Nacho Grande Casserole

Nacho Grande Casserole

A flavorful casserole of cheeses, beans, and tortilla chips, baked and topped with sour cream, lettuce, and tomatoes


6-8 servings


2 cups freshly cooked black beans (or 2 cans, drained)
1 cup salsa
2 Tablespoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground cumin
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste
Hot sauce, to taste
1 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese OR romano cheese
juice from canned hot peppers
8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
tortilla chips
Sour cream
Shredded lettuce
Diced tomatoes


1. In saucepan, heat beans, salsa, chili powder, cumin, garlic, salt, pepper, and hot sauce and simmer for 10 minutes.

2. In mixing bowl, combine cottage cheese and parmesan cheese, adding enough juice from a jar of canned hot peppers to make the mixture spreadable (over chips).

3. In a greased 9 x 13 baking dish, lay tortilla chips in a single layer. Spread cottage cheese mixture over chips. Lay another single layer of chips over the cheese mixture, and spread bean mixture over.

4. Lay one final layer of chips and top with shredded cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until top is browned. Cut into squares and top with sour cream, shredded lettuce, and diced tomatoes.

Nacho Grande Casserole
Preparation Time: 

20 minutes

Cooking Time: 

30 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This is so delicious!! It's also easy to make, and affordable. I love the bean and cheese mixture of the casserole part, and the sour cream, lettuce, and cheese make it even better! This is an easy dish to make ahead and just pop into the oven before dinner. My rating: 10/10


Please see the recipe above for my complete review! Thanks! ~Tammy


Ugh, my review just go zapped!

Under my "use what you have" theory, I used barley instead of chips, and had only one layer of it. I topped that with cottage cheese that I had whirled in my mini chopper, and added extra parmesan (because I love it) and milk to thin. I could've thinned it a lot more because it didn't spread, so I just dolloped it over the barley.

After simmering the beans, I mashed them with a potato masher because we prefer that texture. I also mixed in about 3/4 c leftover chicken, but didn't really notice it.

This will go in my recipe box!


I followed this recipe as is and it was delicious! :) Was great as leftovers too!!!


This was soooo good! Tasted very similar to tacos, but without the fatty beef. I followed the recipe exactly, and won't change a thing when I make it again (and again!). Thank you for a delicious, healthy and filling meal idea!


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