Delicious & Easy Taco Bake Recipe

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Making my taco bake recipe at home is quick and easy. This is the perfect weeknight dinner recipe for those times when you need something tasty that everyone will eat with no complaints!

Pin for taco bake with two photos of finished casserole ready to eat.

I like to think of this as a kind of Mexican lasagna. It’s a layered dinner casserole that is packed with all of the taco flavors that we enjoy without the the mess of making actual tacos.

When I’m making casseroles for dinner one of my main goals is for everything to be in one pan. It makes it super simple to serve up a plate for everyone and then we can all sit down to eat together.

Is this an easy tacos recipe?

With regular tacos there’s so much prep! I really enjoy having the flavors of tacos in a casserole that doesn’t require the toppings, and sides, being prepped on their own.

Another reason casseroles like this taco bake are so easy is the fact that they go into the oven and when they come out they’re ready to serve. There’s not a lot of muss and fuss involved.

Close up shot of the finished casserole.

What do I need to make this taco bake?

You will need just a handful of simple ingredients for this recipe. I like to grab the ingredients on my weekly shopping trip so that if I need a quick and easy dinner recipe I’ll have them on hand for my taco bake.

  • 1 container Crescent roll dough (8)
  • 1 lb. Ground beef
  • 1 can Refried Beans
  • ¼ C Green onion, diced
  • 1 C Salsa
  • 2 Tbsp. Taco Seasoning
  • 1 C Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 C Tomatoes, fresh, diced
  • 1 – 1.5 C Lettuce, shredded
  • Sour cream for garnish
Top down view of the finished taco bake recipe.

We don’t like tomatoes, can we leave them out?

You can alter the ingredients and toppings however you see fit! This recipe is going to come out fine either way! I will say, the veggies add some texture and crunch to this casserole.

If you are planning to leave some of the vegetables out because you don’t like them, substitute something you do like! This recipe would be great with some mild or sweet peppers in place of the tomatoes or even the lettuce!

You could also add black olives, onions, or anything else you like on your tacos! Be careful adding vegetables before cooking as they can end up making your casserole watery!

Close up shot of the finished taco casserole.

How to make this taco bake recipe:

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Remove dough from crescent roll container. Place dough in a lightly sprayed 9 x 13 pan, pressing seams together to form one large piece of dough.
  3. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until the dough is cooked through and browning on top.
  4. Meanwhile, in a fry pan, combine beef, taco seasoning and onion and saute until browned.  Add salsa and refried beans.  Mix well.
  5. When baking time is complete, remove crust from oven and sprinkle 1/2 C of cheddar on top of the baked crust.
  6. Spoon out the beef mixture on top of the crust and smooth out over the entire length.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining cheddar over the beef mixture and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  8. Remove from oven and sprinkle the lettuce and fresh tomato over the top.
  9. On serving, garnish with a dollop of sour cream.

Printable Taco Bake Recipe:

Yield: 8 Servings

Taco Bake

Taco Bake

Making my taco bake recipe at home is quick and easy. This is the perfect weeknight dinner recipe for those times when you need something tasty that everyone will eat with no complaints!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 container Crescent roll dough (8)
  • 1 lb. Ground beef
  • 1 can Refried Beans
  • ¼ C Green onion, diced
  • 1 C Salsa
  • 2 Tbsp. Taco Seasoning
  • 1 C Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 C Tomatoes, fresh, diced
  • 1 – 1.5 C Lettuce, shredded
  • Sour cream for garnish

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375

Remove dough from crescent roll container. Place dough in a lightly sprayed 9 x 13 pan, pressing seams together to form one large piece of dough.

Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until the dough is cooked through and browning on top.

Meanwhile, in a fry pan, combine beef, taco seasoning and onion and saute until browned. Add salsa and refried beans.

Mix well.

When baking time is complete, remove crust from oven and sprinkle 1/2 C of cheddar on top of the baked crust.

Spoon out the beef mixture on top of the crust and smooth out over the entire length.

Sprinkle the remaining cheddar over the beef mixture and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Remove from oven and sprinkle the lettuce and fresh tomato over the top.

On serving, garnish with a dollop of sour cream.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 428 Total Fat: 24g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 67mg Sodium: 876mg Carbohydrates: 29g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 23g
I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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