This recipe is full of chips, cheese, meats, beans, and all your favorite toppings! We especially love how this is made on a single baking sheet, making clean up an absolute breeze. The best part of this meal? Everyone can choose their favorite toppings, leaving zero room for complaints. Whether you’re making nachos on a busy weeknight, game-day party, or cinco de Mayo, this is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Easy to make and load on your family’s personal favorite toppings.
  • Made on a single sheet pan with quick prep and cook time.
  • Can easily be adjusted to make more or less so you can feed a group of any size without much additional effort.

Nachos on a baking sheet with salsa and green onions on the side

Ingredient Notes

  • Tortilla Chips: The crunchy base; opt for thick chips for better support.
  • Ground Beef: Adds savory depth. Substitute with shredded beef, leftover carnitas, or even chicken (ground or shredded) or ground turkey. For a plant-based option, you can simply add more beans and omit the meat or use your favorite vegetarian crumbles
  • Taco Seasoning: Provides a zesty flavor. Make your own blend for a personalized touch.
  • Refried Beans: Offers a creamy texture. Swap with black beans for variety.
  • Cheddar Cheese: Melts beautifully for gooey goodness. Experiment with different cheeses like Monterey Jack for a twist.

Topping Ideas

  • Tomatoes: Diced tomatoes add a fresh, juicy element. Drain them to avoid sogginess.
  • Onions: Both green and red onions lend a sharp, tangy flavor. Red onions offer a more intense bite.
  • Bell Peppers: For a sweet crunch, add diced bell peppers of any color.
  • Jalapeños: For that essential kick. Fresh slices offer crispness, while pickled jalapeños bring tanginess and heat.
  • Corn: Sweet corn kernels can be used fresh, grilled, or even as a salsa for a sweet pop.
  • Avocado/Guacamole: A creamy addition that pairs wonderfully with the heat of other toppings.
  • Salsa: From mild pico de gallo to fiery salsa roja, it adds moisture and spice.
  • Sour Cream: Offers a cool, creamy counterpoint to the heat.
  • Hot Sauce: A must for heat lovers. Drizzle over the top for an extra zing.
  • Cheese Sauce: A creamy cheese sauce can be drizzled over or served on the side.
Nachos on a baking sheet surrounded by toppings

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Refrigerate: Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat: Warm in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit to maintain crispiness.
  • Freezing: Not recommended, as it affects the texture and quality.

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