We all know and love the classic nacho recipe: cheese, beef, beans, jalapeños and maybe some olives. I've had the traditional kind all my life, until the fateful day I tried something different: chocolate nachos.

When I was in middle school one of my favorite places to go was Cheeseburger in Paradise. For birthdays, we would always order their chocolate nachos—chocolate and flour tortillas fried covered in chocolate, strawberries, and vanilla ice cream. A match made in heaven. Sadly, they went out of business near my house and I have been longing for nachos like those ever since. 

If you want to impress your friends on game day, or have an experience like mine, check out these recipes. Or just stick to plain old nachos (I won't judge). 

Funfetti Dessert Nachos

cream, milk, sweet, dairy product, pudding, yogurt, butter, dairy, mousse
Elena Besser

Your favorite snack just got better. Wow your friends with funfetti cookie dough nachos—the perfect addition to game day. And the best part? They are served with vanilla frosting. Yum.

Loaded Cheesy Potato Nachos

ravioli, cheese
Audrey Mirabito

All your favorite things about nachos...Made with potatoes. These taste just like a loaded baked potato, but nacho style. 

Breakfast Nachos

egg, vegetable, pasta, salad
Phoebe Melnick

Yeah, those are waffles you're looking at underneath. These nachos are a twist on a bacon, egg, and cheese with avocado. Who says you can't have junk food for breakfast? 


meat, vegetable, sauce, beef, pork, parsley
Emma Lally

Ditch the chips and use tater tots instead to make these nachos. You can even tell your friends you came up with the coolest recipe since sliced bread.

Cheesy Shrimp Nachos 

meat, vegetable, shrimp, sauce, seafood
Katherine Richter

These nachos are oozing with cheese and instead of taco meat use shrimp for an added twist. These will be sure to wow all your friends at the next football game. 

5-Minute Mug Nachos 

parsley, vegetable, salsa, chili, bread, cream, garlic, tomato, soup
Dina Cheney

If you thought you could only make mug cakes, you are mistaken. This recipe breaks all the rules and uses a mug instead of a pan. Your favorite nachos but with a twist. 

Nacho Pull-Apart Bread 

corn, chicken
Jayna Goldstein

Nachos meet bread in this outrageous combination. All the things you love about nachos combined into your favorite carb: bread. 

Loaded Veggie Nachos

vegetable, sauce, meat, pepper
Madison Piacentini

A spin on the classic nacho, only made with veggies and homemade chips. These nachos might be vegetarian friendly, but even you're meat loving friend won't want to stop eating them.

Healthy Zucchini Nachos

vegetable, salad, pepper, seafood
Dara Ades

You can actually feel healthy about eating nachos with this recipe. The chips are actually zucchini bits topped with all your favorite nacho toppings. 

Caramel Apple Nachos 

pepper, salad, cucumber, avocado
Cherie Litvin

An easy spin on your favorite fall treat. All the caramel and topping goodness that won't break your teeth. 

Nacho Pizza

pizza, sauce, cheese, tomato, crust, mozzarella, dough, vegetable
Duncan Brady

Whoever came up with this idea is a genius. It combines everyone's favorite food (pizza) and the ultimate snack (nachos). I don't know about you, but I can't have just one slice.