Taco "Lasagna" Casserole

My family and I love tacos and casseroles. This recipe is a layered lasagna-type casserole that uses easy-to-prepare packaged taco seasoning, along with vegetables and flour or corn tortillas.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Yields 2 casseroles. Serves approximately 8 people

Ratings

4.3 stars from 3 ratings of Taco "Lasagna" Casserole

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef or turkey
  • 2 packets taco seasoning mix, 1.25 ounces
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, 14.5 ounces
  • 1 small onion, sliced or diced
  • 4-6 ounces shredded cheese
  • 6-8 soft tortilla shells, 8-9 inch
  • shredded lettuce, as desired

Instructions

  1. Brown the ground beef or turkey; drain.
  2. Add seasoning packets, tomatoes and onions to the meat. Cook altogether and simmer according to seasoning packet instructions. When finished, set this meat mixture to the side.
  3. Place first tortilla shells in bottoms of two 9-10 inch baking pans OR iron skillets.
  4. Cover first tortilla shells with layer of the meat mixture
  5. Layer shredded cheese over the meat mixture.
  6. Place next tortilla shells over the mixture in the pans or skillets. Continue to layer in this lasagna-like process until you have three layers in each baking vessel. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  7. Place pans or skillets into oven. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Remove pans or skillets from oven. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Garnish the tops of the taco lasagna casseroles with the shredded lettuce. Slice and serve.

OPTIONAL

Along with the lettuce, you may wish to add one or more of these toppings:

Sliced black olives

Crunchy corn chips

A few dashes of hot sauce

Sour cream

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Comments 18 comments

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DreamerMeg 2 years ago from Northern Ireland

That's an interesting variation. Must try that.


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Susan Recipes 2 years ago from India

Sounds great and looks simply mouth watering. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.


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Xinyang Zhang 2 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

That looks delicious. Must try it out. Thanks.


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bethperry 2 years ago from Tennesee Author

DreamerMeg, I hope you enjoy it, and thanks for dropping in!


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bethperry 2 years ago from Tennesee Author

Susan Recipes, thank you very much :)


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bethperry 2 years ago from Tennesee Author

Xinyang Zhang, thanks and I hope you enjoy it :)


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kerlund74 2 years ago from Sweden

Sounds delicous! Voted useful.


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bethperry 2 years ago from Tennesee Author

Thanks kerlund74!


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

A great recipe and looking forward to many more.

Eddy.


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bethperry 2 years ago from Tennesee Author

Thanks Eiddwen!


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CraftytotheCore 2 years ago

This looks amazing and delicious. I make a gluten-free taco salad just about every week for my family. I use ground turkey and I buy the soy free and gluten free taco shells at Big Y supermarket. This variation looks even better. My son has lactose intolerance so I buy the Cabot shredded cheese in a bag with 0% lactose. I could easily make this for my family next time it's taco night!


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bethperry 2 years ago from Tennesee Author

CraftytotheCore, I will have to remember the Cabot shredded cheese as I am also lactose intolerance (not severely, but I have to take allergy meds for it). So thanks much!

And if you try this recipe, I sure hope you and the family enjoy :)


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vespawoolf 2 years ago from Peru, South America

This sounds quick, easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing.


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bethperry 2 years ago from Tennesee Author

Very happy to, vespawoolf, and thank you for reading!


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moonlake 2 years ago from America

This looks really good. Years ago when my kids were young I use to make something like this. It's one of those easy recipes and dinners on the table in no time.


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bethperry 2 years ago from Tennesee Author

Hey moonlake! Yes, the easy one-pot meal is a mercy when you have little ones :)


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Horia Pop 2 years ago from Romania

I've never heard of this recipe before. It looks very appealing and easy to make. Definitely on my "to try" list, as soon as I find the courage to try and make tacos at home, since I don't think they sell them where I live.


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bethperry 2 years ago from Tennesee Author

Horia Pop, I hope you enjoy the recipe, and thanks for dropping in!

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