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.

 

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Six-Layer Nachos
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: nachos, six-layer nachos
Servings: 4
Calories: 469 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch pie plate.
  2. Spread the refried beans across the bottom of the plate. Drizzle the enchilada sauce over the beans. Sprinkle the cheese over the sauce. Sprinkle the green chiles, black olives, and chopped onion over the cheese layer.
  3. Bake, covered, for 15 minutes, then 5 minutes uncovered, until hot and bubbly. Serve with the chips and toppings.
  4. To freeze: Cover the pan with foil AFTER STEP TWO and slip the pan inside a gallon-size freezer bag, taking care not to tip the pan. Freeze. Thaw in the refrigerator before continuing with step 3.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are approximate and are based on 1/4 of the recipe. Refrigerate leftovers promptly and use within 4 days.

Nutrition Facts
Six-Layer Nachos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 469 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 1477mg64%
Potassium 558mg16%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 1113IU22%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 333mg33%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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Comments

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

  2. Annie says

    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. Carla says

    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. Kathleen says

    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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