Game Day Nachos

Game Day NachosThere is something to be said about nachos. To me, they are like a pizza, an omelet, a salad. What I mean is that you can make them as simple as you want, or as complex as you want. Ingredients can be somewhat endless, so you have some creative freedom on them as well. In our house, nachos are served probably once a week. The kids eat them with just cheese, and sometimes meat, lettuce, and tomatoes, while my wife and I get pretty creative on them (me more so than her).

This is my take on a game day plate of nachos. A dish where you can gather round, have a cold beer, and enjoy together.


  • Bag of good corn chips (I use El Rey brand). Tostitos hold up as well.
  • Shredded cheese (I use a cheddar, or marble jack)
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced roma tomato, seeds and pulp removed
  • Diced onion (red, white, or yellow)
  • Pickled jalapenos
  • Cooked black beans
  • Cooked Mexican chorizo (optional). You could also use shredded chicken, ground beef or turkey, or no meat
  • Sliced black olives
  • Cheese spread, yes, I said it. I use Tostito brand, or you could melt down some Velveeta
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Avocado slices
  • Spoonful of sour cream
  • A squeeze of lime

Looks like a lot right? Well, as stated, you can be as diverse as you want when it comes to these nachos. You can pick and choose from these ingredients, but this is how it goes for game day.

To arrange, place a layer of chips on the bottom of a large serving dish. Top with a thin layer of shredded cheese, some meat, black beans, and the onion. Then, drizzle a bit of the cheese spread over that. Warm these up in the microwave for about 30 seconds, remove, and add some of the cilantro, tomato, olives, and lettuce. Add another layer of chips, and add the remaining ingredients, keeping in mind that you don’t have to microwave it this time. The hot beans, meat, and cheese spread should hold everything togehter. Top with avocado slices, jalapeno slices, drizzle with lime juice, and a large spoonful of sour cream on the side.  Trust me on this one, you and your guests will love it!

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

2 thoughts to “Game Day Nachos”

  1. I make my nachos very similar. You gotta have both cheese spread and real shredded cheese or else its not right. Good job foody.

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