These air fryer nachos are a quick and easy appetizer that take less than 10 minutes! Comfort food with minimal prep and a definite crowd pleaser.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 4 servings
BASE FOR AIR FRYER NACHOS
3 cups tortilla chips
1 can black beans, 14.5 oz, drained and rinsed
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded, substitute with Mexican cheese blend
1 cup salsa
½ teaspoon lime juice
1 avocado, chopped
2 green onions, chopped, for garnish
2 tablespoons sour cream
Preheat your air fryer to 350°F. Line your air fryer basket with aluminum foil to prevent the cheese from dripping down. Even if you have a tray style air fryer, adding aluminum foil still helps!
Spread out 3 cups of tortilla chips on top of aluminum foil, spacing them out evenly, and overlapping rows to further prevent cheese from dripping in between the chips. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you might need more or less chips! Scale or make in batches as needed.
Add 1 cup of salsa, 14.5 oz can of black beans (drained and rinsed), and 1 cup of salsa. Then, sprinkle freshly shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican blend across the top of the nachos. Be generous!
Place the air fryer basket or tray back into the air fryer and cook for about 2-5 minutes, until the cheese is fully melted. Depending on your air fryer, you might need to cook more (I recommend checking in 1 minute intervals!)
Remove nachos from air fryer, and then top with your favorite garnishes – I’ve used avocados, green onions, and sour cream with a squeeze of lime juice. But check the post for other toppings! Devour while hot!
Calories: 731kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 1007mg | Potassium: 890mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 772IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 407mg | Iron: 4mg