Easy Taco Casserole

It’s time to figure out what we’re making for dinner! One of my favorite things to do is look around on Pinterest and see what recipes are out there for me to try, among other things. I’m sure I’m not the only one!

Check out this recipe that might be helpful tonight:

Easy Taco Casserole

This taco casserole is an awesome meal prep recipe or perfect for a paleo or gluten-free weeknight meal. Preparation is simple, just mix everything together, oven bake it, and pull out a delicious beef taco casserole for the family!

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour
Total Time: 1 Hour, 20 minutes
Servings: 6-8
Calories: 518
Author: Bailey

2 lbs lean ground beef
2 tsp chili powder
1.5 tsp cumin
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne (optional)
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 medium white onion, diced
2 green peppers, diced
2 medium russet potatoes, cut in a small dice (about 2 cups)
3/4 cup salsa
1 (4 oz) can mild green chiles, drained
1 (4 oz) can sliced black olives, drained
1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef. While it’s browning, add in minced garlic and white onion and incorporate well with the beef
  • While it’s browning, add the green peppers, potatoes, salsa, green chiles, black olives and diced tomatoes to a large casserole dish
  • Once the beef is mostly browned, transfer it to a strainer and strain out all of the excess grease. Place back into the pan and mix in all of the spices and incorporate well
  • Then, transfer the taco meat and onion mixture into the casserole dish, and use a large spoon to stir in with the other ingredients. Once it’s well combined and evenly distributed, cover with foil or lid, place it in the oven and bake for 45 minutes-1 hour, or until the potatoes are baked all the way through when pierced with a fork
  • Remove from the oven and serve

Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: –| Cholesterol: –| Sodium: –| Fiber: 6g | Sugar: –| Vitamin A: –| Vitamin C: –| Calcium: –| Iron: —