Loaded Vegetarian Nachos, Meatless Monday


March Madness brings lots of people together to binge on college basketball. (Did you pick your bracket?) Even President Obama gets swept up in the fervor. Sports parties mean… Nachos! This recipe for Loaded Vegetarian Nachos is something meat eaters and vegetarians can enjoy together. No matter who they’re rooting for. So, your Meatless Monday can still be meatless. Even if you’re knee deep in basketball games and party guests.

While not the healthiest snack on earth, this Loaded Vegetarian Nachos recipe does have some nutritional benefits. The avocado is a good source of healthy fats. Along with the beans, you’re adding a generous amount of fiber and micro nutrients. So, even when you’re indulging, your body is getting stuff that’s good for you!


Loaded Vegetarian Nachos




  • 4 cups organic tortilla chips
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (vegans, see substitute below)
  • fruit of 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 diced organic Roma tomato
  • 1/2 cup organic canned black beans
  • 1/2 cup organic refried beans (look for vegetarian varieties)
  • 1/3 cup frozen, organic corn kernels
  • 1 small can green chilis



  • Preheat oven to 375. Lightly coat an 8×8 baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • In the baking dish, evenly spread the tortilla chips.
  • Sprinkle cheese evenly.
  • Top with the vegetables.
  • Put the baking dish in the oven. Bake until cheese is melted, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!


If you’re a vegan, you can substitute a “cheese” sauce. You’ll find the recipe in another Meatless Monday from TPM: Vegan “Cheese” Sauce.

You’ll find more Meatless Monday recipes from TPM here.

Recipe adapted from Damn Delicious.