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Dorito Casserole Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 506kcal
This 30 minute Doritos casserole is a perfect weeknight family meal. Simple to make and loaded with Mexican flavors, even your picky eaters will love this!
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  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon pepper to taste
  • 1 12 ounce can evaporated milk or 1 ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 14.5 ounce can fire-roasted or regular diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 4 ounce can green chilies, undrained
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce optional
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon we used Better than Bouillon, beef flavor
  • 1 9.75 ounce bag nacho-flavored Dorito chips, unopened
  • 2 cups Mexican blend or sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • Optional garnishes: cilantro chopped lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sour cream, salsa, or hot sauce


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large frying pan, sauté the ground beef with the chopped onion. When almost done, stir in the minced garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Pour off any grease.
  • Add the chili powder, cumin, oregano and salt and pepper.
  • Stir in the evaporated milk, diced tomatoes, green chilies, hot sauce and beef bouillon.
  • (This will be soupy, but the liquid will soak up while it’s baking). Using a large slotted spoon, spread 1/2 of the meat and tomato mixture over the bottom of the 9x13 pan.
  • Without opening the Dorito chips bag, slightly crush the chips.
  • Divide chips equally and spread ½ of the chips on top of the meat. Sprinkle on 1 cup shredded cheese over chips.
  • Make another layer of meat and chips, then moisten the top chip layer with whatever liquid is left in the frying pan.
  • Top with cheese and bake for 14 or 15 minutes, until bubbling. Don’t let the chips burn.
  • Garnish with cilantro, or chopped lettuce, and chopped tomatoes, optional.
  • Serve with sour cream, salsa and hot sauce to taste.



  • I prefer to use lean ground beef for this recipe, but any will work well. Drain the excess grease out of the pan before adding seasonings.
  • Most shredded cheese will work well in this recipe, I use a Mexican blend but cheddar or mozzarella will work well.
  • Bake the Dorito casserole in a fully pre heated oven so that it cooks through evenly.


Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 852mg | Potassium: 519mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 413mg | Iron: 3mg