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Taco Bake Recipe

This Dorito Taco Bake is layered with beans, seasoned beef, and delicious melted cheese. Load this Taco Bake Recipe up with your favorite Taco Toppings for an easy, flavorful, and fun family meal…

Doritos Taco Bake Recipe

Taco Bake Recipe

Are you looking for delicious but easy Mexican-style meals for the family? Try some of my other recipes, like Chicken Enchiladas with Sour Cream Sauce, Mexican Pie with a Cornmeal Crust, or Mexican Lasagna!

What I love about this Taco Casserole with Doritos

  • this Dorito taco bake is the ultimate comfort food – so delicious and filling
  • it’s those old-fashioned flavors of nostalgia that really hit home with this recipe
  • I can really picture taking this to a potluck or making it an easy family meal for busy nights
  • This recipe is very easy and has fewer ingredients than a variation or similar recipes
Easy Doritos Taco Bake

This Dorito Mexican Taco Casserole is an oldie but a goodie. One of my mom’s friends shared this recipe with us and it’s been a family favorite ever since. Some people refer to it as a taco pie with Doritos. My youngest son calls this dish a Walking Taco. I guess that his school cafeteria has a similar casserole that they call the Walking Taco, which he loves!

I’m happy to oblige his craving for walking tacos. Doritos are and always will be one of my favorite types of tortilla chips. I think this would be a great alternative to taco night. It’s something different to try.

Dorito taco bake casserole

Tips and tricks for making this Dorito Taco Bake

  • I find that crushing the Doritos by hand gives the perfect size pieces. Medium pieces are preferred. You don’t want them crushed, or they will get lost in the bake
  • Sirloin Ground Beef is my preferred. The beef is not too greasy and holds a great flavor
  • I used Mild Cheddar Cheese, but you can substitute a Mexican Mixture which is another good melting cheese when baked in this dish
  • You can easily double or triple this recipe to feed more
Dorito taco bake
What kind of Ground Beef is the Best for Tacos?

Use beef that is 80%-90% lean. Sirloin is my preferred because it holds the flavor, but has very little fat. Other good choices are ground chuck, ground turkey, ground chicken, or round

Can you make a Taco Bake Doritos in advance?

You can assemble the ingredients in the morning. Place covered in the fridge. The baking process in the oven may take longer because the ingredients are cold. Just check to see that it is warmed through and the cheese is melted.

Dorito taco bake casserole

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Easy Doritos Taco Bake

How do you make a Doritos Taco Bake?

  • Just cook the beef (hamburger meat), add water, and a packet of taco seasoning mix.
  • Let simmer until most water has evaporated and the mixture is thick.
  • Layer, meat, Doritos, and Cheese – twice.
  • Bake and serve with toppings like sour creamlettucetomatoes, avocado, sliced black olives, pickled jalapenos, and/or salsa. It’s that easy!

What are some good sides to this Taco Bake?

Here’s a quick video to show you how I made this easy Taco Bake…

Finally, the recipe for this Doritos Casserole:

taco bake recipe

Taco Bake Recipe

A fun alternative to taco night. A delicious Doritos Taco Casserole.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 -6 servings
Calories 762 cal


  • 1 2 qt. casserole dish


  • 1 lb. ground sirloin
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 16 oz. can of refried beans divided
  • 2 cups crushed nacho cheese chips (Doritos) divided
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • Suggested toppings lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced olives, avocado cubed, sour cream


  • Brown ground beef
  • Add taco seasoning and water
  • Cook down for about 5 minutes
  • Layer casserole dish with half of refried beans, then half of the beef, half of the chips, then half of the cheese
  • Repeat
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
  • Add toppings and enjoy


  • Need more servings for a big family? You can double or triple the ingredients and use a larger dish for a bigger meal
Nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Serving: 4gCalories: 762calCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 38gFat: 48gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 134mgSodium: 1343mgPotassium: 483mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1389IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 479mgIron: 4mg
Keyword casserole, easy
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