Game Day Loaded Baked Veggie Nachos Recipe

Game Day Loaded Veggie Nachos Recipe

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Fall is here. That means FOOTBALL! It also means it’s almost time for Game Day parties to begin. With my family’s change in eating habits combined with the fact that several of us are vegetarian, the typical Game Day spread just doesn’t work for us anymore. Sure there are several items that can be changed but things like Brats and Buffalo Wings just aren’t in our lineup.

Nachos are vegetarian and you can find organic corn tortilla chips to make it a little more healthy… but plain old cheese and chips just aren’t very filling, satisfying or nutritious. We changed up our regular baked nacho recipe to include some fresh veggies and beans. This makes it a little more healthy, filling and not just a load of carbohydrates.

I hope you enjoy!

4.8 from 13 reviews
Game Day Loaded Baked Veggie Nachos Recipe
  • bag of tortilla chips (we like organic corn 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
  • ⅓ cup sliced black olives
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  1. 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 ⅓ 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!


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  1. Sarah L says

    That’s a much better version than just cheese & chips. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Sandy VanHoey says

    I’m about the only one here who loves all these veggies and have been making so many daily for myself. I need to give this a try, I know I’d love it. What a great looking recipe Heather

  3. Jean says

    These look mouthwateringly delicious. I am a nacho fanatic and love discovering new recipes. I think this is the healthiest take on nachos I’ve ever seen!

  4. Julie Wood says

    We love Football and Nachos and this looks like a really wonderful recipe for Game Day. I am going to have to make this for my family. Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Maralea says

    This looks wonderful! Will be a nice change from our ordinary nachos! Thank you!

  6. judy gardner says

    i loooove football season! my sister in law is a vegetarian so these will be great to fix when she comes over to watch a game!

  7. Thankful says

    I never thought of veggie nachos before! thanks for the recipe 🙂

  8. Rosie says

    I love it! and I’ll take some of the burnt chips, too! Anyone sniffing this within a half-mile of your house will want to come over!!! And it looks great, too! Great recipe to make to bring to a get together where you can warm it up! Yum!

  9. Mary Dailey says

    This looks delicious and I love that it is healthy too!

  10. Michelle F. says

    looks really good and healthy

  11. Dana Rodriguez says

    Those sound delicious!I am def trying this recipe!

  12. Rachel Mitchell says

    that looks so yummy!

  13. Maria Iemma says

    The guys are sure to like this pumped up version of regular nachos. It is always nice to have variety when you have people over to watch a game or movie.

  14. Rebecca Parsons says

    I would have never thought broccoli could go on nachos but they sure look good to me.

  15. Carole ingram says

    Game day rarely involves veggies, this recipe however warrants them 🙂 I’m going to try it for sure!!

  16. Kathy Lane says

    Great recipe! This would also be good for parties too.I pinned this to my Pinterest board to save for later use.Thanks!

  17. That looks really good,I will have to try to make some soon

  18. Christina Strapp says

    These looks so good and pretty easy to make.

  19. Lucy Lopez says

    This looks so good. Will be making it for my family. I know they will enjoy it.

  20. ALPA says

    I cant wait to try this recipe and nachos is my all time favorite i love the fact that i can add cannellini beans which i was looking for since long. Thank you for such an awesome recipe!

  21. Stephen says

    Those NACHOS look tasty!

  22. krista grandstaff says

    This looks and sounds delicious..and I love the added veggies.. The nacho factor will appeal to the guys, but my daughter and I will def. love the vegetables!

  23. Michael Lambert says

    These look really good, will have to give them a try.

  24. Maria Iemma says

    We will be hosting this Sunday’s football get together and I am going to make these delicious nachos for our crowd. I know they are going to love it.

  25. Lisa K says

    Oh this recipe reminds me of when me and my Mother would stay up late and eat these giant plates of Nachos and watch movies. I miss those days. I want to make these Nachos. Thank you 🙂

  26. Stephen says

    Those nachos look really tasty. The perfect snack for the bowl games!

  27. i never thought about having veggies on my nachos–but this sounds and looks wonderful–thanks for the recipie..!!

  28. Lisa K says

    That is the best of both worlds! I am going to have to try this. Pinning 🙂

  29. Tanya Holland says

    We love nachos in our house. These look delicious. Even my kids might eat them.

  30. Terri S says

    This looks so yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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