Very easy to prepare. Kids can help by adding toppings and spreading corn chips on the baking sheet fro the oven or platter for the microwave. Serve with guacamole, sour cream and salsa cruda and enjoy.


1 pk corn chips
2 c cheese (shredded)
  toppings (sliced olives, refried beans, cooked meat, salsa)


Spread corn chips on a baking sheet. Top corn chips with grated cheese or, if using, refried beans, beef, more grated cheese and sliced olives.

For the oven

Heat oven to 350°F (180°C)

Bake for 5-10 minutes, until the cheese has melted.

For the microwave

Microwave on medium-high for 3 minutes, or until the cheese melts.

Total time
30 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
4 servings


For beef nachos, brown 1 lb ground beef and 1 onion, finely chopped, untill cooked. Season with salt and pepper and drain of the fat. Use as topping. Goes well with refried beans.

Toasted pita bread triangles or bread traingles also come out well when prepared nacho style.

Adults may appreciate the heat from 1 jalapeño chili, thnly sliced, but this may be too strong for children and best avoided.


Nachos are a popular Mexican dish that were created in the early 20th century. They are made of tortilla chips, cheese, and other toppings that can vary depending on the recipe. Nachos are often served as an appetizer or snack, but can also be a main course. Nachos are great as party food for teens.