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Easy Dorito Casserole Recipe

The Dorito casserole is the dish of your dreams, especially if you’re obsessed with cheesy chips!

Of course, incorporating Doritos into recipes isn’t a new thing. But this might just be my favorite dish of them all.

Cheesy Dorito Casserole with Ground Beef
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This sensational casserole features layers of crushed Doritos, ground beef, a creamy mushroom and tomato sauce, and loads of cheddar cheese.

It’s exactly as rich and decadent as you imagine it to be. 

But despite its many components, this casserole is surprisingly easy to make. 

It’s ready for lunch or dinner in as fast as 30 minutes. What a perfect addition to your weekly meal rotation!

Dorito Casserole

If you love Doritos, but not the orange stain it leaves on your fingertips, I have great news. With this recipe, you can enjoy your favorite tortilla chips without having to lick your fingers after. 

This Dorito casserole transforms the classic snack into a hearty and wildly tasty meal! All its beautiful layers create a meaty, creamy, cheesy, and mouthwatering dish with a lovely crunch.

It might not be the healthiest of dishes, but it’ll definitely tantalize your tastebuds.

It takes less than 30 minutes to cook, and one batch feeds a huge crowd. It’s delicious, easy to make, and is guaranteed to satisfy. What more can you ask for?

Dorito Casserole Ingredients: Cream of Mushroom Soup, Canned Tomatoes, Onions, Ground Beef and Doritos

Ingredients

  • Cream Of Mushroom Soup It forms 1/2 of the sauce layer. It’s also what makes it undeniably thick, creamy, and so addictive.
  • Canned Tomatoes – This makes up the other half of the rich sauce. I like to use Rotel because it has some heat. But any brand of canned, crushed, and peeled tomatoes is fine.
  • Chopped Onions – They serve as the aromatics.
  • Ground Beef – Use ground chuck for the perfect balance between lean and fatty. Whatever cut you use, stick to an 80/20 or 85/15 ratio. You don’t want your casserole to be too dry or greasy.
  • Crushed Doritos – This recipe calls for original Doritos. They won’t overpower the flavors of the other components of the casserole. But if you prefer an extra cheesy dish, go for Nacho Cheese! 
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese – A casserole is never complete without bubbly cheese on top. Classic cheddar cheese works well in this dish. But any cheese with good melting potential will be awesome, too.
Cheesy and Beef Dorito Casserole

Tips and Tricks for Making the Best Dorito Casserole

  • Crush the Doritos in the bag. You can easily crush the Doritos by opening the bag and squeezing it with your hand. Or, run it over with a rolling pin. It’s up to you how small you want the pieces to be. But larger chunks add more texture.
  • Drain the beef. This keeps the casserole from being too greasy.
  • Add some milk. Control the thickness of the cream sauce by whisking in milk little by little until it reaches your preferred consistency.
  • Bulk it up. If you want a heartier casserole, add beans to the ground beef mixture. Use canned beans so you won’t have to worry about softening them for hours.
  • Throw in some rice or pasta. The added carbs will also make the dish more filling. I usually add 1-2 cups of cooked penne or cooked rice, depending on how many people I’m feeding.
  • Add some color. Canned corn will also add a pop of color, flavor, and texture to the casserole. Mix it with the ground beef mixture.
  • Spice it up. For extra heat, add green chilies or jalapenos to the ground beef mixture. You can also flavor it with spicy taco seasoning. Or, instead of regular Doritos, use any of the spicier variants.
  • Top it off. Garnish the casserole with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream for the ultimate Tex-Mex meal.

How to Store

This dish is so good, I never have leftovers. But if you do, here’s how to store them:

To Store: Cover cold leftovers with plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container. Refrigerate them for up to 4 days.

To Reheat: Place leftovers in a baking dish, cover with foil, and bake for 10-20 minutes (from the fridge) or 1 hour (from frozen) at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on the size of the portion.

To Freeze: Transfer cold leftovers to an airtight, freezer-safe container and wrap the box in foil. Freeze for up to 6 months!

Easy Dorito Casserole Recipe

Servings

6

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servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

660

kcal

This Dorito casserole belongs in your weekly meal rotation! It features ground beef, tomatoes, cheese, and plenty of Dorito crunch!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onions

  • 1 packet taco seasoning

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, such as Rotel

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup

  • 1 Doritos Original, slightly crushed

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175°C) and lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish. Set aside.
  • Warm the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the beef and onions, and cook until the beef is browned. Stir frequently and use a wooden spoon to break the meat apart.
  • Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the top and stir to incorporate. Then, mix in the tomatoes and soup, cooking until thick, about 5 minutes. Add a splash of water if it’s too think.
  • Add a layer of crushed Doritos to the bottom of the casserole dish and spoon over about 1/3 of the meat mixture. Sprinkle about 1/2 cup of cheese over the meat.
  • Repeat the layers (Doritos, meat, and cheese), ending with a layer of cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake the casserole for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake again for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melty and the meat is cooked.
  • Let the casserole sit for 5-10 minutes, then serve and enjoy!

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

4 thoughts on “Easy Dorito Casserole Recipe”

  1. Hi! When adding rice, how much (exact quantity) do you recommend, and also is the rice to be cooked before adding or not?

    Thank you

    Reply
    • Hi Natalie, if you’re adding rice to this casserole, you’ll want to add about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of cooked rice. Add it as a layer under the cream sauce. I hope you enjoy it!

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