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30 Best Doritos Recipes (+Easy Dinner Ideas)

These Doritos recipes will add flavor and a great big crunch to your daily meals! You’d be surprised at how a simple bag of chips can greatly transform a dish.

We all know Doritos are a popular snack, but they can be so much more. In fact, you can elevate tons of recipes with Doritos. 

Doritos are so beloved because of their bold flavors and fabulous crunch. Honestly, they’re pretty addicting. I dare you to try having just one Doritos chip. 

These Doritos recipes will blow you away with their awesome flavor and crunch! Dorito Nachos shown in picture with Black Olives, Cream and Salsa.
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Okay, there’s a good chance your self-control is better than mine, but still. Doritos are delicious and they come in so many fun flavors. 

You could try a different flavor of chip each day for well over a month. That means you have TONS of dinner options including walking tacos, casseroles, or mac ’n’ cheese.

Doritos even work in salads! 

So get ready to kick your dishes up another level! If you need recipes with Doritos, you’re in the right place. I have 30 delicious Doritos recipes for you to try! 

1. Layered Doritos Casserole

The casserole may be king of the midwest but Doritos take this one down south. Honestly, this layered Doritos casserole is like a crunchy, Tex-Mex lasagna. And, boy, it is good! 

This casserole is made with layers of beef sauce and nacho cheese Doritos. The secret is the beef sauce. It’s made with seasoned beef, sour cream, and cream of chicken soup… yum! 

I can’t say this dinner is healthy but it sure is tasty! I think this would be delicious with a little guacamole on top. 

2. Loaded Chicken Taco Salad with Creamy Lime-Cilantro Dressing

The previous recipe focused more on nourishing your soul than your body. This one does both! 

This salad is light and fresh, loaded with healthy and yummy ingredients. You get bits of seasoned chicken, beans, avocados, corn, tomatoes, and lettuce in every bite.

It’s bursting with protein, vitamins, and antioxidants. A little cheese and a creamy dressing add flavor and healthy fats. 

The only “unhealthy” ingredient would be the Doritos. But all foods are okay in moderation, so don’t skip the Doritos. They add tons of flavor and texture, which is always a good idea.  

3. Doritos Chicken Casserole

If you thought the first casserole sounded good, wait until you see this one! I think you might need to plan a week of Doritos casseroles… they’re that good.

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This Doritos chicken casserole is creamy, cheesy, crunchy, and seriously yummy. It has a hint of spice from Rotel chilies to kick it up a notch. This is a must-try!

4. Fried Cheese-Stuffed Doritos

Fried + cheese-stuffed always equals a good idea. Add in the fantastic flavor of Doritos and you’re on your way to cheese heaven. These are absolutely perfect for your next get-together.

Are these samosa-looking treats healthy? Definitely not. BUT life is about balance and every once and a while, you need artery-clogging goodness. 

That’s where these come in. They’re literally chunks of cheese, cut like Doritos, and breaded in two types of Doritos. Then, they’re fried to golden perfection. 

They’re cheesy, spicy, flavorful, and sinfully delicious. 

5. Doritos Nachos with Ground Beef

Nachos are the perfect party food. And with a simple chip-switcheroo, they just got better. Plus, they’re seriously easy to make and very customizable. 

Say goodbye to boring corn chips and use Doritos instead. This recipe features nacho cheese-flavored Doritos, seasoned ground beef, and Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses. 

Of course, you can switch up the Dorito flavor, the meat, and the type of cheese. Top it with your favorite toppings and enjoy! 

6. Doritos Taco Salad

I love taco salads… mostly because they’re a lot less messy than regular tacos. Plus, you can fit much more into a salad than you can a tortilla. 

And I’m a more-is-more person when it comes to tacos. This salad features browned and seasoned ground beef and all the taco fixins. Everything is served on a large bed of romaine. 

Now for the fun part… when it’s time to serve, add in crushed Doritos. Top everything with your favorite salad dressing. This recipe recommends ranch or Catalina dressing

7. Nacho Crescent Dogs

Get your snack on with these nacho crescent dogs. They’re easy to make, filling, cheesy as heck, and super tasty. 

You wanna know what’s even better? They only require five ingredients and 30 minutes to make. You only need hot dogs, crescent rolls, crushed Doritos, cheese, and milk. 

Simply roll out 2 triangles of crescent roll dough and lay the cheese on top. Add the hotdog on top of that and seal the crescent dough. Dampen the dough with milk and roll it in Doritos.

Bake for 20 minutes and enjoy!

This is the perfect food for game day or your teen and pre-teenagers’ slumber parties. Or just as a late-night snack. 

8. Vegan Popcorn Seasoning

Nacho cheese might be the most popular Doritos flavor. Sadly, not everyone can have it as the seasoning does contain some actual dairy. 

Well, this vegan popcorn seasoning is a total game-changer. Thanks to nutritional yeast and other spices, this seasoning is as finger-licking-good as nacho Doritos. 

9. Mexican Chef Pasta Salad

So, you know taco salad and pasta salad, but do you know pasta taco salad? Because you should. It’s your typical, delicious taco salad but with pasta, too!

This Mexican Chef Pasta Salad is flavorful, fresh, and delicious. Plus, the added pasta makes it even more filling. It’s super scrumptious and the whole family will love it!

10. Doritos Chicken Tenders

Skip those boring breadcrumbs and add some boldness to your chicken tenders! 

You’re going to make these like any oven-baked chicken tenders. Only you’ll use crushed Doritos instead of breadcrumbs. 

11. Southwest Salad with Garlic Lime Dressing

This southwest salad is fresh, delicious, and totally tantalizing. It’s loaded with protein, fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants… thanks to all the healthy goodness inside. 

Oh, and it has Doritos, which maybe aren’t so healthy but they are super yummy. They add great taste and texture to the salad. Can’t go wrong with that! 

The salad is topped with a delicious garlic lime dressing. It’s light, sweet, and tangy. Honestly, it’s what makes this salad even better than your average southwest salad.

12. Tater Tot Taco Pizza

This tater tot taco pizza is the stuff of childhood dreams. If you’re a fan of Taco John’s and their Potato Oles, this is for you. 

The crust is made with crispy tater tot rounds. That deliciously salty crust is then filled with cheese and seasoned meat. It’s finished off with more cheese, lettuce, Doritos, and tomatoes. 

13. Doritos Pie

I must say that the creator of Doritos Pie is a crazy, culinary genius. In just 40 minutes you have a flavorful, crunchy, super weird yet fantastically delicious dinner. 

It’s one of those meals that doesn’t require much work but has a large reward. And I know that most people will enjoy it. 

I mean… what’s not to love? It has layers of crescent roll, Doritos, seasoned beef, sour cream, salsa, and cheese. Top it with guacamole and enjoy! 

14. Nacho Mac and Cheese

This dish takes two classic comfort foods and smushes them into one delicious creation. It’s something I know the whole family will love. 

This dish features a spicy homemade cheese sauce, filled with beef, tomatoes, and green chiles. And of course, it has lots of yummy macaroni noodles, too. 

This is a baked macaroni dish, so it obviously needs a delicious top crust. That’s where the Doritos come in, plus some extra cheese. It’s spicy, meaty, cheesy, crunchy, and amazing. 

15. Pumpkin Cheese Ball

I promise there’s no actual pumpkin in this recipe. Instead, this ball of cheesy goodness is shaped like a pumpkin. 

But that’s okay because I suspect pumpkin and Doritos might not be the best combination.  

This easy recipe is the perfect choice for a fall-festive charcuterie board. This cheese ball is made with cream cheese, cheddar, salsa, and spices. Then, it’s covered in crushed Doritos!

It’s tangy, cheesy, and simply divine. 

16. Doritos Chicken Taco Salad

This delicious chicken taco salad features all of your southwest favorites. It’s loaded with beans, corn, tomatoes, Doritos, and seasoned meat. 

It’s full of flavor and crunch… and it’s dressed with your favorite dressing. 

17. Taco Pizza with Homemade Pizza Dough

While ordering pizza is definitely easier, there is something special about homemade pizza. And fret not, the dough is pretty simple to make and nothing beats fresh dough. 

Everything about this pizza screams TACOS! The sauce is made from taco sauce, refried beans, and pizza sauce. Then, you top that with two kinds of cheese and seasoned beef.

THEN… you bake it until it’s bubbly and golden. AND THEN… you add Doritos, lettuce, salsa, and sour cream. Feel free to add any other toppings you desire!

18. Doritos Salad with Catalina Dressing

I grew up eating taco salad like this. It’s sweet, tangy, filling, and super flavorful. The Doritos add the perfect crunch. It’s such a yummy taco salad! 

19. Taco Bake

If you’re anything like me, then you love a recipe that’s easy, fast, and customizable. That’s why I like this taco bake. It’s family-friendly, done in 30 minutes, and super simple to make. 

A crescent roll base, creamy taco filling, and Dorito topping…are you drooling yet? It’s cheesy, meaty, and full of fabulous carbs. Admittedly, it’s a bit heavy but SO TASTY. 

You can easily add a bit of freshness with salsa, guacamole, and cilantro. 

20. Cool Ranch Doritos Chicken Casserole

If you love white chicken enchiladas, I know you will enjoy this casserole! It’s luxuriously creamy and cheesy and has a fantastic crunch too. 

This mouthwatering casserole is also very easy to make. It only needs seven ingredients and it’s ready in about 40 minutes. It also makes great leftovers… if you have any left that is. 

Seriously, bring this to your next potluck and you’ll be the talk of the town. 

21. Doritos Crusted Fish

I’m just going to say it… sometimes, fish dishes are super boring. Well, this recipe definitely changes that. 

It’s flavorful and feels like it came straight from a fish ‘n’ chips shop. But it’s a lot healthier because it’s baked. It’s also kid-approved! 

22. Doritos Chicken Casserole (with Cream Cheese)

Channel your inner Midwesterner with this creamy chicken Doritos casserole. It’s comforting and delicious, and it can feed a crowd. 

This dish has all the tenets of classic casserole. It has cream cheese, cream of chicken soup, meat (taco-seasoned chicken), and more cheese. 

Featuring chilies, black beans, onions, and Doritos, it’s one of my go-to Rotel recipes. It features Wisconsin-approved levels of cheese, so you know it’s good. 

23. Doritos Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

The air fryer is one of the best inventions of the 21st century. It’s a great option to make your favorite fried foods faster and with less grease. 

The air fryer works amazingly well for breaded meats. These Doritos-crusted chicken tenders are a perfect example. 

In under 30 minutes, you have delicious, flavorful, crispy chicken tenders. These are perfect for kids and adults alike. Dip them in your favorite dips! 

24. Fried Mac and Cheese

Crunchy Doritos on the outside… gooey, cheesy, creamy goodness inside… need I say more?

25. Tex-Mex Migas

These Tex-Mex Migas are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Traditionally, Migas is a scrambled egg dish you make with leftover veggies, tortilla crisps, and salsa. 

This recipe uses crushed Doritos instead of tortillas to make it even easier. Plus, the Doritos add extra flavor! It’s delicious and you can customize it however you like. 

26. Doritos Taco Casserole with Black Beans and Corn

This layered casserole is deliciously flavorful and sure to be a hit with everyone. It’s meaty, cheesy, and very filling. Top it with your favorite taco toppings and enjoy! 

27. Doritos Walking Tacos

Walking tacos are super popular for grad parties and other events that feed many people. It’s because they’re easy to make and fabulously tasty too. Kids and adults alike love them. 

All you have to do is some prep work, like cooking meat and chopping veggies. Then, you lay it out buffet style and let people go ham. 

28. Doritos Casserole with Ground Beef and Velveeta

If you like a meaty skillet queso dip a la Chili’s, you’ll love this. The whole casserole is just layers of delicious queso and Doritos… and I AM HERE FOR IT. It’s heavenly. 

29. Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Doritos Casserole

You can’t beat an easy meal that you don’t have to pay attention to. When that meal is extremely delicious, you really can’t go wrong. 

This dish features sofrito, enchilada sauce, chicken, beans, adobo, and corn. It’s creamy and cheesy, and you definitely need to add it to your regular dinner rotation. 

30. Mini Doritos Cheese Balls

Like the pumpkin cheese ball from earlier, these are a fantastic charcuterie board addition. And they have the added fun of being bite-sized! 

Simply mix cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and taco seasoning into a bowl and mix. When it’s fully combined, make bite-sized balls and roll them in crushed Doritos. 

Stick a mini pretzel stick into each ball and it’s ready to serve!

30 Best Doritos Recipe Collection

Here are 30 Doritos recipes that’ll pack your meals with flavor and crunch! Be amazed at what a bag of chips can do to a dish.


  • Layered Doritos Casserole

  • Loaded Chicken Taco Salad with Creamy Lime-Cilantro Dressing

  • Doritos Chicken Casserole

  • Fried Cheese-Stuffed Doritos

  • Doritos Nachos with Ground Beef

  • Doritos Taco Salad

  • Nacho Crescent Dogs

  • Vegan Popcorn Seasoning

  • Mexican Chef Pasta Salad

  • Doritos Chicken Tenders

  • Southwest Salad with Garlic Lime Dressing

  • Tater Tot Taco Pizza

  • Doritos Pie

  • Nacho Mac and Cheese

  • Pumpkin Cheese Ball

  • Doritos Chicken Taco Salad

  • Taco Pizza with Homemade Pizza Dough

  • Doritos Salad with Catalina Dressing

  • Taco Bake

  • Cool Ranch Doritos Chicken Casserole

  • Doritos Crusted Fish

  • Doritos Chicken Casserole (with Cream Cheese)

  • Doritos Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

  • Fried Mac and Cheese

  • Tex-Mex Migas

  • Doritos Taco Casserole with Black Beans and Corn

  • Doritos Walking Tacos

  • Doritos Casserole with Ground Beef and Velveeta

  • Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Doritos Casserole

  • Mini Doritos Cheese Balls


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Haley van der Ploeg
Haley van der Ploeg is a food writer and content creator for Insanely Good Recipes, where she authors blog posts, creates recipes, and crafts tantalizing photos.

Haley is passionate about food and its ability to gather people across cultures, languages, and generations. She believes everyone can learn to cook.

Most days, you can find Haley reading, baking elaborate cakes, and hosting get-togethers for friends and family. If Haley isn't home, she’s probably on a plane jetting off to exciting adventures and new cuisines.

She lives with her husband in the Netherlands and has taught him that vegetables *can* taste good.

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