14 Super Bowl Nacho Recipes Because You Need Energy to Yell at the TV

Nachos are the great equalizer. Many historical figures have gone ahead and assumed full responsibility for a wide range of peace-making situations, but any warm-blooded American nacho eater will tell you that many disputes, misunderstandings, and rivalries have been assuaged not with compromise and mediation, but over a hot plate of crunchy, oozy, cheese-drenched corn chips. So Lincoln and Gandhi should really stop taking all the credit.

Which is why nachos should be in plenty at your Super Bowl party! With partygoers cheering for both possible outcomes, nachos will guarantee a middle ground consensus — that putting cheese and meat and sauce on chips (and, subsequently, calling it a "snack") is a very, very good idea. Keep reading for 14 Super Bowl nacho recipes. You're going to need/want/love them.

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Beef Nachos with Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne

Let the Slow Cooker Fairy do its job. And then relax — you’ll have a lot of eating to do shortly. (via A Spicy Perspective)

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Leftover Prime Rib Naan Nachos with Horseradish Cream

Ground beef is so bourgeois. Top your nachos in prime rib and revel in your good fortune. (via Climbing Grier Mountain)

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Curried Nachos with Mango Salsa

This plate is all about flavor. Curried ground turkey parties with juicy mango salsa and a light and fresh cucumber raita. You’re invited too, you lucky girl, you. (via Mel’s Kitchen)

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Irish Nachos

Who needs corn chips when potatoes are a thing? And, let’s face it anyways — you’ll just be using the chips as a cheese, bacon, and smashed avocado delivery vehicle anyways. Get on board. (via Family Fresh Cooking)

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Cheesy Tot Nachos

Another option for the potato (and breakfast) lover in you. (via Climbing Grier Mountain)

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Butternut Mushroom and Fontina Nachos with Crispy Sage

We like this recipe’s irreverent use of butternut squash. All food should be as beautiful as this. (via How Sweet It Is)

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Gyro Nachos

In this episode of Put Your Favorite Meal On Top Of Corn Chips, we have for you… gyro nachos. Any questions? (via Back To Her Roots)

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Seafood Nachos with Grilled Corn and Avocado Cream

With buttery shrimp, grilled corn, torn cilantro, and as much fontina cheese as you can get your hands on, these nachos will reduce all sports events to mere background noise. Crunch, crunch. (via How Sweet It Is)

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Cranberry, Butternut, and Brussels Sprout Brie Skillet Nachos

In case you wanted a back up butternut squash nacho recipe, here you have it. No to mention that this pile literally oozes with brie. We’re pretty into it. (via Half Baked Harvest)

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Asian-Style Nachos

With teriyaki chicken, hunks of pineapple and avocado, and plenty of chopped green onions and melty mozzarella, these nachos will outperform the halftime show with ease. (via Damn Delicious)

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Blistered Tomato Grilled Toast Caprese Nachos with Balsamic Glaze

Caprese nachos. With baguette toasts. And balsamic reduction. What’s a Super Bowl? (via Half Baked Harvest)

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Breakfast Nachos

The game doesn’t start until the evening, but go ahead and get a head start with these breakfast nachos. Breakfast is, after all, the most important meal of the day. (via Joy The Baker)

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Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Nachos

Never before has bastardizing Italian food felt so right. (via Climbing Grier Mountain)

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Dessert Nachos with Strawberry, Mango, and Avocado Salsa

Don’t worry  we’ve thought of everything. Dessert nachos. At your service. (via Foodie Crush)

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