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.
30 Nacho Recipes Practically Guaranteed to Be Better Than the Commercials During Your Super Bowl Watch Party
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
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
13. Loaded Veggie Nachos
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
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
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
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.
For even more great recipes, check out our first cookbook, Only the Good Stuff.