Air Fryer Pulled Pork Nachos

Baked flour tortilla chips topped with pork and queso.

Air fryer nachos come together with tortillas, pulled pork, and all the Mexican-inspired toppings your family loves. Air Fryer Pulled Pork Nachos are made with baked flour tortilla chips, which are lower in fat than fried chips.

We adore our air fryer, especially for making easy and quick weeknight meals that include pulled pork, shredded chicken, and even roast beef dishes.

Air Fryer Pulled Pork Nachos Recipe

An air fryer rack that is loaded with pork nachos and their toppings.

Howdy! Chef Alli Here. Let’s Get You Cookin’….Shall We? ?

I am thankful that this family of mine loves all things MEXICAN FOOD.

And, to prove it, I’ve got lots of Mexican-inspired recipes right here on my blog so I can keep them handy. Everything from Beef and Cheese Mexican Sanchiladas (which are sanchos crossed with enchiladas in case you’re wondering), to the Chunky Chicken Burrito Skillet, to Tex Mex Corn Chowder….just to list a very few.

On weekends, I like to cook a pork butt in my Instant Pot so that we have pulled pork to use for the upcoming week’s meals. Meals like Pulled Pork Oven Quesadillas or Mason jar Pulled Pork Parfaits that are quick and easy to throw together because the pork is already cooked.

Because the shredded pork for this recipe is already fully cooked, you can make these Air Fryer Pulled Pork Nachos is just minutes.

What to Love About This Recipe –

  1. You get to make a big ole pork butt so you’ve got lots of shredded, cooked pork on hand for many meals!
  2. This is a great meal for family weeknights, and also fun to make for guests on the weekend.

3. Because you can make the nachos so quickly, you can easily make several fast rounds if you have more than just a couple of eaters.

What Ingredients Do You Need to Make Air Fryer Nachos with Pulled Pork?

  • Flour tortillas
  • Cooked, pulled (shredded) pork
  • Queso, optional
  • Black beans, chili beans, refried beans, as desired
  • Your favorite Mexican toppings, such as diced tomatoes, sliced olives, chopped lettuce, salsa, shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole, etc.
A big batch of Pulled Pork Nachos with Mexican-inspired toppings.

Which Type of Air Fryer is the Best One?

All I can say about that is we have the Cuisinart TOA-60 Air Fryer Convection Oven and we use the darn thing ALL. THE. TIME.

I have been shocked at how much we use it for making speedy meals and for reheating leftovers.

One of the best things? The air fryer makes leftover pizza like brand new again – crispy and wonderful, just like fresh baked from the pizza joint delivery. I’ve even made a deep-dish quiche in our air fryer before!

Recipe Tips and Trick to Make Easy Pulled Pork Nachos in Your Air Fryer

  • When making the tortilla chips in the air fryer, make sure they are in a single layer and not touching so they can get crispy and golden brown on both sides.
  • You can use any cooked and shredded (or chopped) meat to make these nachos – pork, chicken, beef, etc.
  • These nachos are delicious with or without the cheese queso as an ingredient.
  • If you don’t want to take the time to make the baked chips from the flour tortillas, you can use bagged tortilla chips instead.
  • The flour tortillas make great baked chips for nachos because they are stronger than fried chips, so it makes the nachos easier to lift and eat.

How to Make Air Fryer Nachos with Shredded Cheese and Pulled Pork in 3 Easy Steps

  1. Cut the flour tortillas into triangles, then brush them with a bit of oil on each side. Bake the tortilla chips in a single layer in the air fryer basket for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy.
  2. When the tortillas chips are done, top them with warm, shredded pulled pork and cheddar cheese; cook in the air fryer for 1-2 minutes or until hot throughout and bubbly on top.
  3. Top the nachos with your favorite toppings – diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, sour cream, salsa, queso cheese dip…whatever you prefer! Serve at once.
Pulled Pork Nachos with toppings, up close and personal. Yum!

More Favorite Mexican Recipes to Enjoy –

Printable Air Fryer Pulled Pork Nachos Recipe

Baked flour tortilla chips topped with pork and queso.

Air Fryer Pulled Pork Nachos

Air fryer nachos come together with tortillas, pulled pork, and all the Mexican-inspired toppings your family loves. Air Fryer Pulled Pork Nachos are made with baked flour tortilla chips, which are lower in fat than fried chips.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 196kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 6-inch flour tortillas cut into 4-6 triangles to make tortilla chips
  • vegetable oil for brushing the tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup black beans chili beans, or refried beans, as desired, warm
  • 1 cup shredded pulled pork warm
  • Your favorite cheese queso as desired, warm
  • Your favorite Mexican food toppings as desired diced tomatoes, sliced olives, chopped lettuce, salsa, shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole, etc.

Instructions

  • Brush the flour tortilla triangles with oil on both sides, then place the tortilla chips across the bottom of the basket of the air fryer in a single layer.
  • Bake the tortilla chips at 350 degrees F. for 2-3 minutes, turning half way through the baking time, until the chips are golden brown and crispy.
  • When the chips are done, top them with the beans, pork, and cheese queso, as desired; bake the nachos in the air fryer for 4-5 minutes or until they reach the preferred doneness.
  • Top the nachos with your favorite toppings and serve at once.

Notes

 
  • When making the tortilla chips in the air fryer, make sure they are in a single layer and not touching so they can get crispy and golden brown on both sides.
  • You can use any cooked and shredded (or chopped) meat to make these nachos – pork, chicken, beef, etc.
  • These nachos are delicious with or without the cheese queso as an ingredient.
  • If you don’t want to take the time to make the baked chips from the flour tortillas, you can use bagged tortilla chips instead.
  • The flour tortillas make great baked chips for nachos because they are stronger than fried chips, so it makes the nachos easier to lift and eat.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: air fryer, easy, nachos, queso dip

Nutrition

Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg

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