Air Fryer Nachos

Nachos in the air fryer are an awesome, quick, and easy snack, that's totally customizable. The sky's the limit on your ingredient choices, so feel free to make substitutions to suit your tastes. And they can be turned into a main course by adding some protein like shrimp or chicken for a complete meal.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • cooking spray

  • 2 ½ ounces thin corn tortilla chips

  • ½ teaspoon taco seasoning

  • 1 ¼ cups shredded pepper Jack cheese

  • 1 tablespoon sliced black olives

  • 6 grape tomatoes, halved

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees F (180 degrees C) for about 3 minutes. Line air fryer basket with foil or a parchment liner, and spray with cooking spray.

  2. Spread out chips in the fryer basket in a single layer, slightly overlapping chips, so the cheese doesn't melt through. Lightly dust chips with taco seasoning to get a pop of taco flavor, and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Don't overcrowd the basket.

  3. Top cheese with olives and tomatoes and place basket in the air fryer.

  4. Air-fry until cheese is melted and chips are starting to slightly brown on the edges, 5 to 6 minutes. Watch closely to be sure the cheese doesn't burn. If necessary, add additional time until you reach your preferred crispness.

  5. Move nachos to a plate, garnish with chopped cilantro, and serve immediately.

Cook's Note:

Use whatever kind of cheese you prefer. Don't overload the tortilla chips to avoid soggy nachos.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

516 Calories
35g Fat
29g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 516
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 16g 79%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 746mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 21g
Potassium 192mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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