Turkey nachos are a delicious and satisfying dish that combines the flavors of nachos with seasoned ground turkey. Here’s a simple recipe to make turkey nachos at home:
For the Ground Turkey:
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
For the Nachos:
- Tortilla chips
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (or your preferred cheese)
- 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup sliced black olives
- 1/4 cup sliced jalapeños (adjust to your spice preference)
- Sour cream, for serving
- Guacamole, for serving
- Salsa, for serving
- Fresh cilantro, for garnish (optional)
- Cook the Ground Turkey:
- Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the finely chopped onion and cook for a few minutes until it becomes translucent. Add minced garlic and cook for another minute.
- Brown the Turkey:
- Add the ground turkey to the skillet with the onions and garlic. Use a spatula to break it into smaller pieces as it cooks. Cook until the turkey is browned and cooked through.
- Season the Turkey:
- Stir in the chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Remove from heat.
- Assemble the Nachos:
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). On a large baking sheet or ovenproof dish, arrange a layer of tortilla chips. Sprinkle a portion of the shredded cheese evenly over the chips.
- Add the Turkey Mixture:
- Spoon the seasoned ground turkey mixture over the cheese-covered chips.
- Layer with Toppings:
- Sprinkle diced tomatoes, sliced black olives, and sliced jalapeños over the turkey.
- Repeat Layers:
- Create additional layers by adding more chips, cheese, turkey, and toppings as desired.
- Place the nachos in the preheated oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Remove the turkey nachos from the oven and let them cool slightly. Serve them hot with sour cream, guacamole, salsa, and any other desired toppings. Garnish with fresh cilantro if you like.
- Dig into your delicious turkey nachos while they’re still warm and gooey.
Turkey nachos make for a fantastic appetizer or snack, and they’re great for sharing with friends and family. Customize your nachos with your favorite toppings and adjust the spice level to your preference with jalapeños or other hot peppers.