Ultimate Easy Nachos Recipe

Nachos are the perfect Super Bowl appetizer. This Nachos recipe will whip up in a pinch and make Super Bowl appetizers super simple to prepare (and serve), leaving you with more time to socialize, eat, and enjoy the game!

How to Make Nachos: Ultimate Easy Nachos Recipe for the Super Bowl

Logan is super excited about the big game this weekend. We’ve only been hearing about 20 times a day for the last week how cool it is that the Broncos are going to the 2016 Super Bowl.


Madeline is like, Logan, we know!

Me? I’m excited for Logan because he’s excited, but I’m really all about the chance to make some of my favorite snacks and hang out with my friends.

I love snack foods and appetizers. I’m really digging this recipe for Easy Nachos. Honestly, sometimes I’m amazed that I don’t way 500 pounds because this girl really loves to eat.

How to Make Nachos: Ultimate Easy Nachos Recipe for the Super Bowl

Dips and chips, pizza, nachos (like this nachos recipe that I like to call Ultimate Easy Nachos), fries, salsa and guacamole…they all call to me. Foods like that along with some adult socialization are exactly why I love Super Bowl Parties. No party is complete without one of the best Super Bowl foods of all time – NACHOS.

What is easier than covering a baking tray with crunchy tortilla chips, topping it with spicy refried beans and cheese, and popping it in the oven for a few minutes?

After the beans are hot and the cheese is becomes that melty, gooey goodness, you sprinkle plenty of diced tomatoes, green onions, and black olives on top of the nachos.

If you’d like to add meat to this recipe for Ultimate Easy Nachos, this Crock Pot Mexican Chicken is both easy and delicious. Just add the chicken at the same time as you do the beans and cheese, before you bake the chips and you’ll have Easy Chicken Nachos.

How to Make Nachos: Ultimate Easy Nachos Recipe for the Super Bowl

If you prefer beef to chicken, brown a 1/2 pound of ground beef with this Homemade Spicy Taco Seasoning, and add that to the nacho recipe – then you’ll have a great beef nachos recipe.

Serve these Ultimate Easy Nachos along side a bowl of this Easy Restaurant Style Salsa, Sour Cream, and shredded lettuce. This Nachos recipe will be a guaranteed crowd pleaser!

More Tasty Appetizers for Game Day

I’ll tell you how to make nachos below in the recipe, but just in case you are looking for some more game day recipe ideas to go along with this Nachos recipe, check out some of these tasty links:

You can’t go wrong with the amazing flavor profile of this Caramelized Onion Bacon Blue Cheese Dip.

Strawberry Mango Salsa and Easy Cinnamon Sugar Chips is perfect for something fresh and healthy (but still tasty!). Try it!

It isn’t game day without guacamole.  Roasted Salsa Verde and Tomatillo Guacamole or Deconstructed Guacamole will both be a hit.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus goes great with a veggie tray.

If you’re serving burgers or sliders, these Tex-Mex Oven Fries are a must-make.

Can’t decide if you want Pizza or Easy Nachos? Have both with this Easy Black Bean Mexican Pizza.

Still need more game day appetizer ideas? Look no further than this list of 20 Tasty Super Bowl Snack Recipes.

What is your favorite way to eat nachos? What is your nachos recipe?

Ultimate Easy Nachos

Yield: serves 12

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

These Ultimate Easy Nachos whip up in a pinch and make game day appetizers super simple to prepare (and serve). Topped with spicy refried beans, tomatoes, olives, green onions, and of course plenty of cheese, they're both tasty and colorful.


  • 8 ounces Restaurant-Style Tortilla Chips (about 8 cups)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) Refried Beans
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 2 tablespoons Chile Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 package (8 ounces) finely shredded Mexican Cheese Blend
  • 1 cup diced Roma Tomato
  • 1/4 cup sliced Green Onion
  • 1 - 2.25 ounces can Sliced Black Olives
  • 1/2 cup Restaurant Style Salsa
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 2 cups Shredded Romaine or Iceberg Lettuce


Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F and place the rack in the center position.

Line 2 large baking sheets with foil or parchment paper. Place the chips in a single layer on the prepared pans.

In a medium saucepan, combine the refried beans, sour crean, chile powder, garlic powder, and ground cumin. Stir until well mixed. Warm the bean mixture over medium heat until heated through, stirring every couple of minutes.

Using a spatula, spread the bean mixture on the chips, dividing evenly between the two pans. Sprinkle the pans with the cheese, using 4 ounces per pan.

Place the baking sheets in the oven and bake for 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from the oven and top with diced tomatoes, green onion, and black olives.

Serve with sides of Easy Restaurant Style Salsa, Sour Cream, and Shredded Lettuce.



If you'd like to add meat to the nachos, add about 1/2 pound of meat at the same time as you do the beans and cheese, before you bake the chips. I recommend this Shredded Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken or ground beef browned with this Homemade Spicy Taco Seasoning.

adapted from McCormick