With Superbowl 48 just around the corner, it seems fitting to talk about NACHOS!
Do you remember the first time you made nachos?
I remember exactly!
I was 14 and babysitting with a friend. We had just put the kids to bed and wanted something tasty to eat, that’s when my friend said, “Let’s make nachos, they are so easy to make!”
From then on, I made nachos a lot! I thought I was so cool with this new recipe under my belt!
When I was a kid, and up until I worked in a kitchen, I would broil my nachos (using the broiler in someone else’s house while babysitting, probably not the smartest idea! Ha). But working in a kitchen without a broiler introduced me to baking nachos. Yes, it takes a weeee bit longer, but the taste is totally worth it. BAKE YOUR NACHOS!
Here’s My Case for Baking Nachos vs. Broiling Nachos:
- Slow and steady always tastes better.
- When baking, the oven heats the nachos from the bottom, sides, and top. Whereas broiling only heats the nachos from the top-down.
- Baking nachos helps to cook the toppings – I love the toppings softened so they’re not so raw tasting. Broiling may melt the cheese, but it doesn’t cook the toppings enough – especially diced bell peppers.
- Baking really melds the toppings into each other and the nacho chips, while broiling only melts the cheese to stick the toppings to the nachos.
- There is less chance of burning the nachos and setting off the smoke detector when you bake vs. broil.
The next time you make nachos, try baking them in a 400°F oven!
Bake Your Nachos Tip:
- Before you start making nachos, preheat your oven to 400°F. That way, the oven will be ready when you’re done preparing your nachos.
What do you think?
Do you bake or broil your nachos? Let me know below!