Speedy nachos

Speedy nachos

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Serves 3

Whip up these speedy, cheesy nachos for a casual get-together with friends

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal483
  • fat27g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre4g
  • protein20g
  • salt3.75g


  • 175g packet plain tortilla chips



    In Spain, a tortilla is a kind of omelette, with ingredients added - frequently sliced cooked…

  • 225g jar salsa
  • a few sliced spring onions
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • a good chunk of cheese
  • a pinch of crushed chilli flakes



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • soured cream or guacamole (optional)


  1. Tip tortilla chips on to a baking tray, pour over salsa and scatter over a few sliced spring onions.

  2. Grate over a good chunk of cheese (fontina is perfect, but cheddar will do). Add a pinch of crushed chilli flakes, then put under a hot grill for about 3 minutes to melt the cheese. Serve with soured cream or guacamole (optional).

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susandjohnson's picture
10th May, 2010
Thank you Silvana. I made this for a crowd last weekend and put it on a friend's table along with everything else everyone had brought. It was the first dish to be completely demolished and everyone asked how I had made it. A great success for me because it took very little effort to do, I bought everything in jars and packets.
23rd Jun, 2009
Fab recipe and easy to adapt to your storecupboard ingredients. I've tried garlic, tinned chilli beans, left-over baked beans (!), various cheeses, onions, tuna, bacon... Whatever you have - just throw it in. There are never any left-overs! Great weekend treat.
3rd Apr, 2009
Just to add, we had this recipe last night but instead of chilli flakes and spring onions, my friend suggested we use the new Heinz Beans sweet chill. These were perfect on top of the cheese! Definitely recommended.
2nd Apr, 2009
We had this as a strater followed by enchillados, really helped sustain while we waited for the main course. Took a little more than 5 minutes to cook mind, we might have had way more nachos though!
26th Apr, 2008
Delicious and great with drinks when friends are round
20th Apr, 2008
This very quick and easy to do, but you need lots of cheese!
17th Dec, 2007
I had this at a friends recently and it was wonderful. Just ideal for a relaxed gathering.


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