Everyone Loves This Easy Taco Casserole Recipe (and It's Ready In About 30 Minutes) by Ann Marie Patitucci

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23 days ago
Everyone Loves This Easy Taco Casserole Recipe (and It's Ready In About 30 Minutes)

This ground beef taco casserole recipe is an easy, family-friendly meal that everyone loves, and it works on many levels:

  1. It’s a one-pan dish for dinner
  2. It’s quick to put together and bakes in just 20 minutes
  3. If your kids like tacos, they should like this, 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!).

Cuisine: Mexican/American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 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: 

  1. Cook the beef in a large skillet until no longer pink. When almost done, add the onion and continue cooking until translucent. Drain.
  2. Add the spinach to the meat mixture and cook for a few minutes more. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Stir in the cream cheese, drained tomatoes and corn.
  4. Pour the mixture into a 2-quart casserole dish that's been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 20 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips, if desired.

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Such a simple recipe and sounds so good. 😋
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
This is a genius recipe, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead . So easy and delicious, and on the table FAST! #yum

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