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Baked nachos being served

Baked Nachos

Baked Nachos are a quick, kid-friendly meal that will please the whole family. Save yourself some time and cook and freeze the meat ahead of time to have on hand.

Yield: 4-5 servings 1x
Prep: 10 minutesCook: 7 minutesTotal: 17 minutes


Topping ideas:

  • 1/21 cup black beans, drained
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Diced avocado
  • Sliced black olives
  • Diced red onion
  • Jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream or whole plain Greek yogurt
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Diced green onion

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Make It Now:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Cover a rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Spread tortilla chips in a single layer on the bottom of pan. Cover with taco meat (and/or black beans or shredded chicken). Top with the cheese.
  3. Bake for about 5-6 minutes, until the meat is warm and the cheese is melted to your liking.
  4. Remove from oven and add your favorite toppings.

Freeze For Later: Cook the meat as directed from whatever recipe you choose: Taco meat, Carnitas, Cilantro Lime Chicken, etc.) Then let the mixture cool completely. Place it in a freezer bag, seal and freeze. In a separate bag, freeze about 2 cups of shredded cheese. Freeze together as a kit. Be sure to have a bag of tortilla chips on hand in the pantry, too.

Prepare From Frozen: Let all ingredients thaw in the refrigerator. Following Steps 2-4.

© Author: Rachel Tiemeyer
Cuisine: Mexican Method: Baked