Easy Taco Casserole

November 20th, 2009

Life has been a little busy around here lately. We have had company. We have family coming next week for Thanksgiving and after being closed up for six months, the house needs attention. There has not been much time for creative cooking. One of my favorite easy meals is this taco casserole which has variations which I have blogged about before. It is one of those recipes that you can make your own and throw together at a moment’s notice. You can buy a Taco kit, but this is just as quick and much better for you. Make any substitutions that you want and you will be happy that you did not have to rely on a packaged mix.


1 lb ground turkey ( Or substitute ground beef)
1 onion, chopped
1 8 oz can Tomato Puree
1 8 oz bottle Taco Sauce
1 envelope reduced sodium Taco seasoning
Chili powder, garlic powder, oregano, and cumin to taste
4 8″ whole wheat flour tortillas
6 oz or more cheese of choice, shredded

Brown turkey in a little olive oil with chopped onion until no longer pink. Add taco seasoning and cook for about 1 minute. Add tomato puree and taco sauce. Season with herbs and spices. Cook for 1/2 hour on low heat.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bottom of 9 ” pie plate with cooking oil. Add one flour tortilla and cover with 1/4 of sauce. Top with 1/4 of cheese. Repeat three times. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve topped with sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, or anything that you like.

11 responses to “Easy Taco Casserole”

  1. Mary says:

    Wow! This looks so good and seems so easy to do. That’s a combination that can’t be beat.

  2. I love how simple this recipe is!

    I am rather new to your blog and hope you don’t mind my note about your blog from mine. I hope it brings people your way. 🙂


  3. Nat says:

    Taco Caserole…! Thats Genius and looks delicious !

  4. Lynda says:

    What a great recipe- it sounds easy and looks delicious!

  5. JoAnn says:

    You just solved my “what to have for supper tonight” problem….

  6. Simple and tasty, perfect busy night fare!

  7. Penny, this looks marvelous!

    Here is another easy way to do tacos, especially with grandchildren… Buy a snack pack of Dorito’s, smash the individual bag in your hand, open and fill with all the usual taco fixings. Eat directly out of the bag. I call it Taco-in-a-bag!

  8. Katy ~ says:

    Oh, yes! This is a wonderful combination of convenience and delciousness. Well done!!

  9. Bella says:

    This looks delicious – and easy. Yet another of your recipes that is going into my file. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

  10. Toni says:

    This is so much like a dish that a friend of mine used to make. And yes, it’s one of those comfort dishes that can be cobbled together at the last minute and always comes through. Thanks for reminding me of it!

  11. Miam! Your taco casserole seem so good.

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