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Favorite Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos recipe that is perfect for sharing with others.
I like the many options that come with these nachos!
Favorite Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos
A sheet pan recipe idea for making amazing nachos.
I like how easy it is to share these nachos with others!
Did you try my recipe for Easy Pizza Monkey Bread?
That recipe is another recipe that is both easy to make and delicious to eat.
Both this nacho recipe and that monkey bread recipe would go great when served together at a party, tailgate, or similar gathering!
Are you making this recipe for a crowd? Consider serving these nachos with individual nacho trays to keep things organized and easy!
This recipe is especially for anyone asking what toppings go on nachos.
In so many ways, this can be a personal thing.
I say this because I have seen nachos served with just about any and everything!
Traditional nachos really have about three elements.
You will have your crunchy chip layer. This chip layer will be topped with a protein or two (meat, cheese...) and some kind of an embellishment such as a sliced jalapeno pepper.
What goes first on nachos?
Well, usually it is the chips or crunchy element that goes on the bottom.
This is the most sturdy ingredient as it will hold the rest.
Think of making a good sheet pan of nachos as making a layered casserole or even pizza.
The bottom layer needs to be sturdy enough to support everything that goes on top.
On the top layers you will will find the binding element (such as cheese) that holds everything on top of the cheese as well as the embellishments that add bits of flavor and color.
Tips for making nachos.
Use a sturdy chip or even crisp tortillas on the bottom.
They will act as the base and will need to hold everything else even while absorbing fats and liquids that drop down.
More tips for you.
- If you are adding meat to your nachos make sure that the fat is well drained first. Otherwise there could be both a mess and possibly a few upset stomachs resulting.
- Add fresh foods such as chives after the nachos have been heated (or heated cheese has been poured on top).
- Leftover nachos are rarely as tasty as the fresh stuff. If you have leftover ingredients, store them as is and then make a new set of nachos using the stored ingredients.
Personalize Your nachos.
It is hard to not make a great tray of nachos.
Also, it is hard to miss with making nachos as about everyone seems to like them.
Try these ideas to make your nachos even better.
- Make this a low carb sheet pan nacho by using low carb tortillas that have been sliced and toasted in the oven for a few minutes instead of using chips.
- Make these nachos vegan by using vegan cheese and vegan/plant based meat
- Omit the meat and use chili instead.
- Or, you can make this a serve-yourself idea by placing the ingredients in bowls and allow people to layer their own chips.
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About this recipe for nachos.
This is a recipe for making homemade loaded nachos.
By loaded, I mean a sheet pan of filled with layered ingredients that is meant to serve a crowd.
My recipe instructions include cooking a pound of meat to add to the nachos.
You are welcome to use ground beef, ground turkey, or even a vegan plant based version.
Feel free to omit or adjust ingredients as desired as well.
Ingredients needed to make nachos.
- Olive Oil- 2 tablespoons.
- Onion- 1 small (white), peeled and chopped.
- Ground meat of choice- 1 pound.
- Garlic- 1 clove, minced.
- Taco Seasoning- 1 package (28 g). Can use lower salt version. Plus ingredients on package.
- Tortilla Chips- 1 bag (12-14 ounce).
- Nacho Cheese Sauce- 1 ½ cups.
- Mexican Cheese Blend- ½ cup shredded.
- Chopped Tomatoes- ½ cup (can use salsa).
- Green Onions- ⅓ cup chopped.
- Sour Cream- 1 cup.
- Jalapeños- as desired.
How to make Favorite Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos
Step One: cook the meat.
Lay out a stack of paper towels on a flat surface to be used to allow the cooked meat to sit on.
Preheat a skillet on medium heat for one minute then add the oil.
Sauté the onion until translucent (about three to five minutes). Then add the meat. Cook the meat until brown, breaking up chunks and stirring as needed. Once the meat has browned you can transfer it to the paper towels that you set out to cool and drain. Return the meat to the skillet and cook according to the directions on the seasoning package.
Step Two: prepare the sheet pan.
Preheat the oven to 400. Prep a rimmed baking sheet for nonstick. I like parchment paper. If you use foil I suggest that you give it a quick spray with nonstick.
Evenly distribute the chips to the sheet pan to make a layer of chips. Then top this with the nacho cheese and then the shredded cheese. You may have leftover cheese depending on the size of your sheet pan. Once all of the cheese has been evenly distributed, bake the nachos until the cheese has melted (about seven minutes).
Step Three: finish the nachos.
Top the nachos with the cooked meat and then the remaining ingredients.
Favorite Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos, an incredibly tasty recipe for homemade appetizer or meal. Low carb and vegan options.
Favorite Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos
- Lay out a stack of paper towels on a flat surface to be used to allow the cooked meat to sit on. Preheat a skillet on medium heat for one minute then add the oil.Sauté the onion until translucent (about three to five minutes). Then add the meat. Cook the meat until brown, breaking up chunks and stirring as needed. Once the meat has browned you can transfer it to the paper towels that you set out to cool and drain. Return the meat to the skillet and cook according to the direction on the seasoning package.
- Preheat the oven to 400. Prep a rimmed baking sheet for nonstick. I like parchment paper. If you use foil I suggest that you give it a quick spray with nonstick.Evenly distribute the chips to the sheet pan to make a layer of chips. Then top this with the nacho cheese and then the shredded cheese. You may have leftover cheese depending on the size of your sheet pan. Once all of the cheese has been evenly distributed, bake the nachos until the cheese has melted (about seven minutes). Top the nachos with the cooked meat and then the remaining ingredients. Serve.
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