The Acrifry has been around since 2007, and is perhaps most famous for making chips in – it boasts it can make a kilo of chips with just one spoonful of oil, and very good they are too. But it is also very adaptable and can be used for all manner of other dishes, stews, risottos, curries, granola as well as nachos. This method allows you to coat the crisps with cheese (and use less in the process), rather than having a few heavily laden and the majority being disappointingly cheeseless.
I used the Actifry to fry some sliced peppers, then added nachos and a handful of cheese. I switched it back on for one revolution to turn the nachos chips over and to coat with cheese. The result was nacho perfection with a fair and even distribution of cheese. The machine is so simple to use, switch on and it is ready to cook in seconds, and with its robust non stick it takes seconds to wash.
Recipe: Actifry Cheesy Nachos
- 1 tsp light olive oil
- 1 1/2 bell peppers - finely sliced (I used a mix of green, red and yellow)
- 100 g Tortilla chips
- 50 g Cheddar cheese - grated
- Place the oil and the peppers in the Actifry. Switch on and cook for about 5 - 7 minutes until the peppers are soft and starting to turn brown. Switch the fryer off.
- Arrange the tortilla chips evenly around the pan and sprinkle with the cheese.
- Switch the machine back on and allow the paddle to rotate once or twice until the tortilla chips are coated with melted cheese.
- Serve immediately with gucamole and salsa
Other dips you might like to serve with your nachos
- my recipe for beetroot and cannellini bean dip
- my recipe for goat’s cheese & rocket hummus
- or any one of the best hummus recipes on the internet
Or other Actifry ideas include
- Camilla’s (the Actifry Queen) Actifry Chicken thighs
We received an Actifry for review. All opinions our own.
Tefal Actifry airfryers are available from £99 to £249 depending on model and retailer.
Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
I have never ever thought of using an Actifry for nachos!! I thought you would have taken the paddle out, I’m intrigued by just giving it one or two turns though! Will definitely be trying this!
Giving them a bit of a turn means the tortilla chips are coated with cheese. It works a treat. And if you are lucky the cook finds a lovely piece of crispy cheese stuck to the paddle to “sample” !
Oh I love these! who would know that you can make anything other than chips in an Actifry. It makes them seem far better value.
the Actifry is super adaptable
What a great idea. There is nothing like a cheesy nachos!
absolutely. Nothing like one.
I love a good cheesy nachos. Why is it is so disappointing when the cheese ends up on just one tortilla chip.
I know. An even cheese coating is the way forward
I really want an actifry. Am saving up for one.
It is certainly a good and adaptable machine.
This is such a good idea, I had never thought of using it that way before.
I love how adaptable it is. Not just chips!
I have an actifry but have never thought to make inachos in it.Great idea.
it worked a treat Nayna. Super adaptable machine.
This Actifry sounds like an pretty impressive gadget and to think Nachos could be made in it, genius!
These are not just nachos but fully coated fair distribution of cheese nachos!
What a fabulous use of the actifry. Nachos are hard to resist, but you are right, I want cheese on every single one of them.
the cheese must be evenly spread
What a fab idea and one which hubby wants to try immediately (well as soon as he’s bought some nachos)! LOL at calling me the “ActiFry Queen” but I must say I do love my ActiFry as it’s like having an extra pair of hands in the kitchen. Thanks for linking to my chicken thighs:-)
Love the ActiFry. So so good, and it is like a second pair of hands.
Made With Pink
Just seeing these Helen! What a neat idea to use the ActiFry. I never would have thought to do that! I want one now.