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High Protein Sloppy Joe Nachos: Sloppy NaJoes Recipe

One of the most difficult parts of my job is coming up with a recipe title. Unfortunately, the recipe title isn’t a great place for creativity and wit. I understand that nobody looking for a high protein sloppy joe nachos recipe, for example, is going to search for Sloppy NaJoes. So, I do my best to keep it direct and to the point, much like my style of cooking and recipe development.

Still, I wanted to poll my Instagram to see how they felt about a more creative name like Sloppy NaJoes. It just makes sense, right? As you can see below, the ‘gram approves.

high protein sloppy joe nachos instagram poll

Who am I to deprive the people of what they want (even if I thrust it on them)? Thus, the Sloppy NaJoes was slapped on this recipe’s title.

As usual, this recipe is super simple and packed with protein. The recipe makes 4 servings, each with 175 calories, 21 grams of protein, and only 17 grams of carbs. That’s right, 17 grams of carbs in nachos NaJoes!

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How to Make Sloppy Joe Nachos 

The first and most obvious thing you’ll need is a sloppy joe recipe. Feel free to just wing it, but I have a high protein Instant Pot sloppy joes recipe that’s to die for. And don’t worry, you don’t have to use an Instant Pot. The recipe gives instructions for the stovetop as well.

The calories and macros I’ve calculated for these sloppy joe nachos used my high protein sloppy joe recipe and the tortillas you’ll see in the image below (bottom left).

Any tortillas will do, but these have 120 calories for 3 tortillas. That’s cray cray macro friendly. If you’ve seen my recipe for high protein chips with Flatout flatbreads like in the healthy Frito chili pie recipe, these tortilla chips have fewer calories and more volume. Not to mention, they taste better.

The only other ingredient(s) you will need is shredded cheese. You’ll notice the recipe calls for fat-free mozzarella and cheddar. Feel free to substitute for full-fat cheese or other kinds of cheese. If you can’t find fat-free or want to save a bit of money, you can use a 2% or reduced-fat cheese to still save a few calories.

And finally, I decided to add jalapenos. If you wanted to increase the volume even further, you could add more peppers, onions, and other vegetables.

high protein sloppy joe nachos recipe

High Protein Sloppy Joe Nachos: Sloppy NaJoes

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A high protein, low calorie twist on sloppy joe nachos.


  • 6 extra thin Yellow Corn Tortillas
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 C (280g) High Protein Sloppy Joe Recipe, cooked ahead of time
  • 1/4 C (28g) Fat-Free Shredded Cheddar
  • 1/2 C (56g) Fat-Free Shredded Mozzarella
  • 1-2 Jalapeno Peppers, thinly sliced (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Stack 6 tortillas on top of each other and cut into 6 triangles *the shape of an asterisk* before spacing all the triangles out evenly on the baking sheet. (Depending on the size of your baking sheet, you may have to slightly layer them. If you want extra crispy, you can add a second baking sheet and then consolidate after they come out of the oven.)
  3. Spray the tortillas with a bit of cooking spray and sprinkle with sea salt. Optional: squeeze a bit of lime juice on top of the tortillas. 
  4. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until the tortillas are golden brown and crispy. They'll continue to crisp as they cool, don't overcook. 
  5. After the tortilla chips have cooled, spoon reheated sloppy joe mix on top of the chips, followed by the shredded cheese and sliced jalapenos. 
  6. Bake for an additional 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted. Serve warm and enjoy! 


  • Each serving has 4 Smart Points.
  • Entire Recipe: 690 Calories | 82P | 66C | 11F 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175Total Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 21g

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I hope you enjoy these sloppy joe nachos! If you do, and you would like more high protein recipes in this genre, I think you’ll enjoy my Instant Pot chili recipe (stovetop adaptable as well) with a healthier take on the Frito chili pie and chili cheese tots.

As always, if you try any of my recipes, I want to see your re-creations on Instagram. It lets me know you’re putting healthy recipes into action, and I love sharing your recipes to inspire others.

You're going to fall in love with this quick and easy high protein, low calorie sloppy joe nachos recipe. Each serving has 21 grams of protein and only 17 grams of carbs and 175 calories. You can eat an entire pan for less than 700 calories!


Thursday 16th of April 2020

Sorry I accidentally commented twice. It said it was a duplicate comment the first time so I changed it a bit then posted. And it ended up posting both 🤷‍♂️


Thursday 16th of April 2020

I made these for lunch today eating it all in a sitting! Really good with a nice amount of spice. I'm gonna be making this pretty often from now on!

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