If you want some amazing Nacho Toppings, we have some ideas for you!
We love nachos. I mean, they’re seriously one of the most fun foods possible. Piled high with various toppings, everyone wants to gather around and dig in.
No wonder nachos are on every single restaurant appetizer menu!
That’s why we have compiled this list of Nacho Toppings for you. You’ll find all of your favorites, plus some unique ideas.
Go through all of these great toppings, and build your ultimate pile of nachos!
The BEST Nacho Toppings:
Well, of course! After the tortilla chips, cheese is the most important ingredient for any good pile of nachos.
Cheddar, Monterrey Jack and pepper jack are some of our top contenders, but don’t be afraid to experiment!
2. Ground Beef
Ground beef is a very common nacho topping, and one of our favorites.
It’s also very easy. Just give it a quick browning in a skillet, add a little seasoning, and you’re all set!
A good salsa is one of the keys to great nachos. If you can spare about five minutes, you can easily whip up my fresh homemade Pico de Gallo.
Guacamole is another condiment that goes great with on nachos. Try our Venezuelan Guac, which is a great twist on the traditional recipes.
We love to pile our homemade Barbacoa Beef on nachos!
Make a big batch in the crockpot, it’s super versatile and you can use it for tacos, burritos and bowl meals, in addition to your nachos.
6. Black Beans
Beans are a great topping for nachos, and out of all varieties our top choice is black beans.
They’re also a good protein source if you are looking to make meatless nachos.
Chicken is another popular choice. Grill it, bake it or pan sear with a little taco seasoning.
Or, better yet, use rotisserie chicken and save yourself the effort!
Corn is one of our favorite items on this list of nacho toppings. It adds great texture, along with a touch of sweetness.
You can opt for plan kernels, or get a little fancier and make our Mexican Street Corn Salad.
For a super hearty platter, top your nachos with chili!
10. Queso Dip
Queso dip is great for dipping tortilla chips, and even better for slathering on a pile of nachos with all the fixings!
11. Ground Turkey
For a lighter and healthier alternative to ground beef, try ground turkey. It’s just as easy, and you can season it the same way.
Shrimp on nachos? You bet!!! Try our super delicious Surf and Turf Nachos, you may never need another recipe!
13. Sour Cream
Sour cream is a great contrast to the salty and spicy flavors in many of the other nacho toppings. It adds a cooling element that we love.
Lettuce gives your nachos color, veggie power, and extra crunch. Finely chop it and spread over your whole platter.
If you like a bit of kick, don’t forget the jalapeños!
You can go with fresh or pickled, either option is a great addition to your nachos.
16. Mango Salsa
Give your nachos some sweetness with our Mango Salsa. It pairs especially well with chicken or shrimp.
Black olives are one of our favorite nacho toppings. They go with anything, and they give a nice visual contrast.
18. Pulled Pork
Turn your appetizer into a hearty main by topping it with pulled pork!
Cilantro is a very important ingredient in Mexican cuisine, so don’t forget it on your nachos!
Some people like them there.
Some nice, thinly sliced strips of steak make a great topping. Marinate it for a few hours in our Carne Asada Marinade for maximum flavors!
22. Salsa Verde
For a little different flavor profile than a typical red salsa, try our easy Salsa Verde on your nachos.
Yes, as in leftover turkey! Go beyond the usual soup and sandwiches and turn your holiday leftovers into our super yummy Turkey Nachos.
Tomatoes give your nachos a special pop of freshness. We especially like those gorgeous little cherry tomatoes!
24. Bell Peppers
Either raw or sautéed, bell peppers make another nice topping choice. Go with multi-colored for an extra pretty platter.
25. Chipotle Mayo
Our Chipotle Mayo gives an extra dimension of smoky, spicy and creamy. It’s one of our favorite condiments to keep around.
If you want some really fancy nachos, top them with lobster meat. Hey, why not?
27. Salsa Taquera
If you like HOT, this classic Salsa Taquera is for you.
Fiery árbol chilis and a few other simple ingredients blend together for the ultimate nacho experience!
Avocados are a classic topping for nachos. If you don’t feel like making guac, just dice them up!
29. Refried Beans
Refried beans are a common side dish for tacos, or just about any other Mexican dish. They’re also great on nachos.
Who says you can’t have nachos for breakfast? Scramble some eggs, add some cheese, maybe some bacon or sausage… Breakfast nachos!
So there you go, thirty great nacho topping ideas. With an endless variety of combinations, you can have nachos every night!
Get creative, and have fun!
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