Pulled pork nachos are a hard-to-resist snack or game-day appetizer.

Move over, plain nachos – pulled pork nachos are loaded with tender BBQ pulled pork, onions, and jalapenos smothered in melty cheese over a pile of tortilla chips.

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Easy Pulled Pork Nachos

  • Piled high with tasty toppings, pulled pork nachos are a tasty twist on our fave nachos recipe!
  • Offer paper boats or cups for portable noshing!
  • With ready-made ingredients (even the pork) you can prepare these nachos in minutes and even faster using the Air Fryer!
  • Double up the recipe and serve from a large platter with bowls of tasty toppings so everyone can create their own nacho platter!
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Ingredients for Pulled Pork Nachos

PORK: Use a ready-made pulled pork or you can DIY and use leftover pulled pork from pulled pork sandwiches. Swap the pork shoulder for chicken and use slow cooker bbq chicken!

SAUCE: Choose any BBQ sauce for pulled pork nachos; sweet, spicy, smoky – anything goes! This homemade BBQ sauce recipe lets you make it as mild or zesty as you like!

CHIPS: Look for sturdy tortilla chips, not the kind you get at Mexican restaurants meant for salsa. Try your hand at making your own tortilla chips using flour or corn tortillas.

CHEESE: Use pre-shredded cheese for these nachos. Cheddar cheese, pepper jack, or a Mexican blend are our favorite choices.

TOPPINGS & VARIATIONS: Variations for nacho toppings are endless! On pulled pork nachos, we love red onions, jalapeños, and fresh cilantro with a squeeze of lime juice.

  • Before cooking: Add black beans, black olives, and fresh jalapeno.
  • For Serving: Top the nachos with diced tomatoes, chopped avocado, sliced green onion, sour cream, and a big scoop of pico de Gallo or guacamole.

How to Make Pulled Pork Nachos

  1. Toss pulled pork with ¼ cup of the sauce and set aside.
  2. Spread tortilla chips on the bottom of a baking sheet and layer the ingredients (according to the recipe below).
  3. Bake until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  4. Sprinkle with toppings and serve with sour cream and guacamole.

In the Air Fryer:

Turn these sheet pan nachos into an easy air fryer favorite!

  1. Preheat air fryer to 320°F.
  2. Layer all the ingredients in the air fryer as directed in Step 3.
  3. Air fry nachos until the cheese is melted and the pulled pork is heated through.
  4. Remove from the basket and add your favorite toppings!
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Tips

  • Assemble nachos by overlapping the chips to avoid gaps! This keeps the melted cheese on the pulled pork and the chips underneath.
  • Pulled pork nachos are best served fresh from the oven or air fryer!
  • Keep leftover pulled pork nachos separate from the chips in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. They won’t be crispy when reheated but they do still taste good.
  • Reheat by adding fresh chips and placing them under the broiler or in the air fryer.

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Pulled Pork Nachos

Let the party begin with these delicious pulled pork nachos.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4

Equipment

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Ingredients  

  • 2 cups pulled pork (pre-cooked)
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce divided
  • 8 ounces tortilla chips
  • 4 cups Mexican cheese blend shredded
  • 1 jalapeno thinly sliced, optional
  • ¼ cup red onion diced
  • cilantro for garnish chopped

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Toss the pulled pork with ¼ cup barbecue sauce and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, spread the tortilla chips onto a large rimmed baking sheet. Top with half of the cheese, the pulled pork mixture, half of the onions, and the remaining cheese. Drizzle the remaining barbecue sauce over top and add jalapeno slices and the remaining onions.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle with additional desired toppings. Serve with sour cream and guacamole.

Notes

Pre-shredded cheese blends work well for nachos.
Flavored tortilla chips (like Doritos) are not recommended. Don’t use the thin cantina-style chips.
Serving size is 1/4th of the recipe. Nutritional information does not include optional toppings, sour cream, or salsa.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 869 | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 2129mg | Potassium: 314mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 953IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 1422mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Party Food, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
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