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Taco Casserole Recipe


taco casserole

Taco Casserole

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If your kids are anything like mine, they love tacos. But I don't always have time to set up a taco bar. This taco casserole recipe is my solution. We get all the great flavors of tacos in one convenient casserole. This dish makes a great recipe for potlucks, too.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 cups tomato salsa
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained (vegetarian black beans are great with this recipe)
  • 1 cup sour cream (low-fat is okay)
  • 1 cup cottage cheese (low-fat is okay)
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (or 1 cup shredded cheddar and 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack)
  • 2 cups tortilla chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef. Brown on all sides.

  3. Add salsa and black beans. Cook 1-2 minutes to allow flavors to come together. Remove from heat.

  4. In a small bowl, stir together the sour cream, cottage cheese and 1 cup of the shredded Mexican cheese.

  5. Scatter half of the tortilla chips over the bottom of the prepared pan.

  6. Top with half of the meat mixture, then all of the cottage cheese mixture.

  7. Spread the remaining tortilla chips on top. Sprinkle with the remaining meat mixture and remaining shredded cheese.

  8. Cover with foil and bake 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted.
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