An easy twist on Mexican food for dinner, this Doritos Nacho Cheese Taco Bake is a fun casserole that will make your family smile! Lean ground taco meat and veggies are topped with shredded cheese and crumbled Doritos tortilla chips for a delicious, flavorful, and simple one dish meal!
The Easy Way To Feed A Crowd
You guys, this Taco Bake is the easiest way to serve tacos to a crowd! Plus, with little kids, there's no need to worry about the taco shells breaking, the contents falling out of the tortilla, or messy toppings all over the floor (moms out there, I know that you can relate)!
Instead, I've just assembled all of our favorite taco ingredients -- plus a few added veggies -- in one casserole dish. It's an awesome prep-ahead option for busy weeknights, it's a meal that your husband and kids will LOVE, and it eliminates the stress of last-minute dinners.
Imagine how happy my kids were when they realized that I was serving their favorite chips for dinner?! While this isn't a common occurrence, it's a nice change of pace every once in awhile!
The Doritos take the place of a traditional taco shell or soft flour tortilla and add so much zesty flavor to the dish. Plus, the first layer of chips forms a great little crust at the bottom of the taco bake. So, so good!
Cook's Tips - Doritos Taco Bake
- Cooking for a Smaller Family? You can easily cut the ingredients in half and bake the casserole in an 8-inch square dish.
- Want to Prep Ahead? I often cook the beef mixture in advance and keep it in the refrigerator for a few days until I'm ready to assemble the casserole!
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Doritos Nacho Cheese Taco Bake
- 1 9.75 ounce bag Nacho Cheese flavored Doritos, coarsely crushed (about 4 cups crushed)
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 1 1 ounce packet taco seasoning mix
- ⅔ cup water
- 1 red bell pepper diced
- 2 ½ cups salsa or taco sauce
- 1 15 ounce can corn, drained
- 2 cups shredded Mexican-blend or Cheddar cheese
- Heat oven to 350°F (180C). Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink (about 5 to 7 minutes). Drain. Return beef to skillet and stir in taco seasoning mix, water and bell pepper. Simmer until thickened (about 3 to 4 minutes), stirring frequently. Stir in salsa and corn.
- Place half of the crushed Doritos in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with half of the cheese. Spread beef mixture on top.
- Bake, uncovered, for about 25-30 minutes (or until hot and bubbly).
- Sprinkle top of the casserole with remaining crushed Doritos and remaining shredded cheese. Put the dish back in the oven for about 5 more minutes, or until the cheese is melted.