Veggie Nachos

veggie nachos

Simple and quick recipes are always my first choice when throwing together a hot lunch.  My family would eat nachos everyday, if I'd let them. They're similar to salads really, minus the greens.  We can throw just about any vegetable, legume, meat, fruit, salsa, and of course, wonderful cheese on top of a bed a chips.  Slide'em into the oven for less than 10-minutes and then we're ready to chow down.  Any combination of our favorite toppings always seems to work out into a fun & filling lunch.

Better still, making nachos is a great way to clean out the frig of all those half-cut bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, etc.  Leftover grilled meats, cuts of cheese that are too small for a recipe, fresh herbs on their last day can be used to make fabulous nachos.


  • green bell pepper. diced small
  • red bell pepper, diced small
  • yellow onion, sliced thin
  • tomato, seeded, diced small
  • black beans, drained and rinsed
  • fresh cilantro
  • Monterey cheese, grated
  • Cheddar cheese, grated
  • Habanero Cheese, grated
  • tortilla chips
  • sour cream for dipping
  • your favorite salsa for dipping

Heat oven to 375ºF. Use a cookie sheet lined with foil for easy cleanup, or not.  Make a layer of chips on the sheet.   Arrange the toppings as you like them.  Cover lightly with grated cheeses.  Bake 7 to 10 minutes., veggie nachos 😀

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  • These turned out beautifully, I have to admit I’m usually pretty narrow minded on what goes on my nachos. But these really look tasty!

  • Thank you, Amanda. Well how do you eat your nachos?

  • We’re talking about veggie plate dinners over on facebook. I wanted to add that conversation here.

    Lori Shipley
    Yummy!!! Sounds good-tonight I am making a veggie stir fry over brown rice-I bought a bag of cut veggies carrots broccoli and cauliflower and I need to start using it. I will add onions and celery to boost flavor and I am trying to find a sauce recipe to use with it. We eat a vegetable meal about once a week-it cuts down on the costs of meat and is still really filling and definately healthy!

    Mimi Witherington Allen
    I did a post a few weeks ago about this very same thing. I use nachos to help clean up leftover veggies and meat in the refrigerator! I would also eat them everyday, if I thought I could get away with it…

    Then I said….
    Jill Ann McKeever
    Dallas used to have a terrific restaurant in the old Lakewood area called the Dixie House. My Aunt Cindy & I would go there for their Veggie Plates. I remember having such a hard time deciding what 3 vegetables I wanted on my plate. They had the BEST baked yellow squash, fried okra, and black eye peas.
    That place introduced me to Veggie plate dinners. Before then, I thought everyone was suppose to eat a meat with two veggies. I was just around eleven years.

    Veggie plate dinners are my favorite nights. I love that no matter what veggies I cook, they all go together.

  • Amy

    Wow, what a great nacho plate!!! I love the idea of cleaning out the tidbits of “stuff you can’t throw away” in a delicious and useful way. Yumm
    Thank you.

  • Thank you, Amy!

    What do you put on your nachos?

  • Susan

    Once again, this recipe also passed the quality inspection team. And once again qualified as a do-over recipe. I added black olives, zuchinni, celery and oregano, and used mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Yes, pretty much like a salad with cheese and chips. Yummy!
    Susan and Sandra
    StarDragonfly Herbals

    • Ooh, I haven’t had black olives in a while. They’re so good on nachos and pizza. Zucchini on nachos, huh? I dig it on my pizza. I’ve never thought of it on nachos. How did you cut it up? Thin slices? Large dice? Small dice?

  • ReBeKa

    THIS IS SO GOOD!~~~~~~~~

  • Thank you, ReBeka! We love’em!

  • The nachos look fantastic. This is one I’ll definitely make.