Nacho Cheese Beef Bake Recipe
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Nacho Cheese Beef Bake Recipe

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“My daughter came up with this recipe when she was visiting her fiancé's family. Her future father-in-law thought she was a pretty good cook after sampling it!” -Kendra McIntyre - Webster, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed nacho cheese soup, undiluted
  • 1 jar (5-3/4 ounces) sliced pimiento-stuffed olives, drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups crushed tortilla chips
  • 1/3 cup prepared ranch salad dressing
  • Shredded lettuce, sour cream and/or salsa, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 827 calories, 55 g fat (24 g saturated fat), 158 mg cholesterol, 2131 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 42 g protein.


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, soup, olives and chilies. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Stir in noodles.
  2. Transfer to a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Top with tortilla chips; drizzle with salad dressing. Serve with lettuce, sour cream and/or salsa if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Nacho Cheese Beef Bake in Simple & Delicious September/October 2008, p55

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2016

"This was a delicious one-dish dinner. I used Spicy Nacho Doritos instead of plain tortilla chips for extra flavor. I added the ranch dressing and Doritos to the individual plates because I knew that the leftovers would re-heat better without the topping."

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2014

"I have made this many times and we all love it!! I don't put in the olives as we don't care for them but otherwise it is a keeper!"

Reviewed Aug. 5, 2013

"My family loved this one and it was super easy. Might try without the olives next time, but still really good!!!"

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"This was delicious. The chips are a real plus. I like recipes that have flavor and this one does. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out great."

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"Yum-o! What an interesting addition with the green olives! I added chopped onions and garlic powder when cooking the meat to give it some additional flavor. Also, I suggest using Campbell's Fiesta Nacho Cheese Soup and Ro-Tel diced tomatoes to add zest, or else it may be too bland for those who like a kick.-Lesleigh Baden"

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