Let’s get loco with Doritos Taco Bake

With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner I thought I would get in the spirit with this taco casserole. It’s kinda like a Doritos Locos Taco in casserole form, but with enchilada sauce…because I couldn’t decide between tacos and enchiladas, but I knew I wanted the Doritos…so yeah, this is what I came up with! I’ve made different versions in the past, and they always go over well with the kiddoes. Because, duhhh, it has Doritos!

Doritos Taco Bake

1 lb. lean ground beef (or turkey)
1 packet taco seasoning (plus amount of water called for on packet)
1 (10 oz.) can Enchilada Sauce
1 (10 oz) can cream of chicken soup (I like this homemade version)
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
2 cups Mexican Blend cheese, shredded (or your favorite cheese)
approx. 3/4 of 11 oz bag Doritos, coarsely crushed
  • Pre-heat oven to 350. 
  • Cook ground beef in skillet on medium high heat until cooked through, breaking into small pieces as it cooks. 
  • Drain hamburger if needed and combine with water and taco seasoning and cook as directed on packet.
  • Once the seasoned meat is done, add 1 cup of cheese, the cream of chicken soup, yogurt, and enchilada sauce to the meat. Stir to combine. 
  • In a lightly sprayed 9 x 13 casserole dish, add the meat mixture. Top with remaining cheese and cover with crushed Doritos.
  • Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Remove cover and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes. (This is optional, I just like to have the Doritos nice and crispy on top.)
  • Serve with desired toppings such as lettuce, onions, tomatoes, cilantro, sour cream, guacamole, etc.

You may also like Dorito Chicken Taco BakeChipotle Taco Bake, or Ghetto Tacos. What can I say? We like Doritos around here!

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Oven Baked Tacos

I saw this idea floating around Pinterest and it seemed like a really good idea for my family of five. I think it would be great to have a large dish of tacos ready for the taking on Super Bowl Sunday too! At my house, it allows everyone to sit down at the same time on taco night instead of waiting for each person to fill their taco with meat, get their cheese AND preparing tacos like this eliminates the worry that the meat and cheese is going to run out! I can evenly divide everything and heat the shells all at the same time.

Once heated, you can add the toppings or you can let everyone add their own. I usually add the lettuce (and mix in a little spinach) to the whole dish (after heating), since that’s about all my kids will eat on their tacos.
But I like to add extra sauce, sour cream (or plain yogurt) and cilantro to mine.
My little man loves some tacos! He was shoveling it in with both hands.
There is no real recipe to this, just prepare your taco meat/filling as you normally would. Then add the meat to the taco shells. Line the shells up in a casserole dish and top with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees F until the cheese is nice and melted.
It comes in handy when feeding a crowd…or just 3 hungry kids!

Bubble Up Taco Casserole

With everything going on this holiday season (Christmas is 3 weeks away! Yikes!!) everyone needs a few simple recipes in their arsenal. I mean really, when you’ve spent every moment shopping, planning, wrapping, decorating and pinning Elf on the Shelf ideas…you need something easy to throw together for dinner. Bubble Up Pizza is the third most popular recipe on my site, probably for just that reason.  It’s super easy, it’s kid-friendly, and hey, it’s pizza!  I’ve made it for my kids several times myself, but when I saw the new Pillsbury Corn Biscuits, I immediately decided that a new version was in order….Bubble Up Taco!  As with the pizza version, this uses just a few basic ingredients –

and you could add any additional toppings you like (olives, green chilies, etc.) Of course, my kids wouldn’t eat anything other than the basics.

It’s pretty tasty, it’s simple to throw together, and I love the corn biscuits. (They have blueberry too. I made Blueberry Maple Pull Apart Casserole with those. YUMMM.)

Bubble Up Taco Casserole

  • 1 cans Pillsbury Corn Biscuits
  • 1/2 can Enchilada Sauce
  • 1 cup Mexican Cheese Blend
  • 1/2 lb. taco meat (lean ground beef or turkey with taco seasoning added)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  
Cut biscuits into quarters or eighths (I did some of both – these biscuits are pretty large) and place in medium bowl.  
Toss biscuits with enchilada sauce.  
Add taco meat and any additional ingredients you may want (green chilies, etc.) and half of the cheese. Toss until well blended.  
Spray an 8 x 8 baking dish with cooking spray.  Pour biscuit mixture into pan and top with remaining cheese.  
Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes, or until biscuits are done. (Check center for doneness – it should be somewhat firm in the middle. Biscuits are going to remain soft because they are covered in sauce, but they shouldn’t be gooey.)
 
*This recipe is easily doubled to make a 9 x 13 size
When serving, add lettuce, sour cream, salsa, etc. However you like your tacos, you can add it to this. You can also adjust the enchilada sauce to your tastes…some people will want more sauce. My only complaint is that I wanted more spice! My kids need to toughen up their taste buds 🙂

Dorito Chicken Taco Bake

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, and our love of Doritos, here is another casserole with a Mexican flair….covered in Doritos, of course.

Unlike the Chipotle Taco Bake, this one does not use crescent rolls and has chicken instead of beef.

Dorito Chicken Taco Bake

2 cups cooked chicken, shredded 
2 cups shredded Mexican Blend cheese (divided)
1 can cream of chicken soup (10 oz)  I used this homemade version
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup plain yogurt (or sour cream)
1 can Ro-tel tomatoes, drained
1/2 packet taco seasoning
1 large bag Doritos, coarsly crushed
 
Toppings (optional) – lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole
 
  • Pre-heat oven to 350.
  • In a large bowl mix together chicken, 1 cup of cheese, cream of chicken, milk, yogurt, Ro-tel tomatoes, and taco seasoning.
  • In a lightly sprayed 2-quart casserole dish, add a layer of crushed Doritos across the bottom. Top with half of chicken mixture. Add another layer of crushed Doritos, followed by the rest of the chicken mixture. Top with remaining cheese and Doritos.
  • Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until bubbling.
 
Remove from oven and top with toppings of choice, if desired.
Verdict? We love Doritos, so this was pretty good. However, I was not crazy about the Doritos on the bottom and middle of the casserole.  They got kind of soggy and tasted like corn tortillas (which I don’t like).  Next time, I will bake it in a 9×13 casserole dish, and just put the Doritos on top.  That is just a personal preference. I also think it would be fine to use the whole packet of taco seasoning instead of half.
If your family loves Doritos too, you may want to check out ‘Ghetto Tacos‘ – my kids love this…it’s basically a deconstructed taco that you eat with Doritos instead of a shell.
And for the perfect Cinco de Mayo dessert –
Margarita Cake of course!
(If it is cold and rainy where you are, like it is here, then you may be interested in something more along the lines of this Mexican Chicken and Rice Soup! It’s MAY, where is my Spring weather?!)