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Potluck Taco Casserole

This is the dish I most often take 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.
  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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


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    • Judi720
      Sep 3, 2020

      Very good dinner. I also used jiffy corn bread & let everyone put their own toppings. Will definitely make again!!

    • pammy54
      Aug 18, 2020

      We love taco Tuesday, but decided to switch up for a change. I did alter this recipe a little bit because some of the reviews said there was not a lot of flavor. And what is a taco without corn tortillas? So I broke a couple taco shells in half and layered the bottom with those. To the meat mixture, I added a finely chopped small whole jalapeno, and one can of green chilies chopped. After I laid that on to the taco shells, instead of biscuit mix, I used a box of jiffy cornmeal mix. I added a little bit of chili powder, cumin, and onion powder to that. This casserole turned out pretty awesome! I put all the toppings separate so that we could do what we wanted. My granddaughter normally does not like spicy, so I thought it must not have been a very hot jalapeno, because she ate her whole plateful! What I like is that this is so versatile you can make your own changes and call it yours. Thanks, TOH!

    • dixielittle
      Jun 22, 2020

      This dish is delicious. Hubby says it's a keeper. The sour cream and other toppings I placed on the side for everyone to add on to their dish as they wanted.

    • Linda
      Mar 13, 2020

      This is a great and easy meal. We both loved it.

    • Chris
      Nov 4, 2019

      This recipe turned out great. The whole family enjoyef thoroughly. I made a couple of changes, I sliced the peppers (1 red and 2 green) in to thin strips and sauteed on medium while cooking the meat then added them along with about a cup of Mexican blend cheese to the meat while still in the pan. Stirred until the cheese was melted, then added the meat to the dish as instucted. All in all, a great success!

    • MarineMom_texas
      Oct 23, 2019

      We had this delicious casserole for dinner tonight. I halved the recipe for the two of us and used some taco meat I had left over from tacos the other night. Perfect. We loved this recipe and it is so quick and easy. I may sub chopped green chilies for the green pepper next time. Lots of possibilities. Volunteer Field Editor

    • soonrzfan
      Aug 21, 2019

      Yes, definitely could be cut in half. I used a 9 x 9 dish.

    • Bill
      Aug 18, 2019

      Can this recipe be cut in half for a 21 x 21 cm baking dish?

    • Dennisha
      Feb 1, 2019

      My husband and I love this casserole. It is quick, easy, and yummy! It has become my go to recipe for our taco Tuesday meals. Thanks for sharing!

    • Baylorbrenna
      Apr 29, 2018

      This was very good but if not entirely eaten you can’t reheat with sour cream and lettuce on top. Much easier to make tacos and let everyone do their own thing - adding whatever ingredients they wish. If you’re sure you’re entire the entire casserole will be eaten this is a great recipe.