How to Make Frugal Nachos – Recipe + Coupon Codes!

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Nachos are one of my go-to “Company best” recipes. Not only do my nachos get a lot of compliments from dinner guests, but they are also an easy one-pan meal and feed a crowd effortlessly. This is my basic nacho recipe that I’ve perfected over the years – please note, I haven’t listed quantities because I always eyeball it and scale up/down depending on how many people I’m serving.

Beeb's Nachos

Beeb's Nachos


  • Tortilla chips
  • Boneless, skinless chicken cut into small pieces
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Avocado slices
  • Chopped yellow onion
  • Black beans
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Shredded cheese
  • Cooking spray


Line a baking tray with foil and spritz with cooking spray. (If you prefer cooking oil, dab a small amount on a paper towel and grease the pan that way - you don't need much, just a tad to help prevent sticking.)

Spread a thick layer of chips over the pan, covering it completely. On top of the chips, layer the avocado slices, followed by the beans, chicken, tomatoes, onion and cilantro.

Complete the nachos with a generous layer of cheese that completely covers the ingredients.

Bake at 350 degrees for roughly 20 minutes or until cheese starts to brown lightly.

Serve with salsa, sour cream, sliced jalapenos and/or guacamole!

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This recipe is also a budget option when you’re serving a group, since it utilizes low-cost ingredients such as tortilla chips and chicken. You can further reduce the cost by stocking up on pantry staples whenever there’s a great sale – that way, you can pull many of the ingredients out of the cupboard at a moment’s notice. And if you’re more into online shopping than schlepping through the grocery store, you can still save; coupons aren’t just for the newspaper anymore!

Groupon Coupons allows you to find coupon codes for well over 11,000 online retailers. It couldn’t be easier: Just head to Groupon Coupons before you make an online purchase, and type in the store or product category you’re looking for to see relevant coupons. For example, there is an entire page of coupons for, where you can snag nacho-making-supplies such as canned beans and cooking oils. One of these coupons will give you an automatic $10 off your $50 Vitacost purchase just in time for stocking up! Click here to view all the current Vitacost promo codes on Groupon Coupons and start saving today.

What’s your favorite frugal recipe? Do you use online coupons to save on your pantry essentials?

Beeb Ashcroft

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As a food blogger, I love to make delicious recipes - but real life doesn't always look like Pinterest! From the triumphs to the tragedies, this blog is dedicated to the funny side of cooking.

25 thoughts on “How to Make Frugal Nachos – Recipe + Coupon Codes!

  1. I love nachos! Anyway that you can make them I will eat them. I can’t wait to try this recipe over the weekend.

  2. This is a great recipe in that you can make as much or as little depending on how many people you need to feed. I can me having to make a big pan to feed all of our hungry crowd.

  3. I haven’t made loaded nachos in a long time. Makes for a great easy meal! Perfect for those school nights when I am super busy and I don’t have a lot of time for meal prep.

  4. I do the same thing! Stock up on goods like this for that emergency need to make something NOW snacks!
    Groupon is awesome for saving money – I love it!

  5. Love nachos & Groupon! Thanks for the heads up! Will try your recipe soon.

  6. We love Nachos, however we haven’t had them in such a long time! I’m going to have to make a batch soon! Thanks for the reminder!

  7. I didn’t know that you could make nachos in an oven setting. Although I can understand how it would cook well and melt the cheese just right. They look amazing.

  8. Wow, One of my favorite food is Nachos! This looks absolutely appetizing. I’d love to taste that one. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  9. This looks really good and I am not even kidding when I tell you that I am starting to drool a little bit I need to try this out, now!!!

  10. These look so delicious. I love using Groupon because it helps me save so much money!

  11. Nachos are a great summer food I believe. This recipe sounds so good and I am going to have to make these nachos for sure. I too eyeball a lot of foods l make. Thanks for sharing the nachos.

  12. I need to make some nachos for Cinco De Mayo. Your recipe looks amazing and you are right they are pretty inexpensive and very easy to make. Crowd pleaser for sure.

  13. Your post comes at a great time. I’m actually checking out groupon now after visiting a blog I follow and seen what all I could save on. I can’t wait to try your frugal nachos. We love nachos on movie night here.

  14. Oh my goodness those nachos look absolutely amazing. I am a nacho lover, so the more cheese and crunch, the better. Can’t wait to try your recipe!

  15. I love the ingredients that you are putting in these! I don’t make nachos quite enough in our house, I know I should make them more often. My family would love trying out your recipe!

  16. I love nachos, but I’ve never made them at home. I’m also a fan of Groupon, I’ve purchased some really cool experiences from them.

  17. These frugal nachos look wonderful! I have never tried to make nachos on a sheet pan. This is such a great idea, especially for a big family!

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