Screen Shot 2014-05-05 at 9.32.36 PM

Layered Doritos Casserole!

Layered Doritos Casserole!  Doritos layered with a sour cream, beef & salsa mixture!  Amazing!

Layered Doritos Casserole!

Love it?  Pin it to your DINNER board to SAVE it!

Follow Spend With Pennies on Pinterest for more great recipes!

This casserole was DELICIOUS!!  And yes, it is okay to have Doritos for dinner once in a while, especially in this recipe!!  (Plus we topped it with lettuce & tomatoes, that’s got to count for something right?  ;) ).

I used the family sized bag and had a little leftover (Approx 17oz).  Any flavor works but I used the Nacho Cheese and it was delicious!

Not only that, the filling to this recipe is KILLER good!  As in stuff it in tortillas with lettuce, cheese and sour cream.  Or eat it with a spoon…  (I did have to test it while I was making it!)  Anyhow, this is definitely a recipe we LOVE …  just oh so yummy!!

Doritos Casserole!  Salsa, sour cream and beef with layers of Doritos!  Delicious!

Layered Doritos Casserole!

Rating 

Serves: 6 servings

Ingredients
Follow Spend With Pennies on Pinterest for more great recipes!
  • 1 (family size) bag Doritos, any flavor (I used Nacho Cheese)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 package low sodium taco seasoning
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can cream of chicken or mushroom soup
  • 2 cups shredded cheese, (I used tex mex blend)
Optional toppings
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Olives
  • Sour Cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place salsa in a strainer to drain while preparing beef.
  2. Cook ground beef with onion and garlic until no pink remains. Add taco seasoning and ½ cup of water. Stir until thickened and remove from heat.
  3. In a large bowl, combine drained salsa, sour cream, soup and 1 cup of cheese. Add in beef and stir well.
  4. Slightly crush Doritos (not completely, you don't want crumbs). Layer 1&1/2 cups Doritos in the bottom of a casserole dish (mine was 2qt) . Top with ½ of the beef mixture. Repeat layers. Finally top with an additional 1 to 1½ cups Doritos and remaining cheese.
  5. Spray a piece of foil with cooking spray and cover casserole. Bake 30 minutes covered, remove foil and bake uncovered for an additional 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Top with lettuce, tomatoes and olives if desired.

More dinner recipes here

 

This post may contain affiliate links, view our Disclosure Policy
cheesy baked tacos 4

Cheesy Oven Baked Tacos

cheesy baked tacos 4

Cheesy Oven Baked Tacos

Love it?  Pin it to SAVE it!

Follow Spend With Pennies on Pinterest for more great recipes!

This is literally the easiest way to make and serve tacos!  I can’t believe I haven’t been doing this all my life!

Simply stand the tacos up in a pan, fill with cheese & meat and bake!  Once they come out of the oven, I put the toppings on all of them at once; so fast and easy!  The best thing about these tacos is the shells don’t snap and break open which means your taco doesn’t end up a broken mess!

Pin Cheesy Oven Baked Tacos

 

oven baked tacos 5

Be sure to put a thin layer of cheese under the meat and to assemble right before baking to avoid the shells getting soft.  Mine always turn out perfectly!

Follow on Google+

Cheesy Oven Baked Tacos

Rating 

Ingredients
Follow Spend With Pennies on Pinterest for more great recipes!
  • 1 pound ground lean beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 onion
  • 1 can of Rotel tomatoes
  • 12-14 taco shells
  • 2½ cups cheddar or jack cheese, divided
Toppings
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cook ground beef and onion until no pink remains. Drain fat. Add in taco seasoning, undrained tomatoes and ¼ cup water. Cook until no liquid remains (about 5 minutes).
  3. Place your taco shells in a 9x13 pan. Use small balls of foil between every second shell to help them stand up.
  4. Divide 1½ cups of cheese between the shells. Top with meat mixture divided between shells and finally top with remaining cheese.
  5. Bake 15-18 minutes or until cheese melts. Top with desired toppings and serve immediately.

 

More main dish recipes here

This post may contain affiliate links, view our Disclosure Policy
taco stuffed shells

Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells

taco stuffed shells

Love it?  Pin it!

Follow Spend With Pennies on Pinterest for more great recipes!

These were a huge hit with my kids and I loved them because they didn’t even realize I’d hidden a bunch of sneaky veggies inside!  I used orange and yellow peppers and diced tomatoes… get creative with whatever veggies you have on hand!

Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells

Rating 

Ingredients
Follow Spend With Pennies on Pinterest for more great recipes!
Filling
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 onion
  • 2 envelopes taco seasoning
  • 1 14.5oz can of (low sodium) diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1½ cups chopped veggies (red, yellow or green peppers, corn, zucchini… whatever you have on hand)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
Other
  • 24 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
  • 2 Cups Salsa
  • 2 Cups grated cheddar and/or monterey jack cheese
  • Sour cream for serving
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook pasta shells al dente according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water. Set aside.
  3. Brown ground beef and onion in a large pan until no pink remains.
  4. Add in undrained tomatoes, taco seasoning, ¾ cup of water and veggies. Cook 5 minutes or until liquid has evaporated. Stir in cream cheese until melted.
  5. Fill each pasta shell with about 2-3 tablespoons of the beef mixture. Place into a casserole dish.
You can FREEZE them at this point for a make ahead meal. If frozen, defrost in the fridge overnight and continue with recipe as usual.
  1. Top with salsa. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle cheese on top. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Follow Spend With Pennies on Pinterest for more great recipes!
This post may contain affiliate links, view our Disclosure Policy