Friday, March 23, 2012

::: Cheesy Doritos Casserole :::

Hello Pinterest Fanatics and Happy Friday,
Long gone are my days of brainstorming, googling, searching through blog after blog and spending way too much time coming up with a weekly menu for my family. It is so wonderful being able to quickly scan through my recipe board on Pinterest. Now the hard part is narrowing down my choices. What a great problem to have.

My family loves Mexican food and there is no shortage of recipes on Pinterest. I was inspired by a couple of pins to create my own Doritos Casserole.

Meet my Cheesy Beef Doritos Casserole...

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You will need:
1 lb. Ground Beef
1 can of Ranch Style Beans (Optional)
1 bag of Doritos (I use Taco Flavor)
1/2 Onion Chopped (I use Sweet Yellow Onion)
1 can of Ro-Tel
1 Packet of Taco Seasoning
1 can of Cream of Chicken
2 cups Cheddar Cheese (or more if wanted)
Serve with Salsa & Sour Cream

Preheat the Oven to 350 degrees. Grease your Casserole Dish (I use 9 x 11 x 3) with a spritz of Pam. Then, brown the ground beef with the onion.

I have to pause for just a moment and reminiscence on my childhood - don't you just love the 80's throwback from this Doritos bag? LOVE it!

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Next drain the ground beef & return it to the pan. Then have your sweet son mix in the taco seasoning, 1/2 cup of water, can of ro-tel and cream of chicken. (Add Ranch Style Beans at this point if used). Simmer for 5 minutes.

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Now it's time to layer... I basically divide everything into thirds. Starting with Doritos.

Then Meat Mixture & Cheese

Repeat & Repeat. I kinda went overboard on the cheese, ran out and threw some Monterrey Jack on top.

Cover and throw in the oven for approx. 27 minutes. Cook until cheese is bubbly.

You end up with layers of Doritos, beef and melted cheese yumminess.

Serve with Salsa and Sour Cream.

I have two more versions to share with you soon. One with Chicken and a Healthy version. I'm sure your family will love this one as much as mine did.

Have a great weekend &
Happy Pinning.


  1. wow That sounds and looks so yummy! Can't wait to try it out. Love the pics.

  2. That sounds very good!I will definately try your version.We love Mexican and Doritos are a favorite around here.I did pin it too :).

  3. GayAnn Wright12/03/2012 1:09 PM

    That looks scrumpdelicious! Definitely making this for the family but w/out the beans. the kids don't like them :)

  4. that looks amazing...two of my boyfriends favourites!!! Will definitly be trying to make this lol

  5. Your husband looks like he is having fun :)
    That sounds nummy...I am the only one here who eats mexican food (hispanic lol) so this could be a treat for me :D

  6. Will you make me some? LOL! Looks good!

  7. this looks so good i will have to try it

  8. That sounds so good! I wonder if the Doritos get soggy though.. I think I would make it, then add more crumbled doritos on top! =)

  9. Becky Bryant12/05/2012 7:34 PM

    Thanks so much for the recipe. We love making these like a salad but making it hot would be a nice change.

  10. This looks soooo good. However, my kids won't eat anything that is new like this. We'll have to cook it when they're not around. :)

  11. Sounds delicious. The kids arent big casserole fans but they love cheese, tacos and Doritos. Sounds like a winner!

  12. Yum! Not a huge fan of cheesy foods, but my boyfriend would love these :]

  13. Looks good but would not fly in this house... :-(

  14. This looks really good and my husband and son would love it. I would only make it for them on special occasions like game day.

  15. OMG this is the perfect combination for my family. I had never thought about incorporating the two. Thanks for such a great recipe. Thuy Vu

  16. So quick and so yummy looking; I *love* the Doritos tacos as well (takes me right back to childhood)!!! :-)

  17. This sounds Fantastic! my kids love tacos so this would be a nice alternative to that! You could also add lettuce and tomatoes as a garnish!

  18. Looks delicious and like something my nephew would love to help with. And I instantly recognized that Doritos bag from WAY back!!

  19. Want to try this right away. Looks so tasty!

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  20. YUM! That looks delicious. I know the whole family would love it!

  21. yummy!! will be making this very very soon!

  22. This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

  23. Love this recipe!! My boys love it so much I have to make 2 batches!!!

  24. I can't wait to try this tonight....

  25. going to try this tonight, but subbing ground turkey for the beef :) looking forward to it! thanks for the recipe!

  26. going to try this tonight, but planning on subbing ground turkey instead of the beef :) thanks for the recipe looks super yummy!

  27. made this for work today, we'll see how it goes