Doritos Taco Casserole Recipe

Erin S. | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts Updated

Doritos Taco Casserole is a taco casserole taken to the next level. Layer with your favorite Doritos and make it your own!

When I think of fall and winter I think of casseroles. In the traditional sense of the word, I am not really a fan of them. I think of casseroles as a few things thrown together in a pan, with frozen veggies, in a gravy type sauce, and then loaded up with cheese. Not exactly healthy, or that tasty.

Doritos Taco Casserole Photo

I realize my definition is not really accurate, but what can you do? If I say we are having a casserole for dinner, my husband cringes as well. So I think it is time to reinvent the casserole, and make it something people look forward to!

Doritos Taco Casserole Picture

We are big fans of Mexican food at our house, so it seemed like a good place to start. I am a member of a cooking club that meets one time each month. This year the theme is letters of the alphabet. Last month when we met, we were on “D,E,F”. So we had to bring a dish that started with one of those letters.

I was unsure what I was going to make until I walked into the grocery store and right at the front Doritos were on sale. Perfect! This casserole idea immediately popped into my head, and I knew it was meant to be.

Doritos Taco Casserole Image

I used ground turkey to make it a little bit healthier for you. But feel free to use ground beef or even ground chicken if that is what your family likes. You can even switch up the flavor of the chips. I am a Cool Ranch girl to the core, so that is what I used.

My family probably would have liked Nacho Cheese better, but when you don’t make dinner, you have to go with what the cook likes!

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My family and the ladies at cooking club loved this quick and easy casserole. My 9 year old practically licked his plate clean! Top with your favorite taco toppings; lettuce, tomatoes, black olive, salsa, avocados etc.

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Doritos Taco Casserole Recipe

    6 Servings

Ingredients

For the Casserole:
  • 1 pound Ground Turkey
  • 1 cup Onion, Chopped
  • 1 cup Frozen Corn
  • 1 packet Taco Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Salsa
  • 1/2 bag Cool Ranch Doritos
  • 1 1/2 cups Cheese
Toppings:
  • Lettuce
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Black Olives
  • Diced Avocado

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large skillet, brown ground turkey. Add onions and corn, cooking until the onions are tender.
  3. Add taco seasoning, and water - mix until well combined. Remove from heat mix in sour cream and salsa.
  4. Using a 2 quart baking dish, layer a few handfuls of Doritos, slightly crushed, to the bottom. Spoon half of the meat mixture over the top, sprinkle with half of the cheese. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes until heated through and cheese is melted.
  6. Top with desired toppings to serve.

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Author: Erin S.
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 284
Calories 568

% Daily Value*
55%
Total Fat 36g
15%
  Saturated Fat 3g
38%
Sodium 921mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate 33g
4%
  Dietary Fiber 4g
  Sugars 4g
46%
Protein 23g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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About Erin

Erin is passionate about quick and easy dinners that lead to family togetherness on her blog, Dinners, Dishes & Desserts. How could we not ask her to share that passion as an Easy Dinner fanatic?