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. With all your favorite toppings of cheese, tasty beef, avocado, jalapeño and tomato.

A closeup showing the green avocado, jalapeño, tomato and meat

Based on the popular queso fundido melted cheese dip, these nachos made and served in one pan so cleanup is a breeze.

Nachos for Game Day

Game season is well and truly here. Where I am not the biggest sports fan, I usually cook or show up just for the food. When I brought them to a friends house last weekend, 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!

Holding a nacho with cheese, meat, tomato, avocado and avocado

Nachos for a meal? I do it all the time

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

Queso fundido skillet nachos viewed from overhead

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.

Speaking of queso, if you’re a fan of Chipotle restaurants queso blanco. You can make it at home now because I have a copycat recipe that is very popular Chipotle Copycat Queso Blanco and so good!

Nachos topped with tomato, jalapeño, avocado and cilantro with bottles of beer in background

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.

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Yield: 8

Queso Fundido Skillet Nachos

A round pan holding a pile of queso fundido 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 (453 grams) Mexican chorizo, casings removed
  • ½ cup (64 grams) yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 22 ounces (614 grams) tortilla chips
  • 6 ounces (170 grams) Monterey jack cheese, grated, this is just a guideline, use more or less depending how cheesy you like them
  • 6 ounces (170 grams) cheddar cheese, grated, this is just a guideline, use more or less depending how cheesy you like them
  • 1 cup (180 grams) can diced green chiles
  • 1 cup (130 grams) pickled jalapeño slices
  • 1- 15-ounce (425 grams) 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/195°C.
  3. To a large cast iron skillet, 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. Top with diced avocado.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 495Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 47mgSodium 441mgCarbohydrates 117gFiber 42gSugar 6gProtein 55g

This nutrition calculation is provided by Nutronix that is only a guideline and not intended for any particular diet.