Loaded Cheesy Pretzel Nachos

March 15, 2013 by Ali

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The pretzel nacho love continues! After sharing this yummy sweet version of pretzel nachos, it only seemed right to follow it up with a savory classic — Loaded Cheesy Pretzel Nachos.

These are basically all of the goodness of loaded baked nachos, with tons of ooey gooey melted cheese, tomatoes (or salsa), avocados, onions, fresh cilantro, and whatever other favorite toppings you might want to throw in. But instead of making them with tortilla chips, try subbing in these Pretzel Crisps instead. I absolutely loved how they came together!

I mean, it shouldn’t come as such a surprise to me. I have always been a fan of anything pretzel-ish dipped in cheese. But I loved how well the pretzels paired with all of the other ingredients. And true to their name, they stayed crispy and were the perfect dippers for all of the nacho-y goodness.

So for your next game day, or just whenever you might be craving nachos, give these loaded cheesy pretzel nachos a try and give your friends a fun surprise when they go in for a bite!

Loaded Cheesy Pretzel Nachos | gimmesomeoven.com

Loaded Cheesy Pretzel Nachos

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6-8 Servings


  • 1 bag Original Pretzel Crisps
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 avocado, pitted and sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 limes, for garnish
  • (optional additional toppings: beans (black, pinto, or refried), sour cream, shredded lettuce, salsa, black olives, or whatever else you might like on your nachos)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine Pretzel Crisps, 2 cups shredded cheese, and tomatoes. Gently toss to combine.

Place mixture in a baking dish, giving ingredients a light toss so that they do not lay flat. Then sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup shredded cheese. Bake for about 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Remove from oven, then immediately sprinkle with remaining ingredients.

Serve warm, garnished with limes.

Loaded Cheesy Pretzel Nachos | gimmesomeoven.com

Loaded Cheesy Pretzel Nachos | gimmesomeoven.com

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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27 thoughts on “Loaded Cheesy Pretzel Nachos

  1. These are gorgeous!

    - Shaina

  2. Super fun snack, I love the colors and flavors with the salty pretzels!

    - Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles

  3. Oh goodness gracious me!!!
    These look AMAZING, so fresh and colourful and such a great take on regular nachos!!!
    Added to my meal plan this week :)
    Thank youuuuuu!

    - Ibbs

  4. Wish I had a big bowl of these right now, I’m starving!

    - Angie

  5. How fun…I am currently obsessed with the pretzel thins…and this is going to make them LOADS better. Great recipe Ali!

    - Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet

  6. I love these fresh ingredients on your nachos. I would love to give this a vegan spin – the only thing I’d have to change out would be the vegan cheese. Thanks for such an inspiring post!

    - Marly

  7. What a fun idea– I like pretzels WAY better than corn chips!

    - Sommer@ASpicyPerspective

  8. Oh my goodness girl. Want this now.

    - Paula - bell'alimento

  9. Love, love, LOVE this! I could seriously snack on this all day!

    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

  10. I love Pretzel Crisps. This is such an interesting way to use them! It looks so Springy and fresh, too. Yum!

    - Dana

  11. So clever to use the pretzel chips, my boys would love it!

    - Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

  12. Ali, this dish looks so colorful and delicious with all those pretty veggies!!! I’m sure the cheese takes this over the top of yumminess!!! xoxo

    - Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

  13. Love, love, love this! Such a great idea and I love how colorful this is!

    - Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

  14. Holy crap! I am so excited about these! I think I’m going to whip up my own variation that will fit the Weight Watchers points system (although these probably aren’t that bad as is). I think maybe I’ll use reduced fat Mexican cheese, half the avocado, and make the whole thing in a single serving size. If I do, I’ll be sure to link you to it! Thanks for the great recipe!

    - Allison

  15. Super great idea! Why should tortilla chips get all the fun?

    - marcie@Flavorthemoments

  16. Yes please, this looks amazing!! Love the addition of avocado :)

    - Kelly

  17. I need to try those pretzels sometime! They always eye me at the store – taunting me really lol

    - Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

  18. I want to reach through my screen and try these… they look incredible, Ali!

    - Laura (Tutti Dolci)

  19. nice hand model!

    - Ali's Mom

  20. I am not even kidding when I tell you that you are my favorite person ever. Pretzel nachos? My word.

    - Karly

  21. Wow! Love these. I have never made nachos with the pretzel crisps. They sound and look amazing.

    - Donna @ The Slow Roasted Italian

  22. I am LOVING these pretzel nachos!!! Making the chocolate ones from the other day with some of my students next week! These, I think I will just keep for myself ;)

    - Marie @ Little Kitchie

  23. HOLY GUACAMOLE! That looks delicious!!! I love that they stay crispy too!

    - carrian

  24. Ahh pretzels crisps with nacho toppings – absolute genius.

    - Meagan @ A Zesty Bite

  25. I could eat this for a meal. So fun!

    - Cassie | Bake Your Day

  26. Heck yes! I want to take a dive in that goodness!

    - Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar