The sheet pan nacho is literally the only nacho recipe you need

Source: Gimme Some Oven

Oh, nachos. So cheesy, gooey and crispy all at once, you're truly the perfect food. 

But getting that perfect texture is hardly attainable in the microwave, and standing over the stove to slowly melt a cheese sauce to then drizzle over a pristinely plated stacks of tortilla chips and jalapeños rings isn't always the best option for the time-pressed. 

Enter: the sheet pan nacho. Spread all your glorious nacho ingredients on a sheet pan, bake, and presto — amazing nachos! And yes, you can eat them straight off the pan. You'll never make nachos any other way again. 

Here are the sheet pan nachos you need in your life, pronto. 

Basic sheet pan nachos

Sheet pan nachos
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Damn Delicious

These nachos, loaded with veggies, meat, beans and more, are your loaded nacho dreams come true — all on one sheet pan. Get the recipe here

Tequila lime sheet pan chicken nachos

Tequila lime sheet pan chicken nachos
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The Cookie Rookie

Why wait to drink until you pour the margaritas? These sheet pan nachos have the tequila baked right in! Get the recipe here

Sheet pan chicken nachos

Sheet pan chicken nachos
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Buns in my Oven

These sheet pan nachos take a slightly different approach, crisping up the pulled chicken and chips on the tray before drizzling melted white queso over the hot chips. Get the recipe here.

Sheet pan green chili beef nachos

Sheet pan green chili beef nachos
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How Sweet It Is

This meaty fiesta all fits on one pan for optimum dig-in potential. Get the recipe here

Ultimate pulled pork nachos

Ultimate pulled pork nachos
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Whitney Bond

If you want to give your nachos more depth, try making these meaty nachos in a baking dish rather than a sheet pan. Forks and fingers will be ready to go as soon as the melty creation is out of the oven. Get the recipe here

Three cheese skillet nachos

Three cheese skillet nachos
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Two Peas and Their Pod

Another oven-safe method to make crisp nachos? A skillet! Sub out the sheet pan in this vegetarian recipe for seriously flavorful nachos. Get the recipe here.

Chicken Enchilada Nachos

Chicken Enchilada Nachos
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Gimme Some Oven

If you dream of nachos as a complete meal, these chicken enchilada sheet pan nachos are a solid choice. Get the recipe here

Chicken fajita nachos

Chicken fajita nachos
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Macheesmo

These chicken-topped sheet pan nachos require some serious chicken prep, but all the work is worth it when you bite into that first fajita-covered chip. Get the recipe here.

Toasted ravioli sheet pan nachos

Toasted ravioli nachos
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Foxes Love Lemons

The holy grail of all sheet pan nachos, these baked nachos use breaded ravioli as a base. Yeah, that's stuffed pasta and nachos all on one pan! Get the recipe here

Vegan Chick'n nachos

Chick'n nachos
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Daiya Foods

Nachos may not be the first thing to come to mind when you think vegan cuisine, but these meat- and dairy-free sheet pan nachos are totally delicious and cruelty-free! Get the recipe here.

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