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Taco Casserole Recipe

This Taco Casserole Recipe is not only delicious but it is so simple to throw together and impressively versatile. You could fill up the whole family when serving this dish as a dinner or it can be enjoyed as an appetizer on taco night.

Perfect for party snacks, this Taco Casserole would be the highlight of any holiday get-together and because it is so quick to throw together, it makes entertaining easy, the way I like it.

My daughter is the original inspiration behind this Taco Casserole Recipe. She not only came up with the idea, but she also shot the video posted below, directed it, edited it, and then sent it over to me to share.

Plus she did all of this in record time. As a blogger and a parent,  I am always amazed at how talented she is, excelling at the same things that I work so hard at just trying to be average at, I could not be prouder of her.

Parenting & Letting Go

As a mom, I still think of that innocent, helpless baby when I think about her. I forget that all of the hard work and time I put into being the best mom I can be is for the bigger picture.

Someday she will move out of my house, have her own life, become a productive member of society. She will have a boss someday, she will most likely be a boss someday.

She will probably get married, I will worry then that he isn’t good enough. I will threaten his life when I think he has hurt her, I will struggle with letting go when it’s time, I already do.

I always worry about her and probably always will. I worry that the world will not celebrate her the way I see fit, I worry that they won’t deserve her or acknowledge her full potential as a person.

Teen Fashion and Discussing Bullying

Seeing the way she worked on this project, then seeing the final video of this Taco Casserole Recipe gives me a calm feeling knowing that she is going to do great things in life, she will have a shot at a rewarding career someday.

While making the video, I observed how much fun she had working on it which lets me know that she will be happy. She loves making movies, taking pictures, being creative, and really stands out in a great way. She is already doing great things and this isn’t the first time she was noticed for it either.

Teen Fashion and Discussing Bullying

When she was talking to the judges at the second level Invention Convention, which she ultimately won and went on to state to compete, she had an interesting conversation with one man who tracked down the administrator of the event to pass along a message.

Teen Fashion and Discussing Bullying

His message that we later heard when parents were allowed back into the auditorium stated that he doesn’t know what she will go on to study in college or where her career path will take her but he wants to make it clear now that he would hire her on the spot, no questions asked, no degree needed.

He was blown away by her, he could tell she was brilliant and had something that stood out above the rest.

It turns out he was an engineer at HP, seems like a guy that knew what he was talking about.

Teen Fashion and Discussing Bullying

Cooking is something that we started doing together when she was little but she really didn’t start getting serious about it until last year.

She makes some amazing cookies, delicious breadsticks, and a few other specialties but my favorite recipe so far is this Taco Casserole Recipe.

All you have to do to make this Taco Casserole Recipe is brown some ground beef, layer your ingredients, leaving out the tomatoes and sour cream, in a casserole pan, and bake for about 15 – 20 minutes at 375 degrees.

Taco Casserole Recipe

See the recipe card below for full instructions to make this Taco Casserole Recipe and don’t forget to share on social media.

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Taco Casserole Recipe

Taco Casserole Recipe


  • 1 Lb Ground Beef
  • 1 Cup of Taco Seasoning
  • 1/3 Cup of Water
  • 1/2 Cup of Sour Cream
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Cup of Cheese
  • 1 Jar of Salsa
  • Tortilla Chips
  • 16 ounces of Refried beans


  1. Brown the ground beef and add in taco seasoning and water. Cook until well mixed.
  2. In casserole dish put a layer of tortilla chips on the bottom of the dish.
  3. Add in refried beans and then a layer of ground beef.
  4. Sprinkle a layer of cheese and then sour cream. Add Roma tomatoes to top.
  5. Bake at 375 for about 15-20 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 2486Total Fat 154gSaturated Fat 67gCholesterol 456mgSodium 9423mgCarbohydrates 141gSugar 27gProtein 113g

Marielle Altenor

Thursday 13th of December 2018

You taco casserole recipe sounds great! It's nice that your daughter is the one that inspired you to make that recipe!

Beeb Ashcroft

Tuesday 11th of December 2018

My heart is so touched by what you said about your daughter. The message you shared is a great inspiration to others to be the best parent they can be. Thank you for sharing your story...and your taco casserole.


Tuesday 11th of December 2018

loved reading your post and that recipe looks super tasty

Becca Wilson

Tuesday 11th of December 2018

We love tacos around here and my kids always seem to make a mess out of them. This may be exactly what they need!


Tuesday 11th of December 2018

This looks so good! My son loves taco night so I think he would really enjoy this. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

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