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Rice Cake Nachos

How can you satisfy your nacho craving without all the added calories?

Simple! Break out this recipe featuring plain rice cakes instead of salty chips for a fantastic alternative!

This hearty snack doesn’t get much easier. Top with diced tomatoes, onions, black beans, melted cheese, cilantro, salsa, guac, jalapeno peppers, olives and a protein of choice. It’s got everything you love about nachos, in a healthy form.

What to look for when welcoming rice cakes into your pantry

When it comes to rice cakes, it’s simple… The only ingredients listed should be the whole grain rice and minimal salt.

Our absolute favorite rice cake is from the brand Lundberg. Their rice cakes contain quality ingredients and they even have thin stackers rice cakes available, which are a thinner version and work GREAT for these nachos!

Satisfying + versatile

There are a million different ways you can top rice cakes, this is just one of our favorites. If you want more ideas, check out 10 Ways to Make Rice Cakes Taste Delicious.

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Rice Cake Nachos


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How can you satisfy your nacho craving without all the added calories? Simple! Break out this recipe featuring plain rice cakes instead of salty chips for a fantastic alternative! This hearty snack doesn’t get much easier. Top with diced tomatoes, onions, black beans, melted cheese, cilantro, salsa, guac, jalapeno peppers, olives and a protein of choice. It’s got everything you love about nachos, in a healthy form.


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Arrange rice cakes closely together on a baking sheet. For quick cleanup, cover baking sheet with parchment paper first.
  3. Sprinkle diced tomatoes, onions and canned beans on rice cakes. Feel free to add whatever extras you like, such as jalapeño peppers, olives, hot sauce or cooked chicken breast. Grate just enough cheddar cheese over the rice cakes to cover your toppings and add a little cheesy flavor.
  4. Bake until cheese is melted and rice cakes are heated through, about 2 minutes.
  5. Evenly top nachos with chopped cilantro. Spoon salsa, guacamole and Greek yogurt over nachos. Serve immediately.
  • Category: Recipes
  • Method: Sheet Pan
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