Need some amazing sides for nachos?! Look no further! Whether nachos are your main course, or you’re wondering what to serve with nachos at party, here you will find 21 awesome ideas! Let the party begin!
Nachos can be an appetizer OR a main course, so I have rounded up this ultimate guide of what to serve with nachos…no matter how you serve them up! Most of these are tried and true Mexican or Tex Mex side dishes, but there might be a few that surprise you! But they all pair perfectly with nachos!
Here we goooo…….
Best Main Courses to Serve with Nachos
Nachos are a PERFECTLY acceptable main course to serve any night of the week! TRUST ME! 🙂 They can be a meal just on their own, but if you feel like you need a little accompaniment to your amazing nachos, here are some suggestions.
You can serve this easy, amazing Chili con Carne along side your nachos OR use it as a topping like in this Chili con Carne Nachos recipe! This chili has no beans, making it a perfect pairing with (or on top of!) nachos!
This tortilla soup recipe is light, fresh and flavorful! A great accompaniment to nachos!
This black bean soup is easy and creamy–and you can load it up with your nachos toppings, too!
This crispy cilantro lime chicken is super flavorful and will go great if you need a main dish for your nachos!
Quesadillas are a natural pairing with nachos! If you’re using meat ON your nachos, opt for these amazing veggie quesdillas!
Best Dips and Sides to Serve with Nachos
Serving up your nachos as a main course and just need a little something to go along side? Here are some amazing dishes that perfectly complement any kind of nachos!
6. Black Beans
Black beans are the perfect little side dish for nachos! And these spiced-up canned black beans are delicious and flavorful!
This salad is crispy and fresh and topped with an amazing, light dressing!
This homemade Spanish rice recipe is super simple, but tastes like it came from a restaurant!
This is a given, right? Everyone has their own preference on how they like their guac, I like mine chunky with lots of “stuff” in it! LOL! 🙂
10. Crack Dip
Smokey bacon, corn and cheese are combined to create the absolute perfect cold dip for parties and sports watching…and alongside your nachos!
Similar to crack dip, but this one is served warm from the crockpot!
Best Vegetable Dishes to Serve with Nachos
Nachos can be on the heavy side, so I always appreciate a lighter dish to complement them. Or maybe you have some vegetarian friends and family and you’re looking for some great veggie sides for nachos. Here are some amazing side dishes that will complement your nachos that EVERYONE will enjoy!
12. Corn Salad
This salad is nice and light and a great fresh side dish with your nachos!
If this doesn’t scream Mexican side dish I don’t know what does! Yummmm!
14. Mexican Slaw
This Mexican cole slaw is crunchy and fresh and contains no mayo. It’s a great, fresh side for nachos!
15. Citrus Salad
This simple citrus salad is light and refreshing–the mint in it is divine!
16. Peppers & Onions
These peppers and onions are a Chipotle copycat recipe and great either piled onto your nachos, or just served alongside!
These Mexican-spiced roasted veggies could not be easier and great for your veggie-lovin’ friends and family!
18. Pico de Gallo
This one needs no explanation! Fresh pico is perfect for topping your nachos….or to devour with more chips on the side!
Best Finger Foods to Serve with Nachos
If you’re serving nachos at a party, it’s always nice to have some other fun fingers food that pair well with nachos! Here are a few that will sure to be a hit!
These taquitos can be baked or fried and they are the perfect, crispy complement to your nachos!
20. Mexican Roll Ups
How cool are these Tex-Mex pinwheel sandwiches?!! This would be an awesome finger food to serve with nachos if you want to stay with the Tex Mex theme! 🙂
21. Jalapeno Peppers
These oven baked jalapeno poppers are the perfect blend between spicy, crispy, cheese and creamy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Hopefully this post has given you some good ideas on what to serve with nachos! Ready to make the perfect nachos?! Start with my Ultimate Air Fryer Nachos (you can also throw them in the oven!) and these Chili con Carne Nachos! Let me know what you think! Also, please SUBSCRIBE HERE and follow me on INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK and PINTEREST!