Just imagine the bubbliest, cheesiest version possible.
Like all things incredible, there are several important steps to follow in order to achieve the ultimate result of perfection:
1. Choose the best Chips
Aim for those which restaurants use: not too thin or too thick, with just the right amount of tang. We recommend Tostitos or Juanita’s.
2. Pick the Cheese like a Pro
You don’t want anything too crumbly or smelly. Go for those that will melt well and add finger-licking flavor.
3. Cut the Cheese into Smaller Pieces
Smaller pieces will melt faster and ensure that the tortilla chips underneath will also get crunchy.
4. Make it Mess-Free
Two words, twelve letters. Use it and you will have a spotless oven and countertop. Aluminum Foil (or parchment paper in a microwave). You’re welcome.
5. You can use a Microwave or a Regular Oven
If you use a microwave, use a safe plate (not plastic or aluminum) and leave it uncovered on High for 1 minute, rotating the plate once, until it looks like the nachos of your dreams.
If you use an oven, set to 375° and bake about 5 to 10 minutes, until everything looks delectable.
You can actually be creative with toppings as long as you have tortilla chips and cheese. Some people like to add:
- Refried beans
- Diced vegetables, like tomatoes and onions
- Sour cream
Provecho! (Spanish equivalent of bon appétit!)
Cover photo by Herson Rodriguez.