This Easy Taco Pie is Simply Amazing!
You’ve loved our taco lasagna recipe, now dig into THIS fun recipe that’s tacos and comfort food all in one dish!
This gorgeous taco pie/taco casserole/taco bake…whatever you want to call it… is an absolute hit with Tex-Mex loving families!
If that’s your crew, prepare for some ooo’s and aah’s!
Taco Pie is an Incredibly Easy Recipe!
You’ll love it because it’s quick, easy and requires a small amount of mess in the kitchen.
Those low-mess, quick meals are what I like to call, no-fuss.
Those are my specialty — wink, wink!
When people ask me “How do you get it all done?!” one of my answers is quick, hearty, low-fuss meals like this!
Our family has been serving this recipe to family and friends for 15 years.
And still people want us to serve it again and again!
Everyone Asks for My Taco Pie Recipe!
My family still waits in line for this cheesy, gorgeous taco dish!
And you can see the recipe being made in our food video section.
Don’t you love watching food videos?
We’re kind of food video junkies..;0)
Taco Pie is a One Dish Recipe
Did I mention this is a one-dish meal?
Did you read that?
You bake everything in ONE dish!
In busy mom’s life, there is always, always room for one-dish meals and casseroles!
More Taco Recipes Your Family Will Love!
If you LOVE lasagna (which most comfort foodies do) we have a super-easy, Taco Lasagna Recipe that uses all the Mexican flavors you love, wrapped in layers cheese and lasagna noodles!
Pretty fun, right?!
If you want to add some greens to this recipe, I highly recommend this SouthWestern Chicken Chopped Salad.
Definitely love the spice rub on the chicken — so good!
And if you love Doritos in your taco casseroles, be sure to check out this Layered Dorito Taco Casserole that I’m drooling over!
It’s from one of my fave food bloggers — Holly — from Spend with Pennies!
And if you’re craving a black bean, cheesy taco bake, you’ll want to check out our Easy Mexican Lasagna that doesn’t use lasagna noodles, but has layers of fresh tomatoes, black beans and super fresh spices!
Does your family ever have those?
Those make great additions to your child’s lunch box too!
HOW DO YOU MAKE TACO PIE?
I can almost betcha it’s waaaay easier than you think!
First, you’ll want to preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Then comes your meat mixture.
Combine ground beef and taco seasoning (or your homemade mix) and cook according to package directions for traditional taco meat.
Once cooked, simply pour a small amount of beef mixture into the bottom of a 9×13 baking pan or your favorite baking dish.
I use all sizes!
Next, place a soft tortilla on top of meat mixture.
Spread the tortilla with 1/4 cup beef mixture, 1/4 cup salsa and 1/4 cup cheddar cheese.
Repeat for each later (think lasagna!) and then top off the top layer with remaining cheddar cheese as well as the Monterrey Jack Cheese.
Bake in the oven until cheese is melted and slightly browned.
Doesn’t that sound easy?
Comfort Foodies Love An Awesome Taco Bake!
If you reaaallly want to take the Mexican eating experience up a notch, you could decorate the table and room with Mexican Fiesta decor!
Here’s a printable version I love!
Want to get the kids involved in this all-time family favorite recipe?
Let them handle the layering and sprinkling!
When my kids were toddlers, I’d throw them on my hip, give them handfuls of shredded cheese and say, “Sprinkle, sprinkle!”
This always got a grin or a giggle!
Now I can’t keep those same kids out of the kitchen.
They’re cooking as I type! <3
If your life is a little hectic right now, you’ll appreciate that this recipe is ready in less than 20 minutes.
Awesome — right?
If you want to shave off a few minutes, you could go meatless!
Just skip the ground beef and make the taco bake as usual.
Best Taco Pie Cooking Tips and Tricks
For a healthier kick, add frozen veggies!
Simple saute veggies in two tablespoons of your favorite cooking oil until soft, and add them to the salsa!
It’s a sneaky mom trick for adding veggies to every meal!
You can even blend the veggies first if you want to hide them reeeeaaalllly well!
Store Leftovers in Fridge.
In the rare case of having leftovers (ha!), store leftover taco pie in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Add some heat.
You can easily add heat with extra chili or jalapenos.
Be wise with your choice of cheese.
Use any good melting cheese for this recipe but I prefer Mexican blend or sharp cheddar.
Dress it up!
Serve this taco pie with your favorite Mexican toppings such as sour cream, guacamole and salsa.
Ready for the Best Taco Pie Recipe?
Ready for a no-fuss, 20 minute, one dish meal that’s loaded with cheese?
I can hear your tummy growling now!
Here ya go!
Printable version is below.
The Only Taco Bake Your Family Will Want
- 6 flour tortillas
- 1 jar your favorite salsa
- 1 pkg taco seasoning
- 2 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
- 1 cup Monterrey Jack cheese (shredded)
- 1 lb ground beef (cooked and drained)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In medium-sized skillet, combine ground beef and taco seasoning and cook according to package directions for traditional taco meat.
- Once cooked, pour a small amount of beef mixture into bottom of a 9x13 baking pan or your favorite baking dish. I use all sizes!
- Place a soft tortilla on top of meat mixture.
- Spread the tortilla with 1/4 cup beef mixture, 1/4 cup salsa and 1/4 cup cheddar cheese. Repeat for each later and then top off the top layer with remaining cheddar cheese as well as the Monterrey Jack Cheese.
- Bake in oven until cheese is melted and slightly browned.
- Garnish with sour cream and cilantro, if desired.