Ultimate Marieke® Gouda Smoked Nachos

Recipe by Gouda Chef ®Molly Schraufnagel

Ingredients (serves 6):


  • 1/4 of a fresh pineapple, peeled

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 garlic clove, pressed

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

  • 2 tablespoons onion, finely shredded

  • 1 cup ketchup

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded

  • 2 cups Marieke® Gouda Smoked, shredded



  • 1 cup Marieke® Gouda Young, shredded

  • 8 ounces tortilla chips

  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 avocado, cut into small chunks



  1. Preheat grill. Cut pineapple crosswise into 1/2 inch thick slices, place on a grill over medium heat. Grill pineapple on each side until lightly charred. Let cool and slice into 1/4 inch pieces, set aside.

  2. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  3. In a medium sauce pan heat oil and add garlic and chili powder stirring until fragrant continue stirring and add onions. Cook for about one minute. Add ketchup and brown sugar simmer 5-7 minutes stirring frequently.

  4. Add chicken to the sauce and continue to simmer while preparing pan of nachos.

  5. Spread chips in an even layer in a 11 by 15 inch baking pan. Sprinkle the chips evenly with chicken mixture, pineapple pieces, and finally Marieke® Gouda Smoked and Young Plain cheeses. Bake until the cheese is melted, 5-7 minutes. Remove the nachos from the oven and sprinkle with green onions and avocados. Serve immediately. Enjoy!


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