Taco Casserole

A super easy and super delicious taco casserole made with premade meat!

This delicious, easy taco casserole has been carried with us to potlucks, taken to folks who needed a meal and been served to company at our table.  It is simple enough that I even made it with ten 7-10 year olds in a cooking class.   Everyone loves this dish! If you make your taco meat ahead of time, you will have it put together even faster.  I have a taco seasoning recipe here if you need it.  We love taco casserole with Amazing Cornbread.

It is so nice to have that made up ahead of time to pull out when needed.  I actually pulled mine out of the freezer as I gathered the other ingredients. I thawed it in the microwave for a minute and a half and it was ready to go. Shew! That saved me from the, “Oh no, it almost dinner time? What are we having?!” scare!!  

I sure do appreciate recipes like this that can be on the table in less than an hour of deciding what to have for dinner.  You simply need any cooked green vegetable or a side salad to complete the meal.

Taco casserole reheats wonderfully and also freezes well.

This is a recipe that has been used in our family for over two decades and I have given out the recipe many, many times.  Now I am happy to share it with you! 🙂 

A carry case it great to take Taco Casserole to potlucks!


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Taco Casserole
A super easy and super delicious casserole made with premade taco meat!
Taco Casserole
Course Beef, Main Dish
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Beef, Main Dish
Cook Time 30 minutes
Taco Casserole
  1. Gather your ingredients.
    taco casserole ingredients
  2. Boil your pasta according to directions on box.
    boiled rotini noodles
  3. While pasta is boiling, combine taco meat and tomato sauce.
    taco meat and tomato sauce
  4. When pasta is cooked, drain and add cream cheese and sour cream. Stir until cheese is melted and all is combined.
    sour cream and cream cheese in noodles
  5. Pour into greased 9 x 13 baking dish.
    pasta and cheese in baking dish
  6. Add half of shredded cheese.
    cheese added to casserole
  7. Add meat and tomato sauce mixture.
    Meat added to taco casserole
  8. Bake in preheated 350* oven, uncovered, for 25 minutes.
    casserole after baking for 25 minutes
  9. Add the second half of cheese to casserole.
    cheese added to top of casserole
  10. Bake another 5-10 minutes more, until cheese is melted and casserole is heated through.
    cheese melted on casserole
  11. Serve and enjoy!
    taco casserole
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