Crispy and Cheesy Cast Iron Skillet Nachos: A Flavorful Fiesta!

Dec 14, 2023 | Appetizers & Snacks


Prep Time

Cooking Time

15 minutes
10-12 minutes


– 1 bag of tortilla chips
– 1 cup of canned black beans, rinsed and drained
– 2 cups of shredded Mexican cheese blend
– 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
– 1 medium-sized tomato, diced
– 1 small onion, finely chopped
– 1/2 cup of sour cream
– 1/2 cup of guacamole
– 1/2 cup of salsa


1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C), ensuring the excitement rises along with the oven temperature.

2. Grab your trusty cast iron skillet and let it heat up on medium-high. The skillet is the secret to achieving that perfect balance of crispiness and melty cheese.

3. Arrange a single layer of tortilla chips in the bottom of the skillet, allowing them to overlap slightly. The symphony of crunchiness begins!

4. Sprinkle half of the black beans evenly over the tortilla chips. These earthy legumes will offer a velvety touch to each bite.

5. Delicately shower half of the shredded Mexican cheese blend over the beans, ensuring a gooey goodness throughout.

6. Now, it’s time for the jalapenos to shine. Scatter half of the sliced jalapenos over the cheese layer, adding a fiery kick to awaken your taste buds.

7. A fresh touch is up next. Sprinkle half of the diced tomatoes and half of the finely chopped onions to bring vibrant colors and a burst of flavors.

8. Repeat steps 3 to 7 with another layer of tortilla chips, black beans, cheese, jalapenos, tomatoes, and onions. The layers of goodness continue to stack up.

9. Place the loaded cast iron skillet into the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the edges of the chips turn a tantalizing golden brown.

10. As you bask in the aroma of blissful nachos, remove the skillet from the oven. The anticipation keeps building!

11. Dollop spoonfuls of sour cream, scoops of guacamole, and drizzles of salsa over the heavenly mixture. Let these toppings dance across the mountains of goodness.

12. Finally, seize the moment and scoop up a plateful of sizzling nachos, ensuring each chip bears an enticing assortment of toppings. Feel free to customize your nachos by adding additional garnishes such as fresh cilantro or sliced black olives.

Tips and Variations:

– For a protein-packed twist, add grilled chicken, seasoned beef, or even sautéed shrimp to your nachos before baking.
– Spice enthusiasts can experiment with different types of peppers, like habaneros or poblano peppers, for an extra fiery experience.
– Don’t limit yourself to tortilla chips; try using sweet potato chips or even thinly sliced potatoes for a unique twist.
– If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, a regular baking dish will work, but the cast iron skillet’s magic will be missed.

In conclusion, these Cast Iron Skillet Nachos transcend their humble ingredients, becoming an expression of friendship, nostalgia, and culinary delight. As you savor each bite, you’ll find yourself transported to a place of shared laughter, joy, and a sense of togetherness. So gather your loved ones, prepare these flavorful nachos, and get ready to create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. Cheers to the power of nachos!

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