Campfire Nachos

Recipe score:

Nachos cooked over the campfire get a nice extra crisp – some even get slightly charred on the edges – which adds a delicious, naturally smoked flavour. They can also be made on the grill. 

Prep Time: < 10 mins

Cooking Method: Campfire, grill

Cooking Time: 10 mins

Yield: 6



  • 1 bag tortilla chips
    • Try using flavoured nacho chips – or sprinkle on some spices! (Onion powder, cumin and garlic powder are great options!)
  • 2 cups cheddar and/or mozzarella cheese, shredded

Topping ideas:

Approx 1/4 – 1/2 cup each. (Amount needed varies by your preference):

    • Red or white onion
    • Green onion *see directions and notes if using 
    • Black beans
    • Corn 
    • Black olives
    • Peppers, red, orange or green
    • Jalapeño, fresh or pickled 
    • Fresh tomato *see directions and notes if using 
    • Juice of 1 lime


  1. Chop or dice all toppings 
  2. Shred cheese
  3. Disperse half of nacho chips on a sheet of foil or cast iron pan, sprinkle with spices (if desired)
  4. Disperse all toppings over chips (except tomato) 
  5. Cover with second half of chips and repeat toppings. 
  6. Cook over the fire or grill on medium heat. Place on outskirts of the fire (leave space above chips if covering with foil), or place on top of a broiler. Cook until cheese is melted and chip edges are slightly browned.
  7. Sprinkle with fresh chopped tomato and green onion (if desired) and finish with fresh squeezed lime juice.

Voilà! Your campfire nachos are ready to go! Dip in salsa, sour cream and/or guacamole (if desired)


  • Add fresh tomato after cooking, otherwise the chips will get soggy 
  • Add green onion after cooking, results in a more fresh and crisp taste
  • Red onion has a lighter flavour, whereas yellow or white onions will have a bolder taste
  • Check out our post How to Gauge the Temperature of a Campfire for Cooking

*Nutrition information is estimated using an online nutrition calculator. Actual nutrition facts may vary.

Per Serving (using all toppings):

Calories: 426 kcal  Protein: 14g  Carbs: 28g  Fat: 28g Fibre: 5g

 Sugar: 3g Sodium: 425mg Saturated Fat: 9g  Cholesterol: 39mg 

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