Walking taco casserole is a tasty twist on the traditional walking taco, which is typically served in a bag of chips. This casserole version combines all of the delicious taco flavors in a convenient and easy-to-serve dish. Here’s a quick and easy recipe for this crowd-pleasing casserole:


  • 1 ½ lbs. Ground beef
  • 1 C. Onion chopped
  • 3 oz. Cream cheese
  • 1 Packet taco seasoning
  • 1 Can green chilis
  • 2-3 C. Fritos corn chips
  • 1 C. Shredded taco blend cheese
  • 1 Roma tomato chopped
  • 1-2 C. Shredded lettuce
  • Salsa and sour cream for garnish

Direction To Make Walking Taco Casserole:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish or casserole dish with cooking spray or butter.
  2. Cook the ground beef: In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium-high heat, breaking it into crumbles with a spatula. Once the beef is browned and cooked through, drain any excess fat.
  3. Add the chopped onion and taco seasoning: Lower the heat to medium, and add the chopped onion to the cooked ground beef. Stir and cook for a few minutes until the onion softens. Then, sprinkle the taco seasoning over the beef and onion mixture. Follow the instructions on the seasoning packet or add your homemade taco seasoning blend. Stir well to coat the beef evenly with the seasoning.
  4. Add beans, corn, and salsa: Add the drained black beans, corn, and salsa to the skillet with the seasoned ground beef. Stir everything together until well combined. Let it simmer for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  5. Layer the casserole: Transfer half of the beef mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle half of the crushed tortilla chips evenly over the beef. Next, add half of the shredded cheese on top. Repeat the layers with the remaining beef, tortilla chips, and cheese.
  6. Bake the casserole: Place the casserole in the preheated oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Garnish and serve: Once the casserole is done baking, remove it from the oven. You can add optional garnishes such as dollops of sour cream, diced tomatoes, sliced jalapeños, and chopped cilantro on top.
  8. Serve warm: Serve the walking taco casserole warm, and let everyone dig in and enjoy the delicious flavors reminiscent of a taco but in an easy-to-eat casserole format.

This walking taco casserole is a crowd-pleaser, making it ideal for any potluck or family gathering. Its unique take on the classic taco delivers a burst of delicious flavors, ensuring it will be a hit with both kids and adults. Furthermore, it’s ideal for casual weeknight dinners when you want a quick, hearty, and comforting meal with minimal effort. The combination of seasoned ground beef, beans, corn, and salsa, layered with crunchy tortilla chips and gooey melted cheese, ensures a delectable taco experience that will satisfy everyone’s taco cravings. So gather your loved ones around the table and enjoy this delectable casserole. Enjoy the smiles and compliments as everyone asks for seconds of this dish!