Six-Layer Nachos that You Can Make & Freeze

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Viva la fiesta! These six-layer nachos are packed with flavor and are freezer-friendly. They go well poolside as well as at a tailgate party.

Six-Layer Nachos that You Can Make & Freeze - Viva la fiesta! These six-layer nachos are packed with flavor and are freezer-friendly. They go well poolside as well as at a tailgate party.

Our family could probably eat Mexican-style food every day of the week. It’s packed with flavor; it can be spiced up or spiced down; it’s incredibly economical. It’s got a lot of things going for it.

While carne asada and Carnitas and Salsa Verde Chicken are great ways to enjoy Mexican food, it’s a flavor profile that easily lends itself to going meatless. Tostadas, quesadillas, beans and rice…. should I keep going?

Meatless meals are one of my favorite ways to save money on groceries, especially now that the prices of meat have taken a significant hike. With great recipes and a little, you can make a great meal and not even miss the meat.

This nacho plate is always a hit. Whether served as an appetizer or a “snacky” dinner, it’s a crowd-pleaser. The basis of the meal is this: make a freezer-friendly dish that can be made in advance.

For the meat-eaters, you can add a layer of seasoned taco meat , but it’s not necessary; it’s packed full of flavor as it is. Make several pans at once and stash them in the freezer so that you always have a quick appetizer, snack, or dinner on hand.

Six-Layer Nachos that You Can Make & Freeze - Viva la fiesta! These six-layer nachos are packed with flavor and are freezer-friendly. They go well poolside as well as at a tailgate party.

Make a big batch of Healthier Refried Beans or get a bulk can and just go to town making many plates to cover, label, and freeze. Be sure to include serving instructions so you can take it to a friend or leave the cooking to the other folks in the house.

This recipe originally appeared in my first cookbook, Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook. It was inspired by the famous 7-layer dip. I wanted to make that dish freezer-friendly and voila!

Be sure to add some fresh toppings on the side and plenty of chips for dipping.

Six-Layer Nachos that You Can Make & Freeze - Viva la fiesta! These six-layer nachos are packed with flavor and are freezer-friendly. They go well poolside as well as at a tailgate party.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe great meals don't have to be complicated or expensive. There's a better way, and it won't take all afternoon.

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  1. Beautiful nachos recipe. Looks easy to make, too. Thanks for this.

  2. What a great idea; to freeze the layered dip! It would especially save fridge space when prepping things ahead of time for a get-together. Thanks for all of the great recipes, ideas, inspiration!

  3. Yum. This would also be great to pull out for a weekend lunch when my guys want something different from usual lunch faire—and they too are always game for Mexican. And I guess if my guys insist on meat, a thin scattering of taco meat would “technically” let me subtract that stigma. 🙂

  4. We have your freezer cookbook and this is one of our favorites! I use 2.5 cups of beans to help stretch the dish far enough for a dinner for my family of 5. Eventually even that won’t be enough, but they’re still little.

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