Tortilla Nachos Cups

Healthy eating during doesn’t have to be boring or bland and by using fresh ingredients you can make delicious meals.

These tortilla nachos cups are a fun way of dressing up an old time favourite in a healthy and contemporary way. You can add different ingredients like jalapenos or fresh corn kernels to differentiate and surprise.

Healthy Tortilla Nachos Cups

The added kidney beans decrease the cost but also increase the fibre making this dish a fabulous additional to a healthy eating diet plan.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Serves 4 people or 16 appetisers


  • 1 tbs of oil
  • 1 brown onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 cans of kidney beans
  • 200grams of mince or other meat like shredded chicken or shredded turkey (leftovers!)
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 2 tbs of red tomato paste
  • Coriander
  • 8 tbs of reduced fat greek yoghurt
  • 4 large tortillas cut into 4 quarters each


  1. Heat up the pan with oil and add in the chopped garlic and onion and pan fry until soft.
  2. Add in the mince meat and break up and brown the outside.
  3. Drain and rinse the kidney beans and place them into the pan. Using the back of a fork, mash some of the beans in the pan.
  4. Add in the tomato and tomato paste and heat the mixture until it is simmering. Cook for 15 minutes.
  5. While the mixture is cooking, cut the tortillas into 4 quarters and place them into a muffin tray, slightly convex. Place the in the oven for 5 minutes at 180 degrees to cook and ‘set’ them. Leave them to cool before serving.
  6. Ensure the meat mixture is not too wet when you want to serve. Dish around 2 tbs of mixture per tortilla and a dollop of yoghurt on top.

300 calories per serve

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written by:

Amanda Dos Santos

Mandy is an experienced Nutritionist, food scientist and writer with over 10 years experience in the Heath industry. She has been part of the Healthy Mummy team of experts since 2012, writing informative and current blog posts and contributing to our recipe books. She has played an integral part in creating the recipes on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges since they first started in July 2014. Mandy is a mum of three and loves working for The Healthy Mummy, ”Especially on the challenges as I can create recipes which empower women to create nourishing food for themselves and their families’."