loaded vegetarian nachos baked fresh from the oven

    Loaded nachos don’t have to be unhealthy! This simple vegetarian homemade black bean nacho recipe has TONS of toppings with healthy swaps so you get all the taste with none of the guilt. These nachos are a family favorite that are so easy to make and simple to customize that even first-time cooks will have no trouble creating a plate that’s layered with deliciousness!

    SPREAD THE FOOD KNOWLEDGE, SHARE THIS POST!

    Let's be friends! Follow us on Pinterest: Munch Munch Yum

    simple homemade nachos recipe with tex mex black beans atop view into oven of nachos being baked

    This post may contain affiliate links. See disclosure for more details.

    Prep Time:10 min
    Total Time:30 min with Easy Tex-Mex Black Bean Mix / 20 min without
    Calories:742 (per serving, without guacamole and salsa)
    Good For:Mexican comfort food, lunch or dinner

    Healthy swaps for nachos

    Nachos can be an indulgent food if you let them be, but there are definitely tricks you can use to make them not so hard on the body. The biggest culprits are always the processed ingredients, but you can always use a less processed or healthier counterpart, or simply eliminate the unhealthy ingredient altogether.

    Here are some ways you can healthify this normally high-calorie meal:

    • Non-fat Greek yogurt instead of sour cream
    • Reduced fat cheese
    • For the protein, use plain black beans, or our Tex-Mex Black Bean Mix if we want to jazz up the nachos a little
    • Fresh tomatoes instead of store-bought salsa
    • Add more veggies, like onion and corn

    Getting the family involved

    One of the best ways to get your kids on board with vegetarianism is to give them a role in the meal planning or cooking process. Your kids can easily help you assemble the nachos, and it doesn’t take long for the cooking to complete before they get a chance to enjoy the delicious final product that they helped create! You can even try doing dinner nacho bar-style, so everyone can make their own custom creation.

    Ingredients

    Supplies

    How to Make Vegetarian Baked Nachos- Step by Step

    Step 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    Step 2. Spread out tortilla chips on a foil-lined baking sheet, or other oven-safe vessel.

    Step 3. Top with Easy Tex-Mex Black Bean Mix (or plain black beans), tomatoes, jalapenos, and olives.

    Step 4. Add shredded cheese, then top with green onion.

    Step 5. Bake for 7 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

    Step 6. Remove from oven and dollop remaining toppings (Greek yogurt, salsa, guacamole) on top of nachos.

    Step 7. Let pan cool slightly before serving. Serve hot and enjoy.

    Variations & Substitutions

    The great thing about nachos is that they are so easy to customize. You can add any ingredients your family will love, omit any that they can’t stand, and even split it half-half like a pizza by putting only certain ingredients on one side and a different set of toppings on another.

    Here are other ingredient ideas you might want to swap or add to make your nachos just the way you like them!

    Other Creative Nacho Recipes

    If you’re looking for other fun alternatives to try:
    Chipotle Sweet Potato Nachos by Naturally Ella

    Mushroom Nachos by Nourish Everyday

    Kale Nachos by Destination Delish

     

    Healthy Vegetarian Baked Nachos
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    20 mins
    Total Time
    30 mins
     

    This vegetarian black bean nacho recipe has TONS of toppings with healthy swaps so you get all the taste and no guilt. These nachos are a super-customizable family favorite that’s so easy to make!

    Course: Appetizer, Main Course
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Keyword: healthy nachos, loaded nachos, vegetarian nachos
    Servings: 6 servings
    Calories: 742 kcal
    Author: munchmunchyum
    Ingredients
    • 16 oz tortilla chips
    • 1/2 recipe Vegan Tex-Mex Black Bean Mix or 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
    • 3 small Roma tomatoes deseeded & chopped
    • 2.5 cup shredded cheese cheddar or Mexican blend
    • 1-2 green onion sliced
    • 6 oz black olives sliced
    • 1 cup Sliced jalapenos
    • 1 cup Plain non-fat Greek yogurt
    • Salsa
    • Guacamole
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    2. Spread out tortilla chips on a foil-lined baking sheet, or other oven-safe vessel.

    3. Top with Easy Tex-Mex Black Bean Mix (or plain black beans), tomatoes, jalapenos, and olives.

    4. Add shredded cheese, then top with green onion.

    5. Bake for 7 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

    6. Remove from oven and dollop optional toppings (Greek yogurt, salsa, guacamole) on top of nachos.

    7. Let pan cool slightly before serving. Serve hot and enjoy.

    Recipe Notes

    Variations & Substitutions
    The great thing about nachos is that they are so easy to customize. You can add any ingredients your family will love, omit any that they can’t stand, and even split it half-half like a pizza by putting only certain ingredients on one side and a different set of toppings on another.

    Here are other ingredient ideas you might want to swap or add to make your nachos to make it just the way you like them!

    • Morning Star Grillers ® Crumbles™, sauteed
    • Queso
    • Chopped onion
    • Pickled banana peppers
    • Your favorite hot sauce

    *Calorie count for this recipe doesn't include guacamole or salsa

    SPREAD THE FOOD KNOWLEDGE, SHARE THIS POST!

    LIKE WHAT YOU SEE? FOLLOW US ON PINTEREST!

    MORE TO MUNCH ON:

    free weekly meal planner and menu planning template

    Add any of these recipes to our FREE Meal Planning Printable!

    Join our mailing list and have the menu planner template sent right to your inbox now!