20-Minute Taco Salad Casserole

This pregnancy has made me crave Mexican food ALL. THE. TIME. This quick and easy taco salad casserole is a great meal to throw together when you’re in a pinch for time. I had all the ingredients in my pantry and fridge, so all I had to add was the ground meat!

Serves: 6

20-Minute Taco Salad Casserole

This quick and easy casserole is one of our favorites to throw together when we're in a pinch for dinner!

15 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1 pound ground beef (or ground turkey)
  • 1/4 onion (diced)
  • 1/4 green bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 (2.25 ounce) can sliced olives
  • 1 cup sour cream


  1. In a large skillet brown the ground beef with onion and green pepper over medium heat, stirring occasionally until meat is completely cooked.
  2. While the meat is browning, spread 1 cup crushed tortilla strips in the bottom of a greased 8 x 8 inch pan.
  3. Heat the refried beans in a small, microwaveable bowl (about 60 seconds) until they are warmed through. Spread the refried beans gently over the top of the tortilla chips.
  4. Once the meat is browned, drain and return to stove. Add 1/2 cup of water and taco seasoning to the meat mixture, and stir until completely combined.
  5. Pour browned meat mixture over the top of the refried beans.
  6. Top with cheddar cheese, and then broil in the oven for 2-4 minutes (until the cheese is melted and starts to bubble).
  7. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, olives and sour cream.
  8. Serve warm.

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10 Responses to “20-Minute Taco Salad Casserole”

  1. Janice
    This looks very good and anzious to try. I do have a small problem. Seems that I can never Pin anything from your site. When I try it says "Oops...Sorry we could not fetch the image." I don't know if anyone else has this same problem.

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