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Quick & Easy Cheesy Taco Casserole

Weekdays can be so hectic sometimes. Make dinner a little easier by making this Quick & Easy Cheesy Taco Casserole. Dinner is on the table in less than 45 minutes!

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Yesterday I shared a Mexican style recipe. Today I’m sharing another one. What can I say? I love Mexican food! Especially easy to make Mexican food.

School starts back up today. How many of you feel my pain? I’m taking three courses. That’s on top of a full time job and a full time blog. Saying I’m a busy gal is somewhat of an understatement. I’m an extremely busy gal. I checked out the course syllabi for the three classes I’m taking. Wow. It’s definitely going to be a handful of work this semester. At least I won’t have assignments due every week for each class. But nonetheless, there will be a lot of work to be done. But it’s all good. I have 6 classes left to complete until I can graduate with a bachelors degree in Organizational Management. I will be graduating in May of 2014, right before Blogher Food. Happy graduation present to me!

So back to quick and easy meals.

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Quick and easy Mexican meals. Dinner is brought to you with two awesome features! You know what else I like about this quick and easy meal? There were leftovers. Which means I don’t have to make dinner for at least another night or two this week. Heck yea! This gal is happy.

What do you do for dinners during a busy week?

I added a little secret ingredient to this recipe. Chobani yogurt. Yep. I made the filling creamy with Chobani yogurt rather than sour cream. Remember that huge box of Chobani that I received a while back? I still have some. I decided to put it to good use in last night’s dinner. Hooray for yogurt!

Quick & Easy Cheesy Taco Casserole

Quick & Easy Cheesy Taco Casserole

Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1lb ground beef
  • 2 tbsp homemade taco seasoning
  • 2 4oz cans of diced chilis
  • 1 15oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 C cooked white rice
  • 2 large soft taco tortillas
  • 2 C shredded Mexican Cheese
  • 1/3 C Chobani 2% plain yogurt
  • Cilantro for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a large pot or skillet, cook the ground beef. Drain and return to the pot or skillet. Add the beans, taco seasoning, diced chilis and rice. Mix in the greek yogurt.
  3. Place the two soft taco tortilla shells in the bottom of a 2.5 qt casserole dish.
  4. Pour the meat mixture over the tortilla shells. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese.
  5. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
  6. Garnish with cilantro and any of your other favorite toppings.



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  1. I love the idea of this being in a casserole. Great way to mix things up a bit!

  2. I love all the meat and beans in this casserole! Very hearty! Now that school has started we have a crazy schedule! I need all the quick meals I can get. Can’t wait to add this one to the mix, especially since tacos are a family favorite! And yeah for you! Graduation is not that far off!

  3. This looks great, Julie! I love Mexican food and quick & easy, so this one is a keeper for sure. Pinned!

    • Thank you so much, Andi! Ha, I wish I had made more of this. I mean, it made about 6 servings but I finished it up for lunch today and was wishing I had more! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. You are a busy gal! I don’t know how you do everything you do. This dish looks fabulous, and I’ll be needing it when I start school full time in a few weeks! Pinned.

  5. Yummy!! I could just do with some of this now :)

  6. This dish sounds so flavorful and delicious!

  7. This really looks delicious! I love mexican dishes!

  8. ok, now you’re getting into the Americanized cheesy sinful version of Mexican food… and I’m loving everything about it. This looks incredible and yes, the perfect type of dish for leftovers. You are really busy Julie, I sometimes find myself overwhelmed by full time job and blog… adding school on top of that? Insert the “I’m not worthy bow” here. I’ve pinned this one.

    • Thank you, Lea Ann! The only thing I didn’t like about this recipe is that there wasn’t enough! Six servings is pretty good but I ate the last of it for lunch today and I wanted more!

      I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Oh my gosh this looks ridiculously good! Totally going to make this. :)

  10. my son is going to LOVE this! thanks so much for linking up to wake up wednesdays.


  11. Julie, we love tacos, so I know we would love this and it’s great that this is a quick dish to make! Thanks for sharing – pinning and buffering! Hope you are having a great week!

  12. Hi Julie!! You know I love a good Mexican recipe!! I’m sharing this on FB, Twitter and Pinterest! Thanks for linking up to Wake Up Wednesdays! This is the PERFECT dinner idea.

  13. I love Mexican dishes! I shared this on Facebook! Thanks for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends this week and have a great holiday weekend, Julie! :)

    • Hi Jamie! Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing the recipe on Facebook! I actually ate the rest of it for lunch today. It’s so darn good! Have a lovely holiday weekend. :)

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