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Baked Crunchy Taco Casserole

Baked Crunchy Taco Casserole

The easiest (and tastiest!) way to make tacos for a crowd! Assemble, load into a casserole dish, bake, and top with your favorite fixings!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword baked tacos, easy dinner, party tacos
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 15 tacos
Calories 166kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 1 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 C cheese divided
  • ¼ C salsa verde
  • 15 crunchy taco shells
  • Shredded lettuce tomatoes, cilantro, sour cream, guacamole, lime juice to top


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Brown and drain meat.
  • Stir tomatoes, seasoning, ½ C cheese, and salsa into meat.
  • Arrange taco shells standing up in a 9x13" pan. Fill each shell with the meat mixture, dividing equally until all the meat is used.
  • Sprinkle remaining ½ C of cheese over the tops of the filled tacos and bake for 15-20 minutes. Cheese will be melted and the meat hot.
  • Top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro, sour cream, guacamole and lime juice.


Serving: 1taco | Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 107IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg