Chips and cheese chili casserole – averie cooks

If you ever want to eat nachos for dinner and call it a meal, this is your chance.

I have memories from junior high (and college) of taking Doritos and laying them on a plate, adding shredded cheese or any kind of cheese I could find at the moment, and nuking the plate until the cheese bubbled like crazy in that very uneven microwaved-heat kind of way.

It doesn’t begin with Doritos, but instead with white corn chips. Best recipe for salmon Better? Maybe?

Not sure if corn chips are any better than Doritos. Best salmon burger recipe I love both.


Best salmon cake recipe For this recipe I used these Santitas white corn triangles.

Two bucks for a big bag, readily available at almost any grocery store, and they have perfect amount of oil, salt, and crunch. Best salmon fillet recipe Guacamole anyone? They’re my fave for guac.

Or how about a casserole made with said chips and shredded cheese and chili.

It’s also vegetarian (and vegan if you use vegan cheese and vegan sour cream). Best salmon patty recipe It’s gluten-free, and packed with protein. Best salmon recipe Beans, beans, great for the great source of protein.

I only made a 9-by-9-inch pan but this makes plenty of planned leftovers, which I promptly put into a Glad Freezerware container.

I took the leftovers from refrigerator or freezer to microwave to table to dishwasher. Best salmon recipe baked Simplicity. Best salmon recipe ever A beautiful thing.

I used corn chips but use what crunchy items you have on hand. Best salmon recipe oven Potato chips, Doritos, corn chips, saltine crackers, pretzels; the bottom of your half-opened bags of this’es and that’s are perfect here.

Same goes for the mixture of beans, chili, salsa, or red pasta sauce used. Best salmon steak recipe That random jar of red peppers, canned corn, black olives, or whatever it is you need to clean up and out of your pantry or freezer, toss it in. Best smoked salmon recipe This is a very flexible recipe.

Take five or six big handfuls of chips and put them into a bowl and chop-chop-chop with a wooden spoon, crushing the chips into dime size pieces. Chicken best recipes I almost felt bad taking perfectly-formed whole chips and crushing them. Delicious baked salmon recipes Where are those bottom-of-the-bag-chip-crumbs when you need them?

To the chips, add a can each of chili, beans, and salsa. Easy baked salmon recipe Or whatever it is you want to use. Easy canned salmon recipes As noted in the recipe section, ripe with options and substitutions. Easy delicious salmon recipes Add a couple big handfuls of shredded cheese to the mixing bowl and give it a stir.

Pour it into a foil-lined baking pan. Easy oven baked salmon recipes Do not skip lining your pan with foil or you will literally have a hot mess on your hands when it comes time for the dishes. Easy recipe for salmon patties Nachos and melted cheese is great in your mouth. Easy salmon burger recipe Not on your bakeware.

Bake for 20 minutes, top with a layer of sour cream, add more chips ‘ n cheese.

Bake again for 10 more minutes to get a nice browned top to your casserole. Easy salmon dinner recipes The microwave can’t make nachos like that.

This is perfect tailgating food. Easy salmon patty recipe It’s May and not November, I realize that.

But there is never a wrong month for chili and chips and cheese.

Or for nachos-for-dinner disguised as a casserole. Easy salmon recipes baked Or for meals that make planned leftovers. Easy salmon recipes oven To say the family went ga-ga for this is an understatement.

And like most lasagna, spaghetti, or chili recipes, this got better the second and third day in the refrigerator as the flavors married.

One tip to perk up re-heated leftovers is to garnish with a dollop of sour cream, salsa, or a sprinkling of fresh cheese.

An easy and hearty casserole the whole family will love. Easy smoked salmon recipes It reminds me of chili nachos that meets a pan of lasagna on the way to the oven. Fresh salmon cakes recipe Great for planned leftovers and always a hit with sports fans for tailgating, Superbowl parties, or any time you need a warm, comforting dish.

Preheat oven to 375F. Fresh salmon patties recipe Line a 9-by-9-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray, and set aside. Grilled salmon burger recipe In a large mixing bowl, add 5 to 6 cups chips (about 5 big handful of chips from the bag) and with a wooden spoon or similar, poke and crush the chips to the size of a dime. Grilled salmon recipe jamie oliver You don’t want powder, but make them small. Grilled salmon steak recipe Add the chili, beans, salsa, 2 loosely-packed cups cheese (about two-thirds of the package), and stir to combine. Grilled teriyaki salmon recipe Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes, remove pan from oven and spread sour cream in an even, flat layer over the casserole. Healthy salmon cakes recipe Sprinkle 1 to 1 1/2 cups loosely packed cheese (the remaining cheese in the package) evenly over the top of the sour cream. Healthy salmon recipes baked Sprinkle 1 to 1 1/4 cups crushed corn chips over the top and bake for 9 to 12 minutes, or until top is browned to desired level.

Serve immediately. Japanese teriyaki salmon recipe Optionally, garish with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkling of cheese, or a pinch of chopped cilantro or onion. Oven baked salmon fillet recipes Store leftovers in a Glad Freezerware container or similar airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Notes: Recipe is highly adaptable based on what kinds of canned goods you have on hand. Oven baked salmon recipes Aim for about 30 ounces of wet ingredients, i.e. Quick baked salmon recipes one 20-ounce can of beans and a 10-ounce jar of salsa. Quick easy salmon recipes One 20-ounce jar of red pasta sauce and one 10 ounce-can of beans. Recipe baked salmon fillet Based on how chunky or wet your batter mixture is before baking, you may need to adjust baking times slightly. Recipe for baking salmon Bulk this up with canned corn, fresh or canned bell peppers, crushed tomatoes, or almost any vegetable you have on hand; add crumbled tofu, tempeh, pre-cooked meatballs, soy meatballs. Recipe for fish cakes Get creative.

*To keep vegan, use vegan cheese and vegan sour cream (or thicker-style vegan yogurt). Recipe for salmon burgers Take care all ingredients used are suitable for your dietary needs.

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I really don’t think there’s anyone who doesn’t like them but I’d love to hear your favorite combinations and recipes.

Do you have a favorite casserole or freezer-friendly meal that makes planned leftovers?

Until I had a family I really wasn’t that into leftovers and didn’t see the big deal about make-ahead meals. Recipe for smoked salmon dip I see the big deal now.

They are such a time saver and even if I didn’t have a family, the whole “cook once, eat twice” strategy would be in full-swing. Recipe for smoked salmon pasta Knowing I have something in the freezer or fridge already made and all I have to do is re-heat it, makes the dinner hour so much more sane not having to start from scratch. Recipe for smoked salmon pate Add a salad and dinner is ready.

As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received a stipend and coupons for free Glad® FreezerWare TM containers.

I made a vegan version of this for my omni family the other night using Daiya Cheddar Shreds and Tofutti Better than Sour Cream. Recipe for thai fish cakes Every last bite was scraped out of the pan, it was perfect for 3 picky kids! Thanks Averie for the great recipe.

That’s awesome, Gabby! Glad you and your family liked it and that there were Clean Plate Club Members! Thanks for coming back to LMK!

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In your Chips and Cheese Chili Casserole the ingredients calls for one 8 oz. Recipe smoked salmon pasta package shredded cheese (2 c.) but your recipe calls for 3 1/2 c. Recipes for cooking salmon of the cheese. Recipes for salmon fillets in the oven So I am guessing it should be 2 of the 8 oz. Recipes for salmon in the oven packages roughly?

I am going to try something like it tomorrow night. Recipes for salmon steaks I have a bunch of leftover chili but I am going to slice packaged polenta on the bottom of the casserole I think. Salmon best recipe Thanks for the recipe!

I guess it depends if you ‘pack’ the cheese in the measuring cup or if you lay it in more loosely. Salmon fillet recipes pan fried I’d go with one 8-oz package and if it looks skimpy or if you’re a real cheese fan, add a little more. Salmon mousse recipe jamie oliver You can never go wrong with more cheese 🙂

In your dish, did you used retried beans? I think I spy both red and black beans in it? It looks so very tasty that I want our first try to look that amazing! My kids are standing over me saying “make that for dinner tonight pleeeeeaase!

I used black and red beans in a canned bean medley I had on hand, but no refried beans.

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