Chili Cheese Nacho Bake
Recipe type: Appetizer or Entree
Cuisine: Southwest
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Serves: 4-6
Leftover chili makes a great topping for simple nachos. The assembly is quick, and the result is delicious.
  • 2-3 cups of tortilla chips
  • 1-2 cups of leftover chili
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, jack, or a combination)
  • Sliced Onions
  • Sliced Black Olives
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole
  • Diced Tomatoes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Arrange tortilla chips on the bottom of a 9X13" baking pan. You want enough to cover the bottom of a 9X13 inch pan. You want a pile of chips spread evenly across the pan.
  3. Carefully pour chili on top of chips. If the chili is cold, it may be too thick to pour over the top of the chips and you may need to strategically drop clumps of cold chili on top of the chips from a spoon to get it spread out.
  4. Sprinkle cheese evenly over the top of the chili. You can add more if you like more cheese.
  5. Place pan into a 350 degree oven for 20 -25 minutes or until cheese is melted and chili is heated through.
  6. Cut into sections and serve.
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at