Don’t you just love it when a meal can be assembled in ten minutes or less? I know I do.
I also love it when I find an even simpler way of preparing a family favorite meal. Bonus points when this simple prep makes the food more tasty too.
The past couple of months have been a blur of first-trimester pregnancy nausea and fatigue. I could count the meals I cooked on one hand. Of course, though, this is pure speculation since I can’t actually remember what happened last week. But you get the idea.
The rare times I did feel like contributing to us all getting fed (besides just ordering pizza), I often opted to make these nachos.
You may be thinking, who needs a recipe for making nachos? Well, yeah. It’s pretty straightforward. Except that for years I never thought to do them this way and now that I have tried it, it’s the only way we make them.
The chips get toasted, the cheese is perfectly melted and bubbly, and it’s all on one big pan ready to be loaded with toppings and served at the table.
So maybe this isn’t me insulting your intelligence, but simply sharing a delicious way to eat a classic food. Either way, you should go eat some nachos today.
Sheet Pan Nachos
Of course, the variations are endless when it comes to nachos. We typically like to stick with the classics but you can be as crazy as you like.
And since it’s supposed to be easy, for us it’s pinto or black beans from the freezer, guacamole pre-made from Costco, and homemade yogurt from the fridge as a sub for sour cream. And heaps of this salsa. Because YUM. Seriously, do yourself a favor and whip some up.
- Tortilla chips
- cheddar cheese, shredded
- pinto or black beans
- sour cream or plain yogurt
- chopped romaine lettuce
1. Turn the oven onto broil (the high setting) to preheat.
2. In a rimmed sheet pan, spread an even layer of tortilla chips to cover the entire pan. Distribute the shredded cheese evenly across the chips. Sprinkle the beans* on top of the cheese.
3. Place the pan in the hot oven and broil on high for about 5 minutes. DON’T FORGET TO SET A TIMER! The broil function can be unforgiving very quickly so don’t wander away. Once the chips are toasted and browned and the cheese is melted and bubbly, the pan is ready to come out.
4. Remove the pan from the oven and add remaining toppings. Salsa. Guacamole. Sour cream or yogurt. Lettuce. Mmmmm.
5. Grab a spatula, distribute those amazing nachos and enjoy.