Tasty Taco Bake Recipe
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Tasty Taco Bake Recipe

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If you can open a can, you can make this flavorful, layered entree from June Karres in Grawn, Michigan. Then celebrate Mother’s Day in Southwestern style! Hearty and handy, this dish is one simple but surefire family pleaser.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups crushed nacho tortilla chips, divided
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chili with beans
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 can (3.8 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained, divided
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce


  1. Spread 1 cup tortilla chips into an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the chili, green chilies and 1/2 cup olives; spoon over chips. Spread sour cream over the top. Sprinkle with cheeses, mushrooms, onions, and remaining chips and olives.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 10-15 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Top with lettuce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tasty Taco Bake in Simple & Delicious May/June 2007, p12

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madizen4 User ID: 5576853 95531
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2013

"This was super easy and very quick, plus we loved the end result! Neither my husband nor I like beans so I substituted shredded chicken and salsa in it's place then mixed the sour cream into that instead of a separate layer, used crushed tortillas since I had those in stock and topped it with cheddar and mozzarella cheeses and baked!"

llheath User ID: 6590379 169620
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2013

"This recipe is terrific! First made it 5 years ago. Since then my husband is on a low fat diet. Consequently, I also use Nalley's vegetarian chili, kraft no fat shredded cheese, and baked reduced fat tortilla scoops. It is a hit with evveryone from my "carnivore" son to my 99 year old Mom-in-law with a fussy palette. Try'll love it!!"

cee-jay User ID: 1579946 164629
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

"We had this for dinner last night and it was very tasty. I didn't have nacho tortilla chips so used corn chips that were leftover from another recipe. Served with Spanish Rice 8 on this site. I can't wait to make it with nacho tortilla chips."

HBcook User ID: 2966570 166370
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2009

"This is so good! and so easy for a weeknight dinner. I used 97% FF vegetarian chili, light sour cream, and added a shredded chicken breast. I assume Doritos are the nacho tortilla chips?"

[email protected] User ID: 2297653 149777
Reviewed May. 4, 2009

"Coincidentally I was making this today! This is a fabulous, tasty, and easy recipe and has quickly becoma a family favorite. I would recommend it to any one who likes delicious southwestern flavor dishes. It is a winner!"

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