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Nachos Toppings – 8 Deliciously Inventive Toppings for Nachos That You Must Try

If you’re wondering what to put on top of nachos, then you have come to the right place! 

Nachos are delicious! Can’t you just imagine the gooey cheesiness of nacho cheese and the salty cracker-like crunchiness of the nachos? YUM!

Nachos are an incredibly versatile food item and they go incredibly well with so many toppings. Whether you opt for a sweet, tangy, cheesy, sour, or savory topping, it’s bound to taste good. 

So, let’s take a look at some of the best nacho toppings out there!

There are just so many varied toppings that you can put on top of nachos. Each topping adds its unique flavor and texture to the dish, which takes the tortilla chips to the next level. 

By the way, nachos leftover are incredible too. Learn how to reheat nachos perfectly. 

Here are some delicious nacho toppings that you need to try:

Shrimp and Avocado

If you want to take your nacho game to the next level, then top the tortilla chips with some grilled shrimp that’s doused in lime juice and sprinkled with some chipotle chili powder. 

Add some sliced avocado, grated Monterey Jack, queso fresco, and seeded and sliced jalapenos on top of the shrimp for a heavenly dish.

The Classic

There’s just something so satisfying and delicious about a large platter of nachos covered in the classic topping. This is my favorite and I have it about once a week lately.

The classic topping for nachos includes chopped jalapenos, guacamole, salsa Fresca, sour cream, black olives, sharp cheddar cheese, and ground beef of chili. 

Make sure to serve the wet toppings separately so that they don’t turn the nachos into a soggy mess.

BBQ Chicken and Pineapple

Wondering what to put on top of nachos? How about some BBQ chicken and pineapples?

Shred some rotisserie chicken, cover it with some BBQ sauce, and put it on top of your nachos. Top the chicken with some grilled pineapple slices.

The pineapple adds a sweet and smoky flavor that balances the saltiness of the nachos perfectly. Finish the topping off with some shredded Monterey Jack.

Eggs and Bacon

Top your nachos with some eggs –poached, fried, boiled, etc., whatever you like – and some chopped veggies.

Top the veggies with some zucchini pico de gallo Learn how to make this dish by clicking here.

Add some cheddar cheese on top and finish the topping with a generous helping of fried bacon. 

Fruity Nachos

Who says nachos have to be salty? Prepare some cinnamon nachos and pair them with some sweet nachos toppings! My favorite sweet topping is fruit salsa!

Cut some fresh kiwis, strawberries, oranges, and pineapples. Mix the fruits and top your cinnamon nachos with this fruit salsa. 

Don’t forget to drain the salsa first so that it doesn’t turn the nachos soggy. You can even top the salsa with some melted white chocolate!

All the Veggies

This nacho topping is truly heavenly for all the vegetarians out there! Chop some cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini, spinach, artichoke hearts, bell peppers, and carrots.

Layer the veggies on top of your nachos. Add a generous helping on melted cheese on top.

Fried Chicken

Although shredded rotisserie chicken is a popular nachos topping, fried chicken is just as good on top of nachos. Prepare some fried chicken strips, chop them up, and put them on top of your tortilla chips.

Add some salsa, melted nacho cheese, guacamole, and sour cream on top.

Beer and Brats

Looking for a hearty, grilling season combo for your nachos? Look no further than brats boiled in some beer. Put the brats on top of your nachos and pair them with some sautéed peppers.

Finish off the topping with a generous helping of nacho cheese.

Tips on Serving Nachos

If you want your nachos to remain crunchy and gooey, then always serve them with a double layer of tortilla chips and toppings. Put a layer of nachos in a large platter, cover them with the dry toppings, and then top it with some more nachos and other toppings for a crunchy, gooey snack. 

Moreover, to make sure that the nachos remain crunchy, serve the wet toppings such as salsa, sour cream, guacamole, and more separately. 

You can place them in bowls next to the nachos so that people can simply dip their nachos in them. 

When serving nachos with some cheese, opt for sharp cheddar for its tanginess or Monterey Jack for its gooey, oozy quality that’s oh-so-good on top of nachos. 

The Bottom Line

If you want your nachos to remain crunchy and gooey, then always serve them with a double layer of tortilla chips and I hope you enjoyed reading this guide on nachos toppings. Make sure to try all the toppings that I’ve mentioned above as each one brings its distinct texture and flavor to the dish. 

If you want your nachos to remain crunchy, then serve the wet toppings such as salsa, sour cream, etc., on the side instead of on top of the nachos. 

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and experiment with these nacho toppings to find the one that you love the most! 

Nachos Toppings – 8 Deliciously Inventive Toppings for Nachos That You Must Try

Nachos Toppings – 8 Deliciously Inventive Toppings for Nachos That You Must Try

Nacho topping ideas. Here are 8 different toppings for your next plate of nachos. Make your dinner interesting with these ingredients.


  • Shrimp and avocado
  • The classic
  • BBQ chicken and pineapple
  • Eggs and bacon
  • Fruity nachos
  • All the veggies
  • Fried chicken
  • Beer and brats


Pick your favorite topping idea and follow the instructions to create your next meal.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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