[CnD] Queso Taco Casserole

Marilyn Pennington m51pennington at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 16:37:21 EST 2019

Queso Taco Casserole


Two ways to serve this taco bake: as a dinner casserole or as nachos. If
you're going the nacho route, leave out the taco shells and use them to
scoop up all the spicy, cheesy, baked taco goodness.

Serves ten.

ready in:  30-60 minutes.


1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 bottle (8 ounce size) taco sauce
3/4 cup water
1 can (4 ounce size) diced green chiles
1 package (1.25 ounce size) taco seasoning mix
1 package (12-count size) yellow or white corn taco shells, broken, divided
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Garnish Options
chopped tomatoes
sliced green onions
sour cream


Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 11X7 baking dish. 

Cook beef and onion in large skillet until beef is browned; drain. Stir in
taco sauce, water, chilies and seasoning mix; bring to a boil. Reduce heat
to low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes. 

Layer half of broken shells on bottom of prepared baking dish. Cover with
half of meat mixture; sprinkle with 1 cup cheese. Repeat with remaining

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Garnish as
desired.  Enjoy.


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