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Healthy Gameday Snacks: Sheet Pan Nachos

Nachos top the list of favorite game-day snacks, but the calories from all that goodness quickly add up. Try this version made with leaner meat for full flavor, and far less fat.

Updated February 04, 2022

Not fried, features lean meat, and just enough cheese to satisfy your nacho cravings. Plus there’s a saying: all nachos are good nachos.

  • 8 ounces tortilla chips of choice
  • 2 teaspoons avocado or olive oil
  • 8 ounces extra-lean ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons regular chili powder
  • 15-ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn kernels frozen
  • 1 cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar


  1. Preheat your oven to 425-degrees.
  2. Lightly spray a nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray.
  3. In a large, nonstick skillet, heat your avocado oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add your ground turkey and cook, breaking up your meat into crumbles. Cook until no pink spots remain, about 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add in onions, garlic, and chili powder and cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. On your nonstick baking sheet, evenly distribute your chips, cooked turkey, beans, and corn. Sprinkle your cheese on top.
  6. Bake for about 7 to 8 minutes, until the cheese is melted and turns golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven and top with sour cream if desired.