Back to Easy Taco Casserole

Print Options


Card Sizes

Easy Taco Casserole Recipe

Easy Taco Casserole Recipe

Your family is sure to enjoy this mildly spicy one-dish meal with Southwestern flair. It's quick and easy to make and fun to serve. —Flo Burtnett, Gage, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 cups crushed tortilla chips
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce


  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the salsa, mayonnaise and chili powder.
  • 2. In an ungreased 2-qt. baking dish, layer half of the meat mixture, chips and cheeses. Repeat layers. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Just before serving, top with tomato and lettuce. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 514 calories, 38g fat (13g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 644mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein

Reviews for Easy Taco Casserole

Sort By :
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2015

"Fast - easy and yummy"

Reviewed Aug. 11, 2015

"very good ... family loved it"

Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

"I didn't like how the crushed chips and grated cheese got hard together, like a whole layer on top of hardness you had to pick off. I saw another person say add the cheese later, maybe that would work but maybe the chips need to be on the bottom and the cheese put on top as is done in another wonderful recipe on TofH, turkey taco bake. I agree with another reviewer that taco seasoning would be a lot better than just chili powder which was a bit spicy but bland. Maybe it saved sodium if that is a concern, but it didn't really taste very good, at least not to me."

Reviewed Mar. 13, 2014

"I got this mixed up with another recipe..forgot the mayo, added the salsa to warm refried beans and layered the beans over the chips before the meat layer. Tasted great!"

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

"I love this recipe! I found this in Taste of Home quite a few years ago & have been making it ever since. I always have to double it :) And even then my family eats it all! Be careful not to over-bake because the cheese on top will get hard. I have served this to other families, at parties, and potlucks always with rave reviews. Sometimes we serve it with the lettuce & tomato but sometimes we don't."

Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"Do yourself a favor and make a taco salad instead. I made this exactly as the recipe said; my first mistake. I usually add more spices to boost flavor. This was soooo bland. Easy is not always better."

Reviewed May. 20, 2013

"Added canned corn and black beans and the family loved it!"

Reviewed May. 18, 2013

"Made for husband and me last night and both agreed was soooo much better than regular tacos! Much easier and not as messy to eat. Also added sour cream to top after baking. Will definately be making again!"

Reviewed May. 13, 2013

"We really liked this dish and I think it could be modified to add onions, green peppers, and corn too!"

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012

"Very easy and yummy!"

Reviewed Aug. 14, 2012

"switched out mayo for sour cream, still tastes good:) defiantly make it again, super easy recipe!"

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

"This recipe has good flavor, is easy to make and is one my whole family enjoys."

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"Instead having to cook up the meat and adding chili powder, I just used leftover taco meat that I had in the fridge from the tacos we had a couple nights before. I also added some chopped onion. Other than that, everything else was the same. Thanks for the recipe and I will definitely make this again!"

Reviewed Jul. 9, 2009

"This was great! I added corn and black olives the second time around and was just great! My kids love it. Sometimes we use Dorito's, too. YUM!"

Reviewed Jun. 1, 2009

"This is one of my favorites! Something about the salsa/mayo combo is very good, and not too spicy for our young daughter. I usually use ground turkey breast, and tonight I added black beans to the meat mixture and it was very good. The more fiber, the better! I add half the cheese, then the tortilla chips, then the rest of the cheese. Don't overbake! We love avocado, cilantro, tomatoes, lettuce and more salsa on ours.

Thanks TOH!"

Reviewed May. 5, 2009

"Yum...I go lighter on the mayo now and it's even better"

Reviewed Apr. 15, 2009

"It was okay...the cheese got a little hard on top so next time I'm not going to add the cheese til half way through."

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"I love this recipe! I have also used Doritos in place of the tortilla chips!"

Loading Image