Air fryer Loaded Nachos

These delicious loaded nachos are an indulgent snack that are sinfully fingerlicking. Done in about 5 minutes in the air fryer, this is the easiest recipe you can make


  • 2 cups nachos
  • 1 cup Cheddar
  • 1 scallion chopped
  • ½ tomato chopped
  • 2 tbsp. olives
  • 1 tbsp. pickled jalapeños slices
  • 1 tbsp. Sriracha sauce for drizzling optional


  • Guacamole salsa, canned beans, sour cream


  • The recipe is all about prep and assembling.
  • Take good thick nachos. I used Doritos but any brand works. You can even make homemade ones.
  • Chop the veggies you are using like scallions, whites and green separately, peppers, tomatoes and keep aside.
  • Take olives and jalapeños and keep aside. Use 1 cup grated cheese. If using sour cream, salsa and guacamole, take them in bowls.
  • I also used Sriracha sauce that I drizzled on top.
  • This recipe does not need the air fryer to be preheated. Just lay an aluminium foil/parchment paper to cover the base. I have used silicone mat to help with removing the nachos once hot.
  • Layer nachos and put some cheese on top. Then add some chopped veggies. Layer some more nachos and top with more cheese. You can do as many layers as you like. Use as much cheese as you would like. If using any protein add here.
  • Now, air fry at 360F or 180C for about 4-5 minutes till the cheese is bubbling and has melted. You don’t need to cook anything.
  • Take out the air fryer basket and top with chopped veggies, olives and jalapeños. Use any other toppings like cooked/canned beans or other protein etc.
  • Then serve with drizzled sour cream, guacamole and salsa. Your delightful loaded nachos in air fryer are done. Absolutely amazing in taste.


Layering the nachos with cheese and toppings makes every chip nicely loaded. Use as much toppings and cheese as you would like.

Preferably use thicker chips and also ones that are lightly seasoned. I tried it with super hot chips once and it was not that great.

Using aluminium foil or silicone mat at the base helps in taking out the loaded nachos in a more manageable manner. Just use a spatula to gently take out the silicone mat from the side of the air fryer. Be careful as the basket will be hot.

Use any toppings that you have. There is no right or wrong here.

These loaded nachos are best served hot. They will get soggy if you store them. But if you really must, you can store the leftovers in an air tight container for a couple of days in the fridge. Reheat and serve though it won’t be very crispy.

Try different varieties of nachos for a slightly different treat each time. Enjoy your air fryer loaded nachos.


Calories: 398kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 6gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.04gSodium: 771mgPotassium: 171mgFiber: 5gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 258IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 2mg

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