Nacho Casserole Recipe

Karly Campbell | Buns in my Oven

Nacho Casserole is an easy dinner with a whole lot of awesome. A new twist for taco Tuesday!

I have some breaking news to share with y’all. Like, this is earth-shatteringly important, so take a seat.


I have just realized that I am a taco meat hoarder.

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It’s okay. Don’t be afraid. I’m already researching treatment programs. I can change.

It’s just that hoarding taco meat is kind of my favorite thing to do. We have taco night quite a bit, because tacos.

Always and forever.

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So, I just make double or triple the amount of taco meat we need. I mean, why not? Taco meat will get eaten in this house, no question.

I use it in burrito bowls or taco salads or to make a quick chili or whatever. I just throw my taco meat on errthang.

Well, the other day I decided on nachos. But then I decided I wanted to eat my nachos with a fork.

And then I thought about my Doritos chicken casserole that I’m kind of obsessed with.

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So, I grabbed my Doritos and realized that I only had a half bag. So, I grabbed my Tostitos and realized I only had a half bag.

I married the two, because that’s the kind of recipe this is. Easy and versatile.

You can use whatever you’ve got hanging out in your pantry!

I crushed up the chips, I topped them with some sour cream and Ro*Tel, I added some taco meat, and I sprinkled on cheese.

Then I repeated the layers, because now we have a Doritos lasagna, which is exactly what America needed.

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You guys, this is such an easy meal. You could totally use ground turkey instead of ground beef, but seriously.

You’re eating a bag of chips for dinner, so health-ifying this recipe is kind of not happening. Just embrace the trashiness of the dish and let loose a little.

I promise you’ll be okay.

Don’t forget to sprinkle the top with cilantro, because my doctor told me that the little green flecks cancel out the Doritos. True story!

And drizzling on some homemade taco sauce would be a fab idea!

And, since you cancelled out the Doritos, you totally have room for some Nutella brownies. I mean, that’s how it works, right?

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Nacho Casserole Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 1 pound Ground Beef, Or ground turkey
  • 1 packet Taco Seasoning
  • 4 cups Crushed Tortilla Chips, Or Nacho Cheese Doritos
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 10 ounce can Ro-Tel
  • 8 ounces Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Grated
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
For Topping:


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook the ground beef or turkey until cooked through and no longer pink, breaking it into small pieces as it cooks. Drain the grease.
  3. Add the taco seasoning to the pan with the cooked meat along with ¼ cup of water. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes.
  4. Place half of the crushed chips in the bottom of a 9x9 baking dish.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together the sour cream and Ro*Tel. Spoon half of the mixture over the chips.
  6. Top with half of the taco meat and half of the cheese.
  7. Repeat the layers ending with the cheese.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the casserole is heated through.
  9. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
  10. Serve with guacamole, jalapenos, sour cream, or hot sauce as desired.


Cooking Method:
Tex Mex
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Author: Karly Campbell
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 474
Calories 969

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 59g
  Saturated Fat 19g
Sodium 1642mg
Total Carbohydrate 63g
  Dietary Fiber 5g
  Sugars 2g
Protein 45g

* 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.
Karly Campbell

About Karly

Karly cracks us up on her blog Buns in My Oven, and quite regularly stuns with all kinds of recipes. You'll find her passion for baking, especially Bar Desserts and casseroles, here on Food Fanatic.

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