18 Brilliant Nacho Recipes and Yummy Topping Ideas

Mexican cuisine is really great. There are all sorts of delicious Mexican dishes that have become favorites here in the USA, and nachos is definitely one of them.

There are lots of things that are great about nachos, from their versatility to the flavor of them. You can eat them as a snack, as a main meal, and they taste great when eaten during a cinema trip too.

18 Brilliant Nacho Recipes and Yummy Topping Ideas

All in all, nachos are simply amazing!

One of the best things about nachos is the different toppings that you can add to them. In this guide, we’re taking a look at 18 brilliant nacho recipes, as well as giving you some inspiration for toppings that you can add to your nachos. 

So what are you waiting for? Let’s dive right in and take a look at some utterly delicious nacho recipes!

1. The Best Nachos

First up, we have “The Best Nachos” recipe from Simplyrecipes.com. We love this recipe because it is designed with Tex-Mex cuisine in mind, and there is no denying that Tex-Mex is out of this world. 

These Tex-Mex nachos are covered with a huge variety of different toppings. They are literally fully loaded, with tons of yummy flavors packed into a single dish.

But the best thing about this recipe? The nachos aren’t soggy! Just trust us, we’re sure you’ll love this recipe. 

2. Nachos Supreme

Step aside peasants because this nacho recipe really is Supreme. If you are searching for the perfect fully loaded nacho recipe, then you will be hard pressed to find a recipe that is better than this one!

This recipe is packed with everything that you could possibly want from nachos, with a variety of different vegetables and sauces included.

With a hefty load of cheese also included, what more is there to want from nachos?

3. Easy Nachos

This next recipe is super simple to throw together, and that is why we love this easy nachos recipe. 

If you are short on time, or simply want a recipe that isn’t too difficult to prepare, then this recipe has you covered! It will take very little time to throw together this meal, but you would never be able to tell that by the taste!

4. Ultimate Nacho Recipe

For the ultimate combination of Mexican toppings, you should check out this Ultimate Nacho Recipe. This recipe combines classic with innovative ingredients to create a yummy flavor combination. 

With tons of cheese, ground beef, refried beans, and lots more, there is so much to love about this recipe. So be sure to check it out!

5. Super Nachos

The Food Network produces some of the best recipes in the world, and this Super Nachos recipe is no different. There are lots of delicious ingredients included in this recipe to create a unique flavor!

But the best thing about these nachos is the different textures that are introduced through the different ingredients.

There is the perfect mix of crunch and softness in this recipe, and this makes the flavors taste even better. No two bites are the same, and that is what makes this nacho recipe so special!

6. Epic Beef Nachos Supreme

There are very few nacho toppings that can beat ground beef, and ground beef is at the center of these epic beef nachos supreme!

The seasoned beef used in this recipe gives each bite a nice, strong kick. This kick is perfectly balanced by the refried beans and cheese used in the recipe.

But, the introduction of spicy peppers ensures that no bite of these nachos is mild. Every single bite will have that classic Mexican flavor that we know and love.

7. Ultimate Nachos

We have taken a look at quite a few different Tex-Mex inspired recipes, and this is another great one to check out if you love Tex-Mex food!

These Ultimate Nachos are fully loaded with all your favorite Mexican ingredients, and covered in cheese too. There really isn’t anything not to love in this recipe!

8. Beef Nachos

The best way to serve this beef nachos recipe is to serve it in a nice hot bowl. The bowl will keep all the different toppings together, ensuring each bite is evenly packed with the different ingredients. 

If you want to impress your guests with some classic beef nachos, this really is the best recipe to make!

9. Loaded Nachos

This loaded nachos recipe is also a total classic! With beef, beans, cheese and a variety of classic and delicious sauces, you are going to love this recipe! 

It is easy to make and guaranteed to be a hit! 

10. Fully Loaded Nachos

Now, these fully loaded nachos really are fully loaded! Just the cheese alone is enough to class these nachos as fully loaded, so if you are a cheese lover then you are in the right place. 

The flavors in these nachos are classic, but the amounts that are used in this recipe make each bite feel that much nicer. You’re going to love this recipe, we’re sure.

11. The Ultimate Fully Loaded Nachos

One of the best scenarios in which you may find yourself eating nachos is at a bar, and this ultimate fully loaded nachos recipe is inspired by bar-style nachos. 

It might not be the prettiest looking dish, but the flavor combination is out of this world, and the sloppy style really adds to the character of this dish. If you eat with your eyes, then this might not be the best recipe for you.

But, if your top priority is flavor, this recipe is made for you!

12. The Best Loaded Nachos

This recipe for pan-baked nachos is another great one to check out. It is a little different from the other recipes that we have looked at so far, but we see that as a good thing!

The pan-baked style of these nachos ensure a totally different flavor to the sheet-baked recipes that we have looked at so far.

There is a smokiness to pan-baked nachos that you do not get in sheet-baked recipes, and that flavor is really highlighted in this recipe. You’re going to adore these nachos!

13. Crazy Easy Loaded Homemade Nachos

It is easy to assume that nachos are difficult to put together. A lot of these recipes contain tons of different ingredients, and the prep alone can be very time-consuming and difficult. 

But that isn’t the case for this recipe! This loaded homemade nacho recipe really is crazy easy, and it takes very little time to prepare too.

In short, this recipe is simply amazing, so you should definitely check it out!

14. Loaded Veggie Nachos

Now, we know that a lot of the nacho recipes that we have looked at so far in this guide have included meat.

Of course, you could easily make them veggie-friendly by removing the meat, but if you want a proper veggie nacho recipe, check out this one!

This loaded nachos recipe really is loaded, except it is loaded with different types of veggies! It is filled with flavor and totally delicious, you’ll love it!

15. Buffalo Nachos

Let’s finish this guide by taking a look at some of the alternative nacho toppings. So far we’ve looked at recipes that are almost exclusively Tex-Mex, so why not switch it up with these buffalo nachos?

These nachos are topped with shredded chicken that is absolutely drenched in hot buffalo sauce. Each bite packs a kick without you having to add any peppers or jalapeños to your nachos.

If spicy nachos are your favorite, we’re sure you’ll love these buffalo nachos!

16. Loaded Barbecue Chicken Nachos

Alternatively, if you want something a little less hot and spicy, then you should check out these loaded barbecue chicken nachos.

Once again, these nachos are topped with shredded chicken, but this time the chicken is drenched in barbecue sauce instead. 

Barbecue topped nachos might seem like a bit of a strange thing, but honestly, don’t knock it till you try it! The flavor of these nachos is totally unique and incredibly moreish, you’ll constantly find yourself saying “just one more”!

17. Lasagne Nachos

This Italian-Mexican hybrid recipe is even stranger than the last recipe that we looked at, but it tastes totally incredible.

If you love lasagne, then you will adore this recipe because it actually works incredibly well. 

Instead of building a lasagne using the lasagne mix, throw it all on top of your nachos for a unique dish. Once you’ve made this once, you’ll find it becoming a staple in your household! 

18. Mini Taco Nachos

Finally, let’s wrap this up with these mini taco nachos. We love this recipe because it is really easy to prepare and it looks super cute too. 

If you are searching for a recipe to impress your guests with, this is the perfect fish for you! So why not give it a try?

Yummy Nacho Topping Inspiration

The recipes that we have looked at above are some of the best nacho recipes that exist. If you are searching for a yummy nacho recipe to serve for your guests, then we’re sure that these recipes will be a hit!

But, if you are simply looking for some yummy nacho topping inspiration, here are some of the best ingredients to put on top of your nachos:

  • Cheese (obviously)
  • Cheese sauce
  • Jalapeños
  • Ground beef
  • White sauce
  • Tomato-based sauce
  • Chicken
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Pulled turkey
  • Peppers
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole 
  • Burger sauce

These are just a handful of the excellent toppings that taste delicious on top of nachos. So be sure to check them out! 


In short, in this guide we have taken a look at 18 of the most brilliant nacho recipes, as well as some yummy topping ideas. So if you are thinking of making nachos, be sure to check these recipes out. 

Thanks for reading! 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Toppings Do You Put On Nachos?

There are lots of delicious toppings that you can add to your nachos, but there are some that go without saying.

In particular, your nacho toppings should include a sauce, something with substance (usually meat or veggies) and lots of cheese.

A lot of the time, people will add multiple sauces to their nachos, and often a couple of different types of cheese too.

What Is The Best Cheese To Melt Over Nachos?

Some of the best nacho recipes will include multiple types of cheese. A lot of the time people will choose to use mozzarella cheese or a classic British cheddar.

However, one of the best cheeses to melt over your nachos is Monterey Jack because of the oozy, melted quality of this cheese. 

What Sauces Go With Nachos?

There are a ton of different sauces that you can add to your nachos. Some of the best options include salsa, guacamole, sour cream, nacho cheese dip and chili.

18 Brilliant Nacho Recipes and Yummy Topping Ideas

18 Brilliant Nacho Recipes and Yummy Topping Ideas

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