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.

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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!

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Ingredients

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.

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How to Make Dorito Casserole

Surprise them at the dinner table with this Dorito casserole.

  1. Brown ground beef and onion. Simmer with salsa & seasoning (per the recipe below).
  2. Combine the browned beef with the remaining filling ingredients.
  3. Layer Doritos, filling and cheese per the recipe instructions.
  4. 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.

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Layered Doritos Casserole

Seasoned ground beef and salsa create a filling that's perfect for layering with cheese and Doritos.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients  

  • 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)

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS

  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • olives
  • sour cream

Instructions 

  • 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.

Notes

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
Nutrition calculated without optional toppings.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 560 | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 985mg | Potassium: 494mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 715IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 255mg | Iron: 2.2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Beef, Casserole, Dinner, Entree
Cuisine American

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  1. My family loves this casserole. It’s really easy, makes delicious leftovers, perfect for a night when you want to throw something together that makes everyone happy.5 stars

  2. This is my son-in-law’s favorite dish I make. He requests it as payment when helping me with home repairs. It’s easy to make, not too expensive and I usually double the recipe because I’m feeding him and my husband my daughter and my grandson. I throw in a side of refried beans and top the casserole off with shredded lettuce tomato olives and white corn. I also serve thousand island and ranch with it.

  3. Wonderful easy and tasty! Didn’t make any changes but I can see where there could be ways to add lots of different veggies or meat to this. Not that it needs a change.5 stars

  4. I just had to let you know how much my picky grandkids lived this recipe! And I loved it because I could put the vegetables on top! They are usually just meat and cheese taco eaters. I snuck in the Salsa by immersion blending it smooth so they wouldn’t see any chunks! I used my Nina grill and baked for 20 minutes at 325 covered then 10 uncovered and it turned out perfect! Thanks so much for a great recipe! As always you are awesome!5 stars

  5. This sounds AMAZING! I’m making this tonight for the family. I’m going to add mexican rice since I dont have beans on hand but just decribing this to my kids had their mouths watering. I havent told the wife yet but she has been wanting to make a casserole for some time now and couldnt find one that sounded good to me (since I’m such a picky eater). This sounds like a wonderful surprise when she gets home from work. Thank you for this great idea!5 stars

  6. Super, super…BUT…I much prefer adding a can of retried beans, slightly less nacho chips maybe 2 cups and ground down then mix all together including the 2 cups of cheese. Bake covered for 45 min. Freezes beautifully. Husband uses it for his breakfast burrito adding potatoes, and a couple of eggs on a corn tortilla. Since finding this recipe I have been going thru COSTCO bottles of taco powder like crazy. I love burritos, so putting this mix on a flour tortilla is my idea of heaven.5 stars

  7. I used what I had on hand to substitute and it was still superb! I added a can of pinto beans, half cheddar and half Monterey Jack cheese, and mushroom soup. The family ate it all and asked to have it again soon. Definitely a keeper!5 stars

  8. Made this about 4 times now because it’s so good. The only thing I did different 2 of those times was put refried beans in the bottom of the casserole dish5 stars

  9. This was absolutely delicious! I only made one change, and that was that I used ground turkey – we always sub turkey for ground beef in our family.

    Otherwise, I just followed the recipe and then served it with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, sliced black olives and sour cream. I had extra cheese & salsa available, but neither was necessary at all.

    We loved every bite. I immediately transcribed the recipe into our Family Favorites recipe book! I’m so glad to have found your site!5 stars

    1. That is awesome Rae! So happy you loved it enough to add it to your family favorites!

  10. I like this recipe but it is definitely misleading. Prep is way longer than 15 minutes.
    You want the onion chopped (4 minutes), the garlic minced (1 minute), the burger browned (20 minutes), 5 minutes for the salsa, seasoning and water to be thickened, then combine everything and make layers (5 minutes)….. that’s 35 minutes of actual preparation time.3 stars

    1. I’m sure prep times differ from person to person. I prepped in 15 minutes.
      Thanks! Great recipe!!

  11. I have tried multiple recipes for this, this is by far the best. This dish just made it to our favorite recipes list. I dont even leave reviews normally. Ya I know, I suck as a person. But this was so good, my kids specifically asked me to leave a review.5 stars

    1. That is how you know they really love it Taryn! Say thanks to your kids for us :)

  12. Tried this the other night and it was delicious!! Followed the recipe exactly only added, along with lettuce, tomato, sliced black olives, chopped green onions! Husband and son loved it!! Thanks for sharing!!5 stars

    1. All the recipes I have found sounds great I’m getting back into cooking again and I can’t wait to get started working on them really soon

  13. Used ground pork instead of beef, a little accent salt, and left out cream of chicken soup and mixed the nacho cheese Doritos with plain tortillas. It was the bomb!!! The picky family loves it!!5 stars