No-Bake Nachos

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No-Bake Nachos
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
512
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 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
  • 2 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
31g
47%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
14g
68%
Cholesterol
56mg
19%
Protein
17g
34%
Carbs
43g
14%
Vitamin A
198µg
22%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
7%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
13.3%
Vitamin C
12mg
20%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
17µg
22%
Calcium
378mg
38%
Fiber
6g
23%
Folate (food)
46µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
46µg
11%
Iron
2mg
13%
Magnesium
83mg
21%
Monounsaturated
10g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
402mg
57%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
588mg
17%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
17.9%
Sodium
661mg
28%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11%
Zinc
2mg
17%

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