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Our Dorito Casserole makes an amazing addition to your weeknight dinner menu! Layered with ground beef, corn, cheese (and more!) and seasoned with savory taco spices! Then topped off with layers of crushed Dorito chips!
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  1. Easy Taco Casserole with Doritos
  2. Dorito Casserole Ingredients
  3. How to make Dorito Taco Casserole
  4. Substitutions
  5. Can You Make Dorito Casserole in Advance?
  6. More Casserole Recipes
  7. Dorito Casserole Recipe Recipe

Our Dorito Casserole makes an amazing addition to your weeknight dinner menu! Layered with ground beef, corn, cheese (and more!) and seasoned with savory taco spices! Then topped off with layers of crushed Dorito chips!

A nice change from traditional Taco Tuesday! 

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Easy Taco Casserole with Doritos

If you are looking for a new easy dinner recipe that your kids will not only eat, but they will be for, this Dorito Casserole which has been a no-fail Pinterest win is the one! 

My kids always love our taco casserole, but sometimes we like to change it up and add a little crunch to it! While I don’t usually opt for chips for dinner, this casserole is a winner! It is easy to make and I can almost guarantee there will be no one complaining when you serve it up! They just may be complaining that there are no leftovers!

Dorito Casserole Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • Half of a yellow onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 12-ounce bag frozen corn
  • 14.5 ounce can petite diced tomatoes with green chilies, NOT drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups finely crushed Doritos
  • 1 cup loosely crushed Doritos
  • 3 cups Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • (I added one cup black beans)- optional
  • Sliced green onions, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, avocado, sour cream for garnish (optional)
Dorito Casserole on spatula

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How to make Dorito Taco Casserole

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

CRUSHING THE CHIPS: crush the tortilla chips, set them aside. Two cups should be crushed fine, more like bread crumbs and one cup should be larger chunks, to be spread on top at the end. (I put them in a Ziploc gallon bag and smooshed with my hands.)

crush chips in a zip lock bag

COOK: Beef and onions in a skillet at medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add frozen corn, taco seasoning, can of diced tomatoes and green chilies, and 2 cups of finely crushed chips. (this is where you would add the optional black beans too!) seasoning.

Dorito Casserole ingredients in a skillet

STIR: Stir in the sour cream and 2 cups of cheese.

stir in cheese and sour cream

BAKE: Spread the meat mixture into greased 9×13 casserole dish and bake 5 minutes at 350 degrees just to get it all warmed throughout.
TIP: Be sure to coat the bottom as well as the sides of the baking dish with cooking spray before adding the mixture.

Dorito Casserole in a baking dish

ADD: One cup of cheese on top and one cup of crushed Doritos and bake another 5 minutes until cheese is totally melted.

Dorito Casserole ready to bake

Enjoy with your favorite toppings! 

Substitutions

MEAT: While we prefer lean ground beef, we have made this casserole with ground turkey and ground chicken, as well! Whichever you choose, the flavor is amazing! 

BEANS: We love to add beans to the mix as well! Black beans, pinto beans and even refried beans are delicious!

Veggies: Don’t be afraid to add in some vegetables! Green peppers, red peppers or even some jalapenos if you want to turn up the heat a little bit! 

close up of Dorito Casserole

Doritos: We used Nacho flavor Doritos, but I have been known to change it up with some Cool Ranch Doritos and Sweet Chili Doritos (my favorite flavor).

Can You Make Dorito Casserole in Advance?

Ohhhh! Another thing that I love about this recipe is that I can make it during the day, throw it in the fridge, and then throw it in the oven right before I am ready to serve dinner! 

Just wait to add the final layer of Doritos and cheese until you are ready to bake.

finished Dorito Casserole

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4.92 from 45 votes
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Dorito Casserole Recipe

Serves — 8
Our Dorito Casserole makes an amazing addition to your weeknight dinner menu! Layered with ground beef, corn, cheese (and more!) and seasoned with savory taco spices! Then topped off with layers of crushed Dorito chips!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ yellow onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 12 ounce bag frozen corn
  • 14.5 ounce can petite diced tomatoes with green chilies NOT drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups finely crushed Doritos
  • 1 cup loosely crushed Doritos
  • 3 cups Mexican blend cheese
  • I added one cup black beans- optional
  • Sliced green onions diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, avocado, sour cream for garnish (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray 9×13 dish with nonstick spray.
  • Gently crush the chips, set aside. Two cups should be crushed fine, more like bread crumbs and one cup should be larger chunks, to be spread on top at the end. (I put them in a Ziploc gallon bag and smooshed with my hands.)
  • In a large skillet cook the ground beef and onions. Drain any extra grease.
  • Add the garlic and cook for one minute.
  • Add the frozen corn, taco seasoning, tomatoes with chiles, and two cups of finely crushed chips. (I added black beans here, too)
  • Remove from heat. Stir in the sour cream two cups of cheese.
  • Pour into greased casserole dish and place in oven. Bake 5 minutes, until warmed through.
  • Add one cup of cheese on top, then one cup of loosely crushed Doritos and bake another five minutes until cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven and serve.

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Nutrition Info

Calories: 524kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 928mg | Potassium: 600mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 896IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 612mg | Iron: 4mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. Hey! I’m looking to make this tomorrow but I don’t have sour cream, do you think cream cheese would be an okay substitution?

    1. I honestly have never tried cream cheese. I don’t think it would be awful, but definitely cannot vouche for it!

      1. Thanks for the quick reply! I’m gonna give it a whirl.. when in quarantine… 🙂

    2. Would love to know how it works out! I mean, how bad could doritos, beef and cream cheese be?

  2. Would you do anything different if you used Cheetos instead? My boyfriend loves Cheetos and I was wondering about trying it with those instead of the Doritos.

  3. My VERY picky 17 & 19 year olds loved this! Served it with refried beans and Mexican rice along with salsa and extra sour cream. Adding it to the family favorite list.

  4. 5 stars
    I made this for my Granddaughters 2nd Birthday Party yesterday. EVERYONE LOVED IT! It was a hair bit spicy I think for my Grandbaby, but she kept at it with both hands as her little eyes were on the verge of watering. Delicious dish and wonderful memory. Thank you so kindly!

  5. 5 stars
    Made it for dinner tonight. Have a ton of beef we need to use up and came across this recipe. So good. Wasn’t expecting much but dang. Really good!

    Forgot about sour cream but did have enchilada sauce mild so used that instead but still, so good!! Will use again. Thanks for putting this together!

  6. 5 stars
    This was delicious. We liked it with the black beans added. My only suggestion- if you know you’re going to have left overs, don’t cover the whole casserole in the Doritos on top. They will get soggy after sitting in the refrigerator and being reheated. Next time, I’ll only cover half and then put fresh chips on top reheated leftovers.