Double the recipe next time it’s taco night and use the leftovers to make this easy taco casserole. It’s cheesy, filling, and can be on the table in under 30 minutes.
Is Taco Tuesday a thing at your house? It is at ours. We always have leftover taco meat because I plan it that way. Isn’t leftovers the best part of Taco Tuesday, anyway? You can make nachos, Mexican pizzas or, now, this easy taco casserole.
It isn’t hard to see why this recipe is so appealing. It takes all your favorite Mexican flavors and layers them in the comforting familiarity of a casserole. The refried beans are filling and inexpensive, especially if you make your own. The salsa and sour cream mixed together form a light, creamy sauce, and the cheese gets perfectly melted and oozy. Tortilla chip crumbs add just the right amount of crunch- and the perfect way to use up the rest of the bag.
This easy taco casserole might call for essentially the same ingredients as regular tacos, but I promise, when you make it, no one will complain about eating leftovers.