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Biscuits are coated in taco sauce then topped with spiced ground beef and lots of cheese in this family friendly dinner idea.

Taco Casserole - always on the lookout for easy weeknight dinners? This taco casserole fits the bill!

Originally posted July 9, 2009 – I have a lot of recipes here on Taste and Tell. But my favorite thing is when I get comments or emails from readers who have made and loved a recipe. This recipe is one that has gotten some great feedback, so I thought it was time to update the photos and re-share. The entire family actually ate this taco casserole, which is a miracle in and of itself. (Well, Easton mostly just ate the biscuits and picked out the cheese, but it’s progress!) My husband and I couldn’t help but go back for seconds. It may not win any beauty contests, but your family will love it!

I have to admit – sometimes you all surprise me. I’ll post something that I don’t think will be very popular, but it ends up getting the most love. Usually the sweet treats are the most popular, but the Beefy Tex-Mex Stir-Fry I posted earlier this week was quite popular. It just goes to prove that I really think most of us like simple, easy and fast food!

Taco Casserole Recipe on Taste and Tell

Here is another taco twist – a taco casserole. I found this recipe in my recipe box, written on a card, so I have no idea where it came from. I’m guessing it probably came from my mom – I should call her and ask! I know it’s not much to look at, but it sure did taste good. In fact, I wasn’t even going to post about it, but my husband liked it so much that I decided I needed to share!

This taco casserole recipe is a little bit different as you use canned biscuits for the base. Yep – the biscuits that you find in the refrigerated section of your grocery store. They are covered in taco sauce, then ground beef and cheese is layered on top for a dinner recipe that my husband couldn’t keep out of. It’s a great way to change up Tex-Mex night!

Taco Casserole

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Biscuits are coated in taco sauce then topped with spiced ground beef and lots of cheese in this family friendly dinner idea.
Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 16 oz. taco sauce
  • 12 ounce can buttermilk biscuits
  • 4-6 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4-6 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • ¼ cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 can (2.25 oz) sliced olives, drained
  • chopped cilantro, for serving
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly grease a 13×9 inch baking dish. Spread taco sauce evenly over bottom of dish.
  2. Separate dough into 10 biscuits. Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Place biscuit pieces in hot sauce, turn to coat. Sprinkle biscuits with half of the cheese and the olives. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
  3. In a large skillet, combine ground beef, peppers, mushrooms, cumin and chili powder. Cook until ground beef is cooked through.
  4. Sprinkle the ground beef mixture over the baked biscuit mixture. Sprinkle the olives over the top, then top with the remaining cheese. Bake an additional 5-7 minutes, until cheese is melted. Serve topped with chopped cilantro, if desired.

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49 Responses to Taco Casserole

  1. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    OMG, I love that kind of Taco Casserole! So addictive and tasty!



  2. Patsyk says:

    I love that it's all in one dish! My hubby & I would love it!

  3. Manic Mother says:

    That looks delicious, wish I wasn't surrounded by picky eaters….

  4. ♥Rosie♥ says:

    Oh my goodness this is one great dish! I would love to try this.

  5. Liz Brooks says:

    Can't wait to try this!

  6. kat says:

    Oh, I think my mom has made this before, really yummy

  7. Jacey says:

    Mmm, that sounds great. I make a La Bamba casserole (from Cooking Light) occasionally, but anything with melted cheese like this is good in my book!

  8. Megan says:

    Sometimes the unphotogenic recipes are the best ones.

    Or maybe that's just my excuse for poor photography.

    Anyways, it looks and sounds delicious!

  9. Maria says:

    Looks easy! Great for rushed nights!

  10. ericka says:

    I have been looking for something to use up some biscuits I have in the fridge! This looks like a winner, thanks.

  11. Ingrid says:

    This one looks yummy, too! The only issue I have is that this one so similar to the other recipe my kiddos WILL complain as they do not like to eat the same thing twice within a two (maybe three) week span. They love variety and only complain if they think I'm repeating a recipe. Which would you say is the better of the two that way I'll try that one first.

  12. Deborah says:

    Ingrid – I'm not sure which I would say was better! I probably liked the stir fry better, but I know my husband liked this one better. I'm guessing that kids would like this one better because of all the melty cheese!

  13. Angie says:

    This was really good! I love the spicyness of it and the chunks of biscuits! Thanks for sharing:)

  14. teresa says:

    Hi, great blog!! This looks great, my family would love it!

  15. Karine says:

    It looks great and easy to make! My spouse would love it!

  16. eatme_delicious says:

    Mmm this sounds awesome and flavourful! Love the addition of buttermilk biscuits.

  17. Mary Teresa says:

    I think it looks delicious! I'm a simple girl at heart and love quick easy "casserole" type dishes.

  18. Grace says:

    mmm…this is even better than the stir-fry! all hail the power of canned biscuits!

  19. suburban prep says:

    I had to copy your recipe. I will be making this for my husband soon as he loves tacos.

  20. Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:

    OMG – I love this I am so excited to try this one!! What a perfect and simple meal!

  21. The Momma says:

    I'm an a Mexican food kick and that sounds YUMMY!

  22. cmjhawaii says:

    You could even eat tortilla chips with the dish. Sounds yummy.

  23. Gwyn says:

    This sounds really good!!! I can't wait to try it!

  24. Kevin says:

    I like this twist on a taco. It sounds nice and tasty!

  25. ashley says:

    mmm taco casserole with biscuits instead of tortillas?! sounds tasty!

  26. Sophie says:

    This looks like an awesome middle of the week meal :)! So tasty.

  27. brainella says:

    Oh…you had me at taco. All in a casserole. This looks so freaking yummy!

  28. Tina says:

    Oooh this looks so good. My kids love tacos and want them at least once a week. This looks like a nice way to please the kids and myself!

  29. Colleen says:

    I am always looking for a new twist on tacos. This looks easy enough to throw together on a weeknight!

  30. Colleen says:

    Me again – this was great. I just posted it!

  31. tott says:

    Made this last night except I added onions and a little bit of sweet white corn… sooooo yummy! And the leftovers today might have even been better! Today it kind of tasted like a mix of tacos and pan pizza 🙂 Will definitely make again

  32. Rachel Cooks says:

    oh heck yes. loving this!

  33. cheri says:

    Love all the different layers of this dish, sounds delicious!

  34. That looks phenomenal Deborah! Totally putting on the menu.
    Happy Monday!

  35. Biscuits in a taco ground beef taco mixture?! oh my goodness, I love this!!

  36. Chels R. says:

    This sounds amazing! I cannot wait to try this one out!

  37. M. Reese says:

    I made this last night….it’s soooooo good! I used ground turkey instead of beef and added onions. The hubby loved it too!

  38. MIKE says:


  39. Shawn says:

    I made this tonight for my family and they all loved it. i also added onions yum:)

  40. Suzyq says:

    made this for supper tonight and it was wonderful, I added an onion to it and salt pepper and garlic and served it with sour cream. I would defiantly cook it again.

  41. Chandra says:

    This looks so yummy! Just wondering what you mean my taco sauce?? …taco seasoning..? thanks!

    • Deborah says:

      Nope – it’s a condiment called taco sauce. You can find it in the Mexican food section at the grocery store. It is a liquid.

  42. sheri says:

    Hi, I wanted to make this but I do not know what Taco Sauce is. Do you mean hot sauce? Please help!!

  43. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe. I made it for supper today and my husband said it was fantastic! Will make it again for my grownup kids when they come over for supper…it’s quick and easy.

  44. Courtney says:

    Found this recipe interesting, just wondering as to what kind of taco sauce are yu referring to! The powder or liquid sauce ?

  45. Walter says:

    Have you considered printing the posts from people that “actually” made this recipe. Ooh, this looks good, I got to try this, my family will love it, I have it pinned, These comments don’t do a thing for people considering making this recipe. I’d like to see honest reviews to decide if I want to maake this, if it needs changes, or if its a disaster.

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