Easy Cheesy Nachos


To start off the weekend, Bradley specifically asked for Nachos for dinner, so our usual Pizza Friday turned into Nachos Friday.

Having never made this dish before I was quite frantic about getting it right, so I scoured the web looking for the perfect recipe, but nothing came up with an explanation that made sense, and many had a ton of other ingredients that i was not interested in…  so I decided to wing it. And boy was it “winged”! What an awesome dish it turned out to be!


1 packet 250g Nachos Chips

1 jar 400g Salsa (or make your own)

4 pre-grilled, pre-spiced chicken fillet breasts

1 Green Pepper chopped into bits

2 sprigs chopped Spring Onion

about 250ml grated Mozzarella

a few left over cherry tomatoes halved

a few leftover jalapeño pepper bits

1 tub fresh Guacamole (or make your own)

Sour Cream


I used a smallish (23x25cm) casserol dish and made two layers of nachos.

On medium heat in pan, use a splash of Olive Oil, fry up Green Pepper for 3 minutes, add Chicken cut into bite sized chunks, add Spring Onion, stir up for another minute, add jar of Salsa. Stir up and heat through, then remove from heat.

Start layering dish, place half packet of  nachos at the bottom, scoop half of the chicken-salsa mix onto the nachos, pop in some tomato & jalapeño bits, top with half the mozzarella.  Repeat another layer with the other half of ingredients, so place Nachos, add Chicken mix, Tomato & Jalapeño (optional), top with Mozzarella.

Bake in preheated oven at 180 deg C for 5-8 minutes… keep an eye on it, when the cheese melts and/or starts turning brown – Take it out!

Enjoy with fresh Guacamole and a dollop of Sour Cream.

This is how mine turned out:

This was soooooooo yummy & still crispy, definitely one to make again soon (after spending more time at the gym!)

Let me know if  you’ve made it, and how it turned out.

♥ Jo


2 responses »

  1. Bought a bag of Nachos Chips the other day, and my husband asked are you making Cheesy Nachos, No was my reply, I have never made it, have to get the recipe.

    Great recipe Jo I will give it a go.

  2. Fantastic! you could try it with some mince too if you like, same thing just replace chicken… let me know how it turns out 🙂 Apparently I have to make it again tonight!
    (PS. I bought the ready made salsa and guacamole from Woolies, saved a lot of time!)

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