Ever eat something so good at a restaurant that you had to make it at home? That was me with these kettle chip nachos. Actually how it went down was a little bit different. My family and I were headed to go out for pizza at a local place with the thought of getting these Kettle Chip Nachos as an appetizer and then Oliver started losing it. Not like we could comfort him losing it, but like I need to go home right now losing it. He was tired, nap schedule got messed up…it was just an off day. So we reluctantly headed home, when I said wait, I think I can make those kettle chip nachos at home. I sent my husband to the store to buy a few things and got Ollie settled. And then came up with this recipe, if you will!
First things first, I think these taste best with black pepper and sea salt chips. The black pepper adds a nice flavor to the overall finished product. I happen to use these, but any kettle chips will do. I would have love to try this with Jackson’s Honest chips because they are cooked in coconut oil, but I didn’t have any on hand. Conventional kettle chips are cooked with less than stellar fats that are much more processed, so they are not ideal. Jackson’s Honest can be purchased at Thrive Market (my new favorite way to shop for health conscious products!) and I highly recommend the purple heirloom flavor. If you want to save 25% on your first order from Thrive Market click here.
What I used: What I wish I used:
Since you are using pre-cooked chips, you run the risk of them drying out when putting them in the oven, so some type of oil is needed. I love avocado oil because it has a high smoking point and it adds the most delicious flavor to foods. This primal kitchen brand is one of my favorite for a lot of high quality paleo products. I also buy it from Thrive Market
From there, it’s super easy–layer on the cheese, bacons bits. Then bake for 375 for about 5-7 minutes. Then top with all of your favorite toppings and enjoy! I topped mine with guacamole salsa, avocado, and jalapenos. So easy and so delicious!!
- 4 cups of your favorite kettle chips (I used Archer farms for convenience, but I love Jackson's Honest)
- 2 slices bacon crumbled
- 1/2 cup cheese (Again use your favorites, I used a blend of Gouda, Mozzarella, Colby, and Monterrey jack)
- 2 tbsp avocado oil
- Any additional toppings! (I recommend jalapenos, avocado, and salsa!)
- Preheat Oven to 375
- Grease a non-stick pan
- Spread chips out evenly on pan
- Brush avocado oil on chips until evenly coated
- Sprinkle on cheese and bacon
- Bake for 5-7 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly
- Remove and let cool for several minutes
- Top with favorite toppings and enjoy!