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an air fryer basket filled with chili nachos

Air Fryer Nachos

This meal or snack is made with pantry staples and cook in less than 5 minutes.
Course Dinner, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 597kcal



  • 4 cups (90g) tortilla chips
  • 1 ½ cups (350g) ground beef chili cooked
  • 2 cups (160g) shredded cheese


  • Fill the air fryer basket to one-third full with tortilla chips.
  • Top with half the ground beef chili and cheese.
  • Top with more nachos to about two-thirds of the way full.
  • Top with remaining cooked chili and cheese.
  • Cook at 350F / 180C for 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  • Remove from air fryer and serve.


  • Nachos do cook up fast in the Air Fryer and oven, so watch these closely to make sure they don't burn.
  • If you don't have chili, just fry up some beef with cumin and chili and use that instead.
  • Fill the air fryer basket two-thirds with tortilla chips to avoid over crowding and risk these not cooking well.
  • To avoid loosing most of the cheese from dripping make sure to overlap the tortilla chips.
  • Feel free to line the Air Fryer basket with some foil with handles to make it easy to remove the nachos, before adding in the chips.


Calories: 597kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 790mg | Potassium: 313mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 423mg | Iron: 3mg