Steven's Baked Nachos Recipe -
Steven's Baked Nachos Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Steven's Baked Nachos

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"My husband wanted to find chips tasting like those made at restaurants. Baking them is the key. These nachos are his claim to fame as a cook and they're delicious! I love them as a quick appetizer or late night snack! Serve with sliced jalapenos and your favorite hot sauce."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x9 inch baking dish.
  2. Place the chicken on a microwave-safe plate, cover with a paper towel, and place in a microwave oven. Cook on high power until the chicken is no longer pink and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Cool, and use a knife to shred the chicken. Set aside.
  3. Place the refried beans in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until thoroughly heated.
  4. Layer half the chips, 1/2 cup cheese, and green onions on the bottom of prepared baking dish. Spoon the refried beans over the chip mixture. Sprinkle with another 1/2 cup cheese, and spread with the sour cream. Arrange the shredded chicken over the sour cream layer. Top with the remaining chips and 1/2 cup cheese.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until the cheese melts throughout, 15 to 18 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 02, 2007

Loved the idea of baking the chips, which created the best nachos. Instead of chicken I used ground beef with a fajita seasoning and it had amazing flavor. Great for an appetizer. The unfortunate part is that it is not good for left overs. My husband and I had to throw half of it out because we could not eat it all.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 23, 2012

Fine if you want to eat the most basic nachos!


36 Ratings

Jul 23, 2008

This is a basic nacho recipe that I have made many times before. However I have never tried the sour cream as a layer on the chips before baking. That is why I am adding a review. I really liked it with the sour cream. I used chicken that I marinated in Lawrys Tequilla Lime sauce. My chips of choice are Tostitos Gold. They're firm and don't get soggy. I served with homemade pico de gallo and guacamole. Yum yum.

Aug 01, 2007

I made quite bit of changes to this to suit our tastes. I seasoned the chicken with fajita mix prior to cooking it. I also added black beans to the recipe. I used cheddar instead of pepper jack. I served this with fresh shredded lettuce. I also served the sour cream on the side. I had a lot more "stuff" than chips, so it needed to be eaten more like a taco salad. It probably would have done better in a bigger cooking dish too. But all in all, a decent recipe! I like how the chips taste with everything when you bake them in the oven, which I've never done before. Be aware that this is a first day ONLY recipe, the chips will not survive as leftovers.

Feb 24, 2009

I changed the recipe up only because I make nachos to use up leftovers - I was interested in the cooking method (usually I nuke them) and the sour cream not being served on the side. I was impressed with both - the time allowed all the meat to get hot and cheese to become good and melty, and the sour cream was wonderful cooked with everything else - this is how I'll do it from now on. Thanks for the recipe :)

Mar 07, 2011

I couldn't find a recipe quite like what I was looking for, so I modified this one. I cooked 1 lb of ground beef with taco seasoning, then layered it in a 9x13 pan with tortilla chips, cheese, pinto beans, tomato, green onion, and sliced jalapenos and baked it all as directed. I skipped the sour cream and served salsa and guac on the side. Perfection! I will hang on to this for gatherings and the occasional tv night dinner.

Aug 12, 2010

My family loved this recipe! I did omit the sour cream and served it on the side with guacamole. This one is a keeper.

Mar 14, 2008

These are very good. I made it more of a casserole though. I crushed the tortilla chips up a bit. I have made this twice once without the sour cream and once with. I & my family liked it much better with the sour cream layer. I also sauteed a chopped onion and added a layer.


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  • Calories
  • 461 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.4 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 25.2 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 5.6 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 22.2 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 588 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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