Foodie Friday: Pumpkin Nachos

Hello y’all and happy Friday!  Is it really November? Because I think Houston missed the memo!  It has been warm and muggy here all week!  Yesterday it was 88* F! It is supposed to be a smidge cooler over the next 10 days…and by that I mean in the 70s, and possibly the upper 60s!  Not that I am complaining, I am a warm weather girl…but I would like to wear some of my new long sleeved workout gear and not be a sweaty hot mess!
Since the weather wants to pretend it isn’t fall, I have been making up for that in the kitchen! I know many people go CRAZY over the pumpkin spice lattes and other fall-like drinks, but I would rather eat my pumpkin products!  (Although, if you offer me a pumpkin chai latte I won’t say no 😉 )
So I have been doing some experimenting and trying to be better about using up leftovers and all the produce I seem to bring home from the grocery store lately.  I happened upon some cool pumpkin chips and I was totally inspired by our theme this week to make them into a yummy meal!
I am linking up once again with Farrah from Fairyburger, Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama, and Jess from Hello to Fit!! Our theme this week is nachos!

I have to admit when I think of nachos (I am imagining the round chips and cheese sauce that you find at the movies or a sporting event) I am not thinking healthy at all!  But this recipe changed my mind!

Pumpkin Veggie Nachos

  • Handful of Pumpkin chips
  • Roasted veggies (red peppers, eggplant, zucchini, squash are a few I used, but get creative)
  • Goat cheese, shredded
  • Guacamole or plain avocado
  • Plain yogurt



  1. Place handful of chips on a plate.
  2. Scoop roasted veggies onto the chips.
  3. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top.
  4. Add guacamole and/or plain yogurt.
  5. Enjoy!

I loved them so much I had them for a few different meals!

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21 thoughts on “Foodie Friday: Pumpkin Nachos

  1. Teri B.

    Hi Esther! What an amazingly hearty dish with great ingredients!!! This sounds so yummy! Ok, I’m trying my first link up and I’m not sure what else I need to do other than post my recipe and comment. Is there an easy way for me to add the 4 of you or the link up to my original blog? 🙂 Thanks for the invite and helping me this past week. You are AMAZING!

    1. chocolaterunnergirl Post author

      Teri! Thanks for the sweet comments! The nachos turned out so well I just had to share them!

      For the link up you can add the info of the other hosts and even hyperlink the actual linkup link into the post!
      Glad you were able to join us! 🙂
      Glad we connected on this hop!

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  3. runawaybridalplanner

    This looks awesome!
    I have to tell you, when I saw the title of this before I started reading I was imagining chopped up pumpkin dripping in nacho sauce, and I was like ??? Maybe something my pregnant sister would enjoy:) But then I read it and I was like, wow this sounds amazing, this is definitely something I would love!

  4. Mandie

    I still wish I was a pumpkin person – pumpkin stuff and coffee are two things that I feel like I miss out on a lot because I don’t like either and everyone goes crazy over them! I bet my boyfriend would love them! Thanks for sharing them! ❤

    1. chocolaterunnergirl Post author

      I say let the BF have them and you make them with the kind of chips that make you smile 🙂
      I am also not a huge coffee fan, although this summer in Ethiopia both my husband and I really enjoyed the coffee they had.

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