Nachos are the perfect dish for sharing, layered with protein or veggies, melted cheese, and topped with salsa, sour cream, guacamole, and jalapeños. This guide has everything from delicious nacho recipes to tips on how to make them, suggestions for what to serve with nachos, and much more.

Pulled Pork Nachos



Nachos are the ultimate taste and texture sensation! Crunchy tortilla chips loaded with melted cheese and tangy salsa, topped off with a sprinkling of fiery jalapeño – who can say no to that? Nachos are a versatile snack thanks to the huge variety of toppings that can be added. Our nacho recipes include classic Mexican flavours such as chilli beef, as well as vegan and vegetarian options featuring refried beans, radishes and avocado. Browse our favourite nacho recipes here.

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First you need to choose your tortilla chips! Try our Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips or choose our Chipotle Flavoured Tortilla Chips , which are made from large quarter cuts of tortillas making them perfect for holding lots of toppings. 

Next is the fun part – choosing your nacho toppings. Don’t be afraid to add as many as you like that’s what nachos are all about! We like to add a layer of Refried Beans, lots of grated cheese and then a meat or veg topping. To finish, dollops of authentic salsa are an essential, and we love using our Gran Luchito Chipotle Salsa for a smoky kick. Then top with Gran Luchito Fire Roasted Serranos to add a burst of spicy Mexican heat

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Our nacho recipes are real crowd-pleasers, with a variety of tasty flavours and combos for you to try. We’ve got authentic spicy beef chilli nachos, plus other meat options such as pulled pork and chorizo. For the non-meat eaters, you’ll find nacho recipes with beans, corn and more, so you don’t have to miss out. 

Once you’ve selected a recipe, we’ll provide step-by-step instructions on how to assemble your dish. Have fun with these recipes, get inspiration and why not try creating your own combination? The possibilities are endless!

Loaded Nachos

Loaded Nachos

Our perfect Loaded Nachos contain chipotle beef mince, fresh pico de gallo and our special homemade chipotle nacho cheese sauce which make this recipe taste amazing.... See full recipe

finished dish Air Fryer Nachos

Air Fryer Nachos

Air Fryer Nachos is the go to recipe you prepare when you have a serious nacho craving, but you just want to put something together without fuss.... See full recipe

Vegan Nachos finished dish

Vegan Nachos

Looking for a recipe with layers of flavour and textures - look no further. Whether you are vegan or just fancy a meat-free meal, our Vegan Nachos really hit the spot.... See full recipe

finished dish of chicken nachos

Chicken Nachos

The perfect movie night in nacho! Delicious nachos layered with flavourful chipotle chicken thighs, Refried Beans, cheese and a salsa that packs a punch.... See full recipe

Chorizo Nachos

Chorizo Nachos

Chorizo makes for a bold, flavourful and indulgent nacho topping in this recipe! Easy to make, flavourful and loaded with toppings, guaranteed to satisfy nacho cravings.... See full recipe

Pulled Pork Nachos

Pulled Pork Nachos

Transform leftover pulled pork into an epic snack with this nacho recipe. Chipotle Paste gives the pulled pork a smoky kick and lots of toppings add even more flavour.... See full recipe

Chilli Beef Nachos

Chilli Beef Nachos

Chilli beef nachos layered with flavourful, meaty and saucy chilli con carne are the ultimate party food or snack - perfect for sharing with your carnivore mates!... See full recipe

Vegetarian Nachos

Vegetarian Nachos

For all vegetarians out there and everyone who loves a nachos recipe, here’s an amazing loaded vegetarian nachos recipe for you! They’re a favourite vegetarian tex mex recipe!... See full recipe

Steak Nachos

Steak Nachos

Take your nachos game to the next level with our Steak Nachos recipe! Served with tender slices of steak, refried beans, grated cheese, and caramelized onions, what’s not to love?!... See full recipe

Recipes for Epic Nacho Toppings

We have some delicious recipe ideas for homemade nacho toppings from a nacho cheese sauce that’s smoky and made with wholesome ingredients to fresh guacamole. These recipes will take your nachos to the next level!

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Kickstart your nacho education with Gran Luchito’s guide to nachos, where you can learn how to make this irresistible Mexican dish. The first lesson is how to assemble nachos to create a strong base for the toppings. This step is essential, especially if you’re making loaded nachos. Next, you’ll find out how to layer toppings and heat nachos to perfection – we promise there won’t be a soggy chip in sight!

We’ve also shared our top tips on how to select the best cheese (hint: sometimes red leicester is best!) Once you’ve mastered your nacho dish, check out what to serve them with for an all round Mexican feast!

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How to Make Nachos

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Our blog on How To Make Nachos brings you everything you need to know about arguably the most famous of all Tex-Mex dishes. We’ll tell you exactly what they are, who invented them, how to make them and what to serve them with. Have fun in the kitchen making a nachos recipe.

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What To Serve With Nachos

What to Serve with Nachos

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What goes with Nachos? You might think they are a meal in themselves but if you’ve got some pals coming round for a backyard bbq or to watch some sport or just fancy some comfort food you might want to add a little extra. Here’s our guide of what to Mexican side dishes serve with your Nachos to make one hell of a feast! Happy eating amigos!

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We get a lot of questions about making epic nachos at home! Here are some of the most frequently asked ones. If you have any others, please be sure to leave your question in the comments section. If you want to learn even more be sure to check out the Gran Luchito Youtube Channel.

What are nachos?

Nachos are a dish of tortilla chips covered with toppings and cheese which is then melted. The dish originally hails from northern Mexico and can trace its origins back to the 1940s. A restaurateur named Ignacio Anaya invented the dish; they were called nachos – a short-form of the creator’s name.

How do you make nachos?

Line a baking tray and scatter your tortilla chips. If you want to take it up a notch, add dollops of Gran Luchito's Chipotle Refried Beans. Next sprinkle over your shredded cheese. Place the baking tray in the oven at around 220°C for 5 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted. Then add your toppings - we love using one of our authentic salsas, sour cream, guacamole and Serrano Green Chillies for a burst of flavour.

What toppings go on nachos?

Shredded cheese is a must! We love smothering the chips with our Chipotle Refried Beans and spoonfuls of chipotle seasoned beef. Once out of the oven, add salsa, sour cream, guacamole and our signature Jalapeño & Pineapple or Serrano Green Chillies for extra spice.

What cheese is best for nachos?

Thankfully the best cheese for nachos is also the most widely available - shredded cheddar cheese. If you can get your hands on the USA’s cheese of choice - Monterrey Jack - we would recommend using it due to its superior melting properties. It’s also worth considering the toppings you are using when selecting a cheese. We try to pair the best melting cheese for the hero toppings in our recipes which is why you’ll find Red Leicester with chipotle chicken!

How to make nachos not soggy?

1. Cook your nachos with the cheese, beans and meat first before adding the toppings
2. Cook at a high temperature (220°C/425°F/gas mark 7) under a preheated grill
3. Tuck in straight away!