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Easy Taco Casserole

Easy Taco Casserole, or Taco Bake, is a great option for family dinner. It combines all the flavors of tacos into an easy cheesy casserole!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 8 servings
Calories 543


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 8 ounces mushrooms
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 cups tortilla chips
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 15 ounces refried beans
  • 15 ounces whole kernel corn (drained)
  • 15 ounces sliced olives (drained)
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar or Mexican blend recommended)
  • 1 fresh jalapeno (sliced)


  • Combine mushrooms and red onion in food processor and pulse until all ingredients resemble ground beef. Combine with the ground beef in a large saute pan and cook over medium high heat until the meat has browned and the liquid has cooked off of the mushrooms. Add taco seasoning and a couple tablespoons of water, stir, and cook until water has evaporated. Remove from heat.
  • To assemble taco casserole, add chips to the bottom of a 13x9 casserole dish. Crush with hands. then, layer remaining ingredients. It doesn't really matter what order you choose, but I always prefer the cheese to be on top along with the fresh jalapeno.
  • Cover taco bake with aluminum foil and bake in 3500 F preheated oven until heated through, about 25-30 minutes. Remove foil during last 5 minutes of cooking time to fully melt cheese.
  • Serve hot, garnish with sour cream and cilantro, and serve with sliced avocado and Cilantro Lime Slaw.


Calories: 543kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 1836mg | Potassium: 523mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 676IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 3mg