Nacho enthusiasts, listen up: this is nacho average cookbook. The 75+ recipes in this colorful collection come from chefs (such as Cronut® creator Dominique Ansel), musicians (including Big Freedia, featured on Beyoncé’s Formation album), and comedians (Bill Hader). From Creole Crawfish nachos to a sweet Palmier creation, there’s a nacho here for every tastebud and occasion.
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All-Clad Stainless-Steel Professional Large Ladle
A small, sturdy ladle is the ideal vessel for evenly distributing cheese sauce over each and every chip. While we’re inclined to pour the sauce freely until the chips are smothered, this ladle is marked with 2 oz. and ¼-cup markings in case you’re more prone to measuring. When you’re finished pouring, pop it in the dishwasher.
To buy: $32, williams-sonoma.com.
Gochujang Sriracha (2-Pack)
When the bold flavors of Gochujang and Sriracha combine, it makes for a killer sauce that’s great with cheesy nachos. Gochujang is a Korean paste made from fermented chili peppers, so pair this Sriracha with Korean-inspired nachos: think kimchi, soy sauce, and thinly sliced pork belly. Have a friend who loves spicy food? This pack comes with 2 bottles, so keep one and gift one.
To buy: $16, food52.com.
It’s not nacho night without a margarita in hand, and this full-bodied spirit won’t disappoint. You’ll want to actually taste the tequila, so keep the cocktail simple: we like the classic combo of booze, fresh lime juice, and Triple Sec or Cointreau. Then, rim your glasses with salt and garnish with limes. Oh, and pair with homemade nachos, of course.
To buy: $36, mouth.com.
Jeni’s Salty Caramel Sauce
Nachos don’t have to be savory, you know. Surprise your family and friends with a platter of dessert nachos, complete with cinnamon-sugar chips and freshly toasted nuts. Drizzle the whole thing with this buttery caramel sauce, and it'll take your treat from good to great (or downright addictive).
To buy: $13, food52.com.