicious food, try these BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos. You may need a few extra napkins. Just sayin’…

3. Spicy Shrimp Nachos

An overhead view of shrimp nachos on parchment paper.
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Seafood lovers will adore these Spicy Shrimp Nachos. They are perfect for sharing and great for a Netflix and chill kind of night.

4. Sheet Pan Nachos

Sheet pan nachos on a sheet pan with melted cheese over the top, and garnished with olives, avocado pieces and chopped tomatoes.
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Sheet Pan Nachos are the easiest nachos you can make. Load up a sheet pan, bake, and dinner is served.

5. Chili Nachos

Chili nachos on a white background.
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Chili Nachos are a great option for a very satisfying meal. You get the wonderful flavors of nachos, and the meat gives you satiety.

6. Nacho Fries

Nacho fries on a wood cutting board.
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Nacho Fries are wonderful for sharing with friends and family. Make a big sheet pan of them and let everyone dig in.

7. BBQ Chicken Nachos

A sheet pan filled with bbq chicken nachos.
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BBQ Chicken Nachos are great for anybody who loves the flavors of BBQ sauce. This easy one-pan dish could be dinner tonight.

8. Elote Mexican Street Corn Nachos with Zesty Cheese Sauce

A platter of Mexican street corn nachos.
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If you love Mexican street corn, you have to try these Elote Mexican Street Corn Nachos with Zesty Cheese Sauce. Delicious!

9. Seared Steak Nachos with Tomatillo Serrano Salsa

A sheet pan filled with seared steak nachos.
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These nachos are for steak lovers. These Seared Steak Nachos with Tomatillo Serrano Salsa should really hit the spot.

10. Italian Nachos

A hand lifts a cheesy chip from a sheet pan full of Italian nachos.
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Italian Nachos are on a whole other level. Made with Alfredo sauce, you’ll love all the Italian toppings on these.

11. Vegan Black Bean Nachos

A baking sheet of black bean nachos on a wood surface.
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These vegan nachos with black beans and cashew cheese sauce are the ultimate easy family dinner for those weeknights when you’re ready to call in for take-out.

12. Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce

Nacho cheese sauce being poured over corn chips in a cast iron skillet.
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Don’t want to buy the jarred stuff at the store? Make your own Nacho Cheese Sauce using all-natural, real-food ingredients in minutes.

13. Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce

An overhead view looking down into an open jar and condiment container sitting next to each other, filled with this Vegan Cheese Sauce.
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If you are plant-based, there’s nacho sauce for you, too. This Vegan Cheese Sauce is a great option for making vegan nachos for dinner.

14. Shredded Chicken Nachos

A sheet pan full of shredded chicken nachos.
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Put your leftover chicken to good use by making these Shredded Chicken Nachos. The cheesy, crunchy, and meaty layers of goodness are great for a mid-day snack, party appetizer, or dinner.

Sick Of The Same Ol’ Chicken For Dinner? Here Are 101 New Ways To Make It!

A dutch oven with a cooked whole chicken topped with rosemary twigs.
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Having chicken for dinner… again? Here are 101 new ways to level up your dinner game tonight.

Healthy Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas That Actually Taste Good

A skillet filled with ground turkey, chopped tomatoes, chopped avocado and garnished with fresh parsley.
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Lean ground turkey is a great replacement for ground beef if you are working on your health. Here, we give you 17 Meals with ground turkey that are surprisingly good for you.

While You’re Cooking, Prep Breakfast For Tomorrow Too. It Only Takes 5 Minutes!

An overhead view of a small canning jar filled with overnight oats with raisins.
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Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes, so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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