Vegetarian Nachos Recipe made in mini skillet. Quick, simple and very easy to make. Added mangoes to make it sweet and spicy. Ready in less than 30 minutes

Vegetarian Nachos is not an oxymoron!

Many of my meat eating friends have always mentioned that veggie burgers and veggie nachos don’t have a place in this universe.

I have proved them wrong, time and again, yet, they refuse to accept it.  Now, I am in the market for new friends, preferably vegetarian.

Here is a vegetarian nachos recipe that all meat eaters can get behind. The recipe is about comfort food and it is about Cinco de Mayo!

Vegetarian Nachos - Oooey-gooey, cheesy goodness. made with beans, cheese and mangos. Comfort food


Years ago, the best vegetarian nachos I had were in a hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Manhattan. They put mangoes in their nachos and that blew my mind! They also had a Pico de Gallo made from pineapples and tomatoes.

Since then, I have been bitten by the Nachos Bug!

Side note – I also have a very different type of vegan nachos, in case you are interested.

Vegetarian Nachos - Oooey-gooey, cheesy goodness. made with beans, cheese and mangos. Comfort food

For my blog, I wanted to pay homage to that hole-in-the-wall restaurant where I first fell in love with beans and cheese. What better time to pay homage to it than on Cinco de Mayo?

Yes, I can appreciate the underlying irony.

Nachos are an Americanized Mexican dish and Cinco de Mayo is an Americanized Mexican Holiday.

Vegetarian Nachos - Oooey-gooey, cheesy goodness. made with beans, cheese and mangos. Comfort food

Regardless of its origins, I can’t help getting caught up in the spirit of Cinco de Mayo.

Some days, I like to browse the clearance section of Target and get lucky once in a while. I found these tiny cast iron skillets for only $2!

Vegetarian Nachos - Oooey-gooey, cheesy goodness. made with beans, cheese and mangos. Comfort food


They are perfect for individual vegetarian nachos. This will work great as an appetizer for my Cinco de Mayo guests and also have a portion control factor to them.

Add Margaritas and you have the formula for a great party.

Vegetarian Nachos - Oooey-gooey, cheesy goodness. made with beans, cheese and mangos. Comfort food

Mangoes make this recipe. Guests are not expecting a layer of sweetness to go along with the spiciness of the nachos, but, they are delighted when they first bite into it.

If you don’t have fresh mangoes, you can substitute Pineapples. Canned pineapple will work if you can’t get fresh pineapple

Vegetarian Nachos - Oooey-gooey, cheesy goodness. made with beans, cheese and mangos. Comfort food

If you are looking to make a healthy vegetarian nachos recipe, skip the cheese in my recipe and use low fat nachos. Also, you can use the Greek yogurt dip recipe from instead of the sour cream dip.

A while back, I had made 5 tomato salsa which would go GREAT with recipe.  Prepare the recipe as described below and top it with the 5 tomato salsa or use it as a dip.  You can also serve it with my apple salsa verde.

What is your favorite Cinco de Mayo dish?

Recipe Details (Makes 2 portions of Vegetarian Nachos)

how to make easy Vegetarian Nachos

Vegetarian Nachos

Cheesy Vegan Nachos with Mangoes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 servings
Calories 565 kcal


For the Nachos

  • 3 cups Nacho chips
  • 1 cup black beans from a can, throughly washed
  • 1 cup pinto beans from a can, throughly washed
  • 1 cup sweet corn Frozen or fresh
  • 1 Jalapeño
  • ½ red onion finely diced
  • 1/2 Avocado cubed
  • ½ mango ripe, cubed
  • 2 tsp Taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
  • 1 cup shredded cheese Mexican blend
  • 1/2 lemon juiced

For the sour cream dip


  • Preheat the oven to 375
  • Cut the onions, Jalapeño, avocado and mangoes finely
  • Heat a small pan and add the oil
  • Add cumin seeds and allow them to brown slightly
  • Add the beans and corn to the oil
  • Add the taco seasoning and mix well
  • In a mini skillet, place a bed of nacho chips
  • Add a layer of the beans and corn mixture
  • Top with mango, avocado, red onions and jalapeño
  • Top with cheese
  • Add another layer of nachos and repeat the toppings
  • Be generous with the final cheese topping
  • Place the skillet in the oven and cook for about 7-10 or until cheese melts
  • While the vegetarian nachos are in the oven, mix all the ingredients for the dip
  • Remove from the oven and serve the vegetarian nachos immediately


Nutrition Info is approximate
Be sure you warn your guests that the skillet and contents are hot.


Serving: 2gCalories: 565kcal
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  1. I do not see when to use the lemon. Halfway through making these for company except I could kick myself for forgetting the mango. Hope it will be good even without it.

    1. Thank you, Darcy. The lime is for the garnish at the end. I forgot to add that to the instructions, lol. The mangoes are the best part of the nachos, :(. It will still taste good, but, I highly recommend the mangoes. 🙂

  2. I love nachos with just beans and no meat!! But then of course, I just love nachos. Who doesn’t? 🙂 Great nachos you have here. The addition of the mango is really, really nice!! Now I’m starving!

    1. Thank you, MJ’S Kitchen. I don’t think there is anyone who hates nachos! Thank you for your great comments. I have always thought that those who don’t like Mangoes are probably from another planet!!

  3. Delicious – and love the idea of using the skillet. I am going to make these at home using mine (they are great aren’t they?) p.s Yay to another vego! Great post.

    1. Thank you so much Rebecca!! You are so sweet for leaving these wonderful comments!! I love the skillet and I make everything in them. You are right! They are GREAT!! LOVE hearing from fellow vegos!!! 🙂

  4. Oh my, my my. These look wonderful! I’m a complete beef lover, but I’m dying to try this!!! Thank you so much for sharing! Also, I love your pictures. Hopefully, mine start looking as good as yours soon! : )

    1. Thank you so much, Ashleigh! I am glad you like my recipe. I am hearing the same thing from other meat lovers. 🙂 Your pics look great already. I love your style.

  5. We don’t eat vegetarian all week, but I do like to have at least one day a week that is meatless. I’ve also never put mangoes into nachos before. I would love if you come and share some of your recipes on Merry Monday Linky Party.

  6. These look so delicious that I had to make something just like it for dinner tonight! I didn’t have all the ingredients on hand, but I at least had some!