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Sensational Doritos Taco Pie Recipe

Imagine the world without tex-mex? It would be far less delicious! Our family eats a tex-mex inspired meal once a week. This Doritos Taco Pie recipe is hands-down one of our favorites.

If you love Doritos chips, which my kids always eat them, then you’re going to enjoy this recipe too. It’s layers of ground beef, cheese, creamy salsa dressing and crushed Doritos. You bake it to a bubbly perfection and serve!

Doritos Taco Pie Recipe
Doritos Taco Pie has delicious layers that bake until golden brown!

Weeknight meals have to be delicious but easy. If I don’t come up with easy recipes, we’re tempted by takeout. Since the whole family loves taco night, we started getting into the habit of doubling the ground beef. I use the leftover taco meat for this Doritos Taco Pie.

I love that it bakes all together and the bottom has the night flaky texture – thanks to Pillsbury Crescent Sheets. Since my ground beef is already cooked, I can even prep the layers in the morning and come home to bake the pie at night.

Simple, easy and tasty – there’s so much I love about this Doritos Taco Pie. It’s always on our dinner rotations and never gets old.

Looking for even more great recipes that are perfect for weeknight dinners? Check out some of our family’s favorites:

 

How To Make Doritos Taco Pie

For this recipe, you’ll need a 9-inch pie dish. I use a glass one, but it doesn’t matter if yours isn’t glass. The ground beef is browned off in a sauté pan over the stovetop. Other than that – those are the two biggest kitchen tools you’ll need for Doritos Taco Pie.

Doritos Taco Pie Recipe
Doritos Taco Pie has crunch texture, spicy ground beef and a cool creamy dressing!

What To Serve With Doritos Taco Pie

We rarely have leftovers with this pie because everyone enjoys 1-2 slices per meal. The base of the pie is Pillsbury crescent sheets, which gives it a buttery and flakey crust. It’s a little heavy and doesn’t necessarily need anything else with it, but if you want to make it more of a complete meal, here are some ideas:

We always just eat the taco pie by itself, but if you have a larger family, you may want to add a few sides to complete the meal. A dash of extra hot sauce on top and cilantro for garnish gives it some added color too.

How To Keep Your Doritos Taco Pie Fresh After Baking

Once your pie has baked and cooled, you’ll want to cover the pie dish with plastic wrap. Keep the Doritos Taco Pie refrigerated. For best freshness, enjoy the pie within 4-5 days of baking. To reheat the pie, I use the microwave to warm individual slices. A low heat oven would work too.

Can You Freeze The Pie?

Yes! Doritos Taco Pie freezes really well, making it a great freezer meal if you have to prepare for being busy. Sometimes I’ll make two pies and freeze one for later to enjoy! I’ve also given the pie as a gift to families who are in need, from the freezer.

The pie is good, in the freezer, for up to 3 months. Let it thaw 24-hours in the refrigerator before heating again. When I’m warming it up from a thawed state, I’ll use the oven at 300º for 20 minutes. Just check that the center is warmed thoroughly.

Recipe Variations

If you can’t find Pillsbury Crescent Sheets, the traditional triangle crescent rolls work well too. Just place them in the bottom of the pie dish and press the seams together. Fold the top of the triangles over, to create the pie edge.

Feel free to use any reduced fat products for the dressing. Our taco ground beef is made with 96% lean beef, but a fattier ground beef works too. Just drain any grease prior to adding it to your pie.

Lastly, play with the Dorito flavor! I use traditional Doritos, but any type of Dorito flavor will be great. Cool Ranch has been a fun flavor to try. Mix it up.

What You Need From The Grocery Store:

  • Pillsbury Crescent Sheets
  • Ground Beef
  • Taco Seasoning Packet
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Doritos (I use original or Nacho Cheese)
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Garnish: Cilantro

Directions To Make Doritos Taco Pie Recipe

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 9″ pie dish, with non-stick cooking spray, and line the pan with your crescent sheet, leaving a rim at the top.

Pie pan with pillsbury crescent sheet

Cook your ground beef, with taco seasoning, according to package instructions. Drain well.

Cooking ground beef with taco seasoning

Using a plastic bag, crush your Doritos. Add half of your Doritos to the top of your cresent roll shell – this is your first layer.

Crushed Doritos in Pie Plate

Place your cooked and seasoned ground beef on top of the Doritos layer. In a seperate bowl, combine your salsa and sour cream with a whisk. Layer the mixture of the top of your ground beef.

Creamy Salsa Dressing

Next, add your shredded cheese. Add the remaining crushed Doritos on top of the shredded cheese.

Adding shredded cheese on top of Doritos Taco Pie

Finally, add your melted butter on top. Bake for 18 – 20 minutes until golden brown.

Pouring melted butter over the top

Garnish with fresh cilantro and hot sauce, if desired.

Doritos Taco Pie Recipe
Yield: 8 Servings

Doritos Taco Pie Recipe

Doritos Taco Pie Recipe

Make dinner easy and delicious by slicing into this Doritos Taco Pie Recipe. It's layers of tex mex goodness and baked to perfection.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cans Pillsbury Crescent Sheets
  • 1 LB. Ground Beef
  • 1 Taco Seasoning Packet
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sour Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Salsa
  • 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese (Or Mexican 4 Cheese), Shredded
  • 1/2 9.5oz Bag Doritos (Your Favorite Flavor), Crushed
  • 1/2 Stick Butter, Melted
  • Cilantro (for garnish, optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 9" pie dish and line with your crescent rolls, leaving a rim at the top.
  2. Cook your ground beef, with taco seasoning, according to package instructions. Drain well.
  3. Using a plastic bag, crush your Doritos. Add half of your Doritos to the top of your cresent roll shell - this is your first layer.
  4. Place your cooked and seasoned ground beef on top of the Doritos layer.
  5. In a seperate bowl, combine your salsa and sour cream with a whisk. Layer the mixture of the top of your ground beef.
  6. Next, add your shredded cheese.
  7. Add the remaining crushed Doritos on top of the shredded cheese.
  8. Finally, add your melted butter on top. Bake for 18 - 20 minutes until golden brown. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

Notes

  • You can use whatever flavor of Doritos you'd like for your pie.
  • Don't be afraid to add more shredded cheese, if desired. You measure that with your heart.
  • Don't have salsa? You can easily substitute hot sauce as well.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 587Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 144mgSodium: 857mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 27g

**Nutrition is calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.

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