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black bean nachos in a pan
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5 from 2 votes

Black Bean Nachos

These easy vegetarian black bean nachos are made with tortilla chips, cheese, black beans, and a quick garlic yogurt sauce. Perfect for a quick dinner or game day!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 679kcal



  • 8 ounces tortilla chips (Half of a 16oz bag)
  • 6 ounces pepperjack or Monterey Jack cheese, freshly grated Use more if desired
  • 14 ounces can black beans, drained Or use pinto beans
  • 2 ounces sliced black olives (Half of a 4oz can)
  • 1 tomato, diced (optional) Skip if out of season
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • cup pickled jalapeños
  • 2 green onions, finely diced (green tops only)

Garlic Sauce (Optional):

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ lemon, juiced

Extra Toppings (Optional):

  • hot sauce
  • salsa
  • cilantro


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
    Add chips to a large oven-safe pan or sheet pan.
    Top with the cheese.
    Top Chips with Cheese
  • Add the remaining nacho toppings. (Don't add the yogurt sauce, hot sauce, or salsa yet.)
    Add Remaining Nacho Toppings
  • Slide the pan into the oven and cook nachos for about 8 minutes, or until the cheese melts.
    If you're using pre-grated cheese, it will take longer to melt (about 15 minutes).
    Add the garlic sauce and any additional toppings, and serve immediately.
    Bake Until the Cheese Melts


Serves 4 (small portions) or 2 (larger portions).
This recipe can easily be adapted to include your favorite nacho toppings (or exclude ones you don't like).  The only essential ingredients are the chips and cheese.  If adding meat, make sure to cook the meat before adding it to the nachos.


Calories: 679kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 1465mg | Potassium: 909mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 905IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 552mg | Iron: 4mg