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This is a picture of taco casserole. There is a pan with layers of beans, greek yogurt, lettuce, tomatoes, tortilla chips, cilantro, jalapenos, and limes.
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5 from 3 votes

Easy Taco Casserole

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: casserole, taco, taco casserole
Servings: 6
Calories: 346kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • casserole dish
  • oven
  • skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef I used extra lean
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 1 oz. taco seasoning or 2 tbsp
  • 16 oz. refried beans canned
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1.5 cups shredded mexican cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Toppings:

  • 1 cup lettuce chopped
  • 16 oz tomatoes with chiles canned, diced & drained
  • 3/4 cup tortilla chips crunched
  • 1/4 cup cilantro or green onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno sliced
  • 1 lime sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place the greek yogurt on the counter so it comes to room temperature as you’re preparing the meat. (This will prevent the yogurt from curdling while it bakes!)
  • Heat a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and onions to the skillet. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef and taco seasoning. Cook on medium heat until the meat is cooked through (not pink).
  • Drain excess grease from the skillet.
  • Use cooking spray to grease the casserole dish.
  • Spread the refried beans in an even layer on the bottom of the casserole dish. Next, add the layer of greek yogurt over the refried beans. The layer of ground beef will be next.
  • Sprinkle the cheese across the top.
  • Bake for about 10-15 mins, or until cheese is melted.
  • Add the toppings after the dish is finished baking.
  • Let the dish cool & enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 1083mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 917IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 293mg | Iron: 4mg