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Nacho Cheese Beef Bake

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


  • 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 shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups crushed tortilla chips
  • 1/3 cup prepared ranch salad dressing
  • Shredded lettuce, sour cream and/or salsa, optional


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • katlaydee3
    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
    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
    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
    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.

  • apalermini
    Aug 29, 2012

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  • 2princesses2love
    May 14, 2012

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    Mar 30, 2012

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  • lesleigh5
    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
    Sep 20, 2011

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

  • howeavenue
    Sep 19, 2011

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