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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 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, 2,131 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 11-in. x 7-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

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 827 calories, 55 g fat (24 g saturated fat), 158 mg cholesterol, 2,131 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 42 g protein.

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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 Mar. 30, 2012

"This was a great recipe to make on a budget. I couldn't find regular Nacho Cheese soup, so I used Campbell's Fiesta Nacho Cheese soup and it tasted great!I did think the sodium levels were a little high, so I tried to used reduced sodium ingredients where I could (tomatoes). I also used Whole Grain egg noodles, ground sirloin and Whole Grain tortilla chips. I figured every little bit helps.If I were to make any changes, I would:- probably use 1/2 the olives since I thought they overpowered the dish a little- Add an onion and maybe a little jalapeno- I'd use fresh tomatoes instead of salsa on top"

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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