Oven-Baked Nachos

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I’ve always loved nachos, but could never figure out how to make them and keep the toppings warm while at the same time not also destroying the kitchen and running around like a crazy person. I don’t know why it took me so long to realize that oven-baked nachos was the way to go.

Oven-baked nachos are seriously the easiest thing ever. And you can cater them to your tastes as well as if you have any dietary restrictions, it is super easy to add or take away ingredients.

Another aspect is how easy oven-baked nachos feeds a large crowd. I typically make a large half-sheet cake sized pan and it feeds my brood of 6 easily. There is also just something about free-for-all food/serve-yourself food that brings joy to children.

I’ve made oven-baked nachos several ways…with meat/without meat, with beans/without beans, spicy, savory, cheesy, extra cheesy, vegetarian, you could even make dessert nachos…Oooooooo!!! Good idea! I will be doing that this weekend!

Basically, whatever you love in the way of toppings, add those. Ground beef seasoned with taco seasoning, steak strips with fajita seasoning, pork barbacoa…the possibilities are endless.

Oven-Baked Loaded Nachos

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 servings
Calories 686 kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 15 oz black olives drained
  • 15 oz black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups Mexican blend cheese shredded
  • 16 oz corn chips
  • 1 large jalapeno seeded and diced
  • 1 cup baby bell peppers diced
  • ½ cup green onions
  • 1 cup salsa
  • sour cream, queso, guacamole extra toppings


  • Brown the beef in a skillet. Once browned drain any fat and then add in the taco seasoning. Add ¼ cup of tap water and simmer to allow the seasoning to combine with the beef.
  • While the beef is cooking, begin assembling the nachos on the baking sheet.
  • Layer however you'd like, but I like to go in this order:
    Chips, half of the shredded cheese, beans, peppers, more cheese, olives, beef, the rest of the cheese.
  • Bake in a 375°F oven for 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Remove and add extra toppings such as salsa, guacamole, sour cream, queso. Lastly, top with green onions, and if desired, cilantro. Serve immediately.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 686kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 26gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 1674mgPotassium: 639mgFiber: 11gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1595IUVitamin C: 42mgCalcium: 482mgIron: 4mg
Keyword chips, nachos
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You can use any corn chips you like, but my current favorite are these Wild Roots Red Quinoa/Chia Seed chips. I buy mine at Sam’s Club.

If you are unsure about quinoa and chia seeds or don’t like them, don’t worry, these chips taste exactly like corn chips. They are just healthier for you…gluten-free, NGO, whole wheat, and tasty.

Have you made oven-baked nachos before? What are some of your favorite toppings? Hope y’all are having an amazing week, stay safe, and hug your loved ones.

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