These easy to make skillet nachos are the perfect combination of seasoned ground beed and melted cheddar cheese over crispy tortilla chips.
From the recipe collection of Tara Ippolito
You will absolutely love these delicious and easy way to make skillet nachos.
I used to make my nachos all kinds of different ways. Once I started doing them on the stovetop in a skillet, all of my other methods just didn’t do the trick.
This is my favorite way by far now. I haven’t made them any other way since.
The cheese gets super creamy and melty and they’re so easy to do.
Everyone just loves nachos. Its one of those appetizers, snacks or even dinners that you know will be a guarenteed crowd pleaser.
And making them in a skillet like this makes them even better!
That final pour of the seasoned ground beef and cheese over the tortilla chips is a beautiful sight to impress your guests or family with.
You cant go wrong with this incredibly delicious recipe. I know that if you try it, you’ll just love it, too.
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Do I have to use ground beef?
Nope. You don’t necessarily have to use ground beef for this nacho recipe.
You can use ground turkey or chicken if you’d prefer. Both of those options would work for this one.
What cheese can I use?
I like cheddar for this recipe but use whatever kind of cheese you’d like.
The choice is completely yours. You can always blend a couple together, too.
Just be sure to shred the cheese yourself no matter what you wind up going with.
Do I really have to shred the cheese myself?
Yes, absolutely! This is the one thing that I’d really urge you not to take a shortcut on.
Pre-shredded bagged cheese has chemicals in it like cellulose.
This keeps the cheese from clumping but it also prevents it from melting properly
Shred the cheese off the block. The nachos will be much creamier that way.
Can I make this spicy?
Yes, absolutely you can.
Try using spicy taco seasoning packets to season the ground beef.
You can always use hot salsa, too. That should do the trick.
Just be aware if you’re serving these at a party or for a crowd that some people may be sensitive to the heat.
Do the chips get soggy?
Yes and no.
These nachos need to be eaten pretty quickly. That’s the idea, anyway.
If you make them and eat them, they’re just fine.
You really don’t want these sitting around because they need to be eaten relatively quickly once the beef and cheese are poured over the chips.
They will get soggy if they don’t get eaten quickly.
But I promise you that shouldn’t be a problem.
What can I serve these skillet nachos with?
This recipe is great because it can be served as as a snack, for lunch, and even dinner.
Nachos are a meal all on their own. So if you’d like to serve them solo that would be completely acceptable.
If not, here are some recipes that would be perfect with them.
Skillet Nacho Supreme
This recipe for skillet nachos is pretty basic and that’s totally fine. I love the simple things sometimes!
Try adding some black beans, diced tomatoes, black olives, salsa, guacamole, sour cream or salsa if you’d like to upgrade them a bit.
Skillet nachos ingredients
- Ground beef
- Taco seasoning packets (mild)
- Salsa (mild)
- Cheddar cheese, shredded
- Tortilla chips
- Toppings of your choice (optional)
First, brown the ground beef and make it according to the directions on the back of the taco seasoning packets. (We’re using two packets for one pound of ground beef instead of one.
Now, add the salsa and stir it in over medium low heat.
Then, sprinkle the shredded cheese as evenly as you can over the seasoned ground beef and salsa mixture.
After that, place onto the skillet and turn the heat to low and let that simmer for five minutes.
Finally, remove the lid and pour the cheese and meat mixture all over plated tortilla chips.
Serve warm and with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 1oz taco seasoning packets, mild
- 1/2 c Salsa, mild
- 1-1.5 c cheddar cheese, shredded
- tortilla chips
- toppings of your choice
- First, make the ground beef according to the directions of the taco seasoning packet. We are using two packets for one pound of beef for extra falvor so be sure to use them both.
- Now add the salsa and stir it into the beef over medium heat for a couple of minutes.
- Then sprinkle the cheese on top of the seasoned beef and salsa and turn the heat down to medium low.
- Next, add the top onto the skillet and let the cheese melt for about 3 minutes. Once you see that its melted, remove the lid.
- Finally arrange the tortillas down on a serving platter in a single layer and carefully pour over the beef and cheese. Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!