How to Make Melted Grilled Nachos or Oven Nachos in a Skillet!

Easy Skillet Oven or Grilled Nachos

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 30 MINUTES

Ingredients

For the Nachos:

Optional Toppings:

Directions

1

To the your skillet, add a layer of chips, followed by half the ground beef, cheese, beans, corn, jalapenos, and olives. Repeat with a second layer of all those ingredients.

2

Cover the skillet with foil, and place inside a BBQ grill heated to a medium temperature or in the oven at 375 degrees. Let cook for about 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is fully melted. Remove foil, and enjoy warm.

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These easy layered skillet nachos can be made over a campfire, on a BBQ grill, or in your oven using all your favorite add-ins.
pulling apart skillet nachos

Cheesy nachos are a cinch to compile using a skillet!

Who doesn’t love crispy nachos with layers of melted cheese and toppings?! They are such a delicious appetizer or even an easy dinner to eat while camping, tailgating, or hanging out in your own backyard.

The secret to great nachos is creating them in layers making sure that each chip has cheese, beans, and taco meat. You can really customize them to taste using the various toppings your family would enjoy!

ingredients on counter for grilled nachos

taco meat on top of skillet nachos

grilled nachos in skilled under foil

oven roasted nachos


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Easy Skillet Oven or Grilled Nachos

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 30 MINUTES

Melted cheese nachos with layers of taco-seasoned ground beef, beans, and other yummy toppings, cooked in a skillet.

Ingredients

For the Nachos:

Optional Toppings:

Directions

1

To the your skillet, add a layer of chips, followed by half the ground beef, cheese, beans, corn, jalapenos, and olives. Repeat with a second layer of all those ingredients.

2

Cover the skillet with foil, and place inside a BBQ grill heated to a medium temperature or in the oven at 375 degrees. Let cook for about 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is fully melted. Remove foil, and enjoy warm.

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Keep these tips in mind when making skillet nachos:

  • Grab a 12-inch cast-iron skillet or an oven-safe skillet. You’ll also need some aluminum foil to cover the top of your nachos if you don’t have a lid.
  • Prep ahead by cooking the ground beef with a taco seasoning packet, or use this easy recipe for homemade taco seasoning.
  • Customize this recipe to your liking. Any of the ingredients can be altered or omitted, and of course, this can be made without meat if desired.
  • Split the ingredients into two layers so that you’ll have toppings on all the chips.
  • Place this skillet over the campfire or hot coals for about 15 minutes until the cheese is melted, or use your BBQ grill on medium heat.

picking up a cheesy nacho from a skillet

Check out these cast iron nachos! So Cheesy!

These are “nacho” average camping meal! Cooking outside is so much fun! I love unique camping recipes, and this one is such a winner. It’s versatile, it’s easily customized, and the result is an irresistible skillet of zesty nachos that’s sure to be a hit with the entire family!

foil packet nachos

Here’s a campfire nachos hack! 

You can also easily prepare and serve these nachos individually by placing them inside a foil packet. We’ve done this before, and each person enjoyed creating their own combination of toppings to be melted over a campfire or on the grill. It was both a delicious meal and a fun memory of cooking outside with the whole family.

layered nachos in a skillet

Nachos in the oven rock too!

I created these skillet nachos the other night using the oven and my family was super impressed.  You can’t go wrong whether it’s grilling them outside or baking them in the oven. Everyone loves nacho night!


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About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 24

  1. Tammy S.

    Thank you! We just bought a travel trailer and are taking it out for the first time this weekend and this is perfect to make at the camp fire! I’ve been looking for meal ideas!

  2. Dealzgurl

    Oh my! This looks soooo good….I would use the oven though. Cannot wait to try this!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh good idea 👍 thanks for stopping by!

  3. Juma

    I do this a couple times a month in the oven it’s easy and quick dinner. I use ground turkey or left over chicken. I have even used left over turkey thighs/legs. I would love a plate for lunch now lol

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh perfect! And me too- thanks Juma!

  4. Jennifer

    Oh, this is a great idea! Perfect campfire food since u are just melting cheese and melding flavors, yum!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Exactly – yum! Thanks Jennifer ❤️

  5. Suzanne

    That looks so good!! We camp a lot and cookout often. Can’t wait to try it!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay! Enjoy Suzanne!

  6. mel

    My BIL makes something similar. He uses Black Beans and instead of corn he uses a can of drained Rotel. Then hits it with a few squeezes of fresh lime juice once it’s heated through. Yummm. We’re not going camping til next month, but this has my mouth watering that I might make it Friday for dinner! Serve it with some diced avocado and sour cream.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes! I really love those ideas- thanks Mel!

  7. QGirlfriend

    YES Please! What a great idea 😋

  8. Anne

    Lina thanks for another yummy and easy recipe. Made your Queso dip last weekend and it was a hit. Keep the ideas coming!

  9. KimNell

    Do the nachos get soggy?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! I have made oven nachos often and I find most of the chips to stay nice and crispy. Some may get a little softer, however they are still SO yummy! Hope you enjoy these if you decide try them! 💕🤗

  10. Sarah

    Can you make these in the air fryer?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes, I am sure you can try layering in the air fryer basket. Try 325 degrees for 4-5 minutes until the cheese is melted. Let us know how it goes! Yum!

  11. cheree808217

    Wow, great recipe, thanks so much! Also, I really appreciate how you link the ingredients to Walmart (I have Walmart+ and LOVE it!).

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay! Thanks and me too! It’s so convenient.

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