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Fish Nachos

These easy fish nachos are made with white fish such as halibut, cod, flounder or sablefish, plus tortilla chips, cheese, and a quick garlic yogurt sauce.
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 660kcal


  • 6 ounces white fish, such as halibut, cod, or sablefish
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 TB olive oil


  • 8 ounces tortilla chips (Half of a 16oz bag)
  • 5 ounces queso fresco, crumbled ~Half a wheel
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, torn into small pieces ~Half a ball
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • cup pickled jalapeños
  • ¼ cup halved cherry tomatoes Optional, skip if out of season
  • 2 green onions, diced

Garlic Sauce (Optional):

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

Extra Toppings (Optional):

  • hot sauce
  • salsa


Broiled Fish:

  • Move an oven rack to about 4" away from the broiler. Preheat broiler to high.
    Brush cod fillets with half the oil, and then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add remaining oil to an oven-safe pan or casserole dish.
    Slide the pan into the oven.
    Place Halibut in an Oiled Pan
  • Cook fish for 8 minutes per 1" thickness, or until the fish is opaque and the edges are beginning to flake apart.
    (Thinner fillets cook faster than 8 minutes, so make sure to watch the cod closely.)
    Do not flip the fish halfway through cooking.
    Broil Until Tender
  • When the fish is done cooking, flake it apart with a fork. If the fish has a skin, discard the skin.
    Set fish aside and wipe out the pan. Turn off the broiler.
    Flake Halibut Apart with a Fork


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
    Add chips to a large oven-safe pan or sheet pan.
    Top with the cheese.
    Add Chips + Cheese to Pan
  • Add the fish, avocado, jalapeños, tomatoes and green onion.
    Cook Until the Cheese Melts
  • Slide the pan into the oven and cook nachos for about 8 minutes, or until the cheese melts.
    While the nachos cook, stir together all the garlic yogurt sauce ingredients.
    When the cheese is melted, remove nachos from the oven. Add the garlic sauce, salsa and hot sauce (if using), and serve immediately.
    fish nachos in a pan


Serves 4 (small portions) or 2 (larger portions).


Calories: 660kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 1216mg | Potassium: 722mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 766IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 536mg | Iron: 2mg