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Air Fryer Nachos

You're going to love the ease of cooking nachos in the air fryer! Fast, simple and full of flavors!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer Nachos
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 1450kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 cups tortilla chips
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • ¼ cup black olives sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • Optional Toppings: jalapenos, lettuce, corn, salsa, pico de gallo, cilantro


  • Start by breaking up the beef by hand and putting it into the air fryer basket. Add a little bit of olive oil on top and sprinkle the taco seasoning over the beef evenly as well.
  • Cook the beef mixture for 5 minutes at 400 degrees.
  • Once the time has passed, open up the air fryer basket and use your wooden spoon to toss the beef around. Once you've mixed it up a bit, cook it in the air fryer for another 3-4 minutes. You want to be sure that there is no pink remaining and that it's browned completely.
  • Put the cooked meat in a small bowl and set it aside for later.
  • Clean the grease that is on the bottom of the air fryer basket and then add a layer of parchment paper. It's time to start putting together the nachos!
  • Put the chips on the paper and then add on the shredded cheese.
  • Add the cooked taco meat, black beans and cheese and put that into the air fryer for 2-3 minutes at 350 degrees. You want the cheese to be melted.
  • Once that cooking time has passed, add the cut tomatoes, black olives, sour cream, and other toppings.
  • Lift the nachos out of the air fryer using the edges of the parchment paper and put them onto a plate.


Storage: Leftover nachos aren't recommended. Store the leftover taco meat and make fresh air fryer nachos the next day. 


Calories: 1450kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 96g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Monounsaturated Fat: 39g | Trans Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 208mg | Sodium: 2671mg | Potassium: 1080mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2700IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 550mg | Iron: 9mg
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