We Bet Ya Didn’t Know You Could Make This in a Skillet

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Meet the newest star ⭐ in your culinary repertoire: your trusty old skillet. 🍳 You’ve probably used it to sauté onions or to whip up a quick omelette, but we bet ya didn’t know you could create an entire Mexican fiesta right there in that skillet!

It’s nacho average cooking hack – we’re bringing you Skillet Nachos! This party pleaser 🎉 isn’t just for celebrations. It’s perfect for those lazy 🛌 evenings when all you want is to curl up with some comfort food that hits just the right spot.

Now, don’t you worry about the steps, we’ve got you covered. No ‘step one’ or ‘step two’, just follow the culinary tango and let your taste buds do the cha-cha! 💃

Prep for the Fiesta

Before we get to the sizzle, let’s gather our partygoers. 🎊 You’ll need tortilla chips, refried beans, shredded cheese, salsa, jalapenos, olives, and sour cream. For extra protein, toss in some grilled chicken or ground beef.

Tip: Opt for a high-quality tortilla chip that can handle the weight of all those delicious toppings without crumbling under the pressure.

Skillet Sizzle

Begin your flavour journey by spreading a layer of tortilla chips at the bottom of your skillet. Then, spoon over some refried beans and sprinkle with a generous amount of shredded cheese. If you’re feeling meaty, add some grilled chicken or beef. 🍗

Tip: Make sure to spread the toppings evenly for an equal crunch-to-gooey ratio in every bite. 😉

Getting Cheesy 🧀

The key to perfect skillet nachos is cheese. And when we say cheese, we mean lots of it! Preheat your oven and let the cheese melt into ooey-gooey perfection.

Tip: Use a blend of cheeses for a depth of flavor. A mix of cheddar, Monterey Jack, and mozzarella never fails.

Top it off with salsa, sour cream, jalapenos, and olives. Add a spritz of lime and some freshly chopped cilantro for a zestful finish.

And there you have it, your very own Skillet Nachos! No mess, no fuss, just pure deliciousness in one pan.🍲

Skillet Nachos

Course: DinnerCuisine: Mexican


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A party in a pan! This easy skillet nachos recipe is the perfect comfort food for those lazy nights in.


  • 1 bag tortilla chips

  • 1 cup refried beans

  • 2 cups shredded cheese

  • 1/2 cup salsa

  • 1/4 cup jalapenos

  • 1/4 cup olives

  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • Spread a layer of tortilla chips at the bottom of your skillet.
  • Spoon over some refried beans and sprinkle with a generous amount of shredded cheese.
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Top with salsa, sour cream, jalapenos, and olives.


  • If you want to add meat, you can add cooked ground beef or chicken on top of the refried beans.
  • Be creative with your toppings! You can add diced tomatoes, onions, or even avocado.
  • Serve immediately for best results.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I make this with vegan cheese?
A: Absolutely! You can substitute with vegan cheese and use a plant-based alternative for refried beans.

Q: Can I add meat to the nachos?
A: Of course! Cooked ground beef, chicken, or even pulled pork make excellent additions to these nachos.

Q: Can I prepare the nachos in advance?
A: To maintain the crispiness of the chips, it’s best to make them just before serving. You can prepare the toppings in advance and quickly assemble when you’re ready to serve.

Q: What other toppings can I use?
A: The sky’s the limit! Feel free to add diced tomatoes, onions, avocado, or any other toppings you prefer.

Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson
Hey there! I'm Jamie Anderson. Born and raised in the heart of New York City, I've always had this crazy love for food and the stories behind it. I like to share everything from those "Aha!" cooking moments to deeper dives into what's really happening in the food world. Whether you're here for a trip down culinary memory lane, some kitchen hacks, or just curious about your favorite eateries, I hope you find something delightful!

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