Our 10 Best Creative Nacho Recipes
Buffalo Chicken Nacho Bowl
It's everything you love about Buffalo chicken, down to the hot sauce and blue cheese.
Shrimp and Jalapeño Nachos
You're going to love this combination of succulent shrimp, zesty jalapenos, and silky avocado cream sauce. You can sub in crab if you like, or pickled jalapeños instead of fresh.
Italian Nachos Restaurant-Style
Can't decide between pizza night and nacho night? Who says you have to?
Spicy Caribbean jerk shrimp meets sweet pineapple for an island getaway, and you're invited to tag along.
Tater tots + nachos = a fun way to use up that bag of tots in your freezer.
Who says you can't have nachos for breakfast? We sure don't. Crunchy potato chips topped with chorizo, eggs, and cheese sounds pretty good any time of day.
Outrageous Warm Chicken Nacho Dip
We're here for any hot and cheesy snack with the word "outrageous" in the title, and we'll bet you are, too.
Beef Nacho Casserole
This has family-favorite written on it in melted cheese.
Super Deluxe Steak Nachos
Go on and treat yourself to these mighty meaty steak nachos. Avocados, tomatoes, onions, and beans bring even more fun and flavor to the party in your mouth.
Chocolate Allspice Dessert Nachos
Warm and melty chocolate and marshmallows over sugar-and-spice flour tortilla chips. Yes, please.
A Brief History of Nachos
Nachos have a backstory, and you can flash it out the next time you're elbow-deep in nachos with your friends. Because you crush at food trivia.
There really was a guy nicknamed Nacho who invented nachos. His name was Ignacio Anaya, and he was the maitre d' at the El Moderno restaurant in Piedras Negras on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande.
One day in 1943, a group of wives from the Eagle Pass military base on the Texas side of the river came in for a bite, but the cook had stepped away. So Nacho donned the apron himself, and using what he found in the kitchen — tortillas, cheese, and jalapeños — he whipped up a a pile of mmm mmm good, earning him and it a spot in Snacktown's Hall of Fame. (If there really was one, Nacho's nachos would be in it.)
Mark your calendars to celebrate National Nachos Day on November 6.