Nachos Supreme! This loaded vegetarian nacho recipe is made with flavorful vegan “walnut chorizo”! A nutritious & delicious nacho recipe that is baked in the oven. Vegan-adaptable and Gluten-free!

Nachos Supreme! This loaded vegetarian nacho recipe is made with flavorful "walnut chorizo"! A nutritious & delicious nacho recipe that is baked in the oven. Vegan-adaptable and Gluten free! #nachos #vegannachos #walnuts #walnutchorizo #vegetariannachos #vegansnacks #walnutmeatThere is no greater power than to be in harmony with oneself, which is to fully embrace all that we are.~ Panache Desai

I’m a little embarrassed to tell you how often this nacho recipe happens for dinner around here. My husband practically begs for them, and over the years I’ve played with fun and different ways to make them a little less heavy and more of a meal.

Long ago I cut out the meat and Brian didn’t notice. Then I experimented with adding a lot of fresh things to the top of the nachos and lightening up the cheese. Using little dollops of refried beans and adding avocado give them a delicious creaminess.

This latest incarnation is made with “Walnut Chorizo” which only takes 5 minutes to make! Brian gave it the double thumbs up, so I thought I better share it here.

Nachos Supreme! These loaded vegetarian nachos are made with flavorful "walnut chorizo"! A healthy, delicious nacho recipe that is baked in the oven. Vegan-adaptable and Gluten free! #nachos #vegannachos #vegetarian

The walnut chorizo is basically blended up walnuts with chorizo spices like cumin, coriander and smoked paprika and a little tomato paste. You could  also use the adobo sauce from a can of chipotles. Make this as spicy or as mild as you want.

For this Nachos recipe, I’ve partnered with California Walnuts (all opinions are my own) to create a nutritious, flavorful recipe featuring walnuts. Earthy, meaty walnuts become flavorful base of this recipe. The awesome thing is, I know you will find a hundred other uses for Walnut Chorizo – think tacos, breakfast burritos, enchiladas, taquitos, burrito Bowls…. you get the idea.

Nachos Supreme! These loaded vegetarian nachos are made with flavorful "walnut chorizo"! A healthy, delicious nacho recipe that is baked in the oven. Vegan-adaptable and Gluten free! #nachos #vegannachos #vegetarian

 

The walnut chorizo has so much depth and flavor, such a great meat substitute!

Plus walnuts are nutritious, heart-healthy1, contain no cholesterol, and are the only nut with a significant amount of plant-based omega-3 ALA (2.5 grams/ounce).

A delicious way to incorporate more walnuts into our diet!

Nachos Supreme! These loaded vegetarian nachos are made with flavorful "walnut chorizo"! A healthy, delicious nacho recipe that is baked in the oven. Vegan-adaptable and Gluten free! #nachos #vegannachos #vegetarian

Here I’ve used organic, non-GMO corn chips.  Make sure to line your sheet pan with parchment so the cheese doesn’t stick.

Nachos Supreme! These loaded vegetarian nachos are made with flavorful "walnut chorizo"! A healthy, delicious nacho recipe that is baked in the oven. Vegan-adaptable and Gluten free! #nachos #vegannachos #vegetarian

Add your choice of cheese ( a melty vegan cheese works well here too!), small dollops of refried beans and scatter the walnut chorizo over top.

 

Nachos Supreme! These loaded vegetarian nachos are made with flavorful "walnut chorizo"! A healthy, delicious nacho recipe that is baked in the oven. Vegan-adaptable and Gluten free! #nachos #vegannachos #vegetarian

Bake the nachos in a 375F oven for 12 minutes or until cheese is melty.

While the nachos are baking, make the fresh toppings.

Nachos Supreme! These loaded vegetarian nachos are made with flavorful "walnut chorizo"! A healthy, delicious nacho recipe that is baked in the oven. Vegan-adaptable and Gluten free! #nachos #vegannachos #vegetarian

Slice tomatoes, avocado, radishes, and jalapeño.

I love adding pickled onions, or pickled jalapeños for a burst of flavor.

Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and your favorite hot sauce.

Nachos Supreme! These loaded vegetarian nachos are made with flavorful "walnut chorizo"! A healthy, delicious nacho recipe that is baked in the oven. Vegan-adaptable and Gluten free! #nachos #vegannachos #vegetarian

And there you have it…..Nachos Supreme! So flavorful, and so easy.

Nachos Supreme! These loaded vegetarian nachos are made with flavorful "walnut chorizo"! A healthy, delicious nacho recipe that is baked in the oven. Vegan-adaptable and Gluten free! #nachos #vegannachos #vegetarian

Give these loaded vegetarian nachos with “walnut chorizo” a try, and let me know what you think in the comments below! A healthy, delicious nacho recipe that is baked in the oven.

 

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Nachos Supreme! These loaded vegetarian nachos are made with flavorful "walnut chorizo"! A healthy, delicious nacho recipe that is baked in the oven. Vegan-adaptable and Gluten free! #nachos #vegannachos #vegetarian

Nachos with Walnut Chorizo

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: appetizer, vegetarian, vegan
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex

Description

Nachos Supreme! These loaded vegetarian nachos are made with flavorful “walnut chorizo”! A healthy, delicious nacho recipe that is baked in the oven. Vegan-adaptable and Gluten free!


Ingredients

Scale

Walnut Chorizo

Nachos

  • Tortilla chips ( enough to line a 13 x 18 inch sheet pan)
  • 1 cup re-fried beans (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups cheese ( 46 ounces) , grated ( mexican blend, jack, mozzarella, cheddar or vegan melty cheese)
  • 1 batch walnut chorizo
  • —–
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 3 radishes, sliced
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves
  • Garnishes: picked onion and jalapeño, hot sauce, sour cream

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375F

Make the Walnut Chorizo. Place walnuts, spices, salt and tomato paste in a food processor and pulse until it is the texture of course sand. Add a tablespoon of water, and pulse again, until just combined. ( see notes) Set aside.

Line a ½ sheet pan ( 13 x 18 inches) with parchment paper. Cover with tortilla chips. Drizzle chips with a little hot sauce. Spread out small spoonfuls of refried beans over top. Sprinkle with the cheese and spread out the walnut chorizo. Place in the oven until warmed through and cheese is melted, about 10- 12 minutes. While it’s baking prep your garnishes.

When cheese is melty, sprinkle with the tomatoes, cilantro, radishes, avocado, cilantro and any other garnishes you like. Pickled onions and jalapeños are nice. Sour cream or yogurt also good. 🙂

Eat immediately! These are best served right away, before cheese unmelts!


Notes

If using the walnut chorizo as taco filling or in burritos, where you might heat it up in a skillet, feel free to add a another tablespoon or two of water, so it doesn’t dry out in the pan. For extra richness you could even add a drizzle of olive oil.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 425
  • Sugar: 3.2 g
  • Sodium: 670.7 mg
  • Fat: 25.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.9 g
  • Fiber: 7.9 g
  • Protein: 15.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 21 mg

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. Love these! We didn’t have enough Pecans and I can’t have walnuts so we added sunflower seeds. No Lentils or beans. A new favorite starter when we have guests and also a main course for ourselves 😍

  2. Love the walnut chorizo! It’s seasoned so perfectly, and has been a game changer. My husband has been having a tough time cutting out meat, even though he really wants to. This has made it much easier. And honestly, realistic lol cause we are about 1/4 burrito.

    I made this for chorizo loving friends last night (added to your Tlayudas, Yum) and everyone was blown away by how it tastes like the real thing. One friend doesn’t even like the taste of walnuts, and she loved it.

    Thanks so much for all of your beautiful recipes!

  3. Love the walnut chorizo! It’s seasoned so perfectly, and has been a game changer. My husband has been having a tough time cutting out meat, even though he really wants to. This has made it much easier. And honestly, realistic lol cause we are about 1/4 burrito.

    I made this for chorizo loving friends last night (added to your Tlayudas, Yum) and everyone was blown away by how it tastes like the real thing. One of them doesn’t even like the taste of walnuts, and she loved it.

    Thanks so much for all of your beautiful recipes!

  4. I made these on Cinco de Mayo and discovered that I had 2 bags of pecans and no walnuts. The pecan nachos were great and everyone loved it!

  5. We tried this recipe last night – one in our house doesn’t eat meat, and everyone, including the big meat eaters, thought it tasted great. We will for sure make this again.

  6. I overlooked my nachos but it was well worth it just to have this walnut chorizo in my arsenal now. WOW, fantastic!

  7. This recipe is so awesome. I’ve made it twice and I crave it all the time. One of my favourites for sure. I’m going to use this in my taco salad cause it’s so good. Delish! I’m a veggie lover and your recipes hit the spot for me time and time again.

  8. I love this recipe! I have already made it 4 times in 2 weeks… My friends love it and me too. Its so fresh and a joy to eat! Thans for this wonderful recipe.

  9. Because I eat low carb I wanted to make this without the nacho’s. So I subbed eggplant slices for the crisps. I sliced several eggplants in thin slices and greased them with a little bit of olive oil. I backed them in the oven for 15 minutes and then covered them with vegan cheese and your fabulous walnut chorizo and followed your recipe. It’s not nacho supreme anymore, but who cares, supreme it was!!!

  10. Awesome! Easy and quick for weeknight nacho night. Chorizo definitely a keeper recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  11. We made this for a quick weeknight dinner. My teenager gobbled up the chorizo. It was easy and quick to make and raised the level of nacho night. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Yum!!

  12. Another new favorite from Feasting at Home! Thoroughly enjoyed and look forward to making again (although I may have to invite some more people over so my husband I don’t kill another bag of chips between the two of us – hard to exercise self constraint with these puppies).

  13. Made this last night , along with a batch of margaritas, and it was so good! A perfect Saturday night meal! That walnut chorizo is the bomb! My carnivore husband and son-in-law loved it. So many options to use it. Heck, it was good with a chip! I also want to make the probiotic, or prebiotic? hot sauce.

    1. I made these on Cinco de Mayo and discovered that I had 2 bags of pecans and no walnuts. The pecan nachos were great and everyone loved it!

  14. I have no clue what real chorizo tastes like, having been a veg-a-terrible for over 30 years, but I just made this chorizo and it’s delicious!! Easy peasy to make and I plan to use it on some tostadas tonight for dinner which will feature most of the ingredients on your nachos. I’ve made carrot chorizo before which was pretty good, but this is better. Honestly, I’d give it six stars if I could. Thank you so much!

  15. Made these last night and they were so tasty! Easy to put together, these will be a regular!