Lentil Nachos (Leftovers)

Nachos are an excellent way to use up leftovers in your fridge. Really, just about anything goes.

A few weeks back Lentil Tacos were on our meal plan. They were really, really good.  The twins (5) helped me prepare them. Since I use the crockpot so much, standing at the stove is a once in a blue moon situation at our house.

They stirred those lentils like it was nobody’s business.

In turn, they ate every bite of their creations.

(I now have a recipe fro making Lentil Tacos in the crockpot and the leftovers can still be used to make these nachos.)

When I made the tacos, I steamed some rice to have as a side. We ended up with lots of leftovers- rice and lentil mixture. So, I mixed them together and popped them in the freezer.

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The next week, we had Lentil Nachos and cleared out veggies from the fridge and utilized as many leftovers as possible. I had a few chicken breasts hanging out in the fridge as well, so I diced them up and used them on the nachos too. Omit the chicken and you can certainly keep this vegetarian if you choose.

Utilizing leftovers is an excellent way to cook once and serve twice, but reinventing so leftovers are not boring. A busy mom’s dream!

Ingredients:

  • leftover Lentil Taco mixture
  • leftover chicken or meat (if you choose)
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheese
  • veggies (lettuce, tomatoes, etc.)
  • bag of tortilla chips

On a cookie sheet (I cover mine in parchment paper to make clean-up easy) evenly pile on some tortilla chips.

Then, top with the leftover lentil mixture, any leftover meat (if you choose) and the cheese.

Pop it in the oven at 350 degrees until the cheese is bubbly. I like to keep mine in there about 20-25 minutes.

Once thoroughly heated, pull it out of the oven and add your veggies.

I chopped up leftover bagged salad and tossed on some tomatoes.

Plate the nachos up.

Top with sour cream, guacamole or hot sauce.

Perfect for a busy school night!

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Lentil Nachos (Leftovers)
Dinner
6-8
 
This recipe is an excellent way to utilize leftovers. Is it time to clean-out the fridge? Let's make nachos!
Ingredients
  • leftover Lentil Taco mixture
  • leftover chicken or meat (if you choose)
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheese
  • veggies (lettuce, tomatoes, etc.)
  • bag of tortilla chips
Instructions
  1. On a cookie sheet (I cover mine in parchment paper to make clean-up easy) evenly pile on some tortilla chips.
  2. Then, top with the leftover lentil mixture, any leftover meat (if you choose) and the cheese.
  3. Pop it in the oven at 350 degrees until the cheese is bubbly. I like to keep mine in there about 20-25 minutes.
  4. Once thoroughly heated, pull it out of the oven and add your veggies. I chopped up leftover bagged salad and tossed on some tomatoes.
  5. Plate the nachos up and top with sour cream, guacamole or hot sauce.

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