March 16, 2023Review Recipe
Dorito Casserole Recipe
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A delicious dinner that comes together quickly, this easy, cheesy Dorito casserole with beef will be a hit with your family.
This easy Dorito casserole with beef will become an instant family favorite. It’s classic comfort food with cheesy, flavorful layers that comes together quickly and has all of your favorite taco fixings, plus a delicious layer of crunchy Doritos.
Doritos Casserole Recipe Ingredients
- 2 cups of finely crushed Doritos
- 1 cup of loosely crushed Doritos
- 1 pound of lean ground beef
- Half of a yellow onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
- 1 (12-ounce) bag of frozen corn
- 1 packet of taco seasoning
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can of petite diced tomatoes with green chiles, NOT drained
- 1 cup of sour cream
- 3 cups of Mexican cheese blend
- Sliced green onions, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, avocado, and sour cream for garnish (optional)
How Do You Cook With Doritos?
Doritos add a delicious crunch to many Mexican-inspired dishes. They can be crushed and added right into the casserole mixture or sprinkled on top along with cheese to finish off the casserole.
If you are planning to make your recipe ahead of time, we recommend waiting to add the Doritos to the top until right before baking, so they don’t become soggy.
Substitutions And Additions
BLACK BEANS: Want to add another layer of flavor to this ground beef Doritos casserole? Black beans are a great addition to this recipe. Add one cup of canned black beans alongside the corn and tomatoes.
GROUND MEAT: Ground turkey, ground pork, or ground chicken would all work well in this hearty casserole as a substitute for ground beef.
CHEESE: Use cheddar cheese, pepper Jack cheese, or Monterey Jack cheese as alternatives to the Mexican cheese blend.
DORITOS: Add a flavor twist by switching out the cheesy Doritos for cool ranch Doritos if you have those on hand.
VEGGIES: You could also mix bell peppers into the mixture for an added pop of color and freshness.
How To Make This Doritos Casserole Recipe Recipe
STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350°F.
STEP TWO: Spray a 9×13-inch dish with nonstick spray.
STEP THREE: Gently crush the chips, and set them aside. Two cups should be crushed fine, more like bread crumbs, and one cup should be larger chunks, to be spread on top at the end.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
Put the Doritos in a Ziploc gallon bag and smash with your hands or a rolling pin.
STEP FOUR: In a large skillet, cook the ground beef and onions. Drain any extra grease.
For an even quicker cooking time, the ground beef and onions can be cooked ahead of time. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to a month.
STEP FIVE: Add the garlic to the ground beef mixture and cook for one minute.
STEP SIX: Add the frozen corn, taco seasoning, tomatoes with chiles, and two cups of finely crushed chips.
STEP SEVEN: Remove from the heat. Stir in the sour cream and two cups of cheese.
STEP EIGHT: Pour into the greased casserole dish and place it in the oven. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes, until warmed through.
STEP NINE: Add one cup of cheese on top, then one cup of loosely crushed Doritos, and bake another five minutes until the cheese is melted.
STEP TEN: Remove from the oven and serve.
How To Serve
Serve with your favorite taco toppings, including diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, guacamole, salsa, and sour cream.
This recipe is a perfect stand-alone dish, but if you’re looking to fill your plate a little more, pair it with Mexican corn salad, or elote (Mexican street corn). You can even serve it with Spanish rice.
For more casserole recipes, our Mexican casserole and Cracker Barrel hash brown casserole are two more favorites.
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IN THE FRIDGE: Store this delicious casserole covered in the fridge for up to two days.
IN THE FREEZER: Store leftovers of this easy casserole in an airtight container in the freezer for up to three months.
This is a great freezer meal. Double your recipe and make a second casserole dish of this delicious meal for later. Hold off on adding the top Doritos and cheese so that you have a fresh crunchy topping when you thaw and bake.
This cheesy Dorito casserole recipe is perfect for a weeknight dinner. Enjoy warm comfort food that has delicious beef combined with your favorite taco seasonings and crunchy chips. A quick 10-minute bake in the oven and you’ve got yourself a delicious taco casserole with Doritos, perfect for Taco Tuesday or any day of the week.
Frequently Asked Questions
This easy Dorito casserole recipe is a great freezer meal. You can make the entire casserole, but wait to add the extra cheese and crunchy chip topping and bake. Cover and freeze. Thaw in the fridge overnight, add your cheese and chips, and bake.
There are so many flavors of Doritos available that you could change up the kind you use each time you make this tasty cheesy casserole with Doritos dish.
Any ground meat would be fine in this recipe in place of ground beef.
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- 2 cups Doritos, finely crushed
- 1 cup Doritos, loosely cushed
- 1 pound ground beef
- ½ yellow onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 12 ounces frozen corn
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes with green chilies, NOT drained
- 1 cup sour cream
- 3 cups Mexican cheese blend
- Sliced green onions, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, avocado, sour cream (for optional garnish)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Spray a 9×13-inch casserole dish with nonstick spray.
- Gently crush the chips and set them aside. Two cups should be crushed fine, more like bread crumbs and one cup should be larger chunks, to be spread on top at the end.
- In a large skillet, cook the ground beef and onions. Drain any extra grease.
- Add the garlic and cook for one minute.
- Add the frozen corn, taco seasoning, tomatoes with chiles, and two cups of finely crushed chips.
- Remove from heat. Stir in the sour cream two cups of cheese.
- Pour into the prepared casserole dish and place in the oven. Bake 5 minutes, until warmed through.
- Add one cup of cheese on top, then one cup of loosely crushed Doritos and bake another five minutes until the cheese is melted.
- Remove from oven and serve.
- This is a great freezer meal. Double your recipe and make a second casserole dish of this delicious meal for later. Hold off on adding the top Doritos and cheese so that you have a fresh crunchy topping when you thaw and bake.
- Put the Doritos in a Ziploc gallon bag and smash with your hands or a rolling pin.
- For an even quicker cooking time, the ground beef and onions can be cooked ahead of time. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to a month.
Layne Kangas says
This is the BEST casserole – so simple and full of great flavor. I love that everyone can choose their favorite toppings as well.
We LOVE this – so flavorful and delicious… plus really easy for busy weeknights!
So good! I used 90/10 fat free ground turkey and added a can of drained pinto beans. YUM! Hubs loved it!
This recipe is amazing I’m vegetarian so I use just black bean instead of beef but still 10/10!!!
First time I made this dish. Everyone loved it!! Needless to say I will be making it again.
My 2yr Old Approves So This is Going in the Recipes to Save File 🙌🏻
Cheryl Bane says
I would not add black beans to mine
Christie Wheeler says
Looks and sounds Delicious! I love spicy food, I would add jalapeños as a topping.
I add either a can of black beans or a can of pinto beans when I make this adds more flavor. Everyone loves it.
Becky adams says
I would use the spicy tomatoes and greeen chilis to give it a lil more heat,, I would also addd some sliced black olives after removing it from the oven
Linda Batchelor says
I gave it a 5 star because it sounds great just the way it is. I’ll try it and then decide if I want black beans in it.
This looks delicious and so easy to pull together!! But I’d swap the beef for venison. We have a ton of it in the freezer, and I’ve had such a hard time finding a decent price for beef lately!
Debbie Viands says
I think freshly diced tomatoes and sour cream are the perfect toppers for this cassserole.
Marijo Bierie says
I would add diced jalapeños. Looks delicious, I’m ready to try it.
Ann Bowman says
I would not add extra spice as both my husband and I cannot tolerate them
Sabrina Parnell says
I would make this with some hot Italian sausage to give it more spice and Italian flair!!!
I love the taco seasoned ground beef in this, a perfect pairing. Sour cream and tomatoes would be a perfect topper. Next time to try and add some more veggies into the mix, adding some bell pepper into it would be great or as the topper on a bed of lettuce for a deluxe taco salad!
Teresa Gerber says
I would definitely add some jalappenos to spice this up!! Sounds delish…TY!!!
Marsha Broadway says
I made this with a baked chicken! It is delicious
Lori A Pennington says
I make dorito casserole a lot it is delicious I use chicken or hamburger in mine 😋
Heather M Paddock says
I would add black olives and a chipotle cream to this for some added zip.
Elsie Purvis says
Might try this with grounded beef and sausage combo!😍
Sounds great. I most certainly will make this. I usually use ground turkey in place of beef. With the seasonings it’s hard to tell the difference. I always add black beans to anything with a Mexican flavor and I add mushrooms to almost everything. That’s how I will make this casserole.
Definitely will be trying this recipe for my next gathering! I would totally jazz it up by adding in some black beans too. Sounds delish!
Danielle Smith says
There is nothing wrong with the way it is. I like to add green onions black olives and spicy use some jalapeños maybe some crushed red pepper yummy
Roberta Ham says
I would add Pace Picante Sauce to my casserole
I would put extra cheese on it.
Can’t wait to try! I would top with sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo. ☺️
Deborrah Bolls says
Looks delicious… I think I’d add some sauteed green pepper and onion strips and top with pickled jalapeno slices.
Susan Kline says
I would definitely add black beans and I would top with chopped black olives. I might even put some sliced olives in the casserole. It sounds as though it will be a regular item in our memo rotation.
Pat dix says
I would use ground turkey and black beans. Plus a few dashes of hot sause
Would definitely add black beans!
Renee Russell says
Hi! This recipe hits all the high notes for me! I would add 1 can drained and rinsed pinto beans!
Tricia Roedel says
I think this would be really good with pepper jack cheese and some diced tomatoes on top!
Patty Webster says
Love this recipe. I would use beef, montrey. Jack cheese, cheddar cheese and guacamole sauce along with lettuce, tomato and sour cream.
Ranch Doritos sound awesome, and I would add olives!
I would add black olives, jalapeños and tostitos cheese dip (I love cheese 🤷♀️). Or, I also like to mix salsa and sour cream together as a topping.
I added a can of ringed black beans and it was delicious!
Pickled red onion would be soooo good on this!!
I added black beans to this recipe and it was yummy. I will use this again.
Kathlene Tuengel says
I use ground elk meat. I would also add black beans and kidney beans.
As for toppings I would add a small amount of sour cream topped with a very small amount of lettuce, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese. I would substitute the Mexican cheese blend for cheddar. I would not add black beans (I am not a fan of black beans) but I would probably have some on the side if someone wanted them.
Ilia Marcela says
I would add a layer of guacamole. I was no so sure about the frozen corn but when y see the final picture OMG!!! In love!!!
I love making casseroles & this will be my next one to make with chicken rather then beef😋😋😋
Marilyn W. says
I like it a little spicy, so I would add some jalapeno peppers and I would add cilantro as well (love that stuff).
Gwen Clark says
I would surely add black beans to the recipe
Gabriela B. says
I’d definitely add black beans to this.
This is so good the way it is, but I would definitely try this with roasted corn, black beans or chicken
Barbara Schnoor says
Love this. Will be adding this recipe to my week night menu plans.
Meal the whole family likes!
Ooo yum and yes to black beans!
I doubled this right off the bat cause I knew my family of 7 would want seconds! I was right! Delicious!