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30 Nacho Recipes Practically Guaranteed to Be Better Than the Commercials During Your Super Bowl Watch Party

The wings are sauced. The sliders are baked. There’s only one game day staple left to prepare (besides the beer, of course): nachos. While we love the crowd-pleasing combo of ground beef and nacho cheese just as much as the next football fan, there are endless variations of this party appetizer to devour. Behold: 30 nacho recipes to serve on Super Bowl Sunday and at every gathering you ever host, from classic combos to unexpected mashups.

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1. Tater Tot Nachos

Have you heard? Tater tots are the new tortilla chips. Here, they’re piled high with chorizo, scallions, sour cream, salsa verde and two types of cheese.

2. Mini Nachos

These cuties are ideal for game day since they’re a cinch to serve to a crowd. (Individual portions = no sharing or huddling around a single plate required.)

3. Cranberry, Brussels Sprouts And Brie Skillet Nachos

Might we suggest crowning this mountain of deliciousness with shredded rotisserie chicken or turkey? Then it’s basically an entire meal on a single platter.

4. Skillet Nacho Dip

Aka deconstructed nachos. Serving all the fixings (like ground beef, salsa, cheese and jalapeños) in a skillet means your guests can adjust the toppings-to-chips ratio to their preference with every bite.

5. Chilaquiles Verdes

If you haven’t yet had the pleasure, chilaquiles are a traditional Mexican breakfast dish that calls for simmering tortilla chips in salsa.

6. Breakfast Nachos

Who knew frozen waffles had this masterpiece in them? Kick game day off early with an epic boozy brunch.

7. Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

If you want to keep the menu short and simple, go for this filling rendition that’s made with sweet potato crisps and all your favorite toppings.

8. Asian-style Nachos

Complete with chicken teriyaki, fresh pineapple and sriracha. Just try to stop after one serving—we dare you.

9. Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Two game day essentials, one ooey-gooey appetizer. Start with store-bought rotisserie chicken to save yourself some time and effort.

10. Carne Asada Nachos

Boldly spiced skirt steak, queso blanco and fresh pico de gallo will have your guests raving about your party ’til Super Bowl 2023.

11. Loaded Greek Goddess Chickpea And Quinoa Pita Chip Nachos

This Mediterranean gem pulls out all the stops, from kalamata olives and marinated artichokes to feta cheese and a trio of fresh herbs.

12. Newcastle Brown Ale Pulled Duck Nachos

In case you need more convincing to try this beer-kissed dish (we don’t), the crispy shallots on top are cooked in reserved duck fat.

13. Loaded Veggie Nachos

Protein-rich pinto beans and creamy guacamole keep this app filling sans meat.

14. Sheet Pan Chilaquiles

Because everyone can get behind a runny yolk (not to mention avocado, hot sauce and cotija cheese).

15. Korean Bbq Nachos

Fried wonton crisps take over for tortilla chips, while bulgogi stands in for typical ground beef. But the best part of this recipe is no doubt the kimchi-white cheddar cheese sauce.

16. Crispy Carnitas Oven Nachos With Homemade Tortilla Chips

Use the leftover beer-braised pork (if there is any, that is) for burritos, tacos, rice bowls and sandwiches.

17. Black Bean Turkey Nachos With Jalapeño Yogurt

Move over, sour cream—there’s a new tangy finishing touch in town.

18. Ripper Beef Nachos

Want to keep the nachos crispy for the entirety of the party? Serve the guac, pico and sour cream alongside the chips instead of plopping them on top.

19. Chicken Enchilada Nachos

Since they’re drenched in homemade enchilada and cheese sauces, no one will suspect you started with store-bought roasted chicken.

20. Rainbow Fish Taco Nachos

Pan-fried tilapia is just the match for sweet-and-spicy mango slaw. (P.S.: Using blue corn tortilla chips makes this dish look a million times fancier.)

21. Vegan Chilaquiles With Red Sauce

Skip the eggs, substitute tofu crumbles for queso fresco and boom—you’ve got plant-based chilaquiles.

22. Steak Nachos

Swap beans for thin-sliced bell peppers, mushrooms and onions for a cheesesteak-inspired twist that’s just right for Super Bowl Sunday.

23. Crispy Buffalo Cheddar Potato Nachos

Buffalo wings, potato skins and nachos walk into a bar…

24. Loaded Chicken Nachos

The recipe calls for store-bought chips, pre-cooked chicken and a handful of pantry staples, so all you have to do is assemble and bake.

25. Oven-baked Sheet Pan Nachos

It’s got all the usual suspects, from taco meat to corn to refried beans. We’d shake up a batch of margaritas while they bake if we were you.

26. The Best Damn Vegan Nachos

The nut-free vegan queso is made with eggplant, almond milk and nutritional yeast instead of cashews or tofu.

27. Chilaquiles With Poached Eggs And Spicy Honey

The garlicky, ancho chile-infused orange blossom honey would also taste divine on pizza, fried chicken and grilled cheese.

28. Perfect Microwave Nachos

If you’re keeping it lowkey for the big game, you technically don’t even need to turn on the oven to get your nacho fix.

29. Dessert Nachos

This way, no matter whose team wins, everyone leaves happy. Chalk it up to fried flour tortillas dusted with cinnamon sugar and finished with whipped cream, caramel, chocolate sauce and raspberries.

30. Chocolate Pretzel Nachos

The kids table will devour this sweet-and-salty mix of pretzel crisps, chocolate and mini marshmallows in five seconds flat.


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