Vegetarian Chili Nachos

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If you’re like us, you love just about any kind of platter of nachos that gets set in front of you. But vegetarian? Hmmm…this may take some work.

We are thrilled to say that a platter of these babies is honestly as a batch loaded with seasoned beef or chicken. We use our incredible Black Bean Vegetarian Chili to round out the taste. Homemade Guacamole hits these out of the park! Make the chili in advance and these nachos come together in a snap!

Vegetarian Nachos on a large baking sheet.


These nachos are so satisfying, and as mentioned before, they really are so easy to prepare just before serving.

The vegetarian chili is deep in flavor and robust enough that it feels as though you’ve got a big ole meaty platter of nachos right in front of you!

Just look at this chili, doesn’t it look so comforting?

A white bowl filled with vegetable and black bean chili on a green table.


We start off with a beautiful layer of yellow corn tortillas chips.

It’s fun and easy to fry your chips up at home. Simply follow our steps here in our Classic Nachos recipe!

Next, it’s time to start layering on the ingredients for the Vegetarian Chili Nachos. Start with plenty of the chili on the chips, and then add the other ingredients.

A wooden spoon stuck into a large pot of vegetarian black bean chili

Add more chips as you go, so you are truly layering the nachos.

Save the sour cream, salsa, and guacamole for piling on after baking the nachos.


A spoon lowering a mound of vegetarian chili onto a baking sheet filled with chips, tomatoes, chili for vegetarian black bean nachos.

Ready to make the best vegetarian nachos in town? Go for it!

And when you do, be sure to take a photo, post it on Instagram, and tag @howtofeedaloon and hashtag #howtofeedaloon!

A wooden spoon stuck into a large pot of vegetarian black bean chili

Vegetarian Chili Nachos

These Vegetarian Chili Nachos are the bomb! Make the chili ahead of time, and then make these nachos. Unbelievable taste and flavor. We ate them in one sitting!!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: nachos, vegetarian chili, vegetarian nachos
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 314kcal


  • Baking sheet


  • 1 bag corn tortilla chips
  • 3 cups Vegetable & Black Bean Chili
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese shredded, or Monterrey Jack, or combo
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and sliced
  • ½ cup cilantro fresh, chopped
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup fresh guacamole
  • Hot sauce to taste


  • Heat the chili over medium heat in a medium pan.
  • Preheat the broiler.
  • On a large baking sheet, place one layer of the tortilla chips.
  • Scatter about 3/4 cup of the chili over the chips.
  • Scatter 1 - 2 cups of the cheese over the chili.
  • Add another layer of chips, then chili, then cheese.
  • Place under the broiler and cook until the cheese is melted, keep a close eye...don't let them burn...they should cook for 3 - 7 minutes until melted and lightly browned.
  • Remove from the oven, let cool slightly, then top with sliced jalapenos, fresh cilantro, sour cream, guacamole, hot sauce.


Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 585mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 801IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 519mg | Iron: 2mg
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