Does your family enjoy Taco Night? This Taco Bake recipe from Gooseberry Patch’s Foolproof Family Recipes is an easy way to switch up your Mexican fiesta. Double or triple the recipe and it is also a fantastic way to serve up a taco salad bar for a crowd!

Easy Taco Bake
This family favorite starts by layering Chili Cheese Fritos, then taco meat, cheese sauce and topped with cheese that is baked to an ooey gooey perfection!

It is pretty much a Taco Casserole… I just love me a good casserole, don’t you? That could be because most casseroles involve one of my favorite foods– cheese.  And cheese makes everything delicious… especially Taco Bake 😉

Taco Bake

Taco Bake 500
See… easy peasy– and 0h-so cheesy (not to mention delicious)!

Serve up this Taco Bake casserole on a bed of lettuce and top with all the fixins that your heart desires!

Us? We love chopped tomatoes, onions, avocado– or our favorite guac, sour cream and/or taco sauce…. oh and a little salsa 😉

I usually half the original recipe for our family dinner, so the recipe below (what I usually make) is easily double or even tripled for a company.

Taco Bake


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Serves: 4

Great taco bake recipe from Gooseberry Patch's Foolproof Family Recipes.
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 pkg Taco Seasoning
  • ⅔ Cup Water
  • Chili Cheese Corn Chips- to taste
  • 1 Can Cheddar Cheese Soup
  • ½ Cup Milk
  • 8 to 12 oz Shredded Mozzarella
  • Toppings as desired
  1. Brown ground beef and prepare as taco meat according to the seasoning package (using water).
  2. Pour enough fritos into a 9 x9 pan to cover the bottom.
  3. Top with taco meat.
  4. Combine soup and milk in a sauce pan and heat through until smooth.
  5. Top taco meat with cheese sauce.
  6. Top with cheese (8 oz to 12 oz depending on the level of cheesiness desired).
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes until bubbly.
  8. Serve over lettuce and with desired topics.

Looking for more recipes to switch up your taco night? Try some of our other fiesta favorites:

Do you have a favorite homemade Mexican dish? Do share!

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  • Marsha ‘Nana’ Baker

    MY OH MY! This is my kind of dish…simple, easy and Mexican flavors! So very happy you shared with us at Weekend Potluck. Please come again soon.

  • Love this recipe! =)

  • Ashlee Halterman

    I loved easy taco bake it was delicious, I put salsa and cottage on this dish. I would give it 4 and a half stars!

  • Rose

    I’m think adding some cooked rice on top of the meat would be delicious! I would also use a homemade cheese sauce. I’m gonna have to try it!

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