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 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 toppings): 827 calories, 55g fat (24g saturated fat), 158mg cholesterol, 2131mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 42g 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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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 247536
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."

4Huskers User ID: 5191012 209555
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!"

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 172774
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!!!"

ginabrown User ID: 4910692 171008
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."

lesleigh5 User ID: 6116448 170344
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"

shelli1542 User ID: 1525176 209554
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2011

"My family really enjoyed this recipe. It's a keeper!"

howeavenue User ID: 6211932 209553
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

"My whole family loved this recipe! I used Campbells' Fiesta Nacho Cheese soup, which has a little more flavor. Very satisfying!"

Anniepants User ID: 5509096 102463
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2011

"Very good!! I used Original Rotel and it was spicy! Next time I plan to try mild. I might cut back on the olives (and I love them!) and also add a few cubes of Velveeta. The sour cream and tortilla chips on top are a must. Thanks for the great recipe!"

Selene K User ID: 2103818 209552
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"So delicious and a great way to stretch a dollar using only 1# of ground beef. I did substitute a few things, but I am sure the original recipe would be great. Subs were: used 1 can of Campbell's Fiesta Nacho Cheese soup, Ro-Tel Original diced tomatoes & green chilis (10 oz. can). I sliced the olives and saw no reason to use the Ranch salad dressing. My husband used salsa, but I did not. Baked it in a 2 qt. casserole. I can well imagine the leftovers will be even better. Thanks Kendra. I'd say you are much better than "a pretty good cook". ;)"

bulau User ID: 803340 102190
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

"I followed the recipe as written. Everyone loved it!"

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