LET’S HOST A “BIG GAME” PARTY
Easy Cleanup and Delicious
Throwing a party for the Big Game yet dreading the mess you’ll have to clean up once the game is over? Any thought of opening your home and your fridge can be overwhelming when you think of the aftermath. You long for as easy cleanup (and, honestly, meal prep) as possible. I’ve got you covered - sheet tray nachos are your answer!
Give Yourself a Break
When you’re hosting, you always feel pressured to do it all. You want your home to be welcoming, and the assortment of food provided to be delicious! Who wouldn’t? That’s a great desire, but you don’t have to do it all. Take some pressure off yourself, and help your wallet out, and maybe this year, if you’re the host, ask your guests to each bring a dish, side, or drink. Tell them you’ll prepare the main dish (your hearty, fully loaded, sheet tray nachos) and the paper products. This will allow you more time to enjoy and interact with your guests instead of worrying about when each dish or side will be ready and if there’s enough. It’s fun to see what your friends and family will contribute to the party and one less stressor for yourself.
Tailor your nachos to you! These nachos are crowd-pleasers because they can easily adapt to your taste buds! If you prefer chicken over ground beef, go ahead and shred s, some chicken (or even easier, buy a rotisserie chicken!). If you’re a vegetarian, add beans as your main source of protein, then load it up with all the veggies!
When the simple prep of this dish is finished, it is easy to throw all these ingredients on the sheet tray and in the oven just moments before your guests walk through the door. These nachos will undoubtedly be a crowd-pleaser, and your guests will ask for more!
Sheet Tray Nachos Recipe:
- (1 sheet tray yields 6-8 servings)
- 1 lb Protein of Choice - Ground beef/ Shredded Pork/ Shredded Chicken/ Black Beans/ Pinto Beans
- 1 Bag of Chips
2 Bell Peppers chopped
1 can of Beans rinsed/drained
1 can Corn (drained) or 1 bag frozen
1/2 Red Onion chopped or sliced thinly
- 1-2 Cups Shredded Cheese (Cheddar or Mexican); add more as desired
- Additional Toppings to garnish with once out of the oven: Guacamole, Sour cream, Salsa, Jalapeno, Chili, Avocados, Lime Wedges, Tomato, Chives, Cilantro
Grab a sheet tray. Line the sheet tray with parchment paper. Preheat your oven to 400. Precook any meat as well as cut up any veggies ahead of time. Layer your ingredients evenly over the sheet tray in the order of the recipe above. Bake in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese has fully melted. Enjoy! Double as needed.
Author: Beth Anne Allen