Weight Watchers Cheese & Black Bean Nachos
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Skinny Cheese & Black Bean Nachos Recipe

A lighter, healthier version of a classic, these skinny cheese and black bean nachos are hard to beat.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 222
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living


  • 36 baked low-fat tortilla chips
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-free Monterey Jack cheese (I used reduced-fat Pepper Jack cheese)
  • 1 can (14 to 15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped (I used grape tomatoes and quartered them)
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced (I omitted this)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Lime wedges, for serving


  • Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Line a large baking sheet with foil and spray it with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Arrange the tortilla chips in a single layer close together on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle evenly with the cheese.
  • Top with the beans, tomatoes, scallions and jalapeño.
  • Baked until heated through and the cheese is melted, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with cilantro.
  • Serve with lime wedges.

Recipe Notes

Nacho Making Tips & Variations:

Different Beans - Use whatever beans you prefer - black, pinto, chili beans, refried beans, etc.
With Meat - Chopped cooked chicken or turkey breasts are the obvious zero points choices. Ground turkey or lean beef cooked with taco seasonings or shredded beef or pork would also be delicious.
Different Cheese - Any kind of shredded reduced fat cheese will work well - cheddar, jack, pepper jack, or a blend
More Topping Ideas - Pickled jalapeno peppers, hot sauce, salsa, avocado, guacamole, low fat sour cream or plain nonfat Greek yogurt, olives, shredded lettuce or anything else that suits your fancy.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *5
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *5
Nutrition Facts
Skinny Cheese & Black Bean Nachos Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th recipe - 9 nachos)
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 6g24%
Protein 16g32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: healthy black bean nachos, low fat nachos