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Doritos Taco Casserole (+Video)

This Doritos Taco Casserole recipe is layers of seasoned ground beef, Doritos, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato and catalina dressing! A huge family favorite!

A FUN TACO SALAD CASSEROLE

This Dorito Taco Casserole is always a huge hit no matter where I take it. It is layers of flavorful goodness that no one can resist. It Is easily customizable to your family’s tastes. I promise though that wherever you take this casserole, you will come home with an empty dish!

fork poking into a serving of Doritos Casserole.

TIPS FOR MAKING DORITOS TACO CASSEROLE:

  • I go crazy with toppings on this because I love it all. I definitely put a dollop of sour cream on top. I also love sliced jalapeños, guacamole and salsa!
  • If you’d like, you can have your family to add their own toppings. Put the shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, etc. in bowls and everyone can add their favorites!
  • Instead of Catalina dressing, you can substitute with Russian or French dressing.
  • This is also really delicious if made with my Crock Pot Taco Meat.
Doritos Casserole recipe from The Country Cook, fully assembled casserole shown in a glass baking dish.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • ground beef
  • diced onion
  • taco seasoning
  • water
  • cream of chicken soup
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • shredded monterey jack cheese
  • Doritos
  • tomato
  • lettuce
  • Catalina dressing
Doritos, ground beef, taco seasoning, cream of chicken soup, onions, cheese, kidney beans, lettuce

HOW TO MAKE DORITOS TACO CASSEROLE:

Brown beef and onion in skillet, drain off any fat.

ground beef and diced onion in skillet.

Add taco seasoning mix and water. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat and allow to simmer for 5-8 minutes. Turn off heat. Then stir in cream of chicken soup.

cooked ground beef, taco seasoning, cream of chicken in large skillet.

Preheat oven to 350f degrees. In a 9×13-inch pan, layer ingredients as listed: crushed Doritos, taco meat and about 2/3 of the shredded cheese. Bake for 15 minutes (until cheese is fully melted)

melted cheese on top of Dorito taco casserole in baking dish.

Remove from oven and top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and remaining shredded cheese. Drizzle with Catalina dressing.

fully assembled Dorito Casserole in a clear baking dish with Catalina dressing drizzled on top.

Serve with any of your additional favorite taco toppings. Cook’s Note: You can skip adding the lettuce, tomato, cheese and Catalina dressing topping and just put them in some serving bowls and let everyone top the casserole how they like.

serving of Dorito Taco Casserole on a fork.

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Dorito Casserole recipe

Doritos Taco Casserole (+Video)

This Doritos Taco Casserole recipe is layers of seasoned ground beef, Doritos, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato and Catalina dressing!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • cup water
  • 10.75 ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • 8 ounce package shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounce package shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 10.5 ounce bag Doritos, crushed
  • 1 tomato, finely diced
  • 1 head Romaine or iceberg lettuce, finely shredded
  • 16 ounce bottle Catalina dressing
  • additional toppings: sour cream, guacamole, salsa, jalapeños, sliced olives

Instructions

  • Brown beef and onion in skillet, drain off any fat.
  • Add taco seasoning mix and water. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat and allow to simmer for 5-8 minutes. Turn off heat. Stir in cream of chicken soup until combined well.
  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees. In a 9 x 13-inch pan, layer ingredients as listed: crushed Doritos, taco meat and 2/3 of the shredded cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for about 15 minutes (until cheese is fully melted)
  • Remove from oven and top with finely shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and remaining shredded cheese.
  • Drizzle with Catalina dressing. Serve with any of your additional favorite taco toppings.

Video

Notes

  • I definitely put a dollop of sour cream on top of my serving of the casserole. I also love sliced jalapeños, guacamole and salsa!
  • If you’d like, you can allow your family to add their own toppings. Put the shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, etc. in bowls and everyone can add their favorites!
  • Instead of Catalina dressing, you can substitute with Russian or French dressing.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 963kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 64g | Sodium: 1719mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Originally published: November 2017
Republished: May 2021

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18 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made this and loved it but I made one change. I was skeptical about the Catalina dressing so I put the dressing on half and taco sauce on the other half. The side with the taco sauce, in my opinion, was better. This is definitely a recipe that I will keep in my repertoire.

  2. This sounds super yummy but what could be a substitute for Catalina dressing? I do not like Catalina dressing lol thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    This is ABSOLUTELY THE BEST!!!! My husband says this should be one of our weekly meals… 12 year old grandson who is a very picky eater ate 2 HELPINGS!!!!

  4. 5 stars
    I make this as a taco salad and have for DECADES! I discovered it when we lived on the Air Force Academy grounds and another woman brought it to a cook out. I don’t add any soup mixes, just the taco mix to the meat. I get rave reviews whenever I make it.

  5. 5 stars
    I ate this very thing tonight what a co-wink-a-dink. Well, we do Taco Tuesdays and hardly ever miss on those. Anyways, I just wanted to add that we use the Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips from Trader Joe’s. Let me just say (I am a Doritos fan 15 years strong) that I am officially done with Doritos. These chips are far better and “healthier” than Doritos without the MSG!

  6. What type/brand of Catalina do you prefer? I don’t keep Catalina on hand so I would like to use the one you do. Cant wait to try this recipe and your recipes are the best. Thank you!

  7. 5 stars
    I have made taco salad like this for years but instead of Catalina dressing I mix equal parts mayo and salsa. I brown the burger and add the beans and dressing. Cut up a head of lettuce, add shredded cheese , crushed doritos and tomato stir in burger dressing and eat while warm.

    1. 5 stars
      Dear Crystal,
      We have made taco salad with nacho doritos for many years too. For the dressing, people absolutely love this, mix Buttermilk Ranch, Wishbone zesty Italian, and Dorothy Lynch (Nebraska).