30-Minute Taco Casserole Recipe: A Taco Tuesday Twist Everyone Will Enjoy by Ann Marie Patitucci
This ground beef taco casserole recipe is an easy, family-friendly meal that everyone loves, and it works on many levels! First, it's a one-pan dish for dinner. Who doesn't love that? Second, it's quick to put together and bakes in just 20 minutes. And last but not least, if your family likes tacos, they should like this taco casserole recipe, too!
You can use different variations of canned tomatoes and cheeses to make this Mexican, Italian or Greek, etc. It’s easily customizable to your taste preferences, even if you aren’t a whiz in the kitchen (like me!). Serve this ground beef Mexican casserole with your favorite side dishes or alone as a complete meal.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
- 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1 bag (16 ounces) frozen, cut spinach, thawed and drained
- 1 block (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened (I prefer Philadelphia brand)
- 1 can (14 ounces) Mexican-style diced tomatoes (type of tomatoes and spiciness per your preference), drained
- 1 cup whole kernel corn, drained
- shredded cheese (cheddar, Colby Jack and Monterey Jack work well)
Here's how to make it:
- Cook the beef in a large skillet until no longer pink. When almost done, add the onion and continue cooking until translucent. Drain.
- Add the spinach to the meat mixture and cook for a few minutes more. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Stir in the cream cheese, drained tomatoes and corn.
- Pour the mixture into a 2-quart casserole dish that's been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top.
- Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 20 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips, if desired.
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