Simple Smashed Potato Nachos (air fryer option included)

Who says you need tortilla chips to create great nachos?

Grab the kiddos (or use this as a stress reliever!) and smash a few potatoes, bake them up and smother them with your favorite nacho toppings. Top with the Best Cheesy Sauce, fire up Netflix and done!



1 1/2 lb baby potatoes

1 14 oz can pinto beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup frozen corn, thawed

1 jalapeno (or sweet bell pepper), diced


1 serving of the Best Cheesy Sauce


Preheat oven to 425 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Fill a pot with water and add the potatoes. Bring the water to a boil and then begin your timer for 12-15 minutes. Test the potatoes (fork-ready) at 12 minutes. You don't want them too soft. If a fork easily slides in, remove the potatoes from the water and give them a quick dry. Transfer them to the baking pan and gently smash them. I use the can of pinto beans.

OVEN: Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until crispy brown.

AIR-FRYER: At 400 degrees, air fry for 12-15 minutes, or crispy until brown.

Place potatoes on a plate and add the beans, corn, pepper, salsa and drizzle with the Cheesy Sauce!



This recipe was created in the time of the COVID-19 breakout. Therefore recipes built now will reflect minimal ingredients.


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