Two Peas and Their Pod

Grilled Nachos

We have been using our grill a lot this summer. We love eating out on our patio and it is nice to cook outside so we don’t have to heat up the house. Josh wanted to make nachos and I suggested we make them on the grill. We’ve been cooking everything else on the grill, so why not nachos? Josh liked the idea so we made homemade baked tortilla chips and got all of our toppings ready.

We placed the tortilla chips on a grill pan and sprinkled Monterey Jack cheese over the chips. Next, we added black beans. We added another layer of chips and added more cheese and beans. Josh took the pan out to the grill and cooked the nachos for about 5-7 minutes. It didn’t take long for the cheese to melt.

Josh brought in the pan of nachos and we added our favorite toppings. We loaded the nachos with tomatoes, cilantro, mango, jalapeno slices, avocado, and green onion. Feel free to top your nachos with whatever toppings you like. We shared a big plate of nachos out on our patio. We both loved the grilled nachos. I think these are the best nachos I have ever eaten. I loved the smoky flavor the grill added to the nachos. I also loved the fresh flavors the toppings added. Next time, I am going to make Grilled Guacamole to put on top of the nachos. And yes, there will be a next time and soon:)

If you are looking for a new way to enjoy nachos, try these Grilled Nachos. They are the best!

Grilled Nachos

Yield: Serves 4-6

Cook Time: 5-7 minutes


Tortilla Chips (we used Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips)
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 large tomato, diced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 large mango, diced
1 jalapeno, sliced
1 large avocado, diced
1/4 cup sliced green onions


1. Preheat grill on medium heat.

2. To assemble the nachos: Place a single layer of tortilla chips on the bottom of a grill tray. Sprinkle Monterey Jack cheese on top of the chips. Sprinkle black beans over the cheese. Add another layer of chips and top with more cheese and black beans.

3. Place the tray on the grill, and cook for about 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove the tray from the grill and top the nachos with the tomatoes, cilantro, mango, jalapeno slices, avocado, and green onions. Serve immediately.

*Note-feel free to add your favorite toppings-sour cream, guacamole, chicken, salsa, etc.

If you like these Grilled Nachos, you might also like:

Guiltless Nachos from Barbara Bakes
Layered Baked Buffalo Chicken Nachos from How Sweet It Is
Greek Nachos from Not Without Salt
Chicken Smothered Nachos from Two Peas and Their Pod

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52 Responses to “Grilled Nachos”

  1. Your nachos look perfect! And I am off to go see how you made the homebaked tortilla chips now, too….


  2. Kathryn — August 17, 2011 @ 4:40 am

    I never would have thought of cooking nachos on the grill – what an excellent idea!

  3. Jessica @ How Sweet — August 17, 2011 @ 7:06 am

    I would give anything for these for lunch today!

  4. Erica — August 17, 2011 @ 7:31 am

    Such a great idea! You really can cook just about anything on the grill!

  5. Candace — August 17, 2011 @ 7:43 am

    What a great idea to make them on your grill! I had never thought of that. Your nachos look absolutely delicious with those baked tortilla chips. My baked chips have never looked so good. I’ve got to go look at those more closely along with the grilled guacamole. I am intrigued! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Heather (Heather's Dish) — August 17, 2011 @ 7:45 am

    genius! why wouldn’t you grill nachos? i be the grill flavor was awesome and subtle and perfect, right?! :)

  7. Lynn — August 17, 2011 @ 8:51 am

    We love nachos, but I have never thought to grill them. This is a great idea! I can not wait to try it.

  8. brandi — August 17, 2011 @ 9:04 am

    This is such a great idea, especially for football season! While it’s still nice enough outside, we love to keep grilling. We’ll definitely be making these for game watching this fall.

  9. Blog is the New Black — August 17, 2011 @ 9:20 am

    Love the idea of grilling nachos!

  10. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — August 17, 2011 @ 9:40 am

    My nachos never look that good! The grill scares me for things like pizza and nachos but I’m determined to try it at least once this summer!

  11. Kulsum at JourneyKitchen — August 17, 2011 @ 9:52 am

    my stomach is growling at the site of this deliciousness.

  12. Cookie and Kate — August 17, 2011 @ 10:09 am

    Oh man, those nachos look so good. I love nachos made with super fresh ingredients. And homemade tortilla chips? Drool!

  13. carly {carlyklock} — August 17, 2011 @ 10:12 am

    nom nom nom nom nom nom nom :)

  14. Estela @ Weekly Bite — August 17, 2011 @ 10:36 am

    I love the idea of grilling these!!

  15. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — August 17, 2011 @ 10:52 am

    How fun to eat grilled nachos. Thanks for the link love.

  16. Aly — August 17, 2011 @ 10:53 am

    This looks WONDERFUL. What a great idea – I love making baked chips, but adding that grill flavor is so much fun for summer. And adds beautiful color too.

  17. DessertForTwo — August 17, 2011 @ 11:21 am

    What a perfect Friday night dinner! Love this :)

  18. I love this idea!

  19. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — August 17, 2011 @ 11:50 am

    Great for upcoming football parties!

  20. Bev Weidner — August 17, 2011 @ 12:04 pm

    Are you kidding? REALLY? I’m in love. I’ve just died and am currently residing in nacho heaven. We even have wings! In the shape of chips, of course.

  21. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 17, 2011 @ 12:04 pm

    Only the best way to make nachos! Yum!

  22. Amanda — August 17, 2011 @ 12:23 pm

    Love these. I am craving them and I didnt even know it until now. :)

  23. marla — August 17, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

    Grilled nachos!! Wonderful. I have never done that, odd since I LIVE on the grill.
    Need to try :)

  24. Georgia Pellegrini — August 17, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

    I’ve never had mango in my nachos, what a cool idea!

    • Two Peas replied: — August 17th, 2011 @ 7:20 pm

      I’m obsessed with mango lately, so I decided to add them to the nachos. Great decision:)

  25. Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine — August 17, 2011 @ 3:24 pm

    Mmm I love the idea of “all-grilled” nachos. I tried grilled pizza once, and it didn’t quite work out, but maybe this would work better :)

  26. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — August 17, 2011 @ 3:48 pm

    Grilled nachos – what a cool idea! We’ll be trying this soon.

  27. Urban Wife — August 17, 2011 @ 4:07 pm

    I could basially live off nachos for breakfast, lunch & dinner! Yummmy!

  28. HeatherChristo — August 17, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

    I totally have Mexican food on the brain- and these look so bright and tasty!

  29. SMITH BITES — August 17, 2011 @ 7:56 pm

    we’ve done this very thing too – absolutely LOVE the smoky flavor grilling gives the nachos!

  30. Jeanette — August 17, 2011 @ 9:20 pm

    You’re absolutely right, why not grill nachos!?! Great idea!

  31. Brooke @ Food Woolf — August 17, 2011 @ 11:09 pm

    What a great idea! This salad looks super fresh, tasty, and full of great crispy textures!

  32. Kathy — August 17, 2011 @ 11:11 pm

    You guys are absolutely genius! Now..if only our grill can work and I have some tortilla chips..

  33. Jan — August 18, 2011 @ 4:48 am

    Oooh now this is a great idea!

  34. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — August 18, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    Hey Maria, This is a great way to feel like you’re eating naughty… but not. LOVE IT!

  35. CouponClippingCook — August 18, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    Love the idea of making these nachos on a grill! I love anything tortilla-chip related. This recipe is healthy and colorful too.

  36. I love nachos, but grilling them? Now that is genius! Look so tasty!

  37. Kathleen — August 18, 2011 @ 1:42 pm

    I adore Nachos. I’ve never made them on the grill which I think is totally brilliant btw!!!!

  38. El — August 18, 2011 @ 10:50 pm

    I’m pretty sure these are the best looking nachos I’ve ever seen. It’s great that you were able to make the ingredients on the grill. The chips look sensational too!

  39. christa — August 19, 2011 @ 12:03 am

    what a great idea!!

  40. bridget {bake at 350} — August 19, 2011 @ 7:05 am

    These look just delicious! What a *fabulous* idea!!!

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