Mile high nachos

It's party time!

No one wants to spend hours in the kitchen when throwing a party and now you don't have to. These easy, flavorful recipes will make you and your guests happy!

There is nothing better than a party with great food! This coming Cinco de Mayo, don't worry about what to cook. We have that covered with these simple and easy appetizers that won't have you spending all night in the kitchen. Instead, you can spend your time partying with friends!

Mile high nacho recipe

Serving size 1 tray nachos


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 (9 ounce) bag yellow corn tortilla chips
  • 1-2 cups refried beans
  • 1 bunch green onion (greens chopped)
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a pan, brown meat and add taco seasoning following the package directions.
  3. On a cookie tray lined with parchment paper, put 1/3 bag of tortilla chips on tray. Cover with 1/3 meat, beans, green onions, jalapeno peppers (to taste), cilantro and both cheeses. Bake for five to seven minutes until cheese has started to melt. Pull out of oven, add another layer, bake until starting to melt and then top with final layer of ingredients, adding a little extra cheese on top if wanted.
  4. Serve immediately from oven with guacamole, sour cream and salsa as condiments.

Cheese-stuffed jalapeno recipe

Serving size 50 stuffed halves


  • 25 jalapeno peppers (cut in half and seeds removed)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 3 cups shredded pepper jack cheese (cheddar would work nicely too)
  • 5 slices cooked crispy bacon (crumbled)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cut peppers in half and remove the seeds. Make sure to wash your hands after cutting!
  3. Mix together the onion, cilantro, cream cheese, shredded cheese and crumbled bacon. Fill each jalapeno half with the same amount of the cream cheese mixture and place on foil lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned on top.

Three cheese quesadilla recipe

Serving size 5 (10-inch) quesadillas


  • 10 (10-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded provolone cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped pickled jalapenos (for a less spicy option, use chopped roasted red bell pepper)
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream


  1. Add butter to a pan, let it melt and add flour tortilla, 1/5 of the cheese, jalapenos and green onion. Top with other tortilla, cover and let cook for a few minutes.
  2. When the bottom is toasty brown, flip and cook other side, uncovered. Continue with other quesadillas.
  3. Cut quesadillas into small wedges and serve with salsa or sour cream.

More Cinco de Mayo recipes and party ideas

Cinco de Mayo recipes: Fiesta food and drink
Host a Cinco de Mayo fiesta
Spicy Cinco de Mayo cocktails


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Comments on "Cinco de Mayo party treats"

lisa December 26, 2013 | 9:58 AM

All of those recipes sound amazing. I pinned it for later. The three cheese quesadilla especially sounds like tonights dinner. Thanks!

Melissa November 28, 2013 | 10:47 PM

These Nachos look so amazing! My kids will love them!

Jessica M November 26, 2013 | 7:37 PM

These nachos look delicious! I like adding the second layer of chips and nacho goodness and then baking a little more. I never would have done that. I've been doing single layer nachos all this time!

alycia November 26, 2013 | 9:47 AM nachos are always so boring! Going to come back to this when we make them!

Cortney November 20, 2013 | 6:16 PM

These look amazing and sound amazing too! This would be great for football games and for when we have parities! Tahnks!

Stefanie K. November 20, 2013 | 4:25 AM

This recipe looks amazing!!! I cannot wait to try it and i am sure my husband will love it!!!

Amber Farmer November 15, 2013 | 7:28 AM

Oh my word, these look amazing. I have nachos at least once a week, but never do I put this much work into them. I'm betting if I made them this way they would be a hit. I'm going to try this this week.

Lisa K November 11, 2013 | 3:04 PM

Those look like the best Nachos ever! I love jalepenos on my nachos, the more spice the better. Now Im hungry!

Serena September 09, 2013 | 9:06 AM

This sounds amazing! So delicious and great for football season!!!

Jessica Smith September 04, 2013 | 7:29 AM

Are you kidding me? Does it have to be cinco de mayo for me to make these nachos? It's 10:30 am and you have me thinking about devouring a plate of nachos piled higher than it ever should be! Yum yum yum!

Deborah D August 24, 2013 | 5:48 AM

These mile high nachos look delicious. Sometimes you have to treat yourself.

Rebecca P. August 13, 2013 | 1:41 AM

Where do I start here.... when in doubt, always make nachos. When I cant think of anything to make, I make that! Those cheese stuffed jalapenos!! O_O YUM. I wouldn't seed it all the way tho! I like the heat. Quesadillas.... just the spanish version of grilled cheese. Simple, but awesome!

katie July 30, 2013 | 7:58 AM

These look amazing! Our family loves nachos.

Krystal Waters July 28, 2013 | 6:52 PM

The whole family will like these. I can't wait to make them during the football season, coming up real soon.

Diane Cooper July 14, 2013 | 10:57 AM

These sound totally amazing! I bet I will be making them in the very near future. My husband is going to love these!

Michael Lambert July 06, 2013 | 11:33 PM

These look so good, thank you for sharing.

Amanda E. July 06, 2013 | 8:51 PM

These sound amazing! Nachos are the quintessential football food, so we'll be making those once the season starts :)

Morghan June 30, 2013 | 9:14 PM

The nachos look amazing. Baked nachos are the best!

cheryl lister June 29, 2013 | 7:46 AM

3 cheese quesadillas sound very indulgent! am trying to stay away from cheese for my cholesterol, but these sound really good right now!

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