No-Bake Nachos

No-Bake Nachos
Staff Writer

Erika Monroe-Williams

Who said nachos have to be hot, anyway? This "no-bake" recipe captures all of their essence without preheating the oven. Plus, it makes it easy on mom to put together a quick side dish for dinner. 

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6
Servings
181
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • small bag tortilla chips
  • 1/2  head Romaine or iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 2  Cups  shredded Colby Jack cheese (or your favorite cheese)
  • 1  Cup  sour cream
  • vine-ripened tomatoes, diced
  • One  16-ounce can refried beans

Directions

Arrange the tortilla chips on a platter or 2, depending on how many you'd like to make. Layer in this order: refried beans (you may heat these if you’d like but it's preferred to leave them cold so that the chips don’t get soggy as fast), lettuce, cheese, sour cream, and tomatoes. You may have leftover chips from the bag.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Carbohydrate, by difference
8g
6%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
184µg
26%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
402mg
40%
Choline, total
34mg
8%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
21mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
651mg
93%
Selenium, Se
12µg
22%
Sodium, Na
759mg
51%
Water
66g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Nacho Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Nacho Cooking Tip

When preparing appetizers try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.

Nacho Wine Pairing

Malbec, syrah/shiraz, mourvèdre, Rhône blends, zinfandel, petite sirah, primitivo, or carménère with meat- and bean-based dishes; viognier or grüner veltliner with seafood dishes.