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30 Minute Light Taco Casserole Recipe

This Light Taco Casserole is your favorite Mexican dish made a little healthier! It comes together in less than 30 minutes and is perfect for a weeknight dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute recipe, Easy Taco Recipe, taco salad, taco salad casserole recipe
Servings: 9
Calories: 471kcal


  • Large Skillet
  • 9x13 Inch Baking Dish


  • ½ Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef (or ground turkey)
  • 3 Tablespoons taco seasoning mix
  • 15 ounces black beans 1 can, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 13 ounces tortilla chips 1 bag, divided
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tomatoes diced, optional topping
  • ½ cup fat free sour cream optional topping
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce optional topping


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil and add onion and garlic - saute for about 5 minutes until soft.  Add meat and taco seasoning, cooking until meat is browned. Rinse and drain grease from the meat.  Add beans and salsa.  Mix well and cook to thicken.
  • Line the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with about 25 tortilla chips.  Gently press down the chips to break into bite-sized pieces.  Spread the meat mixture over the chips. Top with cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling.
  • Top with favorite optional toppings, and serve with remaining tortilla chips.


  • Slow Cooker Refried Beans
  • Mexican Salsa Rice
  • Individual 7 Layer Dip Cups
  • Mexicorn
  • Mexican Street Corn Salad


Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 654mg | Potassium: 650mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 773IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 302mg | Iron: 4mg