Game-Day Nachos

Food Network Magazine picks eight nacho recipes from its collection of 50 to make sure you're ready for the Super Bowl with plenty of game-day snacks.

Photo By: Jonny Valiant

Photo By: Jonny Valiant ©Jonny Valiant 2010

Photo By: Jonny Valiant ©Jonny Valiant 2010

Photo By: Jonny Valiant ©Jonny Valiant 2010

Photo By: Jonny Valiant ©Jonny Valiant 2010

Photo By: Jonny Valiant ©Jonny Valiant 2010

Photo By: Jonny Valiant ©Jonny Valiant 2010

Photo By: Jonny Valiant ©Jonny Valiant 2010

Jerk Pork Nachos

Rub 1 pound pork tenderloin with 1/4 cup jerk seasoning; grill, then chop. Top tortilla chips with the pork, 1 cup diced pineapple and 3 cups shredded pepper jack. Bake, then top with sliced fresh jalapenos, cilantro and lime juice.

Greek Nachos

Top 4 cups pita chips with 1 cup each hummus, diced cucumber, tomatoes and feta, 1/4 cup each chopped red onion and kalamata olives, some tzatziki sauce and oregano. (Do not bake.)

Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Bring 1 1/2 cups wing sauce and 1/2 cup water to a simmer. Add 4 cups shredded cooked chicken; heat through. Strain the chicken (reserving the sauce) and spread over ranch-flavored tortilla chips with the cheddar. Bake, top with blue cheese, chopped celery and the reserved wing sauce.

Spinach-Artichoke Nachos

Cook 2 garlic cloves in a pot with butter. Add 12 cups chopped spinach, 1/3 cup cream, 1 cup grated parmesan and some Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Cook until wilted; stir in 1 cup canned artichoke hearts. Spoon over chips; sprinkle with mozzarella and bake.

Margarita Shrimp Nachos

Marinate 1/2 pound shrimp in margarita mix with a dash of cayenne; grill. Top lime-flavored tortilla chips with 1 1/2 cups each shredded white cheddar and muenster. Bake, then top with sauteed shrimp, diced onion, avocado, lime juice and cilantro.

Thai Beef Nachos

Mix sliced roast beef with shredded carrot, sliced red onion, mint and cilantro; toss with lime juice to taste, a dash of fish sauce and a pinch of sugar. Spoon into tortilla scoops; top with mozzarella, then bake 2 minutes. Top with peanut sauce and jalapenos.

Pizza Nachos

Toss half of a thinly sliced baguette with olive oil, then spread on a baking sheet and bake until crisp, about 7 minutes. Top with 2 cups pizza sauce, 3 cups shredded mozzarella and 1/2 cup shredded parmesan. Bake, then sprinkle with chopped basil.

Strawberry Shortcake Nachos

Cut flour tortillas into triangles. Fry in 350 degree F vegetable oil until golden, 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels; top with sweetened whipped cream and chopped strawberries.