Quick Cheese Nachos

Cuisinart original

The great thing about this recipe is that you can make it as extravagant or simple as you want; add some guacamole or salsa, gourmet cheeses or keep it as is for a casual appetizer. Either way it is sure to keep the family satisfied.


Makes six servings


50 tortilla chips (this is an estimate, you need enough to cover the bottom of the baking tray, but can have more or less depending on how many mouths you need to feed) ⅔ cup refried beans (about ½ can) 1 jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced 2 scallions, thinly sliced (white and green parts) ½ cup sliced black olives (these can be purchased pre-sliced in a can. Be sure to drain them first) 1 cup shredded Cheddar (about 3 to 4 ounces)

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories 344 (48% from fat) • carb. 37g • pro. 9g • fat 19g
 sat. fat 5g • chol. 17mg • sod. 421mg • calc. 132mg • fiber 3g


1. Preheat the toaster oven to Broil on the Broil setting with the rack in position A or B. 

2. Line the baking pan with aluminum foil. Evenly distribute the chips on top of the prepared baking pan. Distribute the remaining ingredients over the chips, as evenly as possible in the order listed.

3. Bake in the preheated oven for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until the cheese is fully melted. Serve immediately.