Refried Bean Nachos

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Cumin and cayenne pepper jazz up homemade chips in these no-fuss nachos from the Light & Tasty Test Kitchen. Topped with beans, cheese, tomato, green onions and salsa, the nachos make a satisfying snack or light meal.


  • 4 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • Refrigerated butter-flavored spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vegetarian refried beans
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup salsa


  1. Spritz one side of each tortilla with refrigerated butter-flavored spray. Combine the cumin, coriander, chili powder and cayenne; sprinkle over tortillas. Cut each into 12 wedges.
  2. Place in a single layer in ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Bake at 425° for 5-7 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe bowl, heat the refried beans on high for 1-2 minutes or until warm. Arrange baked tortillas on serving plates; top with the beans, cheese, tomato and onions. Serve with salsa.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 310 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 959mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 8g fiber), 14g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.