Walking Taco Casserole

Walking Taco Casserole:

This Walking Taco Casserole recipe is an easy weeknight meal that has all the flavors of tacos with the crunch of corn chips, too. It’s a favorite with our family (and especially me since it’s so quick and simple to make)!

It’s so delicious, in fact, that making one big pan of it at home is just taking it to the next level. The casserole version likely came first, but deciding which to make is really a matter of where it’ll be served.

We still make the bagged version occasionally when it makes more sense, but the walking taco casserole is so simple and quick for a weeknight dinner that it’s often on our table.


1 lb ground chicken, beef, or turkey

1 small onion sliced

1/2 Can of Rotel (diced tomatoes with green chilies)

1 Packet of Taco seasoning

1 Bag of Frito Corn Chips

1 Can Black Beans, drained and rinsed

1 Can Enchilada Sauce (10 oz)

2 oz. Cream Cheese

2 C. Shredded Cheese


In a skillet brown the meat and onion. Add the Rotel and taco seasoning. Simmer until any liquid is evaporated. Add black beans and cream cheese.

Turn off the heat and stir in the cream cheese until melted and combined. Stir in the enchilada sauce.

Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray. Dump 1/2 of the bag of Fritos into the bottom of the pan. Top with 1/2 of the meat mixture and 1/2 of the shredded cheese. Repeat the layer Chips, meat, cheese.

Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and casserole is heated through.

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