Loaded Goldfish Nachos

Loaded Goldfish Nachos


Loaded Goldfish Nachos | MarlaMeridith.com

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had an amazing three day weekend & July 4th.

Here is a playful (and really yummy) recipe I came up with recently….lots of kicks & giggles for kids & adults Loaded Goldfish Nachos is calling your name.

Loaded Goldfish Nachos | MarlaMeridith.com

You gotta love simple recipes that can be served to anyone at any time. These loaded “nachos” actually have no corn chips, but instead I used whole grain Goldfish crackers as the base.

Loaded Goldfish Nachos | MarlaMeridith.com

Silly? Yes.

Tasty? Oh yes!

Super quick? Uh huh.

Loaded Goldfish Nachos | MarlaMeridith.com

Think about how perfect this would be when you are having a group of kids at your house. We host playdates here often & while the kids are running around I whip up a bunch of these loaded nachos.

All you need to do is cook up some seasoned ground beef, whip up a batch of homemade guacamole. Lay the Goldfish in a microwave safe dish. Layer the meat & lots of shredded cheese on top. Heat for a few minutes until the cheese is melted & gooey. Top with the guacamole & serve with a side of salsa.

Loaded Goldfish Nachos | MarlaMeridith.com

Boom! This is a great lunch, dinner snack & party food.


Loaded Goldfish Nachos

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 bag Whole Grain Goldfish Crackers
  • 1 Shallot, diced
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • Garlic Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded Cheese (I love a cheddar & mozzarella blend)
  • Guacamole
  • 2 ripe Avocados
  • 1 Tomato, seeded & diced (use 1/2 in the guacamole & other 1/2 for topping)
  • 1 Shallot, diced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed Lime Juice
  • Garlic Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Toppings
  • Green Onion, diced
  • Tomato, diced
  • Salsa (on the side is good)
  • Sour Cream


  • In a large saucepan heat the olive oil & diced shallot over medium high heat. Stir & cook until slightly browned & fragrant. Add the ground beef, mix in seasonings. Be sure to break up the beef as you cook it. Season with chili powder & smoked paprika. Cook until done. Season with garlic salt & pepper to taste.
  • Guacamole: In a bowl, mash the avocado with a fork. Mix in the lime juice. Next mix in the diced shallot & tomato. Season with garlic salt & pepper to taste.
  • Assemble the nachos: Spray a microwave safe baking dish with cooking spray. Layer in the Goldfish, then the cooked chopped meat & then the cheese. Microwave on high until the cheese is melted, hot & gooey. Top with the guacamole, tomatoes & green onion. Serve with salsa & sour cream.

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32 Responses to Loaded Goldfish Nachos

  1. This is THE most perfect kid food!! Or late night adult snack after you’ve have a few…talk about comfort food! Pinned twice already – love the images. The overhead and the gooey cheese straight-on shots. Just excellent, Marla! :)

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