Taco Bell Nachos Bell Grande (Copycat)

10 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Taco Bell Nachos Bell Grande are a crispy and flavorful crowd-pleasing dish. Made with sour cream, refried beans, nacho cheese, and ground beef.

Lately we’ve really been loving making Copycat Recipes for some of our favorite fast food dishes. Just like Taco Bell 5-Layer Burrito, or Taco Bell’s Bean Burrito this recipe tastes even better than what you could get at the drive thru.

Taco Bell Nachos Bell Grande on plate

We’ve all had those days when you’re just craving your favorite fast food snack. With this easy copycat recipe there’s no need to run to the T-bell drive-thru or order from Grubhub. You can have all the cheesy, meaty, flavor of Nachos BellGrande without ever leaving your house.

If you’ve tried our recipe for Easy Taco Salad, then you know just how delicious a simple chip recipe like this one can be. Nachos BellGrande make the perfect dish for your next party. Make a big serving and put them out for all your guests to enjoy as an appetizer. One great part about making this recipe at home is that you can put out other toppings and optional ingredients so everyone can customize their chips themselves.

Whether you’re having a party, enjoying the big game, or having a relaxing movie night with your family, these Nachos BellGrande chips are the perfect dish!

Your guests will be even more impressed with this Nachos BellGrande recipe when they realize the whole thing is made from scratch. Skip right over the canned nacho cheese and make your own Nacho Cheese Recipe that’s even more creamy and delicious. Try out the recipe for Refried Beans and Taco Bell Ground Beef while your at it to take Nachos BellGrande to the next level.



  • Start by preheating your oven to 250 degrees.
  • Line your baking sheet with parchment paper, then add a layer of tortilla chips.
  • Bake the chips for 5 minutes. Don’t let them get browned.
  • Move the chips to your serving dish then start adding the layers of toppings.
  • Start with by spooning on some refried beans, then add the taco meat, nacho cheese, and diced tomatoes.
  • Lastly add on some sour cream and enjoy.

Taco Bell Nachos Bell Grande on plate


  • Meat: Instead of ground beef you can serve your Nachos Bell Grande with shredded chicken, ground turkey, steak slices, or take out the meat if you’d like vegetarian nachos.
  • Cheese: If you don’t want to make nacho cheese sauce, you can always melt some shredded cheese over your chips. Use cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, Swiss, or pepper jack.
  • Beans: Instead of refried beans try using some black beans, pinto beans, or even kidney beans.
  • Chips: Taco Bell Nachos BellGrande are typically made with classic tortilla chips. You could use Fritos or Doritos to mix things up.
  • Add-ons: There are so many delicious additions you can make to your favorite nacho recipe. Try topping your nachos with some sliced jalapeños, olives, green onions, guacamole, or crispy lettuce.
  • Nacho Fries: Instead of using chips in your recipe you can add this toppings onto cooked French fries to make nacho fries.


Taco Bell Nachos Supreme:

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Make your Taco Bell ground beef with ½ a yellow diced onion. Once cooked drain the beef.
  • Add a generous layer of chips to your parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Spoon refried beans over the chips.
  • Add the ground beef.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over the top.
  • Put the nachos in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Once done, remove from the oven and sprinkle diced tomatoes and green onions over the top.

Taco Bell Nachos Bell Grande on plate

Triple Layer Nachos:

  • Cook refried beans.
  • Add a layer of tortilla chips, top that with refried beans, sour cream, and nacho cheese.
  • Add another layer of chips, beans, sour cream, and cheese. Then a third layer.
  • Top all of it with shredded cheese, and olives.
  • Add some Taco Bell Red Sauce if you’d like.



  • Serve: Don’t leave your Taco Bell Nachos at room temperature for than 2 hours.
  • Store: Unfortunately nachos really don’t store well and are best served fresh. You can store the toppings separated from the chips in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • Freeze: Nachos also won’t last well in the freezer. You can store the ground beef and nacho cheese sauce in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Taco Bell Nachos Bell Grande

Taco Bell Nachos Bell Grande are a crispy and flavorful crowd-pleasing dish. Made with sour cream, refried beans, nacho cheese, and ground beef.
Yield 10 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Author Sabrina Snyder



  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  • Add tortilla chips to an oven safe tray or baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes until hot (but not browning).
  • Remove from oven and transfer chips to a serving dish.
  • Top with refried beans, taco meat, nacho cheese and tomatoes.
  • Spoon the sour cream in the middle of the nachos.


Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 643mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 2mg

Nachos Bell Grande Copycat

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. Hi, I would love to make this along with the other Taco Bell recipes but the link isn’t working for the meat. Can you please post it? Thank you!

    1. I’m replying to this post for others who wonder how to make the Taco Bell ground beef….I’ll be making the nachos grande today for the football game snack, so I’ll make the copycat Taco Bell seasoning as it seasons one lb. of ground beef. Then, we’ll proceed with the recipe for nachos and use the seasoned beef with the cheese sauce and refried beans. Just thought this may help other people wondering what to do since the beef recipe is no longer available.