Loaded Vegetarian Nachos is one of my favorite party snacks. Crispy tortilla chips layered with salsa, veggies, sour cream, and loads of cheese, baked to perfection. Over the weekend for movie nights, I serve loaded nachos as a fun family dinner slash fulfilling appetizer.
What is ‘Loaded Nachos’?
Imagine your favorite crunchy tortilla chips topped with fresh tomato salsa, guacamole, refried beans, roasted veggies, sour cream, and cheese. That is loaded nachos – a real outburst of Mexican flavors!
Loaded Nachos is one of those appetizers that are perfect for large gatherings or as a family sharing platters.
More Reasons to LOVE Loaded Nachos:
perfect for game nights, or backyard bbq
requires less than 30 minutes
possible vegan, gluten-free
Key Layers Of Vegetarian Nachos
A platter of loaded vegetarian nachos is built up by multiple layers of ingredients. Here is the list of what you need:
Nachos: Use the best available crisp plain nachos or tortilla chips for this recipe.
Guacamole: Another key Mexican dip that is essential for vegetarian nachos is – guacamole. If you are out of guacamole, use chopped ripe avocado. Or any other dipping sauce loaded with the flavor of fresh herbs.
Vegetables: I have used corn salsa – a mix of corn, cucumber, onion, and bell peppers for this loaded nachos platter. Feel free to use any of your favorite veggies to top the nachos.
Cheese: Cheddar or Gouda Cheese work perfectly for these veggie nachos. You can combine any of your favorite cheese varieties to make a gooey and cheesy platter of nachos.
Other Ingredients: Sour Cream, Lemon Juice, Jalapeno Peppers or Green Chilli, Refried Beans, Black olive, Fresh Parsley, or Cilantro.
Loaded Nachos – Recipe Variations
It is totally a D-I-Y kinda snack recipe where each layer can be customized to one’s liking and preference.
So next time to have fun while making the loaded nachos arrange all the toppings on the table and involve your family and friends to build their favorite platter of loaded nachos.
Meat/Seafood Nachos: From shredded chicken, ground beef, crockpot chicken to grilled shrimps, all taste heavenly on top of nachos.
Beans: You can layer nachos with refried beans, baked beans, black beans, or simple canned beans.
Grilled Veggies: Rather than adding plain chopped veggies layer the nachos with grilled corn, onion, and peppers. The smokey flavor of the grilled veggies makes the nachos all the way more delectable.
Meal Prep For Veggie Nachos
Prepare the salsa and guacamole a few hours beforehand and store it in the refrigerator. This way the flavor of salsa is enhanced and a lot of time is saved too.
If you planning to use refried beans as one of the layers. Make a batch one day in advance.
Keep the freshly chopped herbs, lemon wedges, sour cream, and extra virgin olive oil in separate bowls on the serving table. Let the guests garnish their nachos as per their preference.
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FAQ’s Related To Loaded Nachos
Can I make loaded nachos in advance?
It is not recommended. Once the layers are added on top of nacho chips the start absorbing moisture and turn soggy. Hence, it is best to make them fresh and serve immediately.
Can I store leftover loaded nachos?
Yes, you can in the refrigerator. But after some time, the nachos become soft and gooey. They do not remain crisp.
Can I reheat loaded nachos?
Arrange the loaded nachos on a baking sheet. And re-heat in the oven for 3 – 5 minutes. Do not leave loaded nachos in the oven for too long as the layers of veggies, beans, and cheese will start burning.
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Loaded Vegetarian Nachos Recipe
- Baking Sheet
- Preheat the oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the nacho chips in a single layer on the baking sheet. Try use the baking tray that can be used for serving as well.
- Layer the corn salsa or veggies over the nacho chips. Top it with refried beans, and grated cheese.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 5 – 10 minutes or till the cheese melts.
- Layer fresh salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and cilantro over the melted cheese.
- Prepare the salsa and guacamole a few hours beforehand and store it in the refrigerator.
- Keep the freshly chopped herbs, lemon wedges, sour cream, and extra virgin olive oil in separate bowls on the serving table.
- Do not leave loaded nachos in the oven for too long as the layers of chips, beans, and cheese will start burning.
- It is best to make loaded nachos fresh and serve immediately. Once the layers are added on top of the chips they are turning soggy.