Seven Layer Taco Casserole Recipe

Seven Layer Taco Casserole Recipe

The perfect Friday night or midweek meal. I’m still amazed at how easy and flavourful this taco casserole recipe is, with very little cleanup.

This hamburger casserole taco recipe is a new family favourite. Even my non-spicy dad liked it. If you like Taco Bell, this should be one to try out.

Seven Layer Taco Casserole Recipe

  • 1 lb ground beeftaco lasagna casserole | 7 layer casserole
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (or sour cream)
  • 2 teaspoons taco seasoning (if none on hand chili powder will do in a pinch)
  • 2 cups crushed tortilla chips (or use the ends of a couple bags)
  • 2 cups marbled cheddar cheese, shredded (or 1 cup each mild cheddar & mozzarella – whatever you have on hand)
  • 1 medium tomato diced
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce (iceburg or romaine)
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives or green onions (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°F

In saucepan, brown the ground beef & drain (if not extra lean). Add salsa, mayonnaise and taco seasoning; mix well.

In ungreased 8×8 baking dish (or approx 2 qt dish) layer as follows:

  1. 1/2 meat mixture
  2. 1/2 chips quantity
  3. 1/2 cheese mixture
  4. remaining meat mixture
  5. remainingchips
  6. remaining cheese
  7. (this will be done after the oven & just before serving – lettuce, tomatoes & green onion)

Bake uncovered at 350°F for 20 minutes or until heated through (sometimes less time, sometimes it’s more cooking time).

Just before serving, top with tomato and lettuce & green onions.

Serves 6

A nice side dish to serve would be Caesar salad and garlic bread, or  a garden salad even though there’s fixings on top, we still enjoyed the garden salad with it, and a nice thick piece of fresh country grain bread.

The Seven Layer Taco Casserole Recipe can easily be halved to serve a smaller crowd. Use 1/2 the size of a baking dish as well so that it layers nicely – a loaf pan works well for this. It would serve 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children who are light eaters.

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