Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make vegetarian recipe that’s perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a fun party appetizer? Look no further than these mouthwatering vegetarian sheet pan nachos! Loaded with all your favorite toppings, these loaded nachos are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. If you’re wondering how to make nachos in the oven, look no further. 

A wooden tray filled with vegetarian nachos with black beans and other toppings.


Loaded with hearty black beans and all your favorite toppings, these nachos are the perfect snack or meal for any day of the week. Plus, since they’re made on a sheet pan, cleanup is a breeze!

These sheet pan vegetarian black bean nachos are a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional nachos. With their bold flavors and satisfying crunch, they’re sure to become a favorite in your household! Here’s how to make them. 

A sheet pan filled with loaded vegetarian nachos topped with jalapeno, tomato, and herbs.

What are the Best Ingredients for Loaded Vegetarian Nachos? 

Vegetarian nachos can be a delicious and satisfying snack or meal, and there are many different ingredients and toppings you can use to make them your own. Here are some of the best ingredients and toppings for vegetarian nachos:

  1. Beans – Black beans, kidney beans, or pinto beans are a great source of protein and fiber, and can add a hearty texture to your nachos. Try our favorite pinto bean recipe that’s easy to make in the Instant Pot. 
  2. Vegetables – Sautéed or roasted vegetables like bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and zucchini can add both flavor and nutrition to your nachos.
  3. Cheese – Cheddar, Monterrey Jack, or a Mexican blend of cheese are all great options for melting over your nachos. To make these vegetarian nachos vegan, use cheddar vegan shreds
  4. Guacamole – This creamy avocado dip is a must-have topping for any nacho recipe. It’s packed with healthy fats and adds a rich flavor to your nachos.
  5. Salsa – Fresh tomato salsa or salsa verde can add a tangy and spicy flavor to your nachos.
  6. Sour cream or Greek yogurt – These creamy toppings can balance out the spiciness of the salsa and add a tangy flavor to your nachos.
  7. Jalapeños – These spicy peppers can add a kick to your nachos. Use fresh or pickled jalapeños depending on your preference.
  8. Cilantro – This fresh herb can add a bright and flavorful garnish to your nachos.
  9. Lime – A squeeze of fresh lime juice can add a zesty citrus flavor to your nachos.
  10. Tortilla chips – Choose your favorite brand of tortilla chips, or make your own by baking sliced tortillas in the oven until crispy.
  11. Shredded lettuce – Shredded iceberg or romaine lettuce on top adds wonderful freshness. 

What are Sheet Pan Nachos? 

Sheet pan nachos are a popular and easy-to-make dish that involves assembling nachos on a single sheet pan and baking them in the oven. This method eliminates the need to make multiple batches of nachos, making it a convenient option for feeding a crowd.

Sheet pan nachos are a versatile dish that can be customized to suit your taste preferences. You can use a variety of ingredients and toppings to make them vegetarian, or vegan, depending on your dietary needs.

Sheet pan nachos are perfect for game day parties, movie nights, or any occasion where you want a delicious and easy-to-prepare snack or meal. Plus, the easy cleanup makes them a convenient option for busy weeknights.

How to Make Sheet Pan Nachos in the Oven

A sheet pan filled with tortilla chips, black beans, and melted cheddar cheese. Various vegetarian toppings on the side.

To make sheet pan nachos, you start by layering tortilla chips on a baking sheet. Baking the nachos on a piece of parchment paper makes it easy to transfer the whole thing to a tray for serving. Then, you add your favorite toppings, such as beans, cheese,  and vegetables (if desired).

Once you’ve assembled your nachos, you bake them in the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the toppings are heated through. Top with fresh ingredients like tomatoes, cilantro, and jalapenos after baking. 

How to Reheat NachosA close-up photo of loaded nachos on a white plate. These vegetarian loaded nachos have black beans, cheese, sour cream, salsa, and cilantro.

Nachos are a delicious and satisfying snack or meal, but reheating them can be a bit tricky, especially if you want to maintain their crispy texture. Here are a few ways to reheat nachos:

  1. Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Place the nachos on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the chips are crispy.
  2. Microwave: Place the nachos on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high for 30-60 seconds or until the cheese is melted. Be sure to keep an eye on the nachos to prevent them from getting too soggy.
  3. Toaster oven: Place the nachos on a toaster oven tray and toast for 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the chips are crispy.
  4. Air fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (180°C). Place the nachos in the air fryer basket and cook for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the chips are crispy.

Regardless of the method you choose, be sure to check the nachos frequently to prevent them from burning or getting too soggy. You can also add additional toppings, such as fresh cilantro, diced avocado, or a squeeze of lime, after reheating to add some extra flavor and freshness to your nachos.

A wooden tray filled with sheet pan vegetarian nachos topped with melted cheese, jalapeno, tomato, cilantro, salsa, and sour cream. This tray of nachos looks perfect for a party.

Yield: Serves 8

Black Bean Sheet Pan Nachos

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

These loaded sheet pan nachos are a crowd-pleaser! Made with black beans, these vegetarian nachos are healthy and delicious.

Black Bean Sheet Pan Nachos


Black Bean Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drain and not rinsed
  • 1 10-ounce can diced tomatoes with green chiles, not drained
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Nachos Ingredients

  • 6.5 ounces tortilla chips (half a bag of tortilla chips)
  • 12 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded (4 cups)
  • ½ lime juiced
  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 jalapenos, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro, pulled off the stem
  • 2 tablespoons green onions
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced or guacamole for the side
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup salsa


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 ° F. Line a 9x13 baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized skillet add the olive oil (1 tablespoon), onion (¼ cup), and 1 minced garlic clove over low to medium heat for 5 minutes. 
  3. To the skillet add the black beans, diced tomatoes, paprika (½ teaspoon), cumin (½ teaspoon, salt (¼ teaspoon), and pepper (¼ teaspoon). On medium heat mix through for 10 minutes or until most of the liquid is gone. Remove from the heat and allow it to thicken up in the saucepan for 10 minutes. A skillet of seasoned black beans.
  4. Add the tortilla chips to the baking sheet. Top the chips with the bean mixture. Sprinkle the cheese on top of the bean mixture. Tortilla chips on a sheet pan topped with seasoned black beans.
  5. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted. Sheet pan nachos with black beans and melted cheese.
  6. Remove from the oven. Top the nachos with half of a squeezed lime, tomatoes (1 cup), diced avocado if using, 2 sliced jalapenos, and cilantro (3 tablespoons). Sheet pan vegetarian nachos topped with jalapeno and tomato.
  7. Serve with sour cream and salsa.


For an even quicker recipe, feel free to use the black beans as-is rather than cooking with the black bean ingredients. You can also use canned Cuban black beans or pinto beans.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 plate
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Nutritionix. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your favorite calculator.