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Easy Taco Casserole Recipe
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Easy Taco Casserole
Favorite taco ingredients turned into a baked casserole. See more
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Easy Taco Casserole

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"Quick and easy taco entree for a last minute meal. Top with chopped tomato, onion, and lettuce if desired."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cook and stir ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease. Stir salsa, onion, mayonnaise, chili powder, and cumin into the beef. Remove from heat.
  3. Spread about half the ground beef mixture into the bottom of a 2-quart casserole dish. Spread about half the tortilla chips in a layer atop the beef mixture. Layer about half of each of the Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses over the tortilla chip layer. Repeat layers with remaining ingredients, ending with Monterey Jack cheese. Cover dish with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the cheese is melted in the middle, about 30 minutes.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 27, 2012

When I make this casserole, I use sour cream instead of mayonnaise and crushed Nacho Cheese Doritos. If you don't have the individual spices, taco seasoning works out great. I like to serve this with little bowls of chopped sides, like tomatoes, black olives, shredded lettuce, homemade salsa........

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 19, 2013

This was okay. It is better if you add sour cream at the table. The texture was a bit thick and tacky. I didn't like the flavour very much. But, to be fair, I don't like the flavour of taco meat (when I make tacos, I don't add seasoning to the meat), so I'm a bit biased. The tortilla chips layered in were yummy.

Aug 31, 2012

I replaced the mayo with 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt; the chili power and cumin with canned taco seasoning, taco sauce for the salsa, 1/2 pound ground beef in place of a pound, and used a mix of shredded "Mexican" cheese. Slightly sauteed the onion when the beef was almost done, and added a can of nonfat refried beans to the sauce mixture. We ate with diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce and sliced jalapeños on top. It was yummy and pretty healthy (tortilla chips aside). Thanks for sharing!

Aug 11, 2012

Made this for dinner last night and it was quite yummy! Used sour cream instead of mayo, and cayenne pepper in place of the cumin and chili powder. Pretty spicy but yummy and quick to put together.

Nov 30, 2012

Easy Taco Casserole Haiku: "Totally easy. Swapped sour cream for mayo. Served with lots of 'stuff.'" I don't think I wouldn't liked this nearly as much w/ mayo, so I used sour cream, along w/ a Mexi-blend of cheese, rather than the 2 different types called for. One bite of it by itself was "mmm tasty", but eating w/ cilantro, tomatoes, lettuce, and extra hot sauce? Taco-transcendent!

Aug 08, 2013

I thought I would try this recipe since it seemed an easy weeknight dinner. I followed the original recipe only adding sour cream on the side when served. My husband LOVED it! I enjoyed it as well and our 20 month old son gobbled it up! Definitely going to save this one in my 'favorites' folder to make again. Thanks for the recipe!

Oct 03, 2013

Husband loved it! I USED mayo; thought it gave extra flavor. No cumin, just chili powder. 1 1/2 lbs ground beef, a 15 oz. jar of mild salsa, cup of diced onion, and BBQ corn chips. It was quick and wonderful!

Oct 10, 2012

This recipe was easy and delicious. Like other reviewers I used about 3 tablespoons of Taco Seasoning I from this site (minus the salt) instead of the chili powder and cumin to give it a little more flavor and heat. I also used a light sour cream instead of mayonnaise and pepper jack cheese for the monterey Jack Cheese. I forgot to cover it in foil and the cheese on top got a little overdone. Next time i will cover it in foil until the last 10 minutes or so. I served it with cornbread and it was delicious.


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  • Calories
  • 481 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 90 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 38 g
  • 59%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 24 g
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 690 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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