Potluck Taco Casserole Recipe
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Potluck Taco Casserole Recipe

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This is the dish I take most often to potlucks, and the pan comes home empty every time. It has the irresistible taco taste that everybody craves. —Kim Stoller, Smithville, Ohio
Featured In: 13x9 Casserole Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 envelopes taco seasoning
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1-1/4 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 to 3 cups chopped lettuce
  • 3/4 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 472 calories, 27g fat (14g saturated fat), 205mg cholesterol, 1360mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 32g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat 10-12 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Add taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions. Spoon meat into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs and milk. Stir in biscuit mix and pepper. Pour over meat. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5-10 minutes.
  3. Spread sour cream over top; sprinkle with lettuce, tomato, green pepper, onions and cheese.
    Freeze option: Cool baked casserole; cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap casserole; reheat on a lower oven rack until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°. Cool for 5-10 minutes, then top as directed.
    Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Taco Quiche in Taste of Home June/July 1998, p39

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Srjr111 User ID: 8162463 265236
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2017

"I've tried both topping but the underneath side doesn't get done. Stays soggy. What am i doing wrong?"

uwishtoo User ID: 6985376 251842
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2016

"@pwilliams03 I add a layer of ground pork or beef chorizo and spicy refried beans to mine. Sometimes add a layer of wild grain rice too. Make sure you find the ground chorizo not the nasty stuff in a tube which is soggy. I like spicy foods anyway so I always add plain old Tabasco sauce to the meats when I am frying them up"

Gonablue User ID: 8868497 248643
Reviewed May. 25, 2016

"I have making this for years. My kids most requested recipe even as adults. I made a few adds over the year. Add half a can of jalepeno and half a can of green chiles. Sometimes a cup of corn in the batter. bake and spread a can of refried beans and cook another ten minutes. Add all the toppings and serve. I only use a pound of hamburger and it's awesome!"

Cklee1403 User ID: 7760621 248602
Reviewed May. 25, 2016

"This was very tasty but a little dry I think I will add a little salsa next time.As someone else suggested I used cornbread instead of the biscuit topping .I also added a little frozen corn and everyone added their own toppings."

dee217 User ID: 7975722 248566
Reviewed May. 24, 2016

"Haven't tried it yet but will. How about corn bread mix instead of biscuit."

pwilliams03 User ID: 8288953 246712
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2016

"I made exactly as written. It was good, however, it could benefit from a little more flavor. I was thinking maybe adding salsa...any other suggestions in kicking it up a notch? Thanks!"

Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 245413
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2016

"This was a different take on taco night. We really enjoyed it."

katecrid47 User ID: 7098019 244730
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2016

"I thought this was great. Easy to make for a weeknight dinner and tasted like a taco. I also left the lettuce and other toppings off because my kids are not fans. We topped it with what we each liked. My children were not big fans of the biscuit topping but my husband and I were. Thanks for sharing!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 975494 234947
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2015

"I thought this was a very good alternative to having regular tacos in tortillas. Only things I changed was adding black beans to ground beef and I put the cheese on the top to let it melt the last few minutes of baking."

pslohr User ID: 4639286 226011
Reviewed May. 7, 2015

"Very good! Added cheese to the mix for more flavor. Good idea to leave off toppings in case you have leftovers, this is what I did. Add or change the toppings you serve with it, whatever your preference."

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