That’s right, a Dorito Casserole, made of course with Doritos!
Seasoned ground beef mixed with cheese, salsa, and sour cream is layered with your favorite flavor of Doritos and lots of cheese.
Layers of Doritos create a delicious base for this casserole which is then topped with cheese and baked in the oven until brown and bubbly. Top it with our favorite taco-inspired toppings! This casserole will definitely surprise and please the family at the dinner table.
Favorite Taco Inspired Casserole
- Inspired by the typical taco casserole, this recipe is set apart by the addition of Doritos.
- The filling is SO good I could almost eat it on it’s own with tortilla chips or is the perfect filling to wrap in tortillas with your favorite taco toppings.
- Top this dish with your favorite taco toppings.
- This taco casserole with Doritos is so simple and so easy to make, our family loves it!
DORITOS There are so many flavors of Doritos so use your favorite (I usually go for Nacho Cheese)! Try siracha, cool ranch, spicy-sweet chili!
FILLING Zesty seasoned ground beef is mixed with sour cream for tang, cheese, salsa (mild or hot!), and a can of condensed soup. It’s extra creamy and flavorful. Use store-bought salsa or try Homemade Salsa or even Pico de Gallo! We prefer homemade taco seasoning but a packet works just fine too.
Top it all off with lots of cheese before baking and then pile on all of the typical fixings, including shredded lettuce, tomatoes, olives, and sour cream.
How to Make Dorito Casserole
Surprise them at the dinner table with this Dorito casserole.
- Brown ground beef and onion. Simmer with salsa & seasoning (per the recipe below).
- Combine the browned beef with the remaining filling ingredients.
- Layer Doritos, filling and cheese per the recipe instructions.
- Bake until hot & bubbly. Add toppings & serve.
Best Casserole Tips
- For crushing the Doritos, place them in a bag and crush them by hand, but not too small.
- Drain the fat from the ground beef so the casserole is not too runny.
- Buy pre-shredded cheese to make the assembly easier.
- Spray the tin foil with cooking oil so it doesn’t stick to the top layer of cheese.
- Remember to remove this foil for the last 20 minutes. This will help the casserole top layer turns brown and so good.
Cozy & Comforting Casseroles
- Cabbage Roll Casserole – so easy to make
- Cheesy Ham Casserole – kids love this casserole
- Classic Tater Tot Casserole – easy & cheesy
- Ground Beef Casserole – a classic comfort dish
- Cheesy Chicken & Potato Casserole – a crowd fave
- Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole – a one-dish dinner
Did you make this Layered Doritos Casserole? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below!
Layered Doritos Casserole
- 1 family size bag Doritos, any flavor 235 g bag (I used Nacho Cheese)
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 onion diced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 package low sodium taco seasoning or homemade taco seasoning
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 can cream of chicken soup or cream of mushroom soup
- 2 cups cheese shredded, divided (Tex Mex or Cheddar)
- sour cream
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Cook ground beef with onion and garlic until no pink remains. Drain any fat.
- Add salsa, taco seasoning, and ⅓ cup of water. Cook until thickened, about 5 minutes, and remove from heat.
- In a large bowl, combine beef mixture, sour cream, soup and 1 cup of cheese.
- Slightly crush Doritos (not completely, you don’t want crumbs). Layer 1 ½ cups Doritos in the bottom of a 2 qt casserole dish . Top with ½ of the beef mixture. Repeat layers. Finally top with an additional 1 to 1 ½ cups Doritos and remaining cheese.
- 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.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Can you make this as a freezer meal?
I haven’t tried freezing it. If I did, I would freeze it before baking and cook it the same way I would cook a frozen lasagna. If you do try it, I’d love to hear how it works for you because I’m sure other readers will have the same question! :)
Good go to for kids. They see cheese and doritos it’s on!!!
it’s ugly looking but the taste is outstanding I will put this in my rotation
Just a tip for warming up the leftovers – microwave it until hot, then put it in a VERY hot frying pan (sprayed with cooking spray) to finish it. This crisps up the bottom layer of Doritos, which is so much better than soggy in my book. I do the same thing when I warm up pizza.
Love this tip, thanks for sharing!
Made many times and this time got the perfect combo. Never layered chips after first time, just added well crushed chips to mixture. Only other changes were two cups of Costco salsa, one small can of sliced olives, GENEROUS cup of sour cream and one can of refried beans. This time used Lime Jalapeño tortilla chips which I found at Winco and I crushed. MAJOR uptake in taste from the Nacho cheese chips. Mixed sautéed onion, beef and garlic with all other ingredients and produced the yummiest of all my tries.
We loved it! I did not have onions, garlic or salsa, so I left those out. I used the Taco Bell Mild Taco Seasoning and it did not disappoint. I used cream of mushroom soup instead of cream of chicken and I ran out of doritos, so the bottom was doritos and the top layer I crunched up Taco Bell’s Crunchy Corn Taco Shells. I put it in a 9 x 13 pan and only ended up baking it for only 40 minutes – the last 8 minutes uncovered. It was absolutely perfect and we will be having it again!
So I skip the onion and just make taco seasoned meat, and if ground beef is hard to get, I tried subbing half with a cup of quinoa cooked in chicken broth/bouillon, I also add a can of drained navy beans for extra “veggies”. It’s my go to for meal trains now, and I send it with a bag of shredded lettuce, extra Doritos, homemade salsa and tortilla chips. Finally a meal that my kids will eat!! Thank you!
Hello, I have long intended to drop a note to let you know that I have made this so many times. This so easy to make and taste great. I always keep the ingredients on hand when I start to crave it, which is often. Thank you for the recipe.
Thank you so much for coming back and leaving a comment. I’m glad you’ve loved it Gloria.
Simply amazing. I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for 5 years. Back in 2017 when I was staying with my Aunt and Uncle I suggested this recipe and it was a hit with the both of them (they’re 60!). I’d already had the meal prior and I was eager to share it with them. Since then I’ve sent this recipe to my Aunt 2 more times and she’s made it 3 or 4 times now. Just telling her I was gonna make this had her asking for the recipe again. I just recently moved into my first apartment and have gradually begun to learn how to cook by following recipes. This is the 3rd meal I’ve cooked on my own and it turned out great. It taste just as I remember 5 years ago and it’s even better knowing I did it myself. I was able to follow the recipe step by step. I didn’t deviate as I’m a beginner and the final result was delicious. The chips were neither stale nor soggy. The casserole wasn’t salty either. I’m an extremely picky eater so it’s hard for me to find recipes that interest me, but this checked all my boxes and bonus of living alone, I get to eat the whole thing myself!
Congratulations on the new apartment! I’m so glad you loved this recipe Jade, Happy Cooking!
You must try this recipe. This is delicious and everyone enjoyed it.
Another winner!! I used nacho cheese Doritos like in your recipe and cream of chicken soup, since we don’t care for cream of mushroom. Usually use shredded iceberg with these type of recipes for garnish, but only had romaine in the fridge, so julienned some with a diced romaine tomato (always available) for topping. It’s a keeper! ;) Thanks again.
We love this easy casserole!! It’s full of flavor! Thanks for all the awesome recipes!
You’re welcome Claudia!
We love this recipe. We make it about every other month when we are ready for a nice simple recipe to make for the weekend that can go into the week for lunches. Simple and oh so good.
My family and I love this dish. My husband is super picky and usually won’t eat anything with sour cream in it, but he will eat this every time I make it. It is super easy and taste great. I usually don’t have any left over.