Vegetarian Campfire Nachos

Easy Loaded Campfire Nachos

Oh Yeah! These loaded campfire nachos are so easy to make and fun to eat. Grab an ice-cold drink and eat directly from the pan…

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Bring Happy Hour to your campsite with these loaded campfire nachos! Whether you’re a vegetarian or meat lover, this campfire nacho recipe will hit the spot. It tastes great with or without meat!

It all comes down to layering delicious ingredients to ensure every chip is loaded with toppings. Simply alternate chips and toppings until your pan is full, cover, and cook over the campfire.

Once the cheese is melted, remove it from the fire and enjoy straight from the pan! Eat it as is or top it off with dollops of sour cream, salsa, and guacamole.

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Loaded Campfire Nachos Recipe

This recipe makes vegetarian campfire nachos unless you add the optional meat. It’s a great way to use leftover steak, chicken, ground beef, or turkey meat from your simple burgers, healthy turkey burgers, or taco soup.

For best results, cook over a LOW campfire or hot coals. Otherwise, you may burn the chips. It should only take about 10-15 minutes, depending on how hot your fire is. Just make sure your pan is covered so the cheese will melt all the way through!

You can make these nachos in a Dutch oven, cast iron skillet, or disposable foil pan.

Easy Loaded Campfire Nachos

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Camping Food Recipes Course: MainCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy


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It’s all about the layers with these loaded campfire nachos! They’re so easy (& fun!) to make over the campfire. For non-vegetarians, simply add cooked meat of your choice to the layers.


  • 1/2 lb 1/2 tortilla chips

  • 1 can 1 (7.5 oz) black beans

  • 2 cups 2 Mexican cheese blend

  • 1 sm. can 1 (3.8 oz) sliced olives

  • 1 can 1 (14.5 oz) petite diced tomatoes, drained (or 2 lg. fresh tomatoes, diced)

  • 4-5 4-5 green onions, sliced

  • 2 2 jalapeños, sliced and seeds removed

  • 1 1 large avocado, diced

  • cilantro, chopped & to taste (optional)

  • your favorite meat, cooked & diced (optional)


  • Lightly oil the bottom of a dutch oven, cast iron skillet, or disposable foil pan.
  • Cover the bottom of your pan with a layer of tortilla chips. Then alternate layers of all the toppings and chips. So, chips > toppings > chips > toppings until all ingredients are in the pan.
  • Cover with a lid or a sheet of aluminum foil and place on the grill over a low campfire. The flames (if any) should be below the grill.
  • Sit back and relax for about 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • Serving suggestion: Add dollops of sour cream, guacamole &/or salsa and eat directly from the pan (Careful! It’s hot!).



  • For easy cleanup, line the bottom of your Dutch oven or cast iron skillet with parchment paper before adding ingredients. Make sure no paper sticks out, as it can catch on fire.
  • The listed calories are an estimate and do not include optional ingredients. Actual calories depend on specific ingredients chosen.

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