Easy Night Dinner! Taco Casserole


Taco Casserole is an easy and delicious twist on the regular tacos in a shell kind of thing. I really enjoy casseroles and their ease, when school nights are busy with homework, reading and other activities, it can be a lifesaver.

You can twist this recipe up any way you like it! We really enjoy corn and black olives, sometimes we even add some spanish rice into the mix. When you are short on time, grab what you have and throw it in!

Taco Cassole

Here is what you will need to make Taco Casserole:

Taco Casserole
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  • Ingredients
  • 1 Lb of ground beef or turkey
  • 1 package of taco seasoning
  • water
  • 1 – 15oz. canned corn
  • 1 – 8oz. canned tomato sauce
  • 1 bag of tortilla chips
  • 1 – 15oz can of beans (refried or black, we used black)
  • 1/2 onion – diced
  • 2 cups of shredded cheese (I used Kraft Mexican Blend)


  1. Instructions
  2. Brown the ground beef or turkey along with the diced onion. Drain and rinse. Mix in the taco seasoning and prepare according to instructions on packet. Allow the meat to simmer for just a few minutes. Then add your tomato sauce and canned corn, allow to cook for a few more minutes.
  3. Grease a 9X13 pan with Pam.
  4. The chips and mixture will be layered into the pan like a lasagna. Layer the pan bottom with crunched up chips (Don’t make them too small). Then add a layer of your meat mixture. Third Layer will be cheese. Continue this until your mixture is gone, ending with the meat mixture as your last layer.
  5. Top your casserole with a layer of beans and add cheese to the top.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until hot and yummy.
  7. Top with lettuce, sour cream or whatever toppings that you like to add
  8. ENJOY!


Calories: 2413 cal
Carbohydrates: 137 g
Fat: 137 g
Sodium: 3113 g
Cholesterol: 518 g
Protein: 167 g
Fiber: 27 g

Taco Casserole



90 thoughts on “Easy Night Dinner! Taco Casserole

  • September 9, 2013 at 2:08 pm
    Thank you! I'm definitely making this for dinner tonight. Yum! Reply
  • December 28, 2012 at 5:01 am
    Looks delicious! We love taco night. It's one of my grandson's favorite meals. Reply
  • December 20, 2012 at 9:19 am
    i love this idea! We have tacos and the kids are on such strange sports schedules.It means getting all the ingredients/components out at 4 different times from the fridge sometimes. And then we warm the shells too so it is a pain. THIS can be made ahead and each can take out a portion from ONE container. So many times someone has left a leftover out on the stovetop and was wasted. This would appeal the kids, our budget, and save time too! Bravo! Reply
  • December 10, 2012 at 6:07 pm
    My family LOVES tacos, and I'm always on the lookout for low cost dinner ideas. Thanks for sharing. Reply
  • November 29, 2012 at 11:11 am
    This just look plain YUMMY! Reply
  • November 18, 2012 at 8:52 am
    OMG, my two favorite things!  Tacos & casseroles!  I am definately going to make this one next Saturday! Reply
  • August 6, 2012 at 8:14 am
    I think my kids would really like this, minus the beans (I think it's a texture thing). Casseroles are so easy and fun, you can put in whatever you like and just bake it! Reply
  • July 24, 2012 at 8:50 am
    Sounds great! I am always looking for fast, easy meals. Thanks. Reply
  • July 13, 2012 at 8:55 pm
    wow yummy we love tacos Reply
  • June 23, 2012 at 7:46 pm
    My family loves this recipe. Can't ever make enough to have leftovers Reply
  • June 14, 2012 at 10:46 pm
    This looks absolutely delicious.. I like the fact that it is a new spin on an old favourite Going to try this, without the beans - my daughter doesnt like them ! Reply
  • June 12, 2012 at 9:29 am
    I agree - casseroles are a lifesaver when cooking for a family. I LOVE leftovers, and this looks great. Very easy too. Reply
  • June 12, 2012 at 9:04 am
    Gotta love low cost dinners! Gonna try this one, thanks! :) Reply
  • June 12, 2012 at 12:13 am
    This Taco Casserole sounds delicious! I am going to have to try it soon! Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net Reply
  • June 10, 2012 at 5:10 pm
    This looks good and I never thought about doing a taco dish vegetarian. We use ground turkey wherever possible when we use meat because ground beef has gotten so outrageously priced. When we do use meat for casseroles, I always cut the amount the recipe calls for in half. Reply
  • June 7, 2012 at 5:48 am
    Wow, using chips as the "pasta"...great idea. I love a good taco casserole. Thank you. Reply
  • May 9, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    I think I now know what we're having for dinner tonight - thanks! Reply
  • May 8, 2012 at 6:26 pm
    This looks super yummy and tasty! And easy Reply
  • May 8, 2012 at 11:06 am
    Looks so yummy! Thanks for the great idea! Reply
  • May 3, 2012 at 4:23 pm
    *drools* I'm definitely going to try this recipe. My husband loves mexican food. And I love easy-to-make dinners - because I'm 34 weeks pregnant and don't feel like standing in the kitchen for hours :p Pinning this for later! Reply
  • May 2, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    everyone in my family would love this recipe. I would add a layer of salsa afterwards too. Reply
  • May 2, 2012 at 2:07 am
    I will have to try it and bookmark that website- I'm a vegetarian (who loves to eat!) Reply
  • April 30, 2012 at 6:01 am
    We love taco night! This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!! Reply
  • April 30, 2012 at 4:41 am
    Love this recipe, tacos is the one dish my grandson loves so I need to try this one. Thanks! Reply
  • April 27, 2012 at 11:48 am
    looks really good! I could use more casserole ideas too, we are on a tight budget since my husbands hours have been cut in half. thank you for your food ideas it really helps a lot! Reply
  • April 26, 2012 at 8:15 am
    This sounds delicious! I noticed someone mentioned the sodium, I make my own taco seasoning, it tastes just like the packet seasoning, I haven't purchased the packets for years now. Don't purchased the $1 a jar cumin, get a good quality brand, it DOES make a difference. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/taco-seasoning-i/detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=taco%20seasoning&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Home%20Page Reply
  • April 25, 2012 at 2:49 pm
    sounds great, will try this Reply
  • April 18, 2012 at 11:19 pm
    Omg this looks so good. I will be putting this in our rotations, Thanks Reply
  • April 18, 2012 at 9:31 pm
    This looks delicious. I can't wait to try it. Reply
  • April 13, 2012 at 7:10 pm
    this looks so good, will have to try this, thanks Reply
  • April 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm
    This looks so good and something I think my grandson would actually enjoy!! Reply
  • April 6, 2012 at 9:59 pm
    This looks so yummy! Going on my meal planner list for sure! :) Reply
  • March 29, 2012 at 8:27 pm
    I'm vegetarian like the other blog's recipe is geared towards. While I don't care for corn, I do love the rest of the recipe. Thanks for the info! :) Reply
  • March 24, 2012 at 1:33 pm
    oooh that looks delicious i would love to try this Reply
  • March 22, 2012 at 7:47 am
    This looks really good :) I definitely will try it. Reply
  • March 15, 2012 at 11:26 am
    Thank you! This looks so good! We can always use low budget dinner ideas!!! Reply
  • March 14, 2012 at 11:24 am
    That sounds absolutely delicious! I can almost guarantee everyone would eat. Taco's are always a big hit. Gladys P Reply
  • March 13, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    Oh what a great dinner idea! Thanks! I was looking for some new dinners! Reply
  • March 13, 2012 at 3:35 am
    This sound delicious and can easily be converted to my vegetarian household Reply
  • March 10, 2012 at 9:09 pm
    This looks super yummy and I'm definitely giving it a try! Thanks for sharing! Reply
  • March 10, 2012 at 3:22 pm
    It's almost just like nachos! There are so many things you could do to change this up a bit. Thanks for the recipe! Reply
  • March 10, 2012 at 2:50 pm
    This looks great, my husband loves tacos but I would have to skip the beans for him Reply
  • March 5, 2012 at 11:20 am
    Made this the other night with the addition of shredded lettuce, sour cream and salsa and everyone loved it! Reply
  • March 1, 2012 at 10:31 pm
    This recipe looks delicious. I never tried a taco casserole I didn't like. I will have to give this one a try. Thank you for sharing! Reply
  • February 28, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    sounds great Reply
  • February 27, 2012 at 9:51 am
    I LOVE anything taco lately so I will probably be trying this! Casseroles are so easy and so delicious! Reply
  • February 26, 2012 at 9:27 pm
    This looks really yummy and easy, I'll be adding it to my menu! Reply
  • February 26, 2012 at 8:16 pm
    This looks really yummy! And I'm always looking for new recipes to try! Especially ones that aren't too expensive! Reply
  • February 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm
    That looks so good! Im gonna have to try it out soon! Thank you! Reply
  • February 21, 2012 at 11:27 pm
    MMMmm this looks so delicious and easy! Reply
  • February 20, 2012 at 1:03 am
    Looks yummy and easier than taco night with everything in there. Thanks. Reply
  • February 17, 2012 at 5:46 pm
    This...looks...AMAZING! My family is going to be eating this tomorrow! =D Reply
  • February 16, 2012 at 8:41 pm
    This likes a recipe I will have to try for my family. They love mexican. My kids are such picky eaters. It is hard at times to find dinners they like. Reply
  • February 12, 2012 at 11:37 am
    i would have to leave out a few of the ingreadients but otherwise it looks good Reply
  • February 11, 2012 at 11:52 pm
    Mmm, this looks delicious and easy! I can't wait to try it. Reply
  • February 10, 2012 at 11:33 pm
    This looks really delicious! I know that we would all love it, I think I'd add shredded chicken instead of the beef! ty Reply
  • February 9, 2012 at 9:49 pm
    My son will be home this weekend, this would be a perfect dinner recipe to introduce him to. :) Reply
  • February 9, 2012 at 3:09 pm
    Looks like something I could handle without messing up. Will give it a try Reply
  • February 9, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    This sounds yummy! Mexican food is my favorite and this looks so easy. Definitely going to try this recipe Reply
  • February 7, 2012 at 6:10 pm
    This looks yummy, thanks a nice winter comfort food. Reply
  • February 7, 2012 at 3:22 pm
    I love anything I can pop in the oven and leave for a while. I can't wait to try this. I have heard people talk about taco casseroles before, but never tried one. Thank you for the recipe Reply
  • February 7, 2012 at 9:31 am
    Love this! Gonna have to try it out! Reply
  • February 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    My familly loves tacos. I am sure they will love this casserole. Thanks for sharing! Reply
  • February 2, 2012 at 4:19 pm
    That looks like something my kids would like. Reply
  • January 31, 2012 at 8:10 pm
    This looks delicious! I'm sure this is one my family will love. Reply
  • January 30, 2012 at 11:02 pm
    I make this all the time! It's so easy and yummy Reply
  • January 30, 2012 at 7:54 pm
    Now this is something I need to try....always looking for a way to save and have it taste good also. Thank you for posting it! Reply
  • January 30, 2012 at 9:08 am
    Yummy! I love casseroles so much. They're usually my favorite go to, comfort meals. Reply
  • January 30, 2012 at 8:19 am
    This sounds delicious! I will have to try it soon! Thanks for sharing it! Reply
  • January 29, 2012 at 6:49 pm
    Wow, that looks delicious! I would add a little low fat sour cream or home made guacamole, but other than that, I don't think I'd change a thing. Thanks for sharing the recipe :) Reply
  • January 29, 2012 at 11:18 am
    Looks great to me. I like the idea of using the turkey in here because with all the other flavors, it'd be a good place to use it. Did that make sense....lol? Reply
  • January 28, 2012 at 10:26 pm
    thanks for the dinner idea! Reply
  • January 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm
    Thank you so much for posting this, I have been looking for a good easy receipe my children love tacos and was looking for some other way to make it! Reply
  • January 27, 2012 at 5:04 pm
    This looks and sounds good Reply
  • January 27, 2012 at 1:15 pm
    Looks great! To make it WW Points Plus friendly, I would probably use baked tortilla chips & a reduced fat cheese. I'll have to try this out sometime next week. Thanks for sharing. Reply
  • January 27, 2012 at 10:18 am
    sounds great, can't wait to try it Reply
  • January 27, 2012 at 9:40 am
    I use black beans in mine too! (unless i'm out then red kidney will do) Reply
  • January 27, 2012 at 9:16 am
    ohmygoodness...this looks SO good to me right now. I must try it out! xoxoxo Reply
  • January 27, 2012 at 8:31 am
    this looks delicious. love the new spin on tacos! Reply
  • January 27, 2012 at 1:27 am
    Looks wonderful, but could be a little salty. Easy enough to find lower sodium, bean, corn, & tomatoes. I'm gonna try this. Thanks. Reply

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