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6 Ingredient Easy Vegetarian Nachos

Nachos get a makeover with my 6 Ingredient Sheet Pan Vegetarian Nachos recipe! This meatless nachos recipe is topped with black beans, pico de gallo, jalapenos and lots of cheese.

6 Ingredient Sheet Pan Easy Vegetarian Nachos recipe / Running in a Skirt

Hi guys!

If you’ve been around Running in a Skirt for any time you know I’m a football fan.  I went to the University of Florida and Gator Nation is in my blood.  Our house also follows the Steelers for pro-ball because the Hubs grew up in Pittsburgh.  So it’s safe to assume that at some point on most weekends in the fall I’m watching some sort of football game.  These days that often means recording them and watching them later in the evening.  Life is a lot busier than it used to be.

6 Ingredient Easy Vegetarian Nachos

Perfect for Game Day! 6 Ingredient Easy Vegetarian Nachos #vegetarian #gameday Click To Tweet

We’re not crazy about it or anything, but the Hubs and I do enjoy a good football evening… which of course has to come with game day snacks.   My favorite recipe to make during a game are my famous Easy Vegetarian Nachos recipe!  They are a go-to because it only involved 6 ingredients!  It’s like a foodie touchdown. 🙂

These really are the best meatless nachos!

6 Ingredient Sheet Pan Easy Vegetarian Nachos recipe / Running in a Skirt

No… this isn’t a “healthy” recipe… but it sure is good!  While there are still plenty of indulgences on this pan, I do make my nachos a bit better for you by trading meat for black beans, using lower fat cheese and plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream.

Beyond that though… I’m a firm believer in moderation in life and these nachos just make game day better.  Don’t ya just want to take a bite!?

6 Ingredient Sheet Pan Easy Vegetarian Nachos recipe / Running in a Skirt

My trick to keeping these really tasty yet easy to prepare is buying a few already made ingredients.  The biggest trick is buying store bought fresh pico de gallo in the produce department… the one with the tomatoes and onions already chopped up. It gives the nachos tons of flavor without alot of work.

Sometimes I’ll make my own guacamole but if I’m really busy, which is often the case this time of year, I don’t feel guilty about picking up store bought guac either.  There is no shame in taking a shortcut sometimes.

6 Ingredient Sheet Pan Easy Vegetarian Nachos recipe / Running in a Skirt

All you do is layer the chips with the beans, pico de gallo, jalapenos and cheese!

6 Ingredient Sheet Pan Easy Vegetarian Nachos recipe / Running in a Skirt

You bake them on a foil lined sheet pan for easy clean up.  Serve them like this or drag the foil onto a serving tray if you are worried about touching the hot pan.

6 Ingredient Sheet Pan Easy Vegetarian Nachos recipe / Running in a Skirt

Either way this sweet football treat is bound to become a favorite of yours as well!

I’ve been making these nachos for years and this was actually one of the first recipes I published on Running in a Skirt in early 2013.  Sadly it was one of those that was in desperate need of a makeover, which it just recently got.  I hope you’ll get a chance to make these on game day and enjoy them as much as we do.

6 Ingredient Sheet Pan Easy Vegetarian Nachos recipe / Running in a Skirt

6 Ingredient Easy Vegetarian Nachos

An easy vegetarian nachos recipe using only 6 ingredients!  These meatless nachos are delicious and great for a party or game day.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 436 kcal


  • 1 bag Hint of Lime Tortilla Chips
  • 7 ounces Mexican Cheese, 2%
  • 1 can Black Beans, rinsed and drained, 15.5 ounce
  • 16 ounces Pico de Gallo, store bought and drained
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapenos
  • 1 cup Guacamole, store bought
  • 1 handful Cilantro, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Lay half the chips on the cookie sheet.  Cover with half the black beans, half the pico, half the jalapenos, and half of the cheese.  Be careful to get the toppings actually on the chips and not the pan. Repeat with a second layer.
  • Bake on high 8-12 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.
  • Top with the guacamole and fresh cilantro!  Serve with additional salsa and sour cream or plain greek yogurt if desired.


Serve immediately so the chips don't get soggy.


Calories: 436kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 17gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 1196mgPotassium: 371mgFiber: 8gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 572IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 494mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Meatless Nachos, Vegetarian Nachos
Tried this recipe?Mention @Julie_Wunder or tag #RunninginaSkirt!


Like my easy vegetarian nachos? I’d love it if you could pin this to your favorite Pinterest board! Thank you so much for the support. 

6 Ingredient Sheet Pan Easy Vegetarian Nachos recipe / Running in a Skirt

Perfect for Game Day! 6 Ingredient Easy Vegetarian Nachos #vegetarian #gameday Click To Tweet

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I’m linking up my Easy Vegetarian Nachos recipe with: Meatless Monday, Meatless Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!

By | 2020-06-19T13:14:07-04:00 September 7th, 2017|All Vegetarian, Food, Rhett, Snacks & Appetizers|32 Comments


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  6. SAM HILAL December 6, 2017 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    Those are excellent we have enjoyed them immensely,LOVE LOVE LOVE.

  7. […] I mentioned last week, watching the games is fun, but the real joy for me lies in having a great game day spread. Whether […]

  8. Sarah September 11, 2017 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    I could live off Mexican food and pizza, ok and sourdough I guess too (not counting my coffee and wine here). These are perfect for Meatless Monday, taco Tuesday, or a quick weeknight meal any night. Thank you for linking up for Meatless Monday and sharing your creation!

  9. Annmarie September 11, 2017 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    Oooh yum. Now I want nachos for my second lunch 😛

  10. Brynn at The Domestic Dietitian September 11, 2017 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    These look absolutely delicious! I love nachos and find them to be such a great way to add veggies to your meal.

  11. I could live off of guacamole and salsa and pizza lol

  12. Emily September 7, 2017 at 10:40 am - Reply

    The fresh pico de gallo is always the best! Our family absolutely loves nachos, and I love the idea of doing them vegetarian. 🙂

  13. [email protected] September 7, 2017 at 8:45 am - Reply

    Nachos are my weakness. I love them on any occasion. I always try to eat them after a long run so I feel less guilty about it.

  14. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real September 7, 2017 at 8:06 am - Reply

    Nachos are the best game day snack! I love piling a bunch of ingredients on and then enjoying them. Such a simple and classic snack which you can never go wrong with.

  15. Patricia @Sweet and Strong September 7, 2017 at 7:16 am - Reply

    We LOVE some football and all the yummy food here. I always forget about making nachos though, they’re a classic football entree or app! And love the idea of putting the foil down on the pan, easy clean up!

  16. Suzanne February 3, 2013 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    My husband and I are also big Steeler fans and both grew up near Pittsburgh. We have lived in NC for 5 yrs now. Too bad they didnt make the super bowl this year!

    • JulieWunder February 3, 2013 at 5:47 pm - Reply

      I know!!! It was such a messy season! My husband is still a little upset about the last time they were in the Super Bowl a couple years ago- ouch!

  17. Adam Lemerise January 7, 2013 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    Notre Dame is gonna win Julie. I’m from the North (New England to be exact) so i’m pulling for the Irish. btw since u are a College Football fan like I am (and btw I pull for the Florida State Seminoles) got a website u need to check out. it’s mattsarzsports.com he has the most up to date College Football and Men’s College Basketball TV listings anywhere around.

  18. Debbie Brewer January 7, 2013 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    Alabama:) I’m from the south and have to pull for the south and besides that… ‘Broadway Joe’ went to ‘Bama !!!

  19. Eric January 7, 2013 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Alabama. My wife and I always chuckle when you where a red top with a houndstooth skirt. We say you look like you’re headed to Tuscaloosa …

  20. Gerald Reiser January 7, 2013 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    I like Notre Dame. No names on their jerseys and no brownie points on their helmets. The players are all part of a team and super stars are not allowed. I was taught by the Holy Cross Brothers of Notre Dame so it is in my DNA to root for the Irish. Natchos help a lot….

  21. Madeline St Onge January 7, 2013 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    Not a sports fan Julie but I go for Notre Dame and Nachos
    I just bought the stuff to make some this morning my self LOL

  22. Dan January 7, 2013 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Alabama–there’s a soft spot in my Bulldog heart for Kirby Smart-former UGa player!

  23. Kathye January 7, 2013 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Gotta go with Alabama (even though they beat my beloved Dawgs). Love the Nachos. We’ll be watching football and maybe eating Nachos after meeting our brand new governor!

  24. Susan January 7, 2013 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Both ND AND Nathos!

  25. John Lynn January 7, 2013 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    Alabama. This is the South. Pulling for Notre Dame would be like putting sugar on grits instead of salt, pepper and butter. By the grace of God and the spirit of Bear Bryant (may he rest in peace), Alabama will win this thing.

  26. Nikki January 7, 2013 at 11:53 am - Reply

    Alabama all the way!!!! I lived in Alabama for a while growing up and my son has loved them since he first started to walk. Go Bama!

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