Family-Friendly Mexican Casserole

Family-Friendly Mexican Casserole

I am not a chef, but I sure spend a lot of time in the kitchen.  God has blessed me with a husband and three growing boys who eat a lot; every day. So I am always looking for fun easy kid-friendly foods to feed them.

My kids don’t like meals with lots of strange ingredients, so I look for main dish recipes that are simple but still have nutritional value. Every once in a while I hit on a yummy dish that my kids are both able to help with and are eager to eat.

The following recipe is one of them.  I hope your family likes it as much as ours does.

Dorito Casserole

1 lb ground beef (or shredded chicken)

1 pkg. taco seasoning

2 cups crushed Doritos (My kids like Doritos…and crushing things! How about you?)

1 can cream of chicken soup

½ cup sour cream

½ cup milk

2 cups shredded cheddar (or Mexican blend) cheese

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then brown the ground beef and add the taco seasoning according to the directions on the package. Set aside.

Next, crush Doritos into the bottom of a lightly greased 9 X 13 pan as my helper, Lewis, is doing in this photo. (We were cooking for a crowd, so we doubled the recipe and made two pans.)

Next mix soup, sour cream, milk and meat together. Spread ½ of this mixture over the chips and sprinkle with cheese (Mexican blend is probably best, but we buy our cheddar in bulk at a big box store, so I usually use it instead.) Repeat the three layers again, and you are ready to pop it in the oven for 25-30 minutes.

This is a great a great recipe for a family with picky eaters because they can eat it as is when you pull it out of the oven, and the non-picky eaters can add some pizzazz with salsa, tomatoes, lettuce or sour cream on top.


Kim Harms is a freelance writer and co-founder of 500
Dresses, a clothing ministry for Haitian children. You can find her online at, or

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