Bundt Pan Nachos

Bundt Pan Nachos are a fun and innovative twist on a classic favorite. This dish combines layers of seasoned ground beef, gooey cheese, and crispy tortilla chips, all baked together in a bundt pan for a unique presentation. Perfect for game day or a casual gathering, these nachos are sure to be a hit with everyone.


  • ½ pound lean ground beef
  • ½ cup diced yellow onion
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 8 ounces block of Colby jack cheese (shredded)
  • 12 ounces bag of tortilla chips (Tostitos brand—you will only use about 2/3 of the bag)
  • Sour cream
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Chopped fresh cilantro


1. Preheat and Prepare:

Preheat oven to 450°F. Spray a Bundt pan (12-cup capacity) with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. Cook the Beef:

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the lean ground beef, diced yellow onion, salt, and black pepper. Cook the meat for 6-7 minutes or until no pink remains. Drain as much excess fat as possible from the skillet.

3. Season the Beef:

Return the skillet to medium heat and stir in the water and taco seasoning until all the ground beef is coated in the seasoning. Continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Remove from the heat.

4. Layer in the Bundt Pan:

Add a layer of half the shredded cheese to the bottom of the sprayed bundt pan, followed by half the ground beef mixture and then ⅓ of the bag of tortilla chips. Do not pack the chips down into the bundt pan.

5. Add More Layers:

Add the remaining shredded Colby jack cheese, ground beef mixture, and another ⅓ of the tortilla chips. You do not want to overfill your bundt pan with all the tortilla chips; however, you want an even layer.

6. Bake:

Bake for 10 minutes.

7. Flip and Serve:

Remove the bundt pan from the oven and place a heat-proof large plate (larger than the width of the bundt pan) inverted over the top of the bundt pan. Carefully flip the bundt pan over so that the plate now has the bundt pan placed on it upside down. Carefully remove the bundt pan to reveal the nachos on the plate. If you have some of the cheese stuck to the bottom of the pan, you can carefully remove it and place it back onto the top of the nachos.

8. Add Toppings:

You can serve these bundt pan nachos just as they are, or you can top them with some optional nacho toppings such as sour cream, diced tomatoes, and chopped fresh cilantro.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes | Servings: 4

Enjoy your Bundt Pan Nachos, a delicious and creative twist on traditional nachos that’s perfect for any occasion!

Serving and Storage Tips:

Serving Tips:

  • Perfect Presentation: For an impressive presentation, flip the bundt pan nachos onto a large, heat-proof plate and add your favorite toppings like sour cream, diced tomatoes, and chopped fresh cilantro.
  • Dippers: Serve with additional sides like guacamole, salsa, and jalapeño slices to enhance the flavor variety.
  • Shareable Portions: For a party, consider cutting the nachos into wedges like a cake, making it easy for guests to grab a slice.

Storage Tips:

  • Refrigeration: Store any leftover nachos in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Keep the toppings separate to maintain freshness.
  • Reheating: Reheat the nachos in the oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes to crisp them up again. Avoid microwaving, as it can make the chips soggy.
  • Prevent Sogginess: If possible, store the beef and cheese mixture separately from the tortilla chips. Reassemble and reheat when ready to eat to keep the chips crispy.

By following these serving and storage tips, you can ensure your Bundt Pan Nachos stay fresh and delicious for your next snack or meal!


Vegetarian Bundt Pan Nachos:

  • Beans and Veggies: Replace the ground beef with a mix of black beans, corn, and diced bell peppers for a vegetarian option. Sauté the veggies with taco seasoning for added flavor.
  • Cheese and Toppings: Keep the layers of cheese and add more vegetables like jalapeños, olives, and avocado slices.

Chicken Bundt Pan Nachos:

  • Chicken Swap: Substitute the ground beef with shredded or diced cooked chicken. You can use rotisserie chicken for convenience.
  • Seasoning: Toss the chicken with taco seasoning and a bit of water to ensure it’s well-coated and flavorful.

Spicy Bundt Pan Nachos:

  • Spice It Up: Add diced jalapeños or a layer of spicy pepper jack cheese along with the Colby jack for an extra kick.
  • Hot Sauce: Drizzle your favorite hot sauce over the top before serving for added heat.

BBQ Bundt Pan Nachos:

  • BBQ Flavor: Mix the ground beef with your favorite barbecue sauce instead of taco seasoning for a sweet and tangy twist.
  • Toppings: Add toppings like pickled onions, shredded lettuce, and a drizzle of ranch dressing.

Breakfast Bundt Pan Nachos:

  • Breakfast Twist: Use cooked and crumbled breakfast sausage or bacon in place of ground beef.
  • Eggs and Cheese: Add scrambled eggs and cheese layers for a hearty breakfast version. Top with salsa and avocado.

Seafood Bundt Pan Nachos:

  • Shrimp or Crab: Use cooked shrimp or crab meat instead of ground beef. Season with a bit of Old Bay or Cajun seasoning.
  • Cheese: Opt for a milder cheese like Monterey Jack or a mix of cheeses to complement the seafood.

Buffalo Chicken Bundt Pan Nachos:

  • Buffalo Flavor: Substitute the ground beef with shredded chicken mixed with buffalo sauce.
  • Toppings: Add blue cheese crumbles, diced celery, and a drizzle of ranch or blue cheese dressing.

Loaded Bundt Pan Nachos:

  • Extra Toppings: Add layers of refried beans, sliced black olives, and jalapeños along with the seasoned beef and cheese.
  • Ultimate Nachos: Top with guacamole, sour cream, and salsa for the ultimate loaded nachos experience.

These variations allow you to customize your Bundt Pan Nachos to suit different tastes and occasions, ensuring there’s a version for everyone to enjoy!


1. Can I use ground turkey instead of ground beef?

Yes, ground turkey can be substituted for ground beef for a leaner option. Cook it with onions and taco seasoning as directed in the recipe.

2. Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

Absolutely! Use gluten-free tortilla chips and ensure the taco seasoning is gluten-free. Double-check all ingredient labels to avoid any hidden gluten.

3. Can I make this dish ahead of time for a party?

While it’s best served fresh, you can prepare the beef mixture in advance and store it in the refrigerator. Assemble and bake the nachos just before serving to maintain their crispiness.

4. Can I add beans to the nachos?

Certainly! You can layer cooked black beans or pinto beans between the beef and cheese layers for added protein and texture.

5. How do I prevent the nachos from getting soggy?

To keep the nachos crisp, avoid overcrowding the bundt pan with too many tortilla chips. Also, make sure the beef mixture isn’t overly liquidy before assembling.

6. Can I use a different type of cheese?

Absolutely! Experiment with your favorite cheeses like cheddar, pepper jack, or a Mexican blend to customize the flavor of your nachos.

7. Can I freeze leftover nachos?

While it’s not recommended due to the texture changes that occur upon freezing, you can freeze the beef mixture separately and assemble fresh nachos when ready to enjoy.

8. Can I use a different type of meat, like ground pork or lamb?

Yes, feel free to use your preferred meat or even a combination of meats for a unique flavor profile. Adjust seasoning accordingly.

9. Can I make mini bundt pan nachos for individual servings?

Absolutely! Use mini bundt pans or muffin tins for individual portions. Adjust baking time accordingly for smaller servings.

10. How do I clean the bundt pan after baking?

Allow the pan to cool slightly before washing it with warm, soapy water. Use a non-abrasive sponge to avoid damaging the pan’s surface.

These FAQs should address common queries and help you prepare and enjoy your Bundt Pan Nachos with ease!

Bundt Pan Nachos are a fun and innovative way to enjoy a classic favorite. Perfect for game day or casual gatherings, this dish combines seasoned beef, gooey cheese, and crispy tortilla chips for a crowd-pleasing treat. Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!