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Easy Nacho Bar

This Easy Nacho Bar is one of our favorite family dinners! Everyone can customize their nachos however they want, leaving everyone’s bellies 100% satisfied.

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We’ve had a ton of guests over the summer! Sometimes it gets difficult to feed them all and also find something that everyone will enjoy! While menu planning a few weeks ago, I got this idea to make a Nacho Bar! That way everyone can create their own custom Nachos — exactly how they want them!

IT WAS A HIT! And my kids have asked for it every single week since I first served them! So, today I thought it would be fun to show you how I put it all together!

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NACHO BAR IDEAS:

You can make your Nacho Bar as simple or complicated as you want! If you’re serving a big group, I suggest having more options – at least 2 or 3 proteins and 8 to 10 topping choices!

But, if you’re just making your Nacho Bar for your family, then I would keep it to 1 protein and 5 toppings! And in my opinion, Nachos should always be served on paper plates! Then you don’t have to worry trying to clean all that hardened cheese off your nice dishes!

NACHO BAR ITEMS:

To create your Easy Nacho Bar, get a big bowl for the tortilla chips! If you’re doing a really large Nacho Bar, then I’d suggest you get a few different colors and shapes of tortilla chips and have them all in different bowls.

I love using the Chinet Chip and Dip Serving Tray for the toppings and proteins! It has 5 spots per tray. So, I either use one or two trays and fill them up with yummy proteins and toppings! We’ve had kids and adults eating, so I went simple on the toppings! But, here are lots of great ideas:

Protein Choices:

  • Hamburger
  • Shredded Chicken
  • Grilled Steak
  • Pulled Pork
  • Grilled Shrimp
  • Chili
  • Beans (Black, Pinto or Refried)
  • Bacon

NACHO BAR TOPPINGS:

  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Salsa
  • Pico
  • Mango Salsa
  • Cheese
  • Corn
  • Onions (Red, Yellow or Green)
  • Olives
  • Jalapeños
  • Cilantro
  • Guacamole
  • Sour Cream

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The prep is so so easy! You really just have to cook the protein and cut up any toppings that need it! It only took me about 10 minutes to get everything prepped for this dinner!

HOW TO PREPARE NACHOS:

If your protein is still warm, then have them start by choosing a chip and cheese and heating it up. I just had my guests throw it in the microwave for 20-30 seconds!

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But, if the protein is cold, then have them put the cheese and protein on top of the chips and microwave it for 30 seconds! Then have them pile on any toppings they might want!

There is no perfect way to layer all the toppings on, but I do suggest layering biggest to smallest. So, in this case, after the protein and cheese, I then layered the lettuce, then corn, then salsa and last the sour cream!

Easy Nacho Bar- this is the perfect lunch for a small group or workplace! Plus, it's easy to prep ahead of time! | www.overthebigmoon.com

Serve and enjoy! Super easy, right? Plus, clean up is so easy, because I always serve Nachos on paper plates!

Easy Nacho Bar- this is the perfect lunch for a small group or workplace! Plus, it's easy to prep ahead of time! | www.overthebigmoon.com

Easy Nacho Bar- this is the perfect lunch for a small group or workplace! Plus, it's easy to prep ahead of time! | www.overthebigmoon.com

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Pam Dana

Pam is a stay at home working mama that enjoys all phases of life! Between her 3 kids, fur baby (a beyond cute Goldendoodle), wonderful husband, friends and working, she stays pretty busy! But, she is loving every aspect of her life! Here on Over the Big Moon, she loves to share DIY's, recipes, printables, organization tips and more!

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  • We had a nacho bar for our son’s baby blessing last summer and it was perfect!! 🙂 To make it easier for us, we have a crockpot/food warmer type thing with three small pots in it. We had three different kinds of nacho cheese in it so that people wouldn’t have to melt their cheese after putting it on their plate 🙂

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