It’s here! It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally football season. Ahhh… Give me all the lazy Sunday’s with games on in the background, cooking in the kitchen, with the back door wide open and kids running in and out.
Well, let me rephrase…
Give me at least four weeks of enjoying the football season before I become so over it being on TV all.the.time. Thursday through Sunday is just a little ridiculous, right?! Could you imagine if we watched that many hours and days of the Real Housewives or the Home Edit? Divorce would actually be on the table! 😉
But for now, I’m loving that our hometown Championship KC Chiefs are still keeping their winning streak strong. I’m loving that my Pittsburgh Steelers are playing the first Monday Night Football game tonight. And I’m loving all the football food that comes right along with these games.
For the Thursday night Chiefs game, I served my family some of my very favorite, no-frills, ready in 20 minutes, I can watch the game and not be sweating in my kitchen, nachos.
There should be a sheet pan movement of some sort because they do make meals like this a breeze. And cleaning 2 dishes instead of a whole Crate & Barrel worth of dishes…I’m in every single time!
So here’s what was on the menu for football’s opening weekend. Delicious Turkey Sheet Pan Nachos!
Delicious Turkey Sheet Pan Nachos
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1- 1.25 oz package of taco seasoning
- 1- 12 oz bag of your favorite restaurant-style tortilla chips
- 1 cup corn kernels, frozen or canned
- 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
- 1 cup salsa
- 3 Roma tomatoes, diced
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1/4 cup red onion, diced
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 big dollops of sour cream
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat large sheet pan with olive oil baking spray. Set aside.
- Heat olive oil in skillet over medium to high heat. Add ground turkey and garlic. Brown ground turkey, crumbling the turkey as it cooks, about 4-5 minutes. Stir in taco seasoning. Drain excess fat.
- Scatter tortilla chips in a single layer over prepared baking sheet. Top with ground beef mixture, corn, and cheese.
- Place in preheated oven and bake until cheese has melted, about 5-6 minutes.
- Top with salsa, tomatoes, avocado, red onion, and cilantro. Put generous dollops of sour cream in the middle of the nachos and serve immediately. You'll want to get dibs on the best chips right away!
- Ground beef, chicken, or pork can be substituted for this recipe.
- Black beans can be layered with the corn and cheese, prior to cooking. We just aren’t bean fans around my house.
- Add more of a kick with a sliced jalapeno while layering on all your favorite toppings.
- Be creative, layer on your family favorites, and enjoy your own nacho creation!
Happy Football Season, everyone!