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Walking Taco Casserole

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A delicious Mexican dinner that is versatile, family-friendly, delicious, and slightly spicy is just a few minutes away once you finish reading about this delicious Walking Taco Casserole. This casserole can be topped with Fritos, Doritos, or Tortilla Chips. The meat can be made as spicy or non-spicy as you prefer.

This Walking Taco Casserole is a hit whenever I make it and I am betting your crew will love it just as much!

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This is a meal that you could make in advance in preparation for those busy days during the week. Anytime you can have dinner ready for a group of hungry people really quickly is a win-win situation!

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Join me and make a Walking Taco Casserole to put on the dinner table tonight. This casserole has many variations, and you can customize it the way your family likes it.

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You’ll be glad you did!

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What should I make Walking Taco Casserole?

You should make it because it tastes great, it is easy to make and is budget-friendly. Most of all, you should make it because the family is going to love it!

Check out my walking taco bake.

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What do you mean that this Walking Taco Casserole is versatile?

This means that you could change the meat to chicken, sausage or pork if you wanted. You can use different chips for the topping, you can add in black beans, refried beans, or corn to make it even heartier.

What toppings can I put on the Walking Taco Casserole?

Any toppings that you would normally put on Tacos, you can put on top of the Walking Taco Casserole. You could add Salsa, Guacamole, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Cheese, or any other toppings that you like.

What are the extra topping options for walking taco casserole?

You can customize your walking taco casserole by adding your favorite toppings. Some popular options include:

  • Guacamole
  • Sliced jalapenos
  • Black beans
  • Corn
  • Sliced olives
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream
  • Cilantro
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What are the ingredients for walking taco casserole?

The essential ingredients for a walking taco casserole are ground beef, chopped onions, green chillis, shredded taco blend cheese, chopped tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and of course, Fritos corn chips. You can also add cream cheese and taco seasoning for additional taste. However, you can omit or add ingredients according to your preference. 

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How to make Walking Taco Casserole

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2. Place the ground beef and onion in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat on the stove. Saute until the meat is browned and the onions have softened.

Place the ground beef and onion in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat on the stove. Saute until the meat is browned and the onions have softened.

Step 3. Add the taco seasoning, green chilis and cream cheese to the skillet.

Add the taco seasoning, green chilis and cream cheese to the skillet

Step 4. saute until the cream cheese is completely melted and combined.

saute until the cream cheese is completely melted and combined.

Step 4. Top the mixture with the corn chips.

Top the mixture with the corn chips.

Step 5. Then add the shredded cheese.

Then add the shredded cheese.

Step 5. Bake for 20 minutes.

Step 6. Remove the skillet from the oven and top with shredded lettuce and tomato.

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Step 7. Garnish with salsa and sour cream if desired.

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Now, ready to serve!

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Walking Taco Casserole

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
This Walking Taco Casserole is full of Mexican favorites and topped with Doritos, Fritos, or Tortilla Chips! It’s easy to make days ahead of time and bake later for an easy and delicious dinner!
4.35 from 456 votes

Ingredients 

  • 1 ½ lbs. Ground beef
  • 1 C. Onion , chopped
  • 3 oz. Cream cheese
  • 1 Packet Taco seasoning
  • 1 Can Green chilis
  • 2-3 C. Fritos corn chips
  • 1 C. Shredded taco blend cheese
  • 1 Roma tomato , chopped
  • 1-2 C. Lettuce, shredded
  • Salsa and sour cream for garnish

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place the ground beef and onion in an oven safe skillet over medium high heat on the stove. Saute until the meat is browned and the onions have softened.
  • Add the taco seasoning, green chilis and cream cheese to the skillet, and saute until the cream cheese is completely melted and combined.
  • Top the mixture with the corn chips and then the shredded cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the skillet from the oven and top with shredded lettuce and tomato.
  • Garnish with salsa and sour cream if desired.

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Nutrition

Calories: 851kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 1252mg | Potassium: 625mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1094IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 369mg | Iron: 4mg
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How should I store any leftovers I may have of Walking Taco Casserole?

When the food has cooled completely to room temperature, you should place it in an airtight container. Then place the container into the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can I freeze the Walking Taco Casserole?

The Walking Taco Casserole can be frozen. Be sure that the food is completely cooled and then place it in a freezer-safe container. You can store the Walking Taco Casserole in the freezer for 3 months.

Can I reheat this if I have leftovers?

Of course, you can! Simply preheat the oven to 350*, cover the dish with aluminum foil, and place it in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until it is heated through.

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