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overhead shot of 4 foil pack nachos with limes, coriander and chilli to garnish

Individual Nachos (Foil Packet Nachos)

These Foil Packet Nachos are fully customizable, quick & easy to make and result in less washing up - What's not to love?!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 4
Calories per serving: 467kcal
Author: Chris
Cost per serving: £2 / $2.50


  • Heavy Duty Aluminium Foil
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board


  • 7oz / 200g Tortilla Chips
  • 1 cup / 100g Monterey Jack, or as needed (can sub cheese of choice)
  • 1 cup / 100g Cheddar, or as needed (can sub cheese of choice)
  • Selection of Toppings (see notes)


  • Unwrap foil and cut into 4x 12" squares (usually the same size as the width of the foil). Scrunch around the edges to form 'dishes' for the nachos.
  • Add tortilla chips, top with cheese, add more tortilla chips then finish with more cheese. Pop in the oven at 180C/356F for 5-10mins or until the cheese begins to melt. Don't over do it or the tortillas with stick together and to the foil.
  • Sprinkle over your preferred toppings/dips. Enjoy right away!

Quick Demo


Topping Ideas
You can really go wild and use anything you fancy! Here are the different combos I used:
  • Combo 1: Tomatoes, Olives, Spring Onion.
  • Combo 2: Avocado, Black Beans, Red Onion.
  • Combo 3: Salsa, Guac, Sour Cream.
  • Combo 4: Queso, Jalapeños, Coriander/Cilantro. 
Based on just the tortilla chips and cheese, then shared between 4:
Nutrition Facts
Individual Nachos (Foil Packet Nachos)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 467 Calories from Fat 263
% Daily Value*
Fat 29.19g45%
Saturated Fat 12.235g76%
Trans Fat 0.366g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.214g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.113g
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 505mg22%
Potassium 147mg4%
Carbohydrates 34.01g11%
Fiber 2.3g10%
Sugar 0.82g1%
Protein 16.99g34%
Vitamin A 576IU12%
Calcium 453mg45%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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