Dorito Casserole

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10 ingredients and 30 minutes are all it takes to get this quick and easy Dorito casserole on the dinner table! This one-pot dinner combines your favorite flavors of taco night into a crunchy, cheesy, flavor-packed meal that you can top any way you like.




  • shredded lettuce
  • diced tomato
  • sour cream
  • thinly sliced green onion
  • fresh chopped cilantro
  • sliced jalapeno


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat.
  3. Brown ground beef, crumbling it with a spatula as it cooks. Add black beans and 2/3 of the taco seasoning along with a few splashes of water until the seasoning coats the beef and beans well.
  4. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  5. Heat olive oil in the same large pan (no need to wipe it out) over medium high heat. 
  6. Add onion, red pepper, and green pepper, along with a couple pinches of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently for 5-6 minutes.
  7. Add garlic and remaining taco seasoning and cook, stirring frequently for 1 minute.
  8. Add ground beef and beans back to the pan and stir in sour cream, salsa, and half the shredded cheese.
  9. Cooking, stirring frequently for a couple minutes, or until all the ingredients are warmed through.
  10. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  11. Cover the meat and veggie mixture with an even layer of the remaining cheddar cheese. 
  12. Bake uncovered for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the casserole is heated through.
  13. Add a hearty layer of smashed Doritos. 
  14. Then layer with lettuce, tomatoes, a drizzle of sour cream, sliced green onion, cilantro, and sliced jalapeno. Enjoy!



  • For this recipe I like to use a large skillet or a Dutch oven so that I can go right from the stove top to the oven. If you don't have an oven-safe pan, just cook the casserole ingredients on the stove and then transfer it to a 9x13 baking dish greased with cooking spray. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar, bake, and then add the smashed Doritos and toppings!
  • Don't crush the Dorito chips too much! You aren't looking for Doritos crumbs - you want the chips to be smashed into bite-size pieces or slightly smaller for ease of eating.
  • Get creative with your favorite taco toppings! You can serve this Dorito casserole recipe with all of the toppings you'd normally serve on tacos like lettuce, diced tomatoes, sour cream, green onion, avocados, and cilantro. Or you can use whatever your family enjoys - sliced olives, diced onions, or creamy avocado sauce are some of our family's other favorites!
  • You can also switch up the filling ingredients as well! Replace the ground beef with shredded rotisserie chicken and create a chicken Dorito casserole. Omit the meat altogether and add another can of beans or a