Taco Casserole

Delicious Taco Casserole is like a taco salad in casserole form! This taco bake is perfect for dinner or your next potluck.

Casseroles are the ultimate solution for weeknight dinners and potlucks! Taco Casserole is one of the more unique casseroles, but everyone loves it! For more potluck dinner ideas, try our Slow Cooker Hash Brown Casserole, or Enchilada Casserole!

Piece of taco casserole recipe sliced on plate.

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.

Taco Bake is so delicious. It has all the great flavor of taco salad making it a family favorite.

The Biscuit and ground beef base taste just like Tortilla chips in Taco Salad or Beef Tacos, 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! Try topping it off with a delicious Taco Salad Dressing!

How to Make Taco Bake

This recipe is kind of like a Taco Salad or Navajo Tacos 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. Cook the ground beef over medium heat, drain, and add the Taco Seasoning. Spread the meat on the bottom of a 9×13 pan or baking dish.

BISCUIT LAYER. Beat the eggs, milk, biscuit mix, and pepper until well combined, and pour over ground beef. Bake at 400°F 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 – Mexican blend or Monterey jack cheese, and black olives).

You could even add extra toppings: Refried Beans, black beans, Salsa, Guacamole or cilantro.

Let’s Talk Taco Meat

I love when I can use leftovers from one meal to whip up another meal later in the week. If you have leftover taco meat, keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for about 3 days, or in the freezer for 4-6 months.

When I’m thinking ahead, I make a large batch of taco meat (several pounds), divide it into 1 lb portions, and freeze it.

The Taco Beef mixture can be used to make so many yummy meals like Taco Pasta Shells, Taco Pie, Taco Salad, and of course this Taco Bake Casserole.

Taco casserole recipe baked to perfection.


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

  • In place of biscuit mix, try cornbread mix or even canned biscuits.
  • Use ground turkey instead of ground beef.
  • Add other favorite ingredients or vbggies like: corn, onions, bell peppers, etc.

What to serve with taco bake

Toppings on taco casserole recipe close up image.

Storing, REHEATING + FreezinG

Make ahead of time. After baking the biscuit/meat mix, let cool and cover. If you’ll be eating the casserole within a day or two, also prepare the toppings and store them 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°F for 10-15 minutes, or until warm. Layer remaining ingredients per recipe instructions.

STORE. Leftovers can last in the fridge for about 3 days.

To reheat. 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.
  • Heat it in the oven at 350°F for 5-10 minutes depending on the amount. Once hot, place the lettuce topping mix back on and enjoy!

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°F for 10-15 minutes, or until warm. Layer remaining ingredients per recipe instructions.

Homemade taco casserole recipe image with piece dished out.

For more great casseroles:

Taco Casserole Recipe

4.97 from 203 votes
Delicious Taco Casserole is like a taco salad in casserole form! This taco bake is perfect for dinner or your next potluck.
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
  • ¾ – 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • olives


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • 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.
  • Add meat to a greased 9×13 pan and set aside.
  • 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).
  • Let cool for a few minutes and then spread on sour cream.
  • Top with lettuce, tomato, cheese, and olives. Serve warm and ENJOY!


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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is quick, easy and oh so yummy!! My whole family loved it! We will be adding this to our weekly meal night menu list <3 Thank you for sharing this with us <3

  2. This recipe sounds like something my husband would eat because he doesn’t eat taco salad at alll.

  3. 5 stars
    I haven’t made it yet but I will tomorrow because we already ate. It looks so good and easy. Thank you for this recipe and sharing it.

  4. 5 stars
    I have made this a number of times. Half the recipe as there are only two of us. Normally I add the cheese when it is done
    baking then leave in oven for a few minutes. I was wondering how it would work if I spread cheese over meat before I added biscuit mix. Anyone tried it that way?

    1. I haven’t tried it that way, but I imagine it would turn out just fine! You’d have more of a cheesy meat/biscuit than by just adding it on top.

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