Taco Casserole

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This delicious Taco Casserole is like a taco salad in casserole form! With a ground beef and biscuit base, layers of sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and olives, this taco bake is perfect for dinner or your next potluck.

Casseroles are the ultimate solution for weeknight dinners and potlucks! This taco version is one of the more unique casseroles, but everyone loves it! If you need another idea to take to a potluck dinner, try our slow cooker hash brown casserole, or enchilada casserole!

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Easy Taco Casserole

Taco Salad is a classic dinner recipe. Today’s recipe is a twist on that meal but in casserole form – Taco casserole.

Yes, this Potluck Taco Casserole is so delicious and has all the great flavor of taco salad making it a family favorite. We made it years ago and had almost forgotten about it until we recently re-made it. We forgot how great it was and wanted to make sure you got to try this easy taco bake recipe.

The biscuit and ground beef base taste just like chips and beef in regular taco salad and the toppings make it taste just like it too. You can add all the ingredients you love but we usually add sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and olives!

Hamburger meat in casserole dish

How to Make Taco Bake:

Like I mentioned before, this recipe is kind of like a Taco Salad or Navajo Taco, but in casserole form! It has all the same ingredients as a taco (with a biscuit layer instead of chips, tortillas, or fry bread).

  • Ground beef
  • Sour Cream
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Cheese
  • Olives

You could even add extra toppings like: refried beans, black beans, salsa or guacamole.

Ground beef. To make the taco bake, just cook the ground beef over medium heat, drain, and add the taco seasoning. Spread the meat on the bottom of a 9×13 pan.

Biscuit layer. Beat the eggs, milk, biscuit mix, and pepper until well combined, and pour over ground beef. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

Toppings. Let it cool for a few minutes, and then spread on sour cream. Top with your desired toppings (we do lettuce, tomato, cheese, and olives), and ENJOY!

We love this recipe as is, but have heard of others using some of the following variations:

  • In lue of biscuit mix try cornbread mix or even canned biscuits.  
  • Ground turkey instead of ground bee

Taco bake recipe

Making ahead and storing

You can make this ahead of time. After baking the biscuit/meat mix, let cool and cover. Prepare toppings and store in separate containers.

Store all ingredients in the fridge for up to 24 hours. When you’re ready to serve it, heat the biscuit/meat mix in the oven at 350 degrees F for 10-15 minutes or until warm. Layer remaining ingredients per recipe instructions.

Leftovers can last in the fridge for about 3 days. Reheating gets a little tricky as you don’t want to put lettuce in the microwave or oven. I’d suggest removing the topping as best you can. Place the desired serving in the microwave for 30 second increments until hot.

You can also heat in the oven at 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes depending on the amount. Once hot, place lettuce topping mix back on and enjoy!

You can freeze the base of the taco casserole for up to 3 months. Once the biscuit/meat has been baked, allow to cool, wrap in plastic wrap then again with aluminum foil, and place in the freezer.

When you’re ready to use, thaw and bake uncovered in the oven at 350 degrees F for 10-15 minutes or until warm. Layer remaining ingredients per recipe instructions.

Taco casserole recipe

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Taco Casserole Recipe

4.88 from 66 votes

This delicious Taco Casserole is like a taco salad in casserole form! With a ground beef and biscuit base, plus layers of sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and olives, this casserole is the perfect way to switch up your dinner routine.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 562 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 packets taco seasoning
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 1/4 cups biscuit / baking mix
  • dash pepper
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups chopped lettuce
  • 3/4 - 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • olives


  1. Preheat oven to 400.

  2. Cook beef over medium heat in a large skillet until no longer pink. Drain meat and add taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions.

  3. Add meat to a greased 9x13 pan and set aside.

  4. Beat eggs and milk in a large bowl. Stir in one and a quarter cup biscuit mix and pepper, and mix until combined well. Pour over meat and bake until golden brown (about 20-25 minutes).

  5. Let cool for a few minutes and then spread on sour cream.

  6. Top with lettuce, tomato, cheese and olives. Serve warm and ENJOY!

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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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  1. Looks delicious.
    Little Lil’Luna is such a sweetie and looks like she is ready to dive right into that casserole. Think she was enjoying her cookie a lot more.

  2. 5 stars
    Hello! I am a wife and mom of three. I want to thank you sooooo much for the wonderful recipes. They have saved my ego many nights in the kitchen. Just wanted to let you know!
    *trying this dish for the first time

  3. 4 stars
    I think that cornbread in place of the biscuit mix would enhance the Mexican flavor. Also, would include some onion (either green or white), along with some salsa. Yummo!

  4. 5 stars
    Made the taco casserole tonight. We thought it was delicious I think next time I’d add onion but otherwise perfect. Just concerned we have leftovers not sure about reheating it tomorrow with the sour cream though?

  5. Looks yummy but oh my! I have to comment about your hair color in your photo. Such beautiful depth and color!! Love it. 🙂

  6. Just a question about Easy Chicken Enchiladas:
    Can it be made first then frozen for later?

    Taking kids and grandkids on a family vacation and looking for some easy, make ahead and freeze meals which will allow me to enjoy our time together but can provide them a delicious meal at the end of our busy day.

  7. 5 stars
    Made this for a group of 8 on vacation . Easy and everyone liked it. I melted cheese on top last 5 minutes in the oven; then topped with sour cream, shredded lettuce, salsa and more cheese. Yummy recipe.

  8. This looks delicious! You mentioned that you could add refried beans which I think would be very taste. How much would you add and would you put it on the bottom and the meat on top? Thank you in advance.

    1. I have mixed a can of refried beans into the cooked and drained ground beef. It was good and my family liked it. It’s easier than trying to layer them.

  9. 5 stars
    This looks very yummy! I will be making this for dinner tonight!
    Could the biscuit mix be substituted with a cornbread mix?
    Only because I have a ton of corn meal!

  10. 5 stars
    its like taco salad in the form of a casserole. It makes for a hardier meal with the Addition of bisquick. Cant go wrong with this recipe!

    1. I believe the 1 1/4 is 1 and 1/4 cups. It’s just that the space between the 1’s is not noticeable, but it’s there. Spacing twice between the 1 and 1/4 would make it more noticeable.

  11. 5 stars
    This taco casserole was so delicious!! we make taco salad quite a bit, but I will be making this more! I love the bottom crust part. it was so filling & tasty!

  12. 5 stars
    we love taco salad, so this is just taking it to a new level! it was delicious! I loved the biscuit/dough base. it was hearty & so tasty!

  13. My daughter has a GLUTEN allergy, I wounder if cornmeal could be SUBSTITUTED for flour, (there’s no gluten in cornmeal) just asking..

  14. I used a pkg. of Mexican Cornbread (Martha White) instead of the Bisquick, adding some red & green bell pepper, jalepeno pepper and onion, all diced small. It was good!! I did not use sour cream but instead when casserole was finished cooking, I topped with cheese putting it back into the oven to melt and then once cheese was melted topped with lettuce, tomatoes and green onions..no black olives…don’t care for the olives or sour cream. Also, to my meat I added some onions, jalepeno pepper and rotel tomatoes and seasoning it with black pepper, onion and garlic powder along with the taco seasoning. I really liked it!!!

  15. 5 stars
    This is such a great recipe! It’s super easy & has so much flavor. My hubby can eat taco salad every week, so this is a nice option to change it up!

  16. Help, I’m making the recipe and it says 11/4 cup Bisquick. What is that . I need to know the correct amount asap. Thanks

  17. 5 stars
    We eat taco salad all year round. I like the fact that this goes all together and has the same great taste. The biscuit kind of takes the place of the chips which Is a nice variation.

  18. 5 stars
    my husbands hates casseroles. like hate, hates them. when he asked what we were having for dinner and I told him “taco casserole,” he was not excited. so why did i give this recipe 5 stars? because he liked it!!! and my kids (mostly) liked it! they ate it naked, other than cheese (nobody but me likes sour cream or lettuce or tomatoes) , but they still enjoyed it.

    1. My husband hates casseroles too… I changed the name from casseroles to bake! Haaaa! Taco bake, green Bean bake, egg, sausage cheese bake! Haaaaaaaa…

      1. 5 stars
        Loved this recipe. Just had the kids and 3 grandkids over for an ouside distancing poolside supper. It was simple to throW together before they arrived and quick to cook 25 minutes) when the Kids said they were getting hungry. Made it in a throw away pan and we all used disposible plates so clean up was easY with minimal “touching” of each others supplies. Served it with individual packs of DoritoS for the kids. Everone loved it and ate until it was gone. Will for sure make again. I made it just as Written. Thank you for this great r3cipe!

  19. 5 stars
    I’m a HUGE fan of tacos and casseroles, so when they’re combined in one, you better believe I’m in heaven! Thank you!!!

  20. 5 stars
    Tacos are my go to easy recipe. I make them almost weekly so i appreciate coming across varIations that i can make. Thanks for POSTING!

  21. 5 stars
    This was soooo Yummy! We love OUR TACOS and this was just a different, yummy way to eat them! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! Definitely will make this again!


  23. Is this casserole good to bring to someone’s house or the fact that it needs to be warm make it not a good choice

  24. 5 stars
    Awesomeness … i shared your rec with ladies on my Facebook Blog. Im sure its a hit for our Taco Tuesday! 🤤

  25. 5 stars
    It turned out really well. I was sceptical when it was baking and looked like meat cake but it was pretty yummy. The onky thinG i’d add next time is crushed tortilla shells so you still get the taco crunch. But it was really good as is (except we skipped the olives as no one likes them here ha ha)

  26. We love mexican … and the idea of the bisCuit mix is GENIUS! I added a small can of green chopped chilis and chOpped tomatoes with jalep peppers for more flavour & color into the biscuit mix
    I did Your recipe in the Ninja foodi and it Turned out fabulous! Thankyou

  27. I made five of your dishes for this weeks meal plan. The easy taco bake was awsome! !! I made it saturday along with other four meals and eAt it Monday. My husband loved it, it teasT great, easy to heat up. Still was freash from SaturdaY, we would make it again. Thank You for this easy meal after a long daY ay work.
    Cindy Wolf

  28. 5 stars
    Ok so made the taco casserole and let me tell u it was AWSOME! Me and my family loved it. It’s a must try!

  29. 5 stars
    This Taco pie is to die for! I’m not a big fan of mexican food, but this… is a wow factor! Make it, you won’t be sorry!

  30. 4 stars
    I made this recipe once before and it was a huge hit! Everyone loved it. I was just wondering if it would be just as good if I followed the recipe for Biscuits on the bisquick box?

  31. 5 stars
    We had this last October for my bday and it was delicious. I love how simple this recipe is to make. The only changes we made were to omit the biscuit mix and instead we layered corn tortilla strips on top of the meat and then put the sour cream and lettuce on top of the strips. Super easy to dress this up anyway you like, we just added some cilantro for flavor. A great week night rotation recipe. Many thanks. IT is sometimes hard to find uncomplicated recipes these days!

  32. 5 stars
    Made thi for Dinner tonight and it was delicIous! I added RefrieD bEans, sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes & black olives.

  33. 5 stars
    I cook at a senior living home and this was the perfect Way to make taco salad for them. As shells or chips are Difficult for many of the elderly to East, the biscuit variation Worked very well and it was still as good as your typical taco salad. Will definitely make this again! Thanks for the recipe

  34. I’d like to try laying corn tortillas over the meat in place of the biscuit mix. Has anyone tried that or see any issues with how it would bake? just thinking it would be more of a taco/mexican flavor???

  35. 5 stars
    I fixed it for lunch ..it was a huge hit, everyone loves it..to be real i don’t like to cook , but you made me look like a chef and so easy……Thank you so much! you are a lifesaver…

  36. 5 stars
    Love this! I did take the Suggestions in the comments of using cornbread rather than bisCuIt mix (1/2 c flour, 3/4 c corNmeal w/2 tsp baking powder & 1/2 tSp salt). So delicious!

    1. I personally have not tried, but I am sure they could. Not sure how it would be, if you layered them first, then the meat or on top of the meat. You want the mixture to fall in between the meat.

  37. 5 stars
    Yum! This recipe is so easy and Super delicious! I made it tonight for dinner and The whole family couldn’t get enough. (And theres 9 of us) i didn’t change the recipe one bit and it was perfect! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  38. 4 stars
    Cook the refried beans with your ground beef or ground turkey and follow the other instructions. but might I suggest using a corn tortilla shell at the bottom before the meat and do the layering of the other ingredients after that.

  39. Is there something else you could use instead of sour cream in the taco casserole. My husband does not like sour cream. Thanks

    1. You could just leave it off. Not really sure what else would be good with this specific recipe. Usually Greek yogurt is a great substitute for sour cream, but not sure it would be great with this..lol!

  40. I’ll need to replace the biscuit mix with cornmeal…do I use the same amount of cornmeal? And can I use polenta? How much? Thank you!!