Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Vegetarian Fiesta Baked Nachos

It all started when we were checking out the new Mustard Seed Cafe in Highland Square - they had a healthy version of nachos on the menu that sounded so good! It gave me the biggest craving for nachos. I wanted to try my hand at making a "healthy-ish" baked version. 

It was a success! 

I used a flour tortilla to make the "chips". If we would have had whole wheat tortillas on hand I would have used those to really play up the healthy side of things. I cut the tortilla into triangles and baked those at 400 degrees for about 5-7 minutes.. checking on them often and flipping them once. 

While they were baking, I opened a can of re-fried beans and heated a bowl of them up in the microwave. This helped minimize the bake time once the toppings were added. I didn't want the tortilla to get too crispy so waned to minimize the bake time once the toppings were added. 

When the tortillas were perfectly crispy and chip-like, I added a spoonful of beans and spread them out over each one. We had some leftover tomato and corn salsa, so I added that on top of the beans. I topped all of that with cheese and baked for a few minutes at 375 until the cheese was melted.

While that was baking, I whipped up some guacamole. I served the nachos (to myself) with the guacamole and a dollop of plain greek yogurt (we use that as sour cream). It was perfect for my nacho craving! Can't wait to make these again.

Have a great Wednesday,


  1. Um... delicious! These look so yummy I could just eat them up right now!

  2. We must have these at an event!


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