Sheet Pan Nachos on a plate surrounded with a lime and hot peppers and tomatoes

Bring Bar Food Home With These Sheet Pan Nachos

Sheet pan nachos are a thing of beauty. With just a handful of ingredients and the few gems I’m about to drop… you’ll have fool proof bar food the whole family will love. From the comfort of your own home! Crispy. Cheesy. And bursting with flavor. You might find this sheet pan dinner on repeat week after week. No lie.

When I make this meal I use my XL sheet pan from USA Pans because I can easily spread out an entire bag of tortilla chips. Which ensures each chip gets all the delicious goodness I’m loading on top! If you crowd your chips, they don’t get crispy. The cheese doesn’t set up correctly, and you end up with a pile of mush. Noooooo thank you! If you don’t have an oversized pan, simply opt for 2 smaller sheet pans.

Sheet Pan Nachos

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Recipe by Susanna Grace Course: MainCuisine: Mexican AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Calories

1008

kcal
Total time

20

minutes

Bar food vibes in the comfort of your own home. Assembled, baked, and eaten right off a sheet pan if you feel like it!

Ingredients

  • 1 11 oz bag Tortilla chips, I love Late July Snacks brand

  • 1 pound Ground beef, seasoned (chili powder, adobo, s+p)

  • 2 large handfuls Shredded cheese, I enjoy sharp cheddar from Cabot

  • 1 can Beans of choice, I love chickpeas or pintos

  • 1/4 Red onion sliced (more to taste)

  • 1 Red pepper sliced

  • optional Limes + Hot Sauce + Cilantro

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425f/218c and line your baking sheet with parchment paper for easier clean up. 
  • Prepare your ground beef by browning in a skillet for 5-10 minutes with seasoning of choice (think taco, fajita, or a homemade version of chili powder, adobo, s+p).
  • While your beef is cooking, evenly spread your tortilla chips over the pan being careful not to overlap too much.
  • Drain and rinse your preferred can of beans, and stir in a bit of adobo seasoning for an added POP. Totally optional of course.
  • Next, thinly slice your 1/4 red onion and green pepper. Make sure any condiments are pulled from the fridge so they aren’t served ice cold. Think hot sauce and limes.
  • Either use or grate your own cheddar cheese (I strongly recommend you grate your own) and lightly sprinkle a thin layer across your chips.
  • Then, evenly spread your cooked ground beef all over, followed by onion and bell pepper.
  • Top with remaining cheese until happy and pop in that hot oven. 
  • Set the timer for 10 minutes, and continue to bake if the cheese hasn’t browned to your liking.
  • Serve directly on the sheet pan, loading the corners up with sliced lime and lemon, drizzling with hot sauce, and sprinkling on cilantro. All of that is optional, but, why not?! 

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Notes

  • Before you season your meat and start loading up on cheese and veg, taste a tortilla chip FIRST! If they are super salty, cut back on the salt everywhere else. If they aren’t salty at all, load up that meat and add some to the beans while you’re at it.
  • While I have given specific measurements for vegetables, beans and meat- don’t feel like you need to stick to these! One of my favorite ways to clean out a fridge is to toss leftovers on a pan of tortilla chips with cheese.
  • Try to keep your veggies sliced or diced to the same sizes. This will help them cook evenly at the same time. The thinner you slice, the softer and more charred they will get in the oven.
  • While I recommend lime, hot sauce and cilantro as toppings… feel free to go buck wild here! Using any combination of citrus and herb. Try lemon and chive. Grapefruit and mint. Candied jalapeños and pickled garlic are also the jam!
  • Please note the nutritional information below was calculated using a calculator designed by: Verywell Fit. This information is accurate to the best of my knowledge, but should not be taken as medical advice 🙂 

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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


Calories1008

  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 34.5g 54%
    • Saturated Fat 15.6g 78%
  • Cholesterol 161mg 54%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 1653mg 48%
  • Total Carbohydrate 102.9g 35%
    • Dietary Fiber 24g 96%
    • Sugars 14.2g
  • Protein 73.8g 148%
  • Calcium 45%
  • Iron 164%
  • Vitamin D 34%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Sheet Pans Are Party Pans

Whether you’re simply looking to toss a Wednesday dinner on the table, or have a gang swinging by, THIS is that simple go to recipe you’ll have on standby. Make two smaller plans and keep on meat free. Top one with leftover rotisserie chicken and the other with shrimp. Mix and match cheeses, beans, and proteins. Or my all time favorite, clean out the fridge sheet pan nachos. Where all the little bits and scraps of abandoned veggies make their home onto a bed of crispy goodness.

Bonus. This meal hits with minimal cleanup. Especially if you opt for parchment paper as a pan lining.

Bonus Bonus. Serve these bad boys with my Añejo Margaritas or spike my Coconut + Watermelon Slushy for an unforgettable evening on the patio.

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Let Me Know!

Have you ever tried adding that first, thin layer of cheese to your nachos? If you haven’t, I know you’re about to be blown away. The fact that all the toppings stay in place while you munch… it really doesn’t get much better than that!

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