Pumpkin Nachos

Pumpkin Nachos

It’s that time of year again. Time for pumpkin-everything. Tom gave me the idea for these when we were watching football, drinking pumpkin ale and munching on nachos. Pumpkin nachos? Why not? Nachos are really just a vehicle for cheese and toppings.

So, I roasted some pumpkin. That went over tortilla chips with some hot Spanish chorizo (smoked paprika + winter squash = awesome), green onions and shredded Colby and Jack cheeses. Into the oven until the cheese was seductively melty, then a squeeze of lime and sprinkling of fresh cilantro.

roasting pumpkin
Behold my terrible knife skills!

Salty chips, sweet pumpkin, spicy chorizo all under a blanket of cheese. It’s delicious. The perfect Fall football food. Actually, the perfect Fall food, no matter what you’re doing.

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14 Comments

  1. What a fabulously original idea! I would love something like this!

  2. I barely have words for this. YUMMM!

  3. Pumpkin has to be my favorite thing about fall and you’ve used them beautifully. Chips, cheese, pumpkin, meat – I think you covered all the food groups.

    As a side note…your pumpkins to be roasted look so much better than mine before it goes in the oven. Not terrible knife skills at all!

  4. Pumpkin…chorizo…cilantro and lime…cheese…tortilla chips

    I don’t know if you could have gotten any more of my favorite things in one place!

  5. Ok, that’s it! I do a weekly cooking challenge on Facebook and this week’s challenge is pumpkin. I’ve changed my mind on what I’ll be making so many times. No more deciding. This is the recipe. Keep an eye out for my post on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/The-Weekly-Cooking-Challenge/104402147712?ref=sgm.

  6. Your nachos look amazingly good! Nice blog BTW!

  7. http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Weekly-Cooking-Challenge/104402147712#/album.php?aid=118108&id=104402147712

    Done! Fabulous recipe and a great way to get my teenage son to eat pumpkin. He said it wasn’t bad. That is a huge compliment. My husband and I thought it was great! Good job!

  8. Wow! These look beautiful. Hopefully I can convince my pumkin-shy man to try this recipe with me

  9. OMFFFFG. I saw this posting on my friend’s blog. I think it was RhodeyGirlTests. Anyway, I absolutely love fall squashes and haven’t really cooked with fresh pumpkin – always used canned – so I decided this was a simple foray into using it in a savory dish. My boyfriend and I made this recipe using chicken chorizo, Tostitos Hint of Lime chips and pepper jack cheese for some more spice. We both agreed that they were something we would have ordered in a restaurant and then raved about to all of our friends. Absolutely delicious and a recipe I’ll keep in my repertoire for years to come…

  10. Thanks everyone!

    Gina – I’m glad you liked it enough to make again. Love the Pepper Jack cheese in there :)

  11. What an excellent blog, I’ve added your feed to my RSS reader. :-)

  12. Sorry for the late comment, but I just made these tonight. They were so good! I used butternut squash instead of the pumpkin and some manchego cheese….the combination of flavors was even better than I was hoping. Thanks for the recipe!

  13. it looks nice !!!! i love it !

  14. i love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it looks great! who made this is good at cooking.

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