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Nachos Supreme is a sheet pan nachos recipe that is packed with flavor in every bite, with layers of crispy tortilla chips, seasoned ground beef, refried beans, cheese, and all your favorite toppings!

sheet pan nachos supreme with cheese, guacamole and sour cream

This Loaded Nachos Supreme recipe is a copycat of everyone’s favorite fast food nachos from Taco Bell. Spread all out on a sheet pan, these easy nachos are a perfect appetizer for sharing (or for keeping all to yourself)!

Want more Mexican flavor? Try my easy and family-friendly Taco Ring, and Restaurant Style Salsa next!

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Why We Love Sheet Pan Nachos Supreme

  • Kid-friendly: What kid doesn’t love nachos? They are great for kid and teen gatherings.
  • Healthier than fast food: Made at home with fresh ingredients – nothing artificial.
  • Made for sharing: Since they are spread out on a sheet pan, nachos are a super easy shareable appetizer.
  • Perfect for a snack, appetizer, or even dinner! Give them an epic family dinner that no one will complain about!

Ingredients

ingredients for nachos supreme
  • Tortilla Chips – You’ll need a whole bag of your favorite chips. I prefer Tostitos regular chips because they are tasty, crispy, and large.
  • Ground Beef – Use 90% lean ground beef if you can; you don’t want a greasy mess on top of your nachos. Otherwise, make sure to drain the meat really well.
  • Onions – for flavor.
  • Garlic – for more flavor.
  • Taco Seasoning – Seasons the ground beef. Use my homemade taco seasoning mix, or use a 1-ounce seasoning packet.
  • Freshly Grated Cheese – I like to use a combination of sharp cheddar and jack cheeses. Sometimes I’ll use pepper jack to add some heat and even Mozzarella is great mixed with jack or cheddar.
  • Refried Beans – One can of refried beans. I usually go for the vegetarian or low fat variety. You could also use refried black beans.
  • Olives – Sliced black olives, drained well, for topping.
  • Toppings – These are added after baking. Diced Roma tomatoes, pickled jalapenos, guacamole, green onions, and sour cream. These are loaded nachos, so you want to load them up with lots of yummy toppings.

Best Types of Cheese for Nachos?

If you want shredded cheese on your nachos, the best cheese is one that melts nicely, like sharp cheddar, white cheddar, Monterey jack, or Mozzarella. You can also top with Cotija cheese for a garnish.

Nacho Cheese Sauce or Queso Blanco is great if you want your nachos to resemble fast food nachos, like Taco Bell’s. But using the shreds is better for baking – the sauce would make the chips soggy.

How To Make Nachos Supreme

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Prep. Preheat your oven. This is really important for even cooking so everything will melt nicely and be heated all the way through. Also, line a rimmed baking sheet with foil for easy clean up. Grated the cheese and open cans and drain if needed, dice toppings.

Skillet with cooked ground beef and refried beans.

Cook the onions and beef. Cook the onions and ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Drain as much grease as possible. Add the garlic, taco seasoning and a little salt and cook the meat a little longer to toast the seasonings and flavor the meat. Stir in refried beans and a little bit of water or milk to thin it out just a bit.

Tortilla chips on a foil lined sheet pan, topped with refried beans and ground beef.
Tortilla chips on a lined sheet pan with shredded cheese and olives.
A second layer of tortilla chips on top of nachos on a sheet pan.
Nachos on a sheet pan with shredded cheese, sliced olives and sliced pickled jalapenos.

Assembly. Start by spreading tortilla chips out on the sheet pan. Don’t use more than half the bag because you want 2 layers of chips. Spoon half of the beef mixture on top of the chips. You won’t be able to spread it, so just plop big spoonfuls all over. Sprinkle on half of the cheese, half of the olives and half of the pickled jalapenos. Layer on more chips, and the rest of the meat, cheese olives, and jalapenos.

Baked nachos supreme on a foil lined sheet pan.

Bake. Pop the sheet pan in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes. You want the cheese to be completely melted and the chips to just barely start browning around the edges.

Do you put meat or cheese first on nachos?

This is more of a personal preference, but I like to put the meat and beans on first, then the cheese. Layering cheese on top helps keep the meat in place. Sometimes I’ll layer cheese on the bottom and on the top, for the same reason.

Best Nacho Toppings

The most epic nachos call for some epic toppings options. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Sauces and Dips – Salsa, pico de galloguacamole, sour cream, queso, or nacho cheese.
  • Veggies – Diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, black beans, shredded lettuce, grilled corn, olives.
  • Garnishes – Sliced green onions, jalapenos, cilantro, cotija cheese.
close up of nachos supreme with chips, sour cream cheese and other toppings

Variations

Vegetarian: Grab some vegetarian refried beans and skip the ground beef. Then load up with the veggie toppings!

Spicy: If you want to really bring the heat, add some cayenne pepper to the meat mixture, add fresh jalapenos instead of pickled, or swap out the cheese for Pepper Jack.

Kid Friendly: Skip the pickled jalapenos, and let them add their own toppings.

Storing and Reheating Leftovers

Nachos are best served fresh. If you have some leftovers and want to save them, store in an airtight container for 1-2 days. Scrape off any sour cream or guacamole before reheating. Reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds or in an air fryer.

Expert Tips

  • Line the baking sheet with foil or parchment paper for easy clean up.
  • The recipe calls for 2 layers, but you can do a single layer or build it up with 3 or 4 layers.
  • Bake on a sheet pan for easy sharing with a crowd, or halve the recipe and layer in a pie plate or cast iron skillet for a smaller serving.
  • Instead of just topping with diced tomatoes, a big scoop of pico de gallo is delicious.
tortilla chips with nacho toppings

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Recipe

Nachos Supreme

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Nachos Supreme is an easy sheet pan nachos recipe that is layered with crispy tortilla chips, seasoned ground beef, cheese, and toppings!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

Nachos

  • 12 ounce bag of tortilla chips I prefer Tostitos Original
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • salt
  • 15 ounce can refried beans
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups freshly grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups freshly grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 ounces sliced olives drained

For Topping

  • 2 Roma tomatoes seeded and diced
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pickled jalapenos drained
  • sour cream
  • guacamole
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Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add a tablespoon of olive oil. Add onions and cook, stirring often, until soft; 5-6 minutes. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink; 5-6 minutes. Drain grease.
  • Add garlic, taco seasoning and a pinch of salt and cook for about 5 more minutes. Stir in refried beans and water.
  • Arrange half of the tortilla chips on the sheet pan. Top with half of the beef mixture, half of the cheese, half of olives and half of the pickled jalapenos. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
  • Bake in the 425 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
  • Top with diced tomatoes, sliced green onions and pickled jalapenos. Serve with guacamole and sour cream.

Notes

Servings: This recipe will make about 6 servings for a meal and 8-10 servings as an appetizer.
Storing and Reheating: Nachos are best served fresh; they tend to get soggy if refrigerated. If you have some leftover and want to save them, store in an airtight container for 1-2 days. Scrape off any sour cream or guacamole before reheating. Reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Nutrition

Calories: 613kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 30gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 1227mgPotassium: 380mgFiber: 6gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 935IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 499mgIron: 3mg

Nutritional Disclaimer Kristin Maxwell of “Yellow Bliss Road” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. For accurate calorie counts and other nutritional values, we recommend running the ingredients through your preferred online nutritional calculator. Calories and other nutritional values can vary depending on which brands were used.

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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