These Game Day Nachos are ultimately cheesy, topped with fresh slices of avocado, shredded lettuce, and drizzled with queso. Bring these to your next tailgate or potluck and watch your guests be impressed with this game winner sheet pan meal!
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About these Nachos
Undoubtedly one of the best parts about tailgating: the snacks! Munch on these Game Day Nachos for the next Football Sunday or March Madness Tournament viewing; you're going to love them.
These nachos made with simple ingredients and drizzled in queso. But what's great about them, too, is that they're highly customizable. Use your favorite meat (or vegetarian substitute), your favorite veggies, and favorite toppings. It's really up to you!
These Game Day Nachos use Tostito scoops for cleaner snacking. When everything is packed into a little tortilla cup, sharing these as a fun app is so easy.
I firmly believe that the more toppings on nachos, the better. Pick your favorites and load them up to your liking. Here's what the recipe calls for:
- Base: Tostitos Multigrain scoop chips or hint of lime tortilla chips are my favorite.
- Ground Meat: I used 93% lean ground turkey. You can also use ground beef or chicken. We will cook it with diced red onion, canned diced tomatoes, and canned white queso.
- Toppings: shredded lettuce, freshly sliced avocado, diced roma tomatoes, sharp cheddar cheese (my favorite is brand is Tillamook), canned white queso, red onion, and anything else you enjoy on nachos: olives, jalapeños, and/or salsa.
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
How to Make This Recipe
1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add in olive oil, lean ground turkey, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, elote seasoning, and queso. Cook taco meat for 7-8 minutes or until meat reaches 165°F.
2. On a sheet pan, lay out full size tortilla scoop chips facing up. While the meat cooks, prepare the desired toppings. Chop red onion, slice roma tomatoes, shread lettuce, and slice avocado.
3. Take the sharp cheddar shredded cheese and place a pinch into each tortilla scoop. This is very important because the cheese is going to be the barrier between the meat and chip and prevent soggy nachos. Next, scoop a tablespoon of prepared meat mixture into each chip scoop. Layer sliced avocado, tomatoes, and red onion evenly over the chips. Finish with additional cheese.
4. Broil nachos for 3-5 minutes at 525°F or until cheese is melted and/or chip edges brown. Drizzle with queso and enjoy!
These nachos will not keep well in their fully constructed form. I highly suggest you enjoy them immediately out of the oven. If you'd like to prep in advance, you can cook the meat and chop up the toppings. Then keep everything in separate containers for quick assembly when you're ready to enjoy.
The possibilities are endless! I only used queso, but don't stop there. Try guacamole, salsa, taco sauce, salsa verde, chimichurri, sour cream, or greek yogurt.
Yes! The ingredients on these nachos would be fabulous in a tortilla as taco filling or would make a fabulous taco salad bowl.
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Game Day Nachos
- sheet pan
- Cutting Board
- Chef's Knife
- Rubber Spatula
- 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
- ½ cup red onion, diced
- ½ cup canned diced tomatoes
- 1 tbsp cilantro
- ¼ cup white queso
- 1 tablespoon Elote seasoning, alternative: taco / fajita seasoning
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup shredded lettuce
- ½ avocado
- ½ cup roma tomatoes, sliced
- ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 bag Tositos Multigrain Scoops
- extra sharp cheddar cheese
For the Taco Meat
- Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add in olive oil, lean ground turkey, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, elote seasoning, and queso.
- Cook taco meat for 7-8 minutes or until meat reaches 165°F.
- While the meat cooks, dice all desired toppings: shreaded lettuce, red onion, tomatoes, and sliced avocado.
- On a 11 x 14 sheet pan, lay out full size tostitos chips facing up (no crumbles of chips).
- Take sharp cheddar cheese and place a pinch into each tostito scoop. This is very important because the cheese is going to be the barrier between the meat and the chip. If you skip this step, the chips could may become soggy.
- Scoop a tablespoon of prepared taco meat mixture into each chip scoop.
- Layer sliced avocado, tomatoes, and red onion evenly over the chips.
- Sprinkle more shredded sharp cheddar cheese and drizzle desired amount of queso over the prepared nachos.
- Broil for 3-5 minutes for 525°F or until cheese is melted and chips are slightly toasted.
- Enjoy immediately with your favorite beverage while watching your team play!!
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