15 Easy Game Day Nachos Recipes For A Crowd

Game day isn’t the same without a flavorful plate of nachos. If you’re looking for a new and exciting game day nachos recipe to spice up your snacking, I got you covered.

From sweet potato nachos to loaded chili nachos, these 15 recipes have all the bold, spicy flavours you need for the ultimate game day feast. So, grab your chips, cheese, and toppings and let the games begin.

Upgrade your traditional nachos with this unique and flavorful sweet potato nachos. This nourishing recipe combines crispy sweet potato chips with black beans and a super-quick 3-ingredient cheese sauce, making it the perfect snack to enjoy with friends and family on a game day.

Check out my sweet potato nachos recipe

Sweet potato nachos served in a ceramic dish with cheese sauce and a happy kid reaching for a piece

Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos

Spice up your game day party with this sheet pan chicken nachos. This delicious appetizer is full of flavour, with juicy rotisserie chicken, tortilla chips, chicken taco seasoning, melted cheese, and all your favourite nacho toppings. Plus, it’s easy to make – just spread the ingredients on one sheet pan, and you’re ready to bake.

Sheet pan chicken nachos by Kroll’s Korner

loaded chicken nachos on a sheet pan

Ground Beef Nachos

This delicious ground beef nachos recipe is the perfect way to fire up your taste buds. Loaded with two types of cheese, seasoned ground beef, and crunchy chips, you can whip up this crowd-pleasing dish in just a few minutes. It is also super versatile –  whatever ingredients you have, use them. Half a jar of salsa? veggies? Throw it in.

Ground beef nachos by Ground Beef Recipes

Ground Beef Nachos in a Sizzling Cast Iron Skillet, Served with a Dip on the Side

Sheet Pan Jerk Pork Nachos

Give your game day party a Caribbean kick with these sheet pan jerk pork nachos! Top a baking sheet with juicy Jamaican-spiced pulled pork, refried beans, jalapenos, sour cream and a delightful tropical pico de gallo. Add some melted cheese, and you have an easy appetizer that will have everyone licking their fingers.

Sheet pan jerk pork nachos by Buratta and Bubbles

Half side view of delicious Sheet Pan Jerk Pork Nachos with melted cheese and colourful toppings

Two-Bean Vegetarian Nachos

Score a touchdown on game day with these two-bean vegetarian nachos. All the familiar flavours of traditional nachos but loaded with refried pinto beans, black beans and cheesy goodness. Serve these nachos with your favourite dips, such as guacamole, sour cream, and salsa, to give your guests a party they won’t forget.

Two-bean vegetarian nachos by Watch Learn Eat

Person taking a heaping serving of two-bean vegetarian nachos from a sheet pan

BBQ Chicken Nachos

Love Mexican-style nachos but still crave the smoky, savoury flavour of BBQ? Now you can have the best of both worlds with this BBQ chicken nachos. Crispy tortilla chips are topped with pulled BBQ chicken, melted cheese, jalapenos, and a tangy BBQ sauce. Serve up this thrilling BBQ chicken nachos for your upcoming Super Bowl party; you’ll score big time with your guests.

BBQ chicken nachos by Dish ‘n’ the Kitchen

A top view of BBQ chicken nachos, topped with melted cheese, jalapenos, and salsa

Air Fryer Nachos

Get your air fryer ready for a delicious spin on classic game day nachos. Corn tortilla chips are loaded with pulled pork, cheese and black beans before getting a quick air fry, leaving you with a cheesy, crunchy, and irresistible snack. This recipe comes together in just 10 minutes with a few simple nacho toppings. 

Air fryer nachos by Pretty Delicious Life

Crispy air fryer nachos in a side view

Chili Nachos

Make the most of your leftovers with chili nachos – a tasty take on your favourite game day snack. Start with a base of chili and melted cheese, then top with onion and extra jalapeno for a kick of heat. Finish it off with a dollop of sour cream for a delicious dish that you’ll keep coming back for more.

Chili nachos by Girl Gone Gourmet

top-down view of chili nachos in a sheet pan

Carne Asada Nachos

Get ready for a flavour fiesta in every crunchy bite with carne asada nachos. This scrumptious dish layers tortilla chips with tender pieces of marinated steak and cheddar cheese. Then, finish with pico de gallo, jalapenos, avocado crema, cilantro, and a gooey queso topping to bring it all together.

Carne asada nachos by Damn Delicious

Loaded carne asada nachos in a sheet pan

Mini Pepper Nachos

Say goodbye to the usual tortilla chips and hello to the new MVP at your party – mini bell pepper nachos! This veggie-packed snack has loads of fresh sweet peppers, melted cheese and black beans to satisfy your guests’ cravings. It’s easy to make, bursting with flavour and sure to be a hit with kids – what’s not to love?

Mini pepper nachos by Love from the Table

top view of crunchy mini pepper nachos spread out on a baking sheet

Carnitas Nachos

Delicious, savoury carnitas join forces with your favourite nacho toppings for a crowd-pleasing snack that strikes the perfect balance of crunch and flavour. In this recipe, the tortilla chips are loaded with slow-cooked pork carnitas, refried beans, cheese, salsa, jalapenos, red onion, and cilantro.

Carnitas nachos by Cup of Zest

Plate of Carnitas Nachos with a refreshing drink to the side

Slow Cooker Asian Pulled Chicken Nachos

Turn your game day nachos up a notch with this Asian-inspired twist. Start with a layer of tortilla chips and pile on your favourite Asian-inspired toppings: umami-rich Asian pulled chicken, pickled cucumbers, scallions, sesame seeds, peppers and cilantro. This recipe is guaranteed to have your friends raving.

Slow cooker asian pulled chicken nachos by The Foodie Physician

Top view of pulled chicken nachos with a serving spoon

Sticky Beef Fatteh (Middle Eastern Style Nachos)

Treat yourself to this fresh, delicious and vibrant middle eastern style nachos. A fragrant, spicy sauce with minced beef is placed on top of baked pita chips, pickled cucumber, pomegranate seeds, green tahini sauce, and herbs. This amazing combination of flavours is sure to hit the spot. Enjoy it as a solo snack, or pair it with your favourite dips for an even more delicious experience.

Sticky beef fatteh by Dished by Kate

Sticky beef fatteh on a white ceramic plate served with salsa and dip

Toasted Ravioli Nachos

Make these delicious toasted ravioli nachos if you’re craving something different. The crunchy, golden-brown toasted ravioli is topped with cheese and all your favourite toppings, like jalapenos, olives, and diced tomatoes. For the perfect treat, serve the nachos with a side of creamy guacamole, zesty hot sauce, sour cream dip, and juicy lime wedges.

Toasted ravioli nachos by Foxes Love Lemons

Crispy toasted ravioli nachos baked on a sheet pan

Chicken Enchilada Nachos

This flavorful dish combines all the classic flavours of enchiladas with the crunchy texture of nachos. It is loaded with juicy chicken, corn, salsa and a homemade enchilada sauce to top it all off. The best part? you can make the chicken ahead of time and assemble everything just when you’re ready.

Chicken enchilada nachos by The Salty Cooker

loaded C=chicken Enchilada Nachos served in a black bowl

What are the best dips for Nachos?

Want to level up your nacho game? Well, then you absolutely need to add some delicious dips to the table! With so many amazing options out there, it can be a challenge to pick one. Check out this list of classic, drool-worthy and creative dip recipes that will bring your nachos to a whole new level of tasty goodness.

a bowl of homemade guacamole

Other game day appetizers you’ll love

Game Day Nachos on a baking sheet with glasses of beer.

15+ Easy Game Day Nachos Recipes For A Crowd

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Keyword Game Day Nachos


  • 10 oz tortilla chips
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 2 cups favorite toppings


  • Pick your favorite Game Day Nachos recipe listed above, grab your chips, cheese, and toppings of choice. Bake until bubbly and let the games begin.


Calories: 337kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 12gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 392mgPotassium: 115mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 257IUCalcium: 241mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Game Day Nachos

Last Updated on March 22, 2023 by Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD

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11 months ago

Love this list! Made the carne asada nachos and they were a huge hit! Next up is the Middle Eastern nachos.

Gina Abernathy
11 months ago

Sheet pan nachos are the best. So many great recipe to try.

11 months ago

I have just saved this post so I could try some of these Nachos, wow. YUM

11 months ago

Love the awesome collection of game-day nachos. Thanks for sharing

11 months ago

Wondeful recipe roundup! I want to try those ground beef nachos.

1 year ago

Mouthwatering recipes 🤤❤️

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