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National Nachos Day

Get ready for the ultimate nacho feast - it's National Nachos Day! Get creative and make your own or try out some of our favorite recipes.
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November 6
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Get ready to celebrate National Nachos Day on Nov. 6! This delicious and cheesy day has been around since the 1940s, when it was invented in Mexico by Ignacio Anaya. Today, nachos are enjoyed all over the world and come in a variety of flavors and toppings—from traditional cheese sauce to guacamole or chili con carne. So grab your favorite chips and get creative with your nacho toppings for this tasty holiday!

History of National Nachos Day

National Nachos Day Dates

National Nachos Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1943</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Nachos Invented</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya first created nachos in Piedras Negras, Mexico when some U.S. military wives at his restaurant asked for a quick snack.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Nachos Reach U.S.</div><div class='timeline-text'>Nachos began to gain popularity in the United States after being introduced at Texas Rangers stadium as a concession snack.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1976</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Nacho Cheese</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Frito-Lay company launched its first nacho cheese-flavored Doritos, cementing a relationship between chips and nacho flavoring.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1995</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div the='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Nachos Day Origins</div><div class='timeline-text'>The origin of National Nachos Day is unclear, but it has been celebrated on November 6th since the mid-1990s.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2006</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Gourmet Nachos Trend</div><div class='timeline-text'>The late 2000s saw a trend in gourmet nachos, with restaurants increasingly offering unique and upscale variations.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Nachos Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own nachos</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Layer chips with cheese, peppers and jalapenos, then bake in the oven. Serve with a side of guacamole, salsa and sour cream.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go out for nachos</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Try a new restaurant that has great nachos on the menu. Search online for "best nachos" to find the most delicious options.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a nacho party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite some friends over for a nacho party. Let everyone make their own custom nacho plate with all the fixings.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try different types of nachos</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Experiment with different types of ingredients like sweet potatoes, pulled pork, refried beans or chorizo. Get creative and try something new.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make dessert nachos</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Top chips with melted chocolate and crushed candy bars for an indulgent dessert version of nachos.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Nachos Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Nachos are delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Nachos are a classic Mexican dish that combines corn tortilla chips with melted cheese, pickled jalapenos, tomatoes and other toppings. They are a great appetizer or snack that can easily be customized to suit your tastes, plus they're always a hit when it comes to parties!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Nachos are easy to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>One of the best things about nachos is how simple they are to prepare. All you really need to do is layer some chips on a baking sheet, top with cheese and your favorite toppings, and bake until the cheese melts. Or you could go the even easier route and just buy ready-made nacho chips at the store!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Nachos pair well with many flavors</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>You don't have to limit yourself to just cheese and jalapenos when it comes to nachos - there are so many other flavor combinations you can try! Add some diced chicken or beef for an extra protein punch. Or sprinkle over some spices like cumin and chili powder for an extra kick of flavor. The possibilities are endless!</p></div></div>

5 Crunchy Facts for National Nachos Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Nachos were named after their creator</h3><p class='facts-text'>Although many people might consider "nacho" to be a generic term for cheesy chips, it actually originates from the nickname of the dish's inventor, Ignacio 'Nacho' Anaya.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Nachos have an official state dish status</h3><p class='facts-text'>In Texas, nachos were named an official state dish in 1976 as part of the U.S. bicentennial celebration.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>The world’s largest serving of nachos weighed a whopping 4,689 pounds</h3><p class='facts-text'>This massively cheesy dish was created at the University of Kansas in 2012 and measured a mouth-watering 80 feet by 2 feet.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>There’s a specific way to order nachos in Philadelphia</h3><p class='facts-text'>In Philly, if you want nachos with cheese and onions, you simply say “with.” If you want them without onions, then you say “without.” No further explanation is needed!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>The first recipe for “Nacho’s Special” was published in 1954</h3><p class='facts-text'>The recipe appeared in St. Anne’s Cookbook in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, solidifying the unique name and recipe of the snack into published text.</p></div></div>

National Nachos Day FAQs

When is National Nachos Day?

National Nachos Day is celebrated on November 6 every year. In 2024 National Nachos Day will occur on a Wednesday.

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