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Walking Taco Casserole

Walking Taco Bake Casserole

Who doesn't love walking tacos, that delicious treat-inside-a-Fritos bag? Here is a casserole version of the same meal, perfect for serving to your family.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Casserole, easy, taco
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 582kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 cups cheddar or Mexican-blend cheese divided
  • 3 cups Fritos can substitute tortilla chips
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ¾ cup salsa
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 head lettuce


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Dice tomatoes and shred lettuce
  • Gently crush Fritos by placing them in a Zip-lock bag and going over them with a rolling pin.
    Crush Fritos in a plastic zip-lock bag
  • Brown ground beef in skillet over medium heat until no pink remains.
  • Stir in taco seasoning packet as stated on packet directions (including any water)
  • Grease bottom of 9x13" baking dish
  • Microwave cream cheese about 30-45 seconds until soft but not liquid
  • Combine cream cheese and salsa in a small bowl
    Combine salsa and cream cheese
  • Spread crushed Fritos (or tortilla chips shown here) across the bottom of the casserole dish
    Layer of crushed Fritos
  • Spread ground beef and taco seasoning mixture over tortilla chips in the casserole dish
    Spread taco meet over chips
  • Spread cream cheese and salsa mixture over ground beef
    Spread cream cheese and salsa over meat
  • Add 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar or Mexican-blend cheese on top
    Sprinkle shredded cheese on top
  • Bake at 350° for 15 minutes
  • Remove from oven, sprinkle with remainder of shredded cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes
    Finished taco casserole


Calories: 582kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 1039mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1688IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 320mg | Iron: 3mg