Queso Fundido Skillet Nachos are perfect for any game day watching or just a really awesome snack. Perfect for feeding a crowd, these nachos are loaded with everyone’s favorites and more.

A closeup of a loaded tortilla chips with beef, tomato, avocado and cheese

Game season is well and truly here.  I just moved to the Scottsdale area of Phoenix Arizona and they are a fanantical sports city. Where I am not the biggest sports fan, I can appreciate the love of sports and the enthusiasm I can see and feel that this city has for it’s sports teams.

These Queso Fundido Skillet Nachos are so loaded, they can be served as a meal.

We also live closer to  family, and when went over to their house last weekend, we brought over these skillet queso fundido nachos. I prepared them up to the stage they go into the oven, then heated them to melt the cheese when I got there. It was the hit of the day!

These nachos were gone in minutes and they all looked at me with hungry eyes looking for more! This recipe feeds about 8 people so it was lucky that there was just 4 of that day so we could have double helpings.

This dish is inspired by the ah-mazing Mexican dish queso fundido, which is a pan of melted cheese and chorizo (queso fundido translates to melted cheese) and since they are 2 of the toppings of these nachos, that is why I chose the name. It’s basically a marriage of queso fundido and ultimate nachos.

A cast iron skillet filled with colorful green and red nachos


This is everything you want in a nachos. The perfect feast for game watching, this pan of goodness is perfect to feed a crowd. The really flavor comes from using chorizo, sautéed with onions for even extra flavor. When the cheese melts on the chips and the chorizo sticks to the cheese, then you get the flavors and textures from the other toppings,  it’s a mouth watering bite, or 2, or 3.

An overhead image of the nachos in a pan with fresh avocado, cilantro and tomatoes on the vine


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Yield: 8

Queso Fundido Skillet Nachos

A black cast iron skillet loaded with nachos

Cheesy nachos topped with chorizo, chiles, jalapeños, black beans, tomato, cilantro and avocado

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 pound Mexican chorizo, casings removed
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2- 11-ounce bags of tortilla chips
  • 6 ounces Monterey jack cheese, grated, this is just a guideline, use more or less depending how cheesy you like them
  • 6 ounces White cheddar cheese, grated, this is just a guideline, use more or less depending how cheesy you like them
  • 1- 7-ounce can diced green chiles
  • 6 ounces pickled jalapeños
  • 1- 15-ounce can black beans, drained
  • 1 medium tomato, seeds removed and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced


  1. To a non-stick skillet add the chorizo and onion over medium heat and break up the chorizo while browning. Once browned and cooked, transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  3. To a baking sheet, add a single layer of tortilla chips. Top with ¼ of the chorizo, both cheeses, green chiles, pickled jalapeños, beans, chopped tomato and cilantro. Repeat this layer.
  4. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  5. Top with diced avocado.

Nutrition Information



Amount Per Serving Calories 436Saturated Fat 16gCholesterol 91mgSodium 1305mgCarbohydrates 4gProtein 24g