Air Fryer Nachos

A New Favorite Air Fryer Recipe

I love cheesy nachos but have to admit, cooking them in the air fryer is a game-changer.

Save time and clean-up using the air fryer.
Ready in 15 minutes (no need to preheat the oven)!
Versatile, add your favorite toppings and use any kind of cheese.
So easy to make. Just layer, air-fry, then enjoy!

ingredients to make Air Fryer Nachos on a baking sheet
What’s in Air Fryer Nachos?

NACHOS Corn chips come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and even colors! So take your pick. Heavily flavored chips (like Doritos) don’t do as well in this recipe because the flavor can brown too much or even burn.

CHEESE This is one recipe where pre-shredded is a perfect choice. Monterey Jack or a Mexican or Tex Mex blend is great.

VEGGIES Olives, green onions, tomatoes, and jalapeno peppers are perfect for classic nachos (but add or leave off whatever you want).

layering Air Fryer Nachos in the air fryer
How to Make Air Fryer Nachos

Overlap a layer of chips in the air fryer basket. Top with half of the cheese & whites of the onions.
Repeat with a second layer of chips, top with remaining cheese & toppings as desired.
Cook according to recipe below, until cheese has melted. Top with diced tomatoes & sliced green onions.


Air fried nachos are super easy to make, but a few ideas will ensure crispy, crunchy, cheesy goodness every time!

Choose chips that are restaurant quality for best results, ones that are firm enough to hold up under layers. Thicker chips work better than thin-style chips.
Overlapping the chips keeps the cheese from dripping through the tray.
Layer up to 3 layers of chips with lots of cheese.