the easiest Dorito Casserole (Pie)

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A family friendly meal, Dorito pie (or casserole) is layers of crushed Doritos, ground beef filling, salsa, cheese, and sour cream. A hearty casserole all baked up to golden, cheesy loveliness that the whole family will love.

Dorito pie or casserole on a plate with a pan in the background. An easy family friendly meal!

Honestly, this is a casserole that should make more appearances on our menu. My family loves it and it is easy to make ahead and reheat!

Key ingredients:

See notes below for dairy-free and gluten-free options.

  • Dorito’s. For dairy-free see the note below.
  • Ground beef. Feel free to use chicken or ground pork instead of ground beef if your family prefers it. If you use a lean meat you should add a tablespoon of butter or olive oil to the pan.
  • Salsa. Instead of salsa, try diced tomatoes and chili’s. But, I always seem to have an opened jar of salsa in the fridge. This is a great recipe to use it on!
  • Taco seasoning. Of course you can use your own!
  • Black beans. Black beans bulk up this recipe and add nutrition. If your family likes mushrooms add chopped mushrooms to the beans to add additional nutrition.
  • Sour cream. Sub plain greek yogurt, if you prefer.
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup. Make your own, if you prefer. See below for a dairy-free option.
  • Cheese. Mexican cheese blend is our favorite but cheddar, monterey jack, and may others work great! Dairy-free simply leave off part of the casserole.

Dairy-free:

Only 3 flavors of Doritos, Spicy Sweet-Chili, Blaze, and Toasted Corn are dairy-free. Or use your favorite Dorito substitute. Leave the cheese off the top of part of the casserole. Use dairy-free sour cream substitute below and homemade cream soup (use almond milk in this recipe).
Dairy-free sour cream substitute: a cup of firm silken tofu with three teaspoons of lemon juice, one tablespoon of apple cider and a pinch of salt and blend it well.

Gluten-free:

This casserole is inherently gluten-free. But be sure to watch the packaging of the Dorito’s and the soup. Choose to shred your own cheese rather than using shredded which often has a bit of flour added in to keep the cheese from separating in the package.

dorito casserole in a pan topped with taco fixings

The method:

  • Saute the beef with the onion until the beef is brown and the onion translucent.
  • Add the garlic powder, taco seasoning, salsa, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, and beans.
  • Crush the Doritos into pieces.
  • Layer 1/2 of the crushed Doritos and top with 1/2 of the beef mixture. Repeat.
  • Top with cheese.
  • Bake, covered with foil, or until the cheese is melty.
  • Serve with lettuce, tomato, black olives, and sour cream. Or, all of your favorite toppings.

To store/make ahead:

Make this casserole ahead up to about 8 hours (any longer without freezing and the doritos will get soggy) prior to when you want to bake it. Increase the baking time about 10 minutes to make up for the casserole hitting the oven cold.

This is a great freezer casserole! Simply make up the casserole and top with cheese and pop it into the freezer. When you are ready to eat, bake it until it is hot and bubbly and then top with your favorite toppings.

Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days, without any toppings. Or freeze, without toppings, for up to 1 month. To reheat, thaw in the fridge overnight, heat in the oven at 350 until hot and bubbly (usually about 40 minutes). Tip: because the Dorito’s will be soggy from being frozen add additional crushed Dorito’s to the top of your reheated casserole to add back crunch.

Recently I did a FB live showing how easy this is to make…

Dorito pie or casserole on a plate with a pan in the background. An easy family friendly meal!

Dorito Casserole (Pie)

Basically a Dorito enchilada lasagna, this casserole has layers of Doritos and a creamy, beefy mixture. Family-friendly!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 488 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 14 ounce bag of Nacho Doritos you can use another flavor, if you prefer
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 lb ground beef chuck, turkey, pork, or chicken
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup salsa alternatively you can use a can of diced tomatoes with green chilis
  • 1 package of taco seasoning
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 can cream of chicken or mushroom soup
  • 16 ounces of Mexican cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large skillet, saute the beef with the onion until the beef is brown and the onion translucent. If you use a lean meat you will need to add a tablespoon of oil or butter.
  • Add the garlic powder, taco seasoning, salsa, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, and beans.
  • Open the bag of Doritos (so that it won't pop when you crush them) and crush the Doritos into pieces. Don't crush them too small, however.
  • In a sprayed 9 by 13 pan, spread 1/2 of the crushed Doritos and top with 1/2 of the beef mixture. Repeat.
  • Top with cheese.
  • Bake 15 minutes, covered with foil, or until the cheese is melty. If desired, turn the oven to broil and broil the casserole, uncovered for a couple of minutes to brown.
  • Serve with lettuce, tomato, black olives, and sour cream.

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Nutrition

Calories: 488kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 21gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 682mgPotassium: 394mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 480IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 343mgIron: 2mg
Keyword casserole, doritos, ground beef
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8 thoughts on “the easiest Dorito Casserole (Pie)”

  1. Don Schlicht

    Your recipe for Dorito casserole does not include minced garlic yet in the directions it calls for it!

    1. Thanks for letting me know! I simplified this recipe with the use of garlic powder instead of minced garlic and didn’t update the steps.

  2. I’m making this tonight and so excited! Recommended by my sister. I did have a question. If I put some Doritos on the top do those go on top of the cheese or before the cheese? Thanks!

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