This is a super speedy dinner I like to make when it is getting late and I haven't cooked yet. Chili, corn chips and cheese are topped with lettuce and tomato. Spice it up with your favorite salsa. Vegetarian chili can be found with the regular chili - it is often labeled as 'fat free'. This recipe can easily be doubled, and cooked in a 9x13 inch baking dish.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place chips in the bottom of a 9 inch square baking dish. Pour chili straight from the can over the chips. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top.

  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until chili is bubbling and cheese is melted. Top with lettuce, tomato, sour cream and salsa in the pan, or after serving (if people are picky).

Nutrition Facts

477 calories; protein 18.9g; carbohydrates 48.8g; fat 24g; cholesterol 42.5mg; sodium 972.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2006
My family loves this one...we use Amy's Black Bean Chili and blue tortilla chips! So yummy and quick...great for when you have little time to make supper. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2011
This was okay. I was looking for a quick and easy meal and this fit the bill. However, it just seemed more like nachos than an actual taco casserole. Next time I will just make nachos. Thanks. Read More
(10)
212 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 107
  • 4 star values: 75
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2004
This is so quick and yummy and makes an excellent speedy supper. We used Frito's corn chips and nuked individual servings in the microwave. Don't forget the chopped red onions! Thanks Emily. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2006
My family loves this one...we use Amy's Black Bean Chili and blue tortilla chips! So yummy and quick...great for when you have little time to make supper. Read More
(72)
Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2006
Way too much salt with the chips and chili, but comfort food nonetheless. I always made this in individual bowls on Halloween for the kids before trick or treating. Heating up the chili and pouring it over crunchy chips, topped with cheese and other things. We prefer our chips to be not so soggy when it is baked. Watch the salt though - between the chips, chili, and cheese there's alot! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2006
I mix in shredded skinned chicken in big chunks (cooked via Safeway or Cosco) and put a sprig of parsley on top and it is always "A hit" for a group at Potlucks. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2006
It tastes very good and is SO easy and fast to make! I added olives and white onions to the toppings...will definitely make this dish again!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2006
This was gooood! I couldnt find any vegetarian chili so I bought the store brand. The meat was listed near the end of the ingredients. There didnt seem to be a lot of meat present. I used the Tostitos brand bite size tortilla chips. The cooking softens the tortilla chips. I put the shredded lettuce tomatoes salsa and sour cream on the table and let every put on what they wanted. The sour cream made it very rich and filling. It could be eliminated although it was good. Excellent and liked by all. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2006
I thought this dish was pretty good. It's definitely easy to make and great for a quick supper. I used Tostito's corn chips instead of Frito's. I thought 6 cups of chips seemed like a lot so I used about 4 cups crushed. I was able to find the fat-free (also low sodium/no salt added) chili in the health food aisle at my grocery store. Next time I will also serve this dish with with black olives and guacamole. This dish is a lot like supreme nachos. It would be great for a party -- just spread your chips out on a sheet pan instead of in a 9x9 square serve lettuce tomato and sour cream on the side and call it nachos supreme! Thanks for sharing Emily! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2009
My mom used to make us something like this when I was growing up. She would mix a can of corn in with 2 cans of chili but I do about a half a can of corn and serve the rest on the side. Also she did the chips on top so that they stay crunchy. After seeing this recipe I made it with the chili on the bottom some grated cheese on top of that then the crushed chips and cheese on the very top and served with the taco toppings which was a nice addition that I hadn't done before. Make it how you like it and you can't go wrong! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2006
Not really sure why this is called "taco casserole" there is nothing "taco" about it really, it is more like a frito pie. Not anything you would serve company, but nice for a fast meal on a busy week night. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2011
This was okay. I was looking for a quick and easy meal and this fit the bill. However, it just seemed more like nachos than an actual taco casserole. Next time I will just make nachos. Thanks. Read More
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