Homemade Nachos Perfect for Game Day

You don't need to pray for a Hail Mary pass to win your football party. Nacho recipes with all the fixins' -- as well as new twists on the classic party recipe, like egg roll nachos -- are guaranteed to be the MVP of any tailgate spread.

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    Triple-Pepper Nachos

    Three different pepper varieties add spice -- not calories -- to these nachos. One serving has only 201 calories, so you can indulge guilt-free. 

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    Loaded Nachos

    Go all out with these loaded nachos. Three different cheeses -- and a host of toppings -- make this snack a fan favorite. 

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    Classic Nachos

    The base of these crowd-pleasing nachos calls for only five ingredients -- the rest is up to you. Set up a bar where guests can choose their favorite fixings -- like thinly sliced green onion, fresh cilantro, sour cream, or salsa -- between plays. 

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    Egg Roll Nachos

    Individually rolling egg rolls is time consuming. Serve inside-out egg rolls instead with these Asian-inspired nachos. Ground pork, cabbage, and ginger top fried wonton wrappers for a spicy-sweet snack.

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    Nacho Potato Skins

    Our two favorite snack foods just met. These bite-size apps combine the crisp bite of potato skins with ooey-gooey cheese.

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    Gyro Nachos

    Pull out your slow cooker for these gyro nachos. Shredded chicken tops pita chips, which are then smothered in a fresh tzatziki sauce. 

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    Mediterranean Nachos

    Your favorite Mediterranean flavors are reimagined in these fusion nachos. Artichokes, olives, hummus, and feta cheese dress up plain tortilla chips. 

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    Beef Nachos

    This hearty snack is sure to keep guests full -- even if the game goes into overtime. Each serving clocks in at 29 grams of protein, thanks to ground beef and kidney beans.

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    Tequila Shrimp Nachos

    A booze-infused party snack? Yes, please! Shrimp marinates in a mixture of cumin, orange juice, tequila, and ground ancho chile pepper before being grilled. Serve on a bed of fresh heirloom tomatoes.   

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    Cauliflower Samosa Nachos

    Trick guests into thinking you slaved in the kitchen for hours with these impressive Indian-inspired nachos. Baking refrigerated piecrust into chips cuts down on prep time, meaning this dish is ready to serve in only 35 minutes. 

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    Bite-Size Avocado-Shrimp Nachos

    Football food can be really calorie dense (we're looking at you, spinach-artichoke dip!). Serve up some lighter fare with these nachos. Avocado, tomato, and shrimp bring fresh flavor to plain tortilla chips.  

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    No-Cook Mini Nacho Cups

    No one wants to be in the kitchen during the big game. These no-bake nacho cups take only a few minutes to make, and their single-serving size means less mess. 

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    You-Choose Nachos

    This simple recipe works well with any protein. Add chicken or beef, or go meatless with beans.

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    No-Guilt Nachos

    Save room for those football-shape brownies you've been eyeing. These nachos load up on veggies and fresh salsa for a lighter game-day snack. 

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    Chocolate Nachos

    These sweet dessert nachos can be whipped up during halftime -- they only take 35 minutes to make. Serve warm if you like gooey chocolate, or wait 10 to 15 minutes for a firmer set. 

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