Make enough to feed a crowd with these quick, easy and CHEESY Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos! Tortilla chips are loaded with seasoned taco meat, refried beans, melty cheese and your favorite nacho toppings for an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love.

Nachos are a great dish for a game day party.

Easy Sheet Pan Nachos Recipe

There’s no need to get a soggy mess from just warming nachos up in the microwave. Baking sheet pan nachos in the oven gets them oh so crispy and perfect.

These are absolutely loaded with flavor-packed ground beef, corn and black beans, and tons of melty cheesy goodness.

And the bigger the pan, the better.

This recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner for the family, or an appetizer for your next game day, Super Bowl, or holiday party.

Looking for more gameday ideas? Try some of these Healthy Super Bowl Recipes.

Tortilla chips, beef, beans, corn, onions, and cheese are the basic ingredients for these nachos.

Ingredients

  • Ground beef. Go for a leaner option, 90/10 is perfect. Much fattier and the nachos will be super greasy, and less fatty lean ground beef and you will sacrifice flavor. You can sub ground turkey for a leaner option.
  • Onion. A sweet onion perfectly balances out the spices of the taco seasoning. A red onion will change the flavor.
  • Beans. Black is preferred, but you can choose another variety like pinto beans if that’s what you have. Be sure to rinse and drain your can before using.
  • Corn. Canned is easiest and works well, but you can use frozen, too!
  • Cheese. Shredded Monterrey Jack is the best cheese as it adds delicious flavor without being overpowering, but cheddar cheeses can be subbed if you prefer. Grab it pre-shredded at the store to save time.
  • Garlic. Fresh minced garlic is best. You can use ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder, but the flavor will be impacted.
  • Taco seasoning. It is easy to make your own homemade taco seasoning! Or, you can use a store-bought version.
  • Tortilla chips. Either go for these delicious homemade tortilla chips, or grab your favorite brand at the grocery store to make the layer of tortilla chips.
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How to Make Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos

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1. Cook Ground Beef

Heat a large skillet on the stovetop with olive oil. Add the onions to the pan. Sauté for 3 to 4 minutes over medium or medium-high heat. Then, add the garlic cloves and continue cooking for another minute.

Push the onion and garlic to the side of the pan and add in the ground beef. Brown the meat for 6 to 8 minutes, or until you no longer see pink.

2. Mix in Taco Seasoning

As the beef is cooking, break it into fine crumbles using a potato masher or the end of a spatula. The smaller the pieces, the more flavor each one will soak up. This also makes the beef mixture more tender.

Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the meat and stir well so it is evenly distributed throughout. You can add some red pepper flakes or extra chili powder for an extra kick to the beef nachos.

3. Layer the Meat and Cheese

For easy cleanup, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Otherwise, you might find yourself scrubbing cooked-on cheese from your pan!

Place homemade crunchy tortilla chips or your favorite store-bought variety in a single layer. Top with the ground beef for the second layer, then rinsed and drained corn, and black beans. 

Finally, sprinkle the cheese liberally over the top of the nachos.

4. Bake in Oven

Bake sheet pan nachos in a preheated 400℉ oven for 4 to 6 minutes.

This recipe cooks up quickly! Keep a close eye so it doesn’t burn.

Perfectly baked sheet pan nachos just out of the oven.

5. Add Nacho Toppings

The possibilities for these cheesy nachos are endless! Throw on your favorite fresh toppings and go to town.

If you’ve got a little extra time, try out these Crockpot Chicken Nachos next!

A hand picks up a serving of nachos from the sheet pan.

How do you make nachos not soggy?

Avoid soggy nachos by choosing crispy tortilla chips that are fresh. Thicker chips also work better. If using beans or corn, be sure to thoroughly drain them so there is no extra moisture. Choose a lower-fat ground meat so the drippings don’t add excess fat and turn the nachos soggy.

FAQs

What is the best way to layer nachos?

The first step to layering nachos is to not overcrowd the dish. Start with a layer of chips, then pile your favorite cheese and toppings evenly across the top.

How long do nachos take in the oven?

Loaded nachos only need to bake for 5 minutes in the oven!

Recipe Tips

  • Drain thoroughly. Completely rinse the beans and corn to remove any extra liquid.
  • Low fat. Opt for a 90/10 fat content in the beef for the most flavor and least amount of grease.
  • Spread it out. Use the entire pan so all of the ingredients cook evenly.
  • Watch carefully. This recipe only takes about 5 minutes to cook so keep a close eye.
  • Top it off. Nachos aren’t the same without loads of toppings. Don’t forget the sour cream, chives, fresh cilantro, pickled jalapeños, pico de gallo, guacamole, and fresh tomato salsa.
Top your nachos with your favorite toppings.

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Sheet pan meals are the best! They’re super healthy and even easier to clean up.

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Easy Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos

Make enough to feed a crowd with these quick, easy and GORGEOUS Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos! Tortilla chips are loaded with seasoned taco meat, refried beans, melty cheese and your favorite nacho toppings for an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love.
Nachos are a great dish for a game day party.
Yield 8 servings
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 5 minutes
Total 25 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 Tbsp. oil olive or avocado
  • ½ sweet onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 lb. ground beef 90/10
  • 2 Tbsp. taco seasoning homemade or store-bought
  • ½ tsp. salt to taste
  • 8-10 oz. tortilla chips thick and fresh
  • 1 cup black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup corn drained
  • 2-2 ½ cups Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese shredded

Optional Toppings:

Instructions 

  • Sauté the Onion: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Add oil and onion to a large skillet over medium heat and saute for 3-4 minutes. Add garlic cloves and continue sauteing for another 30-60 seconds.
    1 Tbsp. oil, ½ sweet onion, 2 cloves garlic
  • Cook the Beef: Push the onion to the side of the skillet and add in the ground beef. Cook for 6-8 minutes, or until the beef is no longer pink. Break apart the meat into fine crumbles using a potato masher or the end of a spatula. Add the taco seasoning mix and salt and stir until well combined.
    1 lb. ground beef, 2 Tbsp. taco seasoning, ½ tsp. salt
  • Layer the Nachos: Place tortilla chips in a single layer on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Top with the ground beef, rinsed and drained corn, black beans, and then sprinkle the cheese over all of the nachos.
    8-10 oz. tortilla chips, 1 cup black beans, 1 cup corn, 2-2 ½ cups Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese
  • Bake and Add Nacho Toppings: Bake in the preheated oven for 4-6 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Serve with fresh cilantro, diced tomatoes, avocado, and sour cream. Enjoy!
    Cilantro, Sour Cream, Diced Tomatoes, Avocado, Jalapenos

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Notes

Prep-Ahead Instructions:
Cook the beef mixture and store in the fridge until you are ready to make the nachos.
Storage Directions:
While leftover nachos can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 to 4 days, the chips will become quite soggy and lose their texture. Freezing is not recommended as everything will freeze together in a big lump and not thaw correctly. To reheat, pop this nacho recipe back in the oven at 300℉ for a few minutes. You can also warm them up in the air fryer or toaster oven.
Recipe Tips
  • Drain thoroughly. Be sure to completely rinse the beans and corn to remove any extra liquid.
  • Low fat. Opt for a 90/10 fat content in the beef for the most flavor and least amount of grease.
  • Spread it out. Use the entire pan so all of the ingredients cook evenly.
  • Watch carefully. This recipe only takes about 5 minutes to cook so keep a close eye.
  • Top it off. Nachos aren’t the same without loads of toppings. Don’t forget the sour cream, chives, fresh cilantro, pickled jalapeños, pico de gallo, guacamole, and fresh tomato salsa.

Nutrition

Calories: 484kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 761mg, Potassium: 365mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 671IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 313mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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