Everyone knows that the best part of the big game (aside from the commercials) are the snacks! Make sure your party is the hit of the season with a big plate of nachos. There are a few steps all the pros recommend you follow to take your nachos from good to great. Press the play button to watch the video below for a quick tutorial and then scroll through some of our recipe ideas to get your culinary juices flowing.


Though nacho recipes may very, the fundamentals of this dish will always be the same. Make sure to choose a sturdy restaurant-style chip to create your meal. It’ll make all the difference when getting those delicious ingredients from the plate to your mouth! Try having a myriad of toppings on hand so each person can enjoy nachos their own way. We recommend jalapeños, limes, and chopped onions to get the party started!

Classic Nachos

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Yield: 5 servings


¾ pounds pre-cooked meat

2 cups cheese

1 can beans (optional)

3 cups tortilla chips

1 diced tomato



Sour cream



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Arrange chips in a baking dish or on a rimmed cookie sheet.
  3. Pre-cook your meat of choice.
  4. Layer cooked meat, cheese and beans on top of chips.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  6. Top with cold ingredients like guacamole, sour cream, and tomatoes.

There are tons of nacho recipes to choose from. Instead of trying to find the best fit for your guests, why not customize your own with everybody’s favorite ingredients? We created a few custom creations to get you game day ready. If you want to create a nacho bar, make sure you have a few different protein choices, plenty of cheese and lots of garnishes. You can even make a sweet nacho concoction if you swap tortilla chips for cinnamon pita chips and skip the oven.

If you are hosting friends and family, display your delicious creation in a cute chip platter and add some salsa or guacamole. While nachos are definitely tasty they can be messy and a nice serving platter will help display them too!