What We Tried : Loaded Veggie Nachos (Vegetarian) Recipe


I have always loved nachos of any variety, but when we became vegetarians our nachos became pretty boring (cheese & chips with maybe some boca). I pull recipes from magazines and put them in a binder. I had a recipe for nachos, but it called to put them on baked corn tortillas. I ran across another recipe that I liked part of also… so this week I took the best of both recipes and made my own.

Loaded Veggie Nachos

  • IMG_3844 bag of tortilla chips
  • 2 tbsp. EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 15 ounce can of cannellini beans rinsed (white kidney beans… black beans would work well also)
  • steamed broccoli (as little or as much as wanted)
  • 2 tbsp. minced jalapeños
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (any variety… we used Mexican)
  • 1 cup tomato
  • 1/3 cup sliced black olives
  • sour cream
  • salsa

In a large skillet heat 2 tbsp. EVOO over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add the broccoli and 1/3 cup water and cook, stirring, until the water is cooked off and the broccoli is tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in the beans and jalapeños and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes; season with salt and pepper is desired.

Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray and layer the tortilla chips out so that there are no spaces between them. I tend to just pour the bag out and sort. Spread the mixture from the skillet over the chips, sprinkle with cheese and place in pre-heated 375 degree oven on a top rack. Bake until melted, 1 to 2 minutes. My family tends to adore burnt chips, so I then turn the oven to broil and wait for the cheese and chips to brown.

Remove from the oven, top with tomatoes and olives… then serve. Use as much or as little sour cream and salsa as desired. I am assuming a bit of guacamole might be delish also!

Because this is my own recipe I don’t have nutritional information for you, sorry.





  1. Cathy W says:

    Those look really good, I’ll have to give them a try without the and jalapeños as I’m a wimp 🙂

  2. Can never get enough Nachos! I like mine with just veggies too! Lots of Jalapenos is a must!

  3. Sara Weekley says:

    I think this is the perfect meal, with out the guilt…. thank you for this recipe. I will be making it tomorrow!!! =)

  4. Rosey says:

    It sounds really good. Thanks for the share.

  5. James Cox says:

    Looks and Sounds yummy.

  6. YUM – love the broccoli in there!

  7. starla says:

    this looks fan tastic .. makes losing weight look easy.. well give it a shot

  8. Donna D says:

    This really looks and sounds great! I love jalapeños
    Thank you for this recipe. I will be making these soon!

  9. Holly Hennessy Swint says:

    Yum! I will have to try this! 🙂

  10. Brittany K Choleva says:

    MMM Tasty! This something I’m going to try. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Rachel says:

    They look great! Thanks!

  12. These look really good!

  13. Thomas Murphy says:

    sounds good, thanks for the recipe!

  14. courtney b says:

    im not sure i would put the broccoli on there, but everything else looks yummy!

  15. jules p says:

    they look really yummy. I know this is something my family will really love.

  16. Tara says:

    Looks super delicious

  17. Cathy Jarolin says:

    I Love Nachos! One of my Favorites!! But this fully loaded vegetarian style is awesome!! This one I can’t wait to try!~ Thankyou for sharing your recipe! I have it pinned for my own viewing!! :0)~~

  18. Richard Hicks says:

    Want to try this. So healthy and so tasty.

  19. Debbie Welchert says:

    With all of the fresh veggies starting to come out of our garden this would be a great recipe to make for my family. It looks and sounds delicious.

  20. Karen Glatt says:

    I love your loaded veggie Nachos and want to make them for dinner soon. They look so delicious and fun to make!

  21. Cheryl says:

    This looks pretty good. I like the variety of vegetables.

  22. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    This recipe looks easy and delicious. I too like the idea of baking,then broiling to crisp the chips and brown the cheese. Since my husband prefers them, I probably would use the black beans

  23. Marti Tabora says:

    I’m a nacho fanatic, I will most certainly give these a try. I think this will be something that my family will like as well.

  24. G K says:

    A nice, healthier take on a favorite. I love the addition of garlic.

  25. rochelle haynes says:

    This looks good love to try this

  26. katie says:

    This sounds good and a good way to get my daughter to eat vegetables too!!

  27. Holly Thomas says:

    I will have to try this, I am cutting back om meat and this sounds and looks delicious!

  28. Elena says:

    Looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe

  29. Laura says:

    This looks very tasty! I wouldn’t have thought about putting broccoli on nachos. Sounds yummy!

  30. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I can’t wait to try out your special recipe for this Vegetarian Loaded Veggie Nachos Recipe. I think it sounds delicious, and I hope I do as good as you did in the photos.

  31. shannon fowler says:

    These sound so good! Thanks for posting, I have a feeling this would be a hit

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