These easy homemade nachos are often a lifesaver when I want to put together a meal that will make everyone happy and I need to use leftovers from the fridge. It’s also great for many Saturday nights, when I’m just trying to use up the last few tidbits of leftovers from the week. While Tuesday is always taco night, Saturdays are perfect for nachos!
These aren’t stadium nachos, made up of fake cheese and stale chips. Although, if you want a replacement for the fake block cheese, I should tell you that I’ve already recreated a homemade-real-ingredient-version of velveeta here. These nachos are the real deal.
How to Make Nachos in the Oven
To make these nacho trays you’ll need a few cookie sheets -about one cookie sheet for every two people. Just cut the parchment paper in half so you can transfer the paper to each person after it’s been grilled. The cheese, although delicious, is almost an afterthought. The exact recipe doesn’t matter as much as the process.
I’m currently trying to adjust my kitchen routine to a new school year. What I mean by this, is that our after school activities have changed days and now I am staying out later picking up kids from swimming or gymnastics on different days. Last year, we had breakfast night on Thursdays, when now we’ve moved it to Wednesdays. The last thing I want to do is whip up dinner at 7pm with hungry and cranky kids.
Healthier Homemade Nachos Recipe
Back to these nachos. I use a particular brand of blue corn chips because they have minimal ingredients and they use non GMO corn. Everyone seems to love them so it’s a win win. Of course, the brand you purchase it’s up to you! If you have time, you can make your own chips with leftover corn tortillas from taco night!
Watch this short video to see how easy it is to create a “Nacho Night” at your house.
What to Put on Nachos
Last time I made these I chopped up the last of the rotisserie chicken for the kids, Gabriel had his with leftover garlic shrimp from the night before, and Eric and I made our own huge tray with whatever else we could find!
I have to say, that my favorite thing to add is a big scoop of my easy guacamole. If you are wondering how I make this grain free for me, I sometimes make “naked nachos” or, without the chips. Here and there, I splurge and have a few, since this particular brand I tolerate well.
What’s not to love about melty cheese over a crunchy chip?
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