Tabletop Nachos | Cutefetti

Are you looking for an epic way to celebrate at home? These Table Nachos are the answer for almost any memorable occasion. Think Cinco de Mayo, Taco Tuesdays and… birthdays! Let me show you how easy it is to set up a nacho table on your dining room table or kitchen island. The bigger the better. Meats, cheeses and dips galore!

Table Nachos for parties.  Huge spread of tortilla chips and nacho toppings spread out over a table.  Nacho cheese, salsa, guacamole, ground beef

NACHOS TABLE IDEAS

I’m happy to share how you can upgrade any celebration with a table of nachos. Nachos have always been a favorite among party goers so keep reading to see how to set up tabletop nachos exactly and get a big list of nacho bar ingredient ideas. You can scroll to the bottom to print for your convenience.

A hearty table of nachos can be the perfect appetizer. You can easily turn it into an easy meal for a crowd by simply adding some corn or flour tortillas and taco shells on the side.

FOIL, BROWN PAPER OR PARCHMENT PAPER?

When you want to set up a nacho table or huge taco bar on a table, foil, brown paper and parchment paper make for a great base to spread your ingredients out on.

Which one is best to use?

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  • Foil is perfect for keeping tablet nacho ingredients from leaking onto your table. However, it’s not necessarily the most attractive option.
  • Brown paper is a great option, if it’s what you have. It’s easy to cover a large space on a budget. Downfall is that you could get some leak through of your wetter ingredients.
  • Parchment paper is a fairly good option but could leak through with wetter ingredients as well.

Best option?

  • Foil + Parchment paper. First layer foil on the table surface and then cover with parchment paper. Use tape to secure the paper. Aesthetically pleasing AND will prevent leak through.

HOW MANY BAGS OF NACHOS TO USE?

It’s really hard to know how many bags of nachos to buy for a nacho table. The best info to know is that each large bag goes pretty far when you are spreading them out onto a single layer.

angled view of table nachos.  various bowls of salsa and guacamole set inside of a lot of nachos with toppings.

You can also balance how many guests you’re expecting to how many servings are in each bag. Aways rounding way up, of course.

For my table nachos, I did not fill the entire table. I just filled the center, that way we could all sit around the nachos. You can do yours either way. I used 3 bags of tortilla chips for mine.

Filling a standard sized table could look like 4-6 bags of tortilla chips keeping in mind how many toppings bowls and containers you will be including that will be taking up extra space..

TABLE NACHOS INGREDIENTS

Ready to host a nachos table party? I totally have your back with this big list of nacho toppings ideas. Pick and choose your favorites and make this delicious spread your very own.

up close view of table nachos.  Tortilla chips loaded with fresh toppings.  Sliced ​​grape tomatoes, jalapeño slices, scallions, cheese.

You can either add the toppings yourself of put them in serving dishes to allow everyone to choose their own. Let’s get started on our tasty list.

For starters, choose your nacho table base and add-ons.

  • Variety of Tortilla Chips
  • Taco Shells
  • Flour or Corn Tortillas

Nacho essential ingredients:

  • Variety of Shredded Cheeses
  • Beans or Refried Beans

Then, choose your meat toppings.

Fresh produce.

  • Diced or Sliced ​​Red Onions
  • Sliced ​​Jalapeños
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Sliced ​​Green Onions or Chives
  • Sliced ​​Grape Tomatoes or Diced Roma Tomatoes
  • Sliced ​​Lime or Lime Wedges
  • Cilantro

Sauces and dips.

  • Variety of Salsas from mild to hot.
  • Queso Dip or Cheese Sauce
  • Guacamole
  • Sour Cream
  • Crema Mexicana (Table Cream)
Table Nachos for parties.  Huge spread of tortilla chips and nacho toppings spread out over a table.  Nacho cheese, salsa, guacamole, ground beef

These table nachos are perfect for Cinco de Mayo celebrations and more.

CINCO DE MAYO RECIPES

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Customize your own Layered Mexican Salad.

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Ingredients

  • Variety of Tortilla Chips

  • Taco Shells

  • Flour or Corn Tortillas

  • Variety of Shredded Cheeses

  • Beans or Refried Beans

  • Taco Seasoned Ground Beef

  • Pulled Pork or Pulled Chicken

  • Shredded Seasoned Chicken

  • Diced or Sliced ​​Red Onions

  • Sliced ​​Jalapeños

  • Shredded Lettuce

  • Sliced ​​Green Onions or Chives

  • Sliced ​​Grape Tomatoes or Diced Roma Tomatoes

  • Sliced ​​Lime or Lime Wedges

  • Cilantro

  • Variety of Salsas from mild to hot.

  • Queso Dip or Cheese Sauce

  • Guacamole

  • Sour Cream

  • Crema Mexicana (Table Cream)

  • SUPPLIES: Foil, Parchment Paper, Tape. Variety of serving bowls and dishes.

Instructions

  1. First layer foil on the table surface and then cover with parchment paper. Use tape to secure the paper.
  2. Place a single layer of Tortilla Chips and place your serving bowls out onto the table.
  3. Prepare all items that need to be warmed and add to serving bowls.
  4. Set out all cold dips into serving bowls.
  5. Layer cheeses, veggies and garnishes onto the tortilla chips evenly.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Make your table nachos a meal by also including taco shells and flour or corn tortillas.

Make sure to prep all ingredients before setting up your table nachos.

That’s a wrap.

Be sure to add on all of your own favorite toppings into the mix.

The possibilities are truly endless.

If you enjoyed this idea, I would love if you could share with a friend or pin to Pinterest. XOXO.

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Tell me, what toppings will you be adding to your epic tabletop nachos?

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