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Not Your Regular Nachos: Quadruple Cheese Nachos

This week I was really excited about experimenting with a fancy, new nacho recipe. However, when I looked in my fridge and realized that while I didn't have any feta or goat cheese — two components to my upcoming idea, I had 10 other types of cheese! Thus I decided to make these clean-out-the-cheese-drawer nachos instead. The funny thing is when I was eating them, I wished they were cheesier! This recipe is super simple and best served with a spicy salsa. To see how I made it,


Quadruple Cheese Nachos

Quadruple Cheese Nachos

Quadruple Cheese Nachos


  1. 1 flour tortilla, sliced into 8-12 small triangles
  2. salt, for sprinkling
  3. chili powder, for sprinkling
  4. 2 heaping tablespoons pepper-jack cheese
  5. 2 heaping tablespoons mozzarella cheese
  6. 2 heaping tablespoons cotija cheese
  7. 2 heaping tablespoons smoked gouda cheese
  8. 1 teaspoon cilantro, finely chopped, optional for garnish
  9. spicy salsa for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Place the tortilla slices on a baking sheet lined with foil. Season with salt and chili powder. Bake in the oven for 8 minutes flip tortilla slices than bake for another 5 minutes.
  2. In an individual sized oven-proof dish layer the chips and the cheese being careful to cover each chip with cheese.
  3. Bake for another 6-8 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  4. Turn the oven to broil and broil, watching closely for 2-3 minutes until the chips are crisp and the cheese is bubbling and brown.
  5. Serve immediately garnished with cilantro if desired with spicy salsa on the side.

Serves 1.

The ingredients

Here are the cheeses I used. If you are wondering the other six types of cheese in my fridge were: Parmesan (2 varieties), gorgo

Baked tortilla chips.

Layer the chips...

but don't forget to cover with cheese!

And more cheese!

Hot and melty.


The cilantro garnish is optional.

Join The Conversation
nancita nancita 9 years
Everything's gooder with gouda.
DMBloyola6 DMBloyola6 9 years
Shoneyjoe -- that is my FAVORITE article from The Onion ever!!
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 9 years
Cheeses are like blades on razors. Remember when that third blade came out, people were all up in arms. Four blades? People said it couldn't be done, AND WE DID IT!!! Now there's a five-bladed razor out there. I kind of feel the same way about cheeses. Two cheeses? Screw that, we've got four! There's going to be this massive arms-race of cheese: "forget four cheese, this is a nine cheese blend! Mwa-ha-ha-ha!" For a Not-Quite-SFW (read: profane) take on the razor issue, click here:
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
want some nachos with your cheese? i'm all for lots of cheese but that's a bit over the top i think!! looks kind of good in a clogging your arteries sort of way.
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
I could eat a few bites as an appetizer, but to have only that for dinner? I need my meat!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 9 years
Cheese glorious cheese! Those are my kind of nachos!:drool:
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 9 years
id try these!!
Merlin713 Merlin713 9 years
You can never have too much cheese. :-D
DMBloyola6 DMBloyola6 9 years
The next time I need chips, I'm totally going to make my own. They look really easy and really delicious.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
Love the way you did the tortilla. Basically just about a free dinner the way you used leftovers.
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