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How to Make Nachos Without a Recipe


Nachos are a quick and easy way to feed a crowd, and can be easily customizable to fit any dietary needs. With a few tips and some key layering techniques, you’ll never need a recipe to whip up this cheesy snack.

Nachos, though often derided for being a movie theater or stadium food, are a gift that can be shared by many. They can be made in the microwave (not recommended) and be simple, or they can get as difficult as poached pear and gorgonzola dessert nachos. Made right, nachos will please any group.

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Alicia Hahn

Alicia Hahn is an online editorial intern for culture who excels at eating and enjoys writing, crosswords, and cooking (preferably with cheese). Originally from San Francisco, she moved to Boston for school and fell in love with the city (despite an annual campaign against winter). Her favorite place to be is the farmers’ market, where she finds weird and exciting ingredients to make or break her next meal.

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