Dorito Casserole

Everyone loves this crunchy and flavorful Dorito casserole. It’s layered with lots of meat, cheese and (of course!) nacho cheese flavored Doritos!

This recipe is a fun nacho-cheese flavored spin on Mexican Casserole, with the addition of Doritos. For more Mexican flavored casseroles, try Taco Pie or Enchilada Casserole!

Dorito Casserole topped with avocado, tomatoes, and cilantro

Taco Casserole + Doritos

This recipe combines two of my favorite things- Dorito chips and taco casserole flavors. YUM! Casseroles are one of my favorite things to make for dinner. They are so simple and always delicious.

Casseroles also travel well and feed a bunch of people so they are perfect for bringing over to a friends house or cooking for a crowd. Casseroles just can’t be beat.

This Dorito casserole is super tasty. I love all of the Mexican flavors mixed in with the crunch Dorito chips. Each layer has a different flavor which all combines for one incredible bite! Put this on your dinner menu this week- you can thank me later!!

Creamy ground beef mixture for dorito casserole recipe

How to Layer

Before you start to layer the casserole, cook the ground beef in a skillet until brown. Drain the fat and add taco seasoning, sour cream and half of the enchilada sauce (try our homemade green enchilada sauce). Now you’re ready to layer!

Grease a 9×13 pan and layer ⅓ of Doritos over the bottom of the dish, crushing them only slightly. Next, add ½ of the ground beef mixture, then ⅓ of the cheese. Add another layer with ⅓ Doritos, slightly crushed, the rest of the ground beef and ⅓ of the cheese. Add the reaming chips and cheese over the top.

Cover the casserole with foil (tent it so that the melting cheese will not stick to the foil). Bake the Dorito casserole for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake it for another 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is melted.

Let the casserole rest for about 5 minutes. Top it with tomatoes, avocados and cilantro. You can add any other toppings you’d like. Guacamole, salsa, or sour cream to name a few!

Feel free to change up some of the ingredients—you could use ground turkey instead of ground beef. Or red enchilada sauce instead of green. You can even use regular tortilla chips instead of Doritos. Add in any vegetables too. Peppers would be great. Possibilities are endless!

What to serve it with?

You definitely need to serve this casserole with your favorite tortilla chips! You could also serve it with warm homemade tortillas on the side. Or even some cilantro lime rice or Spanish rice would be delicious.

taco casserole with doritos and cheese layered on top

Tips for Storing + Making Ahead

This is a great recipe to make-ahead of time. Prepare everything up until the cooking part. Keep it covered in the fridge and cook the next day when you need it.

You can also prepare this in a freezer safe container and keep it airtight in the freezer for up to 2 months and cook it when you’re ready to eat it for dinner.

We just recommend letting it thaw in the fridge overnight before making. We also typically leave the cheese off and add fresh shredded cheese before baking so it’s nice and cheesy. Cold cheese often bakes instead of melts. 😉

overhead shot of dorito casserole in a glass baking dish

We hope you love this flavor recipe as much we do! We couldn’t believe how delicious this combination of ingredients would be, but we’re glad we tried it. Some great sides to serve it with include: Mexican Street Corn, Mexican cornbread, and Southwest salad.

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Dorito Casserole Recipe

5 from 15 votes
Everyone loves this crunchy and flavorful Dorito casserole. It's layered with lots of meat, cheese and (of course!) nacho cheese flavored Doritos!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 613 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef lean
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 16 oz green enchilada sauce
  • 6-7 cups Nacho Cheese Doritos divided
  • 4-5 cups Monterey Jack cheese divided
  • cilantro, avocados, tomatoes optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • In a skillet, cook the ground beef until brown. Drain and add taco seasoning, sour cream and the enchilada sauce.
  • Grease a 9 x 13 casserole dish. Layer 1/3 of Doritos over the bottom of the dish, crush them only slightly. Next, add 1/2 of the ground beef mixture, then 1/3 of the cheese.
  • Add another layer with 1/3 Doritos, slightly crushed, the rest of the ground beef and 1/3 of the cheese.
  • Add the reaming chips and cheese over the top. Cover with foil (tent it so that the melting cheese will not stick to the foil.) Bake for 30 min.
  • Remove the foil and bake for another 5-10 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  • Let rest 5 minutes. Top with tomatoes, avocados and cilantro.

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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    Um..yum!! I had never thought to add chips to a casserole, but doritos are my favorite! I love the crunch & flavors in this! Will definitely make again!

  2. 5 stars
    You had me at doritos! YOu want to talk about flavor, wow this casserole is Delicious. Thanks for such a fun amazing recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    Doritos in a casserole dish? Great comBination with the other ingredientS. You will love the taSte of this make ahead casserole dish!

  4. 5 stars
    Sooo good! Even our picky 12 year old asked for seconds. Only thing i did differently was to add both enchilada sauce and taco sauce (all I Had) and to use cheddar. It’s a great FridaY night recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    Great and dont SKIMp on toppings. I prefer mild taco seasonings and mild enchilada sauce they are out there if you have kids or not as fond of heat. I also used a can of refried beans layered those in as well, with an extra splash of chicken broth in my meat and sauce mixture. I also used cool ranch flavor doritos, no reason just what i had and the taste was awesome. Love your recepies.

  6. 5 stars
    We love Dorito casseroles. So excited to try this one, never thought of putting green chile enchilada sauce! Gonna add a can of fire roasted diced tomatoes to the meat mix!