Mini Nacho Cups

These mini nacho cups appetizer are a crowd-pleaser that is simple to make with only four ingredients!

cheesy nacho appetizer recipe

Welcome to July’s Monthly Ingredient Challenge! This is a challenge a few of my blogger friends and I participate in. The way our ingredient challenge works is, each month one of us gets to pick one ingredient and we all have to come up with a recipe using that ingredient. This month our chosen key ingredient is cream cheese.

I chose an appetizer,  Mini Nacho Cups because my kids really love these things and so do I! You only need 4 ingredients to make these:  cream cheese, shredded cheddar, an egg and Scoops tortilla chips. I also added chives for garnish. They really couldn’t be any easier!

First, you mix 8 oz. of cream cheese, 1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese and one egg in a mixing bowl.

simple 4 ingredient appetizer, vegetarian

Once the ingredients are blended, you scoop them into Scoops nacho chips and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.

Once they’re done, sprinkle on chives if desired.

simple appetizer recipe ideas

These Mini Nacho Cups call for shredded cheddar, but you could also use pepper jack or any cheese of your liking. You could also add corn kernels to the filling mix and use cilantro instead of chives for garnish. They’re easy to customize to your liking.

Considering it’s meatless, it’s a great vegetarian option. However, bacon bits or chop meat could easily be added to beef these up as well!

The most delicious, cheesy appetizer recipe that only requires 4 ingredients!

Either way, you can’t go wrong with the recipe!

I usually make my simple salsa recipe to serve with these as well. The recipe makes about 4 dozen, expect that to go fast!

Click the link below to see what my friends made with cream cheese as their key ingredient!

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  1. We love nachos in our house; especially my boys! These would be much easier (and cleaner) for them to eat! Thanks for the great recipe!!

  2. These were awesome, when are you making them again?

  3. Oh boy! You had me at “Nacho”! This cheese lover can’t wait to try out this recipe, Roxanne! Thanks so much for sharing it at Talented Tuesdays!

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