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Potluck Taco Casserole Recipe

Potluck Taco Casserole Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Recipe Note

Test Kitchen Tips

  • "Migas" means "crumbs" in Spanish. For a migas twist, swap a cup of torn tortillas or coarsely crushed tortilla chips for the biscuit mix. Then bake till set (it may take a little longer).
  • For individual portions that kids will love, bake in greased muffin cups until golden brown, 15-20 minutes.
  • Nutritional Facts

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

    Reviews for Potluck Taco Casserole

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    [email protected] User ID: 1005610 266302
    Reviewed May. 24, 2017

    "Have made this a couple of times and it was quite tasty. Kind of like taco pie. I_Fortuna, it's a casserole, dear, not tacos. I'm so happy you like your tacos and I'm sure they're very nice, too. How gauche of all of us "great unwashed" to stoop to using taco seasoning!"

    I_Fortuna User ID: 8342880 266292
    Reviewed May. 24, 2017

    "I am sure this is tasty but I don't understand why one would not use corn tortillas for this recipe. There is no resemblance to a taco otherwise. Tacos are traditionally not made with seasoning. Usually they are topped with pico de gallo and optional lime wedges. If you must use seasoning make your own. I use chile powder, cumin and oregano when making my enchilada sauce. If you want more flavor add onion, chicken or beef broth instead of salsa.

    Our tacos are fried or broiled pulled pork (carnitas) or shredded beef (carne asada). All use corn tortilla."

    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!"

    [email protected] 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."

    chsmoak User ID: 8272977 225926
    Reviewed May. 5, 2015

    "Great just as it is. Good with guacamole if you like. I agree with Shirleydimples. Some reviews are so altered they have nothing to do with recipe reviewed."

    shirleydimples User ID: 4304840 225909
    Reviewed May. 5, 2015

    "Great recipe, ofcourse as always I made as the recipe is printed. Not adding and/or taking away from any ingredients. My suggestion to those who do, post your own version of a recipe rather than review a recipe that has been changed completely."

    toolbarsco User ID: 6725667 214457
    Reviewed Dec. 10, 2014

    "This is just one of those wonderful recipes that you can play around with--add or subtract whatever you desire. I added olives and guacamole. Just read the reviews and you get an idea of the many possible variations. Love these kind of recipes!"

    carol_ds User ID: 5398876 46780
    Reviewed Feb. 23, 2014

    "We aren't big fans of crust for quiche so I made this without a crust or any of the biscuit mix. I mixed some shredded cheese in the eggs and milk and baked it in a casserole coated with cooking spray and it turned out great."

    tahoeblue08 User ID: 6998574 49357
    Reviewed Dec. 5, 2012

    "This is really delicious - serve in one sitting, with fresh toppings. (Not meant for leftovers.) Kind of like a taco salad, which most wouldn't want leftover either. But, the combination of the crust and hot ingredients, with the cold toppings is really yummy! Great summer food! ;-)"

    stormavery User ID: 5643370 28732
    Reviewed Nov. 29, 2012

    "One of my favorite recipes"

    blhenn User ID: 5747906 22158
    Reviewed Aug. 10, 2012

    "I added a bit to it but I used the base recipe. After it got done cooking I put hot refried beans and mexican rice on top of it. Then I put the shredded cheese on top and covered it with foil and let it sit for the 5-10 minutes it called for so the cheese could melt. I left off all the topping and let everone place their own toppings. This way I can reheat left overs w/out having to deal with soggy lettuce and hot sour cream. It was really good!"

    pettymama User ID: 1026286 49355
    Reviewed Jul. 28, 2012

    "My husband and I liked this recipe, my kids however, were not huge fans. I'm not sure how the leftovers will turn out because of the lettuce though. I may have to just top each piece individually next time so that I can warm up any leftovers we have."

    estancia11880 User ID: 6386981 52691
    Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

    "I tried a half batch, and really liked this one. I did make 2 changes-I added about 3 Tbsp cornmeal to the batter, and I also cooked 2-3 Tbsp onion with the taco meat. I will be making this one again, maybe try ground chicken or turkey next!"

    jeanemed User ID: 1512060 61470
    Reviewed Jul. 13, 2011

    "Fast meal and easy to adapt. I mix cooked meat with black beans, seasonings and salsa. I put the egg mixture over top and then cook. Yummy!"

    busdrivingmom User ID: 1017529 28730
    Reviewed Jun. 14, 2011

    "Was not impressed by the heaviness of the biscuit mix. It seemed to weigh everything down. I did leave the toppings off let everyone top their own which seemed to work well. I also sprinkled some extra cheese on the top and let it bake an extra minute and let the cheese melt into it."

    rstock User ID: 5768827 28581
    Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

    "This was excellent! A great alternative to the usually messy tacos. Very easy to put together. I actually cut out portions and let everyone add their own veggies and sauces so for picky eaters, it was easy to omit ingredients for them but keep them for myself."

    nd_mom User ID: 670627 22157
    Reviewed Nov. 5, 2010

    "Love this recipe! A nice easy way to make tacos!"

    Shuddertoes User ID: 1715978 47475
    Reviewed Jul. 6, 2010

    "This is my favorite Taste of Home recipe! I usually add drained Ro-Tel diced tomatoes and chilis to the meat. Once in a while I toss drained chili beans in too. I generally add a bit more (okay...a lot more) sour cream on top and replace the peppers and onion topping with sliced black olives. This is a very versatile and simple recipe...pretty hard to mess it up. And no matter how you choose to make it, you'll love it."

    allaboutcookies86 User ID: 4740624 49354
    Reviewed Apr. 1, 2010

    "I love making Quiches. I was excited to try this one because I never would have thought of this combination, but it was EXCELLENT and can't wait to make it again. Also because it is made in a 13x9 pan it has plenty of leftovers. A nice meal if you are on a budget."

    mom23kids User ID: 3946374 28728
    Reviewed Jul. 25, 2009

    "I left out the Green Pepper and Green Onion, added Taco Hot Sauce. Everyone loved it...sooo easy to prepare."

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