Cheesy Jalapeño Nachos

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Crispy tortilla chips combined with creamy, cheesy, jalapeño corn dip is the ultimate comfort snack food. These Jalapeno Nachos are perfect for Super-Bowl snacking!

Up close shot of jalapeno nachos

Cheesy Corn Dip Jalapeno Nachos

This crazy recipe title comes from the fact that these nachos are made up of three things: tortilla chips, jalapenos, and cheesy corn dip. Instead of baking the corn dip in a baking dish, it gets baked in between layers of chips – so that all us impatient/lazy cooks out there (myself included) can dig in as soon as these come out of the oven with nothing more than our hands.

The big game day is right around the corner and this is the perfect dip to make and share with the ones you love… or yourself… 🙂

Not only are these jalapeno nachos easy, but they are also so hearty and delicious, and in my opinion, they are the ultimate comfort food – because well, what’s better than warm melty cheese, with flavorful corn, and crispy tortilla chips to shovel the delicious mixture into your mouth? So when you are putting together your list of game recipes to enjoy during the big game, remember these jalapeno nachos!  Crispy tortilla chips + cheesy corn dip = win. It’s everything you’d ever want from the two being thrown together AND it’s sure to be a hit with all ages!

How to make your jalapeno nachos the BEST:

  • Shred your own block of cheese! Pre-shredded cheese has a coating of cornstarch for freshness and results in a much less creamy cheese when melted.
  • If you want to make this even easier, you could prepare the corn dip portion for these jalapeno nachos up to 2 days in advance.
  • If you are serving this to crowd, double the corn dip mixture and use a baking sheet to double the nachos.
  • The spice in these jalapeno nachos is very controllable and customizable. I only used one very small jalapeño, but if you like your nachos super mild, you could use a poblano pepper instead.

Up close photo of jalapeno nachos with fresh garnishes on top

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20-Minute Cheesy Jalapeño Nachos

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Crispy tortilla chips combined with creamy, cheesy, jalapeño corn dip is the ultimate comfort snack food. These Jalapeno Nachos are perfect for Super-Bowl snacking!
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20-Minute Cheesy Jalapeño Nachos

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Crispy tortilla chips combined with creamy, cheesy, jalapeño corn dip is the ultimate comfort snack food. These Jalapeno Nachos are perfect for Super-Bowl snacking!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword jalapeno nachos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 -4 servings
Calories 204kcal
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups corn (fresh, thawed, frozen, or drained canned)
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded, finely diced (or poblano pepper for less spice)
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise,
  • 1 cup colby jack cheese, shredded
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • Tortilla chips
  • Optional: halved cherry tomatoes, roughly chopped cilantro, sour cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. 
  • Melt the butter in a pan over medium-high heat, add the corn, saute until the corn starts to turn golden brown, about 3 minutes. Add the onion, and pepper and saute until the onions are soft, about 3-5 minutes. Add the green onion, jalapeño and garlic and saute until fragrant, about one minute.
  • In a medium bowl, add the corn mixture, mayonnaise, and cheese, reserving some of the cheese for topping.
  • Spread a single layer of tortilla chips in the bottom of skillet (same skillet used for corn) or in a baking dish/sheet. Spread 1/3 corn mixture on tortilla chips. Repeat layers 2 more times. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
  • Bake until cheese is fully melted, 8-10 minutes. Top with fresh tomatoes, cilantro, and sour cream if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 204kcal

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