Bacon nachos with cheese sauce

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only

Rustle up these bacon nachos as a party snack or for that big sporting event. They only take 20 minutes, including the tasty cheese sauce topping

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 417
  • fat 32g
  • saturates 16g
  • carbs 19g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 11g
  • salt 1.4g


  • 100g mature cheddar, grated
  • 50g Red Leicester, grated
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 300ml whipping cream
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup
  • a few drops smoky Tabasco sauce
  • 6 rashers smoked streaky bacon
  • 200g plain tortilla chips
  • 3 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 jalapeno chilli, sliced (optional)
  • handful coriander leaves
  • soured cream, to serve


  1. Stir the cheeses, cornflour, cream and 1 tbsp maple syrup in a saucepan over a low heat. Continue stirring – it may split or look lumpy but will eventually come together. Season with the Tabasco and a little more maple syrup to taste. Keep warm to prevent it setting quickly.

  2. Grill the bacon until very crisp, and warm the tortilla chips on the shelf below in the oven. Heap the chips onto a platter and pour over the cheese sauce. Break the bacon into small pieces and sprinkle over, followed by the spring onions, jalapeño (if using) and coriander.

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