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!
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 😉
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.
- 1 lb Ground Beef
- 1 pkg Taco Seasoning
- 2/3 Cup Water
- Chili Cheese Corn Chips- to taste
- 1 Can Cheddar Cheese Soup
- 1/2 Cup Milk
- 8 to 12 oz Shredded Mozzarella
- Toppings as desired
- Brown ground beef and prepare as taco meat according to the seasoning package (using water).
- Pour enough fritos into a 9 x9 pan to cover the bottom.
- Top with taco meat.
- Combine soup and milk in a sauce pan and heat through until smooth.
- Top taco meat with cheese sauce.
- Top with cheese (8 oz to 12 oz depending on the level of cheesiness desired).
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes until bubbly.
- Serve over lettuce and with desired topics.
Looking for more recipes to switch up your taco night? Try some of our other fiesta favorites:
- Brown Bag Burritos
- Lunch Freezer Burritos
- Slow Cooker Pork Soft Tacos
- Zippy Shredded Pork
- Cris’ Queso Dip
- Zesty Steak Fajitas
- Cilantro Corn Salad
- Slow Cooker Beefy Taco Soup
- Easy Crock Pot Chicken Tacos
- Beefy Frito Taco Salad
Do you have a favorite homemade Mexican dish? Do share!
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Marsha 'Nana' Baker says
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 says
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!
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!
I like it better with nacho cheese, instead of the cheddar soup. Also like to add cilantro and green onion.
I make a taco bake where I just add the lettuce before I cook it in the oven.
Shawnacee Marshall says
I am going to make this tonight using ground chicken instead. Can’t wait!
Looks like Pork Bellies for the most part…minus the chili
Michelle G says
This was AMAZING and QUICK! Big hit for my family. Thank you so much!!!!
sa matthews says
Can you use regular Fritos in this?
Loved this recipe. Easy to make and very tasty!
Sandy P says
This sounds so good. But I wonder: Why not layer it on a big tray with corn tortilla chips, add the yummy toppings (tomato, guac, onions, jalepenos’, and label it an “everything” Nacho–family style? It’s got all the good stuff in it!
Loved this recipe! Great for my whole family!
This was so good and easy to make. I added diced tomatoes with green chiles to the ground beef mixture and used Fiesta Nacho Cheese soup instead of the cheddar cheese and taco cheese blend instead of mozzarella. Topped with sliced black olives and dollop of sour cream before serving.
Loved! I put the fritos on top during the last 5 minutes so they wouldn’t be soggy!
Very easy to make and yummy!
Absolutely delicious! Definitely will be making this again.