Taco Casserole

Main Dishes · May 25, 2018

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. Taco Bake great for feeding a crowd, which also makes it perfect for pot lucks!

Taco Bake

Easy Taco Casserole

Taco Salad is one of those recipes that I can remember eating since I was a little girl. I always enjoyed it but never realized why I remembered it so well being a staple dinnerΒ in our home. Now that I’m a mom myself and realize just how yummy and easy it is, I know why it’s made so often. It can be changed up in so many ways, is easy to feed to lots of people and is usually enjoyed by all.

Today’s recipe has all the great taste of taco salad, but is in casserole form. Yes, this Potluck Taco Casserole is so delicious and has all the great flavor of taco salad making it a family favorite. My mom first made this casserole years ago but she recently just came across the recipe again so we knew we had to give it a go and share it with all y’all. 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!

Taco Bake Casserole

Ground beef with taco seasoning.

Beef Taco Casserole

The biscuit and ground beef base are what add so much flavor to the recipe.

How to Make Taco Bake Casserole:

Like I mentioned before, this recipe is kind of like a 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 a layer of:

  • Refried Beans
  • Black beans
  • Salsa
  • Diced Avocado

Just cook the ground beef over medium heat, drain, and add the taco seasoning according to package directions. Spread the meat on the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Beat the eggs, milk, biscuit mis, and pepper until well combined and pour over ground beef. Bake at 400Β° for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. 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!

Taco Bake Recipe

Top it off with all your favorite ingredients – including lettuce, tomato, sour cream, olives and cheese.

Taco Recipe

The result is a delicious Taco Casserole that is perfect for dinner or your next potluck. Like me, it may bring back the tastes of childhood. πŸ˜‰

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5 from 2 votes

Taco Casserole Recipe

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 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!

Nutrition Facts
Taco Casserole Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 562 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g 62%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 213mg 71%
Sodium 569mg 24%
Potassium 474mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Sugars 4g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 13.2%
Vitamin C 0.9%
Calcium 31.7%
Iron 19.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



Behind the Scenes - Taco Bake Casserole

Someone couldn’t stop picking off the cheese from the casserole. πŸ˜‰

Taco Bake Casserole Recipe

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    hey girl- this looks so yummy!

    Steve Crownover

    I really like the picture of your daughter with the look of innocence…except for the cheese mouth ring.

      Lil' Luna

      Haha..thank you!! Don’t let the look fool you πŸ™‚


    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.

      Lil' Luna

      Thanks Colleen!! She was ready to dive in..she loves cheese!!

    Laura @ Tiny House Plans

    Nice looking taco casserole. I hope it would turn out good when i try it.
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      Lil' Luna

      It’s so good! I hope you like it! Let me know πŸ™‚

    Hello Shayari

    I’m surprised at how good this was!
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    Peggy Thomson

    Thanks looks delicious.

      Lil' Luna

      It is πŸ™‚ I’d love to know what you think, if you try it! Thank you!

    Judy Jacobs

    Made this last night. It was delicious!


    Thanks sounds great…


    Made this for dinner tonight and BAAM, ALL GONE! Great and easy recipe to make! Everyone enjoyed it!


    What do you mean “biscuit” mix? what would i look for in the store? Thanks

    Naisha Johnson

    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


    I made taco casserole tonight for dinner and my husband loved it

    paulette paul

    It looks good….will have to try recipe soon.


    I’m Keto, is there anything I can use in place of the biscuit/baking mix? Almond Flour? Coconut Flour?

      Kristyn Merkley

      I am sure you could. I have not tried & am not familiar with all keto things, but you need ingredients that will make like a biscuit /puff up crust. Hope that helps!

    Dorothy Franey

    I have tried several of your recipes and loved them.

    Thank You
    Dorothy Franey


    Could I use Bisquick complete biscuits would I still need to add eggs and milk

    Barb Nutter

    i was wondering if you could use cornbread instead of biscuits in the taco casserole

      Kristyn Merkley

      I personally haven’t tried that, but I am sure you could. It might give it a different texture, but it could be an option. Let me know what you think πŸ™‚ Thank you!

    Rebecca Day

    I really enjoy your recipes


    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!

      Kristyn Merkley

      Those would be great options πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

      Lori Donovan

      Would love to hear how the corn bread turned out. What you used &measurements. Thanks


    Would love to see more recipes


    Would love to see more recipes and try different recipes


    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?

      Kristyn Merkley

      It is fine reheated πŸ™‚ Yes, you can totally add onions..we are not onion fans over here, but I do like to add onion powder.

    Kathryn Tenfelder

    Love these recipes


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

    Carolyn McClellan

    These all look great. Thanks!


    Looks great and yummy! I might try it with corn bread mix instead of biscuit mix though.

    Edie Skiles

    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.

      Kristyn Merkley

      Yes, of course πŸ™‚ Have fun on your vacation!! Hope they all love this dish!


    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.

    Jessie Watson

    Could this casserole be refrigeratored and baked the next night?


    Can you use ground Turkey instead of ground beef?

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