Better-Than Taco Bell’s Famous Nachos Recipe

So here’s a knockout nachos recipe you can try at home that’s totally a knockout. It’s no other than the staple Tex-Mex snack that’s so easy to make and we all love—nachos. Nachos are perfect for parties, casual dinners and of course snack times! This addicting snack is high in protein and carbs with tortilla chips topped with veggies and cheese all over.

In preparing the best nachos recipe, you should think of two things: your tortilla chips and toppings. Making your own tortilla chips could give you the perfect chip, but we all know it takes a lot of time to prepare. The next best thing to making your own chips is looking for bagged tortilla chips that are preferably fried locally.

The fun in preparing nachos at home is that you can switch up and experiment with your toppings. For the toppings, if you want an easy prep, you can top your nachos with store-bought ingredients like ground and shredded beef, ground turkey, shredded pork or chicken, tomatoes, black olives, beans, corn, onions, jalepeños, sour cream, salsa, guacamole and avocados. Besides our Better-Than Taco Bell’s Famous Nachos Recipe, there are many Mexican recipes that you’d love to try cooking at home.

Here’s our entry on the best nachos recipe that you can easily throw together at home. This Better-Than Taco Bell’s Famous Nachos Recipe is the perfect appetizer at your next tailgate or party and your next go-to food for home snacking.

Better-Than Taco Bell’s Famous Nachos Recipe

How To Make Better-Than Taco Bell's Famous Nachos

Snack on our quick and easy to make version of Taco Bell’s Nacho Supreme, serving tortilla chips topped with seasoned beef, cheese sauce and freshly chopped veggies, that’s definitely a knockout!

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins


  • 6 oz nacho chips, (1 bag), or tortilla chips
  • 15 oz lamb, black beans, and chipotle chili, (1 can) or beef chili with beans, or any of your favorite chili

For Nacho Cheese Sauce:

  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup monterey jack cheese, or pepper jack cheese, grated
  • 1 cup processed cheese, preferably Velveeta, chilled and grated
  • ½ cup milk, add more as needed
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • water, for boiling

To serve:

  • any accompaniment or condiments of your choice , can be salsa, sour cream, guacamole, remaining cheese sauce, chopped cilantro, and chopped pickled jalapeños


  1. Prepare a pot with boiling water and combine all your cheese and milk into a heat-proof mixing bowl.

  2. Place this on top of your pot of boiling water and whisk until the cheese has completely melted. Ensure that the boiling water does not touch the bottom of your mixing bowl.

  3. Once your cheese has melted, add all your spices then whisk to combine. You may need to add more milk to make the cheese sauce smooth.

  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust accordingly and set aside.

  5. Reheat your chili in a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, assemble your nachos.

  6. On a serving container, add half of your chips, half of your cheese sauce, and half of your chili. Repeat until you have used up all your cheese sauce, chips, and chili.

  7. You can serve it as is or with any accompaniments and or roughly ¼ cup condiments of your choice per serving.


  • Sugar: 3g
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  • Calcium: 890mg
  • Calories: 577kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Cholesterol: 93mg
  • Fat: 40g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Potassium: 234mg
  • Protein: 25g
  • Saturated Fat: 19g
  • Sodium: 1104mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 945IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Commonly Asked Questions

How do you prevent your nachos from getting soggy?

The secret to preventing your chips in getting soggy is using good quality tortilla chips. Warming up the chips also prevents them from being soggy so we suggest baking the nachos before and after assembling.

How do you store and reheat nachos?

Place the nachos in an airtight plastic bag and store it in the fridge. Remember to remove the toppings of your nachos before reheating them. Reheat the nachos depending on your preferred crispness or crunchiness.



This nachos recipe is surely a reliable one for when you’re out of snack or dinner ideas or you’re just randomly craving for Tex-Mex. Hopefully after making it, you would want to get creative in adding your own twist to this Better-Than Taco Bell’s Famous Nacho Recipe in your next one. It’s up to you how you mix and play with the ingredients to create that perfect mix of flavor in this binge-worthy dish.
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