Dorito Taco Salad Casserole

My Dorito Taco Salad Casserole is full of Mexican flavors in a delicious baked casserole with a fresh, crisp salad on top! Layers of taco seasoned ground beef, pinto beans and corn make the base that’s then topped with crunchy Doritos chips, shredded cheddar cheese, olives and green onions. We serve this dorito casserole with our favorite taco toppings, like lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream.

Dorito Taco Salad Casserole in a white baking dish

DORITO TACO SALAD CASSEROLE

This Dorito Taco Salad Casserole was delicious! My entire family gobbled it up and asked for seconds. We are big fans of taco salad, and we are equally big fans of Doritos so it was absolutely a match made in heaven. The flavors play together so well and the Doritos chips add that crunch that traditional casseroles are often lacking.

My family adores this recipe, and asks for it all the time. My daughter loves when their are leftover because it means she gets to take it in her school lunch!

A scoop of Dorito Taco Salad Casserole on a wooden spoon.

HOW TO MAKE DORITO TACO SALAD CASSEROLE

The great thing about this Dorito Taco Salad Casserole (aside from the incredible flavor) is it’s flexibility. The base consists of seasoned ground beef, corn, beans, doritos, cheese and olives. You can spice that up with a cup of salsa if you like, or make it creamy with a cup of sour cream.

This recipe is made with lean ground beef, canned corn and pinto beans, but you could easily swap out ingredients to some healthier favorites:

  1. Replace pinto beans with black beans.
  2. Replace ground beef with lean ground chicken or turkey.
  3. Omit the canned corn and add salsa instead. Or add both!
  4. You could also switch up the flavor of Doritos (aff) to your favorite – we love the traditional nacho cheese or the taco flavors.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this Doritos Casserole with your favorite taco toppings. We add a big handful of shredded Romaine lettuce and some diced tomatoes, with a dollop of sour cream for good measure. You could also add:

  • Diced tomatoes
  • Fresh grated cheese
  • Pickled jalapenos for those who like it hot
  • More crushed Doritos
  • Diced green onion
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Salsa

What to do with leftovers

You can store leftover Dorito Taco Salad Casserole in the fridge, covered, for 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave. Keep in mind the chips will soften even more the longer they sit. You might want to add a few fresh chips for crunch.

This recipe can be frozen, but do so before adding the chips. Add the layers of cheese and olives; save the green onions and Doritos for right before baking to keep them fresh. Thaw in the fridge overnight and bake as directed. You may need to add several minutes to the cooking time.

A serving of Dorito Taco Casserole on a plate with lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream

For more delicious Mexican inspired recipes, try these:

Dorito Taco Salad Casserole topped with shredded lettuce and tomatoes and olives

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Dorito Taco Salad Casserole

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 41 mins
Total Time 51 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 servings
Calories 540kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 small white onion chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 can corn drained
  • 1 can pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 10- ounce bag nacho cheese Doritos or any flavor you like
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 can sliced olives
  • 2 green onions
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Sour cream

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • To a large skillet over medium-high heat, add onions, ground beef and 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning. Cook until no longer pink. Drain grease from the skillet. Add salt for flavor if desired. (6 minutes)
  • Stir in corn and pinto beans. Pour the mixture into a greased 11x7 baking dish. 
  • Lightly crush the Doritos (you want chunks of chips). Layer Doritos, cheese, olives and green onions over the meat mixture.
  • Bake in the preheated 375 degree oven for 35 minutes. If it begins to brown too quickly, tent with foil.
  • Cool slightly, then serve, topped with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 540kcal

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Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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