Nachos in a ring to look like a Christmas wreath

Christmas Wreath Nachos

Sometimes Santa doesn’t want cookies and milk. Maybe Santa is watching his sugar intake, or maybe he’s diabetic, or just has more of an affinity for salty foods rather than sweet foods. If this sounds like your Santa, well, I suggest feeding him nachos instead. And why not get festive with it by serving up these Christmas Wreath Nachos!

To make ordinary nachos into a more extraordinary nacho wreath, you’ll want to start with Xochitl’s red and green tortilla chips layered in a circle around a ramekin. You’ll then top with cheese and beans and then decorate the “wreath” with scoops of guacamole and sour cream to look like ornaments and fashion a bow out of roasted red bell pepper strips. How cute, right?!

You can whip this up for your Christmas party tomorrow or as I mentioned, for Santa’s late-night snack! Christmas movies and nachos sound pretty magical, if I do say so!

If you need more holiday recipes, check out our archive of gluten-free holiday recipes.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Nachos in the shape of a Christmas wreath with green tissue paper in the background

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Nachos in a ring to look like a Christmas wreath
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Christmas Wreath Nachos

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 451kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 ounce) bag Xochitl red and green tortilla chips
  • 4 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tomato , diced
  • 2 green onions , sliced
  • 1 (2.25 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
  • Chopped pickled jalapeños
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream
  • Cilantro
  • Roasted red bell pepper strips
  • Xochitl salsa of choice

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place an oven-proof ramekin in the center of a pizza pan.
  • Layer half the chips on the pan, around the ramekin. Sprinkle evenly with half the cheese. Repeat the layers then top with the black beans. Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • Sprinkle on tomatoes, green onions, olives, and jalapeños. Using a small ice cream scoop, place balls of guacamole and sour cream around the wreath to look like ornaments. Sprinkle with cilantro leaves.
  • Fashion a bow out of the red pepper strips. Fill the ramekin with salsa and serve.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Christmas Wreath Nachos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 451 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 739mg31%
Potassium 380mg11%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 522IU10%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 738mg74%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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