The Easiest Doritos Taco Bake {So Good!} with VIDEO | Kid Friendly Things To Do

The Easiest Doritos Taco Bake {So Good!} with VIDEO | Kid Friendly Things To Do

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


Doritos Taco Bake Recipe

Doritos 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!

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.

Doritos Taco Bake Recipe

My kids call this dish a Walking Taco. I guess that his school cafeteria has a similar casserole that they call the Walking Taco, which he loves!

Doritos Taco Bake Casserole

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.

Doritos Taco Bake Casserole

Tips for Making a Taco Casserole:

  • 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

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

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Easy Doritos Taco Bake

Can you make a Taco Bake 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.

What I love about this Taco Bake Recipe:

This recipe is very easy and has fewer ingredients than a variation or similar recipes

It’s an old-fashioned recipe – they are always the best

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!

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

Finally, the recipe for this Doritos Casserole:


Doritos Taco Bake Recipe {Easy and Delicious} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

A fun alternative to taco night. Delicious Doritos Casserole. 

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


  • 1 lb. of ground sirloin
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1 can of refried beans – divided
  • 2 cups of crushed nacho cheese chips – divided
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese – divided
  • Toppings – lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced olives, avocado cubed, sour cream
  • 2 q. casserole dish


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


  • Need more servings for a big family? You can double the ingredients and use a larger dish for a bigger meal 


  • Serving Size: 4




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