When you live with a husband, two boys, and a male cat, you find those game-day snacks (or meals) are an absolute requirement.  Nachos are by all means at the top of my list for football season. But then again, it doesn’t have to be a sport snack, let’s just say it’s also the perfect meal for a busy night when you need dinner on the table fast. We love this easy sheet pan snack/meal loaded with all sorts of favorite toppings.  The sky is the limit.  It guaranteed to be a family favorite and a real crowd-pleaser. Start layering those nachos with ground beef and cheese, bake on a sheet pan and serve. Done.✅

Sheet Pan Nachos

Cheesy nachos are packed with flavor and can be served in less than 30-minutes!


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 14 ounces Tortilla Chips
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese (or Monterey Jack)
  • 2 cups Nacho Cheese Sauce, warmed Store bought or homemade*


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion and beef breaking up meat into bite-sized pieces, until the meat is cooked through about 10-12 minutes. Drain excess grease, if needed. Add the garlic, tomato paste and water. Stir. Then add cumin, oregano, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper. Cook for an additional 2 minutes, then set aside

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread half the tortilla chips in a single layer on a baking tray. Drizzle over about 1 cup Nachos Cheese Sauce, top with 1/2 the Beef and 1/2 the grated cheese ensuring most of the Cheese Sauce is covered.Spread over remaining chips, drizzle over remaining Nachos Cheese Sauce, Beef and grated cheese, Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately with the toppings you like.

Recipe Notes

Serve with your choice of scallions, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, or jalapenos. 

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