Microwave Nachos

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This Microwave Nachos recipe the easiest and quickest way to make nachos! Just added shredded cheese and toppings of your choice. Great for a snack or side dish!

hand holding Microwave Nacho with hot sauce

Nachos In Microwave

Microwave nachos are a quick and easy way to satisfy your cheesy cravings! Start by placing a bunch of tortilla chips on a microwave-safe plate. Sprinkle your favorite shredded cheese over the chips, and then pop the plate into the microwave for a short time. The heat melts the cheese, creating a gooey and delicious topping for the crispy chips. You can add extras like salsa, sour cream, or jalapeños for more flavor.

Microwave Nachos topped with hot sauce

They’re great for movie nights with friends or family, creating a delicious and simple snack to munch on while watching your favorite shows. If you’re feeling a bit hungry after school or work, microwave nachos make a speedy and satisfying snack to keep you going. They also make a fantastic party dish, whether it’s a game day gathering or a simple get-together. Microwave nachos are a simple and fun snack for when you’re feeling hungry and want something cheesy and delicious without the fuss!

plate of melted nachos in microwave

Looking for more snacks made quickly in the microwave? We’ve got more great ideas! Check out 2-Ingredient Microwave Fudge, Tortilla Cinnamon Rolls In A Microwave, or Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie.

plate of nachos in microwave

How To Make Microwave Nachos

Lay out the tortilla chips on a microwave-safe plate.

Sprinkle shredded cheese on top.

tortilla covered in shredded cheese

Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. Afterwards, check that cheese has melted completely across the nachos.

If so, pull the dish out of the oven and top with any additional ingredients as you wish. We drizzled on a bit of hot sauce.

nachos made in the microwave

Cooking Tips

  • Use any variety of shredded cheese that melts well, like cheddar or Monterey Jack
  • Sprinkle cheese evenly across the tortilla chips for best results
  • If, after cooking time, the cheese is fully not melted, cook for another 30 seconds.
  • Serve as is, or with any additional toppings of your choice like salsa, refried beans, shredded lettuce, or sliced jalapeños

nachos in the microwave

How Long To Heat Nachos In The Microwave?

For a single dish of tortilla chips and shredded cheese, heat in the microwave for about 30 seconds. If the cheese has not completely melted at this point, heat the nachos for an additional 10-30 seconds, or until done.

easy side dish or appetizer Microwave Nachos

What To Serve With Microwave Nachos

This easy snack pairs well with other fun foods for a movie night in or a casual party with the neighbors. Try serving the nachos with Air Fryer Shishito Peppers, Pepperoni Cream Cheese Bites In Air Fryer,  and Air Fryer Frozen Flautas.

hand holding tortilla chip with melted cheese on it

Or enjoy the nachos as a side dish to main courses like Oven Baked Tacos Recipe With Ground Beef Or Turkey, Mexican Taco Burrito Rice Bowls Chipotle Copycat Recipe, or Easy Fish Tacos Recipe With Mango Salsa.

plate of easy snack Microwave Nachos

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Microwave Nachos

This Microwave Nachos recipe the easiest and quickest way to make nachos! Just added shredded cheese and toppings of your choice. Great for a snack or side dish!
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Total Time3 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snacks
Keyword: Microwave Nachos
Cooking Method: Microwave
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 1782kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups tortilla chips
  • 1/3 cup cheese shredded
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce or to taste

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  • Microwave

Instructions

  • Lay out the tortilla chips on a microwave-safe plate.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese on top.
  • Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. Afterwards, check that cheese has melted completely across the nachos.
  • If so, pull the dish out of the oven and top with any additional ingredients as you wish. We drizzled on a bit of hot sauce.

Notes

  • Use any variety of shredded cheese that melts well, like cheddar or Monterey Jack
  • Sprinkle cheese evenly across the tortilla chips for best results
  • If, after cooking time, the cheese is fully not melted, cook for another 30 seconds.
  • Serve as is, or with any additional toppings of your choice like salsa, refried beans, shredded lettuce, or sliced jalapeños
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 1782kcal | Carbohydrates: 235g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 84g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 38g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 1431mg | Potassium: 660mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 391IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 632mg | Iron: 5mg
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