Foil Packet Nachos!

These Foil Packet Nachos are a fun way to enjoy a "treat" while camping or on the go!
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I recently shared how we experimented with “Foil Packet Nachos” during our Labor Day camping trip and got lots of comments asking for the recipe. So today, I’m sharing all the details so that you can try this at home (or in your backyard)! This dish is not 100% real because of the deep-fried chips, of course, but there’s nothing wrong with enjoying a little splurge on occasion. :)

Foil Packet Nachos on 100 Days of Real Food

We had this as an appetizer while camping—I made two packets per family—but we quickly decided that we should probably just make this as our main course for next year. The appetizer version filled me up so much that I didn’t even eat the burrito dinner I had brought for that night! And, despite the chips being a “treat,” most all the toppings were healthy enough to balance out that indulgence, including homemade taco seasoning, fresh pico de gallo (or salsa), cilantro, avocado, hot peppers, etc. The topping possibilities are endless!

Foil Packet Nachos on 100 Days of Real Food

This can even be a fun “on the go” after school snack (if you really want to surprise your little ones)! After the camping trip, I came home and made this again so that I could measure out the ingredients for the recipe below, and when my kids came back from school they were like, “Whaaat? Nachos for an after school snack?”

It was the perfect thing for my 9th grader to eat in her lap in the car as I took her straight from one activity to another. Busy (and happy) girl!

Foil Packet Nachos on 100 Days of Real Food

Here’s the recipe for you to try out yourself. Let me know how it goes in the comments below, and I’d also love to hear what ideas you have for additional toppings (once they come out of the oven)! Enjoy.

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  1. I found a recipe for nachos using waffles fries instead of chips. Just cook the waffle fries per instructions. Once cooked add your cooked ingredients, put in oven and cook. Just takes 5 to 10 minutes for cheese to melt. The recipe I found put cooked bacon, green onion, salsa,cheese, olives on top.