Walking Taco Casserole-

Walking Taco Casserole

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This easy Walking Taco Casserole is an easy weeknight meal that has all the flavors of tacos but with the added crunch of corn chips. It takes less than 30 minutes to make and will become a family favorite. Walking taco casserole is the perfect dish to make anytime you want a quick and easy dinner that is ready fast.


  • Ground Beef- 2 PoundS Lean Ground Beef ( I used 90 percent)
  • Medium Red Onion- Chopped
  • Cream Cheese- 1- 8 Ounce Block
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese- 8 Ounces Cheddar Cheese
  • Corn Chips- 3 Cups
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 2 14.5 Ounce Cans Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies

Taco Seasoning-

  • Chipotle Chili Powder- 2 Tbsp (use 1 Tbsp if you like it less spicy)
  • Ground Cumin- 2 Tsp
  • Salt- 1/2 Tsp
  • Black Pepper- 1/2 Tsp
  • Garlic Powder- 2 Tsp
  • Onion Powder- 1 Tsp
  • Smoked Paprika- 2 Tsp
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flake- 1/2 Tsp
  • Dried Oregano- 1 Tsp


  • Shredded lettuce- 1 Cup
  • Green Onions- 2 sliced
  • Cilantro- 2 Tbsp
  • Sour Cream- 1/2 Cup
  • Salsa or Enchilada Sauce- 1 Cup
  • Jalapeños are optional


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, mix the taco seasoning ingredients together and set aside.
  • Chop a medium red onion.
  • Heat a large oven safe skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add in the ground beef, and break into small pieces, and add the chopped onions. Cook until the beef is browned, and the onions are soft (about 10 minutes).
  • Add in the crushed tomatoes once the ground beef is browned.
  • Mix in the homemade taco seasoning and water. Let it simmer until the water is gone and the sauce has thickened. About 3-5 minutes on low heat.
  • Taste to see if it needs anymore salt and adjust accordingly.
  • Add the cream cheese and turn stove to medium low. Let most of the cream cheese melt before adding to the oven. If you add a lid, the cream cheese melts faster.
  • Sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the top cover loosely with aluminum foil and bake for about 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • While the casserole is in the oven, you can prepare the toppings for serving.
  • After removing the casserole, add the corn chips on top of the melted cheese. For each individual plate, garnish with lettuce, tomatoes, green onions and sour cream. If you want to add salsa, pico de gallon and jalapenos now is the time.

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