Cheesy Potluck-Style Taco Casserole Recipe

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    If you love Mexican food and easy dinners, then we’ve got the perfect combination for you with this taco casserole recipe. Dinner seriously doesn’t get easier or more delicious than this incredible casserole.

    This taco casserole has all the components of a classic taco but it’s made in casserole form. You’ve got ground beef with taco seasoning, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream…everything you could want in your taco, all layered up and served from a baking pan.

    We love this taco casserole recipe because it’s so simple to make, especially if you’re looking for a meal that will feed multiple people with minimal effort. Looking for game day eats? This is the perfect recipe.

    The base of this taco casserole is made up of some ground beef that’s browned in a skillet with taco seasoning. The ground beef is combined with biscuit mix to form the base layer of this casserole, with the biscuit mix forming the “breaded” part of a taco (a.k.a. the taco shell or tortilla). Once the base has been baked in the oven, it’s topped with all the fixings.

    We like to include favorites like black beans, sour cream, and black olives in our taco casserole, but the options are really endless and can be customized to your preference. If you’re baking this potluck-style taco casserole for a crowd, let the casserole cool to room temperature before serving so you can get neater squares when you’re cutting the food.


    Cook time: 35 minutes
    Prep time: 5 minutes
    Idle time:


    1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Add the beef to a large skillet over medium-high heat and use a wooden spoon to break it up into crumbles. Cook until the beef has browned.
    2. Drain the liquid from the skillet, then add the taco seasoning to the beef and stir to combine. Cook for another minute.
    3. Pour the meat into a 9" by 13" baking pan that's been greased with non-stick cooking spray. To a separate bowl, add the eggs and milk, whisking the two together. Whisk in the biscuit mix with a pinch of freshly ground pepper. Pour this batter over the meat in the pan.
    4. Set the pan in the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the biscuit component is golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes.
    5. Meanwhile, warm the black beans in the microwave until heated through. Once the base of the casserole has slightly cooled, smear sour cream over the base, then top with the black beans, lettuce, tomato, cheese, olives, and diced avocado.

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    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.