Trash Can Lid Nachos

Summertime means we do things and try stuff that’s not on the menu the rest of the year.  Stuff that gets a YES! from the kids and Dad, while Mom/Grandma get points for being amazing.  I’m here to suggest your next awesome adventure: Trash Can Lid Nachos


These were bought and consumed in College Station, Texas at a bar called Zapato’s, but you can make them at home for a fun summer party centerpiece.

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Here’s all you gotta do:

* Buy 1 metal trash can lid.

* Wash the lid thoroughly, then wash it again. Not that the first washing wouldn’t do the trick, but it just skeeves me out.

* If the lid has a fixed handle, you’ll want to hammer that badboy flat, so your lid will lay securely on the table when you get ready to serve.

* Arrange nacho chips, meat, cheezez, and optional jalapenos.

* Place in oven at, oh, 300 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

* Carefully remove lid from oven and let cool for a few minutes.

* Garnish with sour cream, chopped tomatoes and possibly more optional jalapenos.

* Place in middle of picnic table, with plenty of ice-cold adult beverages and juice boxes.

* Let the good times roll.

Only bringing you the best, mah babies!

Happy Eating!





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  1. Nachos are one of my favorite things! These look delicious…even if they sound strange. 🙂
    And there’s enough that I might even share.

  2. Nachos are delicious. I never heard of them baked in a trash can lid, but why the heck not?? Yum

  3. OH. MY. This is right up my “I am way cooler than every other grandma” alley! I have kids and grandkids coming in July and guess what we will be eating out of? A trash can lid! PINNED IT! Debbie @

  4. Lori Who Needs A Cape? says

    Oh my word, is this fun! Found on Practically Functional 🙂

    Would love to have this linked at our SUPER SUNDAY Link Party:

    Not Your Average Super Moms!

  5. Pin! OMG, so funny but so perfect for a party!

    Michelle @ On A Wing And A Prayer

  6. Lisa Conforto says

    What a wonderful party idea! we have a party coming up so I’m going to make one to thank for the wonderful idea.

  7. Very cute idea and it looks yummy!

  8. WOW! Our home baseball team serves these at the stadium. They charge 15.00 for it and if you eat it all by yourself, then they will give your money back to ya. Not that I couldn’t do it, I just didn’t want to stand at the concession and eat. Ha. But yours look more awesome!!!!! Thanks for sharing! come visit me sometime.

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      Oh man. Eat the whole thing?! I’d rather spend the dough on ice cream! But these were good. Yum.

  9. Yikes this is big!! I love nachos and it looks like heaven!
    I’m visiting today from DIY Mom. I hope you get the chance to visit my blog, linkup and leave a comment, too!
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  10. What an awesome idea! I love the novelty of the using a garbage can lid – my friends would get a kick out of that. Pinning right now. Found this post over at Wonderful Wednesday – would love if you could come link up to Tasty Tuesdays, this post is awesome. 🙂

  11. Heather Who Needs a Cape? says

    oh goodness…Nacho’s are my favorite! Seriously. this would make me so happy 😉

    Thanks for coming over to to link up on Super Sunday! Can’t wait to see what you bring us next week!

  12. That’s super fun!

  13. This looks great, however, how did you get the paper under the “cooked” nachos? Is it perhaps just under
    the edge?

    Great idea for fun times.

  14. That is the biggest, nacho platter we have ever seen! What a great idea for a party.

    So glad you linked up with us.

    Have a great weekend~xo
    Sharon and Denise!

  15. What a clever and fun idea! 🙂 I’ve pinned this to my party planning board because I think it’d be great for my son’s birthday in a few years! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      Thank you for the share! And it IS a great idea for any party. When that giant lid comes out…BAM! instant fun.

  16. Congratulations…this post was featured on Create It Thursday #8! Thanks so much for linking up such a fabulous idea last week!

  17. These are AWESOME!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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  19. This would be the perfect midnight snack for hubby and me! Bwahahahaha!


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