How to Make Nachos in the Air Fryer

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The Best Nachos in the Air Fryer

Are you ready to try some of the best, crispy nachos ever? You are going to love these delicious air fryer nachos because it is ready in just minutes! I love this one because it is so simple, even my kids can make it.

What you need to Make Nachos in the Air Fryer

You don’t need a lot to make amazing nachos in your air fryer. You’ll need ground beef of course. Check out the next section for cooking your ground beef. You’ll also need:

  • Tortilla Chips, 3oz
  • Grated Colby/Jack Cheese, 8 oz

Toppings, such as:

  • Black Beans
  • Pico or Salsa
  • Avocado
  • Sour Cream
  • Cilantro
  • Sliced Scallions
  • Any other nacho toppings that you love!

Save time by Cooking your Meat in the Air Fryer

The first step to amazing air fryer nachos is to cook your meat. Now, of course, you could cook your meat on the stovetop. But if you want to save time, cook your meat in the air fryer! It takes half the time, and clean up is 10 times easier!

Once your meat is cooked, season it with some taco seasoning. Check out my favorite homemade taco seasoning recipe that I know you will love.

How to Make Air Fryer Nachos in Minutes

Next, comes the fun part of making nachos! First start with layering the bottom of your air fryer basket with parchment paper or foil. This will make the cleanup so much easier, especially since you are cooking with cheese in the air fryer. Then lay down your desired amount of chips, meat (about half of the meat), beans, and cheese.

Remember to not overload the air fryer basket because this will restrict the air flow and the cheese won’t melt properly.

Cook the nachos for 3-4 minutes at 330°F. **Take the nachos out of the air fryer basket**. Then top with desired toppings of your choice. Such as pico, salsa, avocado, sour cream, cilantro, and sliced scallions.

Final Thoughts

I’m adding air fryer nachos to my list of easy, go-to dinner recipes. You can also enjoy this one for lunch or even a simple afternoon snack. I love that this recipe is so easy to make. I can prep the meat beforehand, store it in the fridge, and then my kids can throw together this recipe themselves in just minutes!

air fryer nachos are the best and quickest food you can make in the air fryer

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You can make air fryer nachos in just minutes. It is easy and the best snack, lunch, or dinner recipe

How to Make Nachos in the Air Fryer

Air Fryer nachos is my favorite go-to dinner recipe. The kids also love to whip this one up after school for a quick, fun snack.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 2
Adjust Servings: 2



  • 1 pound Ground Beef cooked
  • Tortilla Chips 3oz
  • Black Beans
  • Grated Colby/Jack Cheese 8 oz
  • Pico or Salsa
  • Avocado
  • Sour Cream
  • Cilantro
  • Sliced Scallions


  • Preheat air fryer to 400˚F/204˚C for 5 minutes
  • Season 1 lb of cooked ground beef with taco seasoning
  • Line the bottom of air fryer basket with a 9x9 piece of parchment or foil
  • Place chips, ½ of the meat, black beans, and cheese on the parchment.
  • Cook for 3 to 4 minutes at 330˚F/166˚C, until the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from fryer and top with pico or salsa, avocado, sour cream, cilantro, and scallions.


Calories: 576kcal | Protein: 39g | Fat: 45g | Sodium: 152mg

Ingredients: Cheese, Ground Beef, Tortilla Chips
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Appetizers and Snacks, Main Dish, Popular, #StayHome, Back to School, Fall, New Year's Eve, Spring, Summer, Super Bowl Party, Winter, Egg Free
Categories: Meat and Poultry, Mexican, Air Fryer

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