November 6 is nachos any old day, it’s National Nachos Day! You might be thinking, “Why is all that crunchy, cheesy goodness reserved for just one day? That’s crazy talk. Every day should be Nachos Day!” We agree. After all, nachos are the perfect food. For one thing, they’re an appetizer and a meal. You can have nachos for lunch and dinner—we’d even go for breakfast nachos. Know what else? There are endless ways to make nachos: sheet pan style, skillet style, microwave-magic style. But here’s what we love most—there are so many amazing nachos recipes! And, today, we’ve got three ways to make nachos at home plus perfect Traveling Vineyard wine pairings for nachos.
Loaded Potato Skin Nachos
Do you love tacos? Do you love potato skins? Allow us to introduce you to your new favorite food: loaded potato skin nachos. These baked bites feature ground beef or turkey topped with all the nacho-tastic things you love, like cheese. And more cheese. Plus, avocado and salsa. It’s a fun and filling twist on the classic. Check out the recipe for Loaded Potato Skin Nachos from Add a Pinch.
Pair with a full-bodied white like our Caballeria de Luna White Blend, Spain to complement the potatoes. A “heavier” food is best paired with a fuller wine!
We’ve all invested emotionally in nachos.
Sometimes you just need nachos. Like, deep in your soul. So, what do you do? Well, clearly, you head to your nearest pub and order up a ginormous plate of classic nachos. But what if you can’t get to the pub? Easy. Try this recipe for Party Nachos from Taste of Home. Bonus points if you turn it into a nacho bar, as suggested. This recipe features tortilla chips, melty cheese, shredded pork, black olives, tomato, green onion—and our favorite, pickled pepper rings or jalapeño (add plenty so no one has to fight for them)!
Sweet loves heat! Pair with our Calamity Sue Riesling. Its gentle kiss of sweetness will balance the heat way better than milk or water, and leave a nice floral aftertaste on your tongue.
When life gives you broken taco shells, make nachos.
Happy, Clumsy Nachos Genius
Nachos can be sweet, too. Think deconstructed churros. We love this recipe for Dessert Nachos from The Spruce Eats, which starts with homemade cinnamon and sugar tortilla chips. When they’re nice and warm, top them with drizzled chocolate, whipped cream, and fresh berries. Get creative and try caramel sauce and baked apples. Whatever sweet treat you like goes great on dessert nachos.
Pair with Fissata Sweet Red for a fizzy, fun sipper that plays well with chocolate and berries.
Surround yourself with nachos, not negativity.
Plate Half Full Nachos Lover
How do you like your nachos? Share your recipe with us on Facebook, or snap a pic and tag us on Instagram. Be sure and use our free online Sommology tool to find the perfect wine pairing for nachos your way. Happy National Nachos Day!