Cauliflower Nachos

Who needs all the carbs you find in traditional nachos? We’ll, here’s the solution if you’re watching your carbohydrates. Perfectly roasted cauliflower topped with your favorite nacho toppings, such as cheese, guacamole, and salsa! Heck, you don’t even have to be counting carbs to enjoy these cauliflower nachos.
Cauliflower NachosThese remind me of another low-carb version of a dish: mashed cauliflower. Just like the potato version, but without the carbs. We make them often and always enjoy folk’s reaction when we tell them they aren’t eating mashed potatoes.

For other delicious low-carb snacks, make some Buffalo cauliflower bites and cauliflower popcorn.

Cauliflower Nachos

Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 -8 servings
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Pickled jalapeños

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Place cauliflower pieces in a large bowl.
  • Add the oil and toss gently to coat.
  • Add the salt, cumin, paprika, chili powder and garlic powder. Toss to coat.
  • Pour cauliflower out on a large baking sheet and spread out evenly.
  • Roast in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until the cauliflower is golden in color and the edges have started to crisp.
  • Sprinkle with the cauliflower with the cheeses and return to the oven for 5 minutes to melt the cheese.
  • Serve topped with salsa, guacamole and jalapeños.

Nachos on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I cannot stop using the cooking rack for my Char-Broil Big Easy. Not only does it give me up to 6 levels of cooking, I figured out I can add 9″ pie pans and cook things I could never cook before. Like nachos. Crunchy nachos, with melted cheese. With all of your favorite toppings. You’ll be really happy with how great the chips for crisp up in your Big Easy. They’re perfect!
Nachos on the Char-Broil Big Easy

You’re not cooking the nachos on the Char-Broil Big Easy, just melting the cheese and warming and crisping the chips. If you’re favorite toppings include cooked crumbled sausage or Mexican ground beef, cook the meat first before adding it to the nachos.

Check out my write-up on the cooking rack for tips and tricks!

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Nachos on the Char-Broil Big Easy

You'll need a Big Easy Cooking Rack and 9" pie pans to make these nachos.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • Tortilla chips
  • Shredded cheese
  • Your favorite toppings

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Add the tortilla chips to the pie pans. Do not overcrowd the chips.
  • Top chips with shredded cheese.
  • Lower basket into the Big Easy.
  • Cook until the cheese melts.

Potato Chip Nachos

I had a bit of leftover slow cooker pulled pork on hand. That means it’s time to make a big ole platter of nachos. But this time I thought I’d do something different than my favorite pulled pork tater-tot nachos. And something different than using tortillas chips. Yep, time for some potato chip nachos. Same great flavors as regular nachos served up on thick potato chips. It’s a nice twist on the usual.

Potato Chip NachosThese nachos didn’t last long. All of my favorite tastes in each bite. Perfect! I used sturdy ruffled plain chips but you could use flavored chips too. Jalapeno chips would be great for a kick, but then nacho-flavored chips would be the other obvious choice!

Also try my tater tot nachos and my classic nachos.

Potato Chip Nachos

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • Thick potato chips
  • Pulled pork I used my homemade smoked pulled pork, warmed
  • Pinto beans
  • Pico de gallo
  • Cheddar cheese shredded
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream
  • Cilantro chopped

Instructions

  • Arrange the chips on the bottom of a large platter.
  • Add remaining ingredients.