How to Make Campfire Nachos – An Easy Recipe

Campfire nachos

Camping is not just about connecting with nature, it’s also an opportunity to indulge in delicious campfire recipes that are sure to elevate your outdoor experience. Among these culinary delights, campfire nachos stand out as crunchy, cheesy, and downright irresistible treat that combines the simplicity of camping with the satisfaction of a hearty meal. If you’re wondering how to make campfire nachos, you’re in luck! In this blog post, we’ll explore a mouthwatering recipe for campfire nachos that promises to be the highlight of your next outdoor adventure. If you’re looking to accompany your yummy nacho dinner with an unforgettable glamping experience, take a look at our different glamping locations with unique and luxurious accommodations!


The Allure of Camping Food

There’s an inexplicable magic in the air when it comes to camping food. Whether it’s the fresh mountain air or the crackling campfire, everything just seems to taste better in the great outdoors. One of the many fun aspects of campfire cooking is the various methods by which you can prepare different dishes. Roasting marshmallows or hot dogs on a stick, searing a juicy steak in a cast iron skillet, and baking potatoes in foil are all camping classics. Switching it up with some campfire nachos is certain to be a hit with any and all of your fellow campers.


The Beauty of Simplicity: Campfire Nacho Recipe

The beauty of campfire nachos lies not only in their deliciousness but also in their simplicity. This recipe is a testament to the fact that 5-star camping meals don’t have to be complicated. With just a few key ingredients, a cast iron skillet with a lid or foil, and a campfire, you can create a culinary masterpiece that will leave everyone craving more. Check out our campfire nacho recipe below:



  • 1 bag of tortilla chips
  • ½ cup of sliced black olives
  • ¼ cup of sliced green onions
  • 2 cups of shredded cheese (we recommend a blend of Monterey Jack and cheddar)
  • 2 jalapenos (sliced, with seeds removed)
  • 1 large avocado (sliced thinly)
  • 1 small lime
  • Cilantro (optional)


Building the Perfect Campfire Nachos

Putting your ingredients together to make the perfect batch of campfire nachos is an art, and the secret lies in the layers. Imagine the chips as bricks and the cheese and toppings as mortar. Grab your cast iron skillet with a lid or some foil, and follow these steps to create nacho perfection:


Layer 1: Chips

Start with a base layer of tortilla chips. Place them evenly at the bottom of your skillet (a disposable aluminum tray will work too).

Layer 2: Cheese and Toppings

Add the first layer of shredded cheese, ensuring it covers the chip evenly.

Sprinkle your olives, green onions, jalapeno slices, avocado slices, and optional cilantro.


Repeat these alternating layers until your skillet or pan is filled, ensuring you have enough cheese for the top.

Top Layer

Double up on cheese for the top layer, ensuring it melts to perfection and gives your nacho tower a delicious, gooey top.


Now that your creation is ready to be cooked, put a lid or foil on top and place it on your campfire for anywhere from 10-15 minutes to cook. You could also make a variation of this recipe using a BBQ, which is included at each of our locations. You may be wondering whether this recipe can be accomplished with just foil. While making your campfire nachos in foil may seem simpler, a skillet ensures all the ingredients will be more evenly cooked.


Bringing Your Campfire Nachos to the Next Level

One of the incredible aspects of nachos is their versatility. You can keep it simple or unleash your creativity with additional toppings and garnishes. Consider adding ground beef, spicy sausage, pulled pork, or chicken to transform your nachos into a hearty meal. You can also explore additional toppings like bell peppers, green chilis, diced tomatoes, and many others. Finally, be sure to bring along some classic nacho dips such as sour cream, salsa, and guacamole! We hope you use our campfire nacho recipe on your next outing, and enjoy them as much as we do. If you’re looking for a delicious and fun dessert to eat after your nachos, check out our recipe for campfire apple crisp foil packets!