Nachos Recipes For Your Next Get Together Snacking

Nachos are possibly the world's most popular snack. Every element on the menu has its own celebration, from Tortilla Day to Salsa Day to Cheese Day. This time, let's investigate the origins of nachos and how we obtain ideas for some of our creations. 

Nachos, as we know them now, originated in Northern Mexico. Nachos are actually a fairly new food. Researchers believe they have tracked down the original designer in the little Mexican town of Piedras Negras. No, you shouldn't be surprised that they conduct such study. Nachos are a popular food that gets people excited simply thinking about them. The combination of salty tortilla chips wrapped in melted cheese and peppered with beans and seasoned meat is enticing, especially when there are cool toppings to dip the loaded nachos into, such as creamy sour cream, salsa, and chunky guacamole.  

While typical Mexican nachos are great, we've compiled a list of both classic and unusual nacho recipes, as well as a few sweet dessert options for you nacho bowl. 

Chicken Nachos 

If you're looking for a more robust meal, try these simple sheet pan chicken nachos. By using chicken to make these nachos, you save time while also adding taste and protein. Simply top an entire bag of tortilla chips with shredded chicken, a can of black beans, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, diced tomato, jalapeos, chopped red onion, and cilantro for the perfect blend of hot and crunchy with cool and fresh ingredients. 

Irish Nachos 

Make way for crispy potatoes topped with all the toppings instead of corn tortilla chips. Nachos, according to British recipe inventor Susan Olayinka, are "primarily an American meal," but potato skins are a classic UK pub food. This recipe mixes the two and is ideal for Sunday's big game. Thick slices of potato are fried in bacon fat before being topped with a considerable amount of melted shredded cheese. These cheesy "chips" are then topped with sour cream, cut scallions, and salsa, much like regular nachos. 

Tex-Mex Nachos 

With toasty salty, crispy chips, hot melted cheese, and tangy toppings like sour cream and guacamole, nachos are the perfect blend of textures, temperatures, and tastes. Although the recipe can be vegetarian, it includes all of the standard nacho components such as taco-seasoned ground beef, shredded lettuce, cilantro, olives, and chopped tomatoes. This recipe is simple enough for inexperienced cooks, with the added benefit of quick cleanup. 

Breakfast Nachos 

Breakfast nachos are a popular dinner option for many people. Instead of tortilla chips, these morning nachos start with a layer of waffle fries that have been baked or air fried until crispy on the exterior and tender on the inside. Waffle fries are bigger and wider than regular French fries, making them a great accompaniment to nachos. Crispy bacon, scrambled eggs, black beans, and shredded cheese are piled on top of the fries, which are finished with salsa and guacamole. Other breakfast meats, such as crumbled sausage or chorizo, can be substituted, or the dish can be made vegetarian by omitting the meat entirely. 

Dessert Nachos

Make a plate of dessert nachos the next time you're hosting for a creative and memorable sweet finale to your meal. Before toasting in the oven, pita bread is cut into triangles, rubbed with vegetable oil, and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. The homemade sweet chips are then used to scoop up the layers of ice cream, hot fudge, raspberry sauce, whipped cream, and whatever candy you have on hand. This dish is ideal for Halloween, Christmas, or Easter candy leftovers. 

Creamy Chicken Nachos 

Slow-cooker creamy chicken nachos combine boneless, skinless chicken breasts, taco seasoning, black beans, diced tomatoes with green chilies, and cream cheese to make a creamy, shredded chicken mixture that can be topped with tortilla chips, baked potatoes, or pasta. Simply put all of the ingredients in a slow cooker and leave it to cook for four hours. When you return, the crock pot will have finished the job, producing moist and tasty shredded chicken with no effort.