Butternut Squash Chilli Vegetarian Nachos

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This healthy butternut squash chilli makes the perfect topping for these vegetarian nachos. Add all your favourite toppings for a delicious twist on a classic!

This healthy butternut squash chilli makes the perfect topping for these vegetarian nachos. Add your favourite toppings for a delicious twist on a classic!

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This healthy butternut squash chilli makes the perfect topping for these vegetarian nachos. Add all your favourite toppings for a delicious twist on a classic!

Ok so I don’t need to tell you guys that we really really really like nachos in this house.

Nacho Fridays are a regular occurrence although life keeps getting in the way so we’ve had to switch it up recently, these actually made an appearance on a Wednesday night. If you’re feeling something a little meatier you should definitely check out my chicken chilli nachos but today it’s all about the veggies.

This healthy butternut squash chilli makes the perfect topping for these vegetarian nachos. Add all your favourite toppings for a delicious twist on a classic!

So what’s great about these nachos?

The chilli is easy, tasty and dare I say it actually pretty healthy. It’s full of autumnal butternut squash and loads of spices and you could totally eat it over a big bowl of rice and feel completely happy and satisfied.

And it would probably be a bit healthier not gonna lie. But you could also put it on nachos and cover it in cheese and sour cream and homemade salsa and it will make your Wednesday night so so happy.

This healthy butternut squash chilli makes the perfect topping for these vegetarian nachos. Add all your favourite toppings for a delicious twist on a classic!

We made enough chilli to last us a good few days after the nachos so I give the quantities for 6 portions of chilli.

You could follow this by making enough nachos for 6 people because this meal would be EXCELLENT to feed a crowd of your most favourite people to share a dinner with. And by that I mean people who don’t hog the nachos and, let me tell you, there are very few of those people around.

Or you could do like we did and make enough nachos for dinner to share with your number one person and then save the leftovers for lunch the next day.

This healthy butternut squash chilli makes the perfect topping for these vegetarian nachos. Add all your favourite toppings for a delicious twist on a classic!

So when you’ve made your chilli and chucked it on some tortilla chips with several handfuls of cheese and it’s getting all melty in the oven you can make yourself some quick homemade salsa in a blender.

Then just serve the whole lot with spoonfuls of the fresh salsa dolloped on top.

This healthy butternut squash chilli makes the perfect topping for these vegetarian nachos. Add all your favourite toppings for a delicious twist on a classic!

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WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS YOU’VE GOT FROM MAKING THESE BUTTERNUT SQUASH CHILLI VEGETARIAN NACHOS?

If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!

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This healthy butternut squash chilli makes the perfect topping for these vegetarian nachos. Add all your favourite toppings for a delicious twist on a classic!

Butternut Squash Chilli Vegetarian Nachos

This healthy butternut squash chilli makes the perfect topping for these vegetarian nachos. Add your favourite toppings for a delicious twist on a classic!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 187kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood

Ingredients

Vegetarian Butternut Squash Chilli

  • Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Butternut Squash peeled and chopped about 1.5 kilos
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1 400g tin Tomatoes
  • 1 Green Chilli chopped
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 200 ml Vegetable Stock
  • 1 tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Dried Coriander
  • 1 400g tin Kidney Beans drained and rinsed

Nachos

  • Tortilla Chips
  • Cheddar Cheese grated
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa storebought or homemade
  • Avocado

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C. Put the butternut squash into a pan with a drizzle of oil and let it cook for 10 minutes until softened. Add the onion, garlic and chilli and cook for another 5 minutes. Pour in the chopped tomatoes, vegetable stock and add in the spices. Cook for 15-20 minutes until the butternut squash is fully cooked. Add the kidney beans and cook for 5 minutes until the beans are warmed through.
  • Place the tortilla chips in a skillet or oven tray and top with chilli and grated cheese. Place in the oven and cook until the cheese is completely melted. Remove and top with whatever toppings you fancy! Save any leftover chilli and serve with rice for another meal. 
Nutrition Facts
Butternut Squash Chilli Vegetarian Nachos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 257mg11%
Potassium 1009mg29%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 10g40%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 14240IU285%
Vitamin C 37mg45%
Calcium 134mg13%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

The nutrition facts are for a portion of the chilli. You will need to add whatever toppings and sides you serve it with!

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Carina Simeon
    21/11/2016 at 4:28 AM

    Namaskaram Amy – this sounds absolutely delicious. We are not keen on Nachos in this house, but the rest – delicious!!! And as you said, this can be eaten happily with rice; so I will try this for my husband, with just a bit more chilli added (he does like it hot!) 🙂

    • Reply
      Amy
      26/11/2016 at 10:50 AM

      Sounds brilliant, I hope you enjoy it!

  • Reply
    sue | theviewfromgreatisland
    04/09/2017 at 2:37 PM

    We’re big nacho fans in this house, too, but ours aren’t nearly so colorful or healthy, love this!

  • Reply
    Pam
    04/09/2017 at 2:56 PM

    Yum! We’re nacho lovers too. And, I’m a huge fan of using what you have on hand to go on top of the nachos. Any dab of leftover this or that can be delicious on top of nachos with lots of cheese!

  • Reply
    Nicola @ Happy Healthy Motivated
    04/09/2017 at 3:28 PM

    5 stars
    What an awesome fall-inspired recipe! I definitely don’t use butternut squash enough. Going to get some asap and make this right away!

  • Reply
    swayam singh
    04/09/2017 at 3:48 PM

    OMG!! So so perfect. I can imagine gorging on this for dinner .. Love the nachos.

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