Happy Friday friends! Short week, and we've got the NFL Conference Championships happening this weekend! Any bets on who is going to win? Whose watching? Who actually cares? Even if you're not really watching, I know you still love the eating that comes with football. Right? Be honest, we're all friends here. Thankfully if you you're into football food, but like to keep things a little (and I do mean little) healthier, I've got you covered. There are a ton of great football friendly recipes on the blog, and I'll have a full round up for you guys just in time for the Super Bowl. In the meantime, nosh on these AWESOME spicy veggie sheet pan nachos!
There is a hidden layer of vegetarian refried beans under there. You see it? Well, it is there, buried under those crispy chips, the taco seasoned peppers and onions, jalapeños and all the cheese! I love to use Amy's organic vegetarian refried beans because there is no hidden funny business in her ingredients. They are super clean, and super delish. But, you are of course free to go astray.
You guys know how much I love my own taco seasoning. I keep a jar of this stuff in the cupboard because when I get a taco craving, it is fierce! Another great benefit of keeping it around is that I can add it to recipes like this one! So instead of ripping open a packet of who knows what, just make it at home, and store it in a jar. You'll thank me later.
Now let's get to the spicy stuff! I love a good pickled jalapeño as much as the next guy (who says that?), but sometimes they can be a bit intense. If I am at a party, I don't exactly want to start sweating from my forehead and knocking people over to get a drink when things get out of hand. I found these awesome tamed jalapeños at Whole Foods, and they are ridiculously good! They are just that, tamed. Not flavorless, not mild, but...medium. I am starting to sound like Goldilocks. They really do add the perfect amount of spice to these veggie sheet pan nachos. But again, if you love the feeling of having your mouth on fire, by all means, more power to you.Print