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13 Creative Casserole Recipes Made With Doritos

Doritos Casserole
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No longer limited to late-night vending machine runs or hungover breakfasts on the couch, Doritos have invaded the staple dishes of apron-wearing Midwestern moms: the humble casserole. The crispy, cheesy, DayGlo chips add delicious (and addictive) zest and plenty of crunch to an otherwise creamy meal. While you will have to do such complicated steps as shredding a rotisserie chicken or opening a can of diced tomatoes, these recipes are still just as easy as tossing a bag of Doritos down your gullet. But much more pleasant, I promise.

Doritos Casserole
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Classic Doritos casserole

Doritos casseroles go great with your favorite taco toppings, such as sour cream, cilantro, and olives (with rice and beans on the side, of course). Add jalapeños for a kick, or use green chiles for the same flavor sans spice. Get the recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Jalapeños
  • Sour cream 
  • Cheddar cheese

 

Trash-erole

She calls it “trash food.” We call it comfort food. One in the same? Perhaps. Get trashed here.

Key ingredients

  • Shredded chicken
  • Cheese
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Ro*tel tomatoes

 

Creamy casserole

Filled with beef, onion, corn, and chilies, this decadent casserole is topped with a creamy sauce and whole Doritos chips for dipping. The recipe is right this way.

Key ingredients:

  • Ground beef
  • Cream cheese
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Green chiles, canned
  • Cheddar cheese

Taco bake

Layers of seasoned beef, gooey cheese, and crispy tostada shells are all nestled underneath a blanket of Nacho Cheese Doritos. Find the recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Ground beef
  • Tostada shells
  • Cheese

 

Crock-Pot casserole

Stick it all in the slow cooker, go to work (or chill and watch a Family Guy marathon) and eat piping-hot Doritos casserole in eight hours. Get the steps here.

Key ingredients:

  • Chicken
  • Enchilada sauce
  • Black beans
  • Corn
Doritos Casserole
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Cool ranch turkey

Turkey has never tasted better. And these leftovers just keep getting better overnight. The recipe is right here.

Key ingredients:

  • Ground turkey
  • Frozen corn
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa

 

Ma maw's Mexican casserole

Creamy, cheesy casserole, just like ma maw used to make. Didn’t have a ma maw? Well, here’s your chance to make up for lost time. The recipe is here.

Key ingredients:

  • Ground beef
  • Ranch-style beans
  • Ro*tel tomatoes
  • Cream of chicken soup

 

Cool ranch tuna noodle

Cheesy, creamy tuna salad finds its match in crispy Cool Ranch Doritos. Recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Egg noodles
  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • Canned tuna
  • Velveeta cheese
Doritos mac 'n' cheese
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Mac 'n' cheese

Baked macaroni and cheese with crushed Doritos instead of bread crumbs. How is this not the norm? Crunchy creaminess right here.

Key ingredients:

  • Elbow macaroni noodles
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Monterey Jack cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese

 

Healthy casserole

If you’re looking for a mild version, this is it. There are no chile peppers in this casserole, and it substitutes Greek yogurt for sour cream, so it’s healthy! Get the recipe.

Key ingredients:

  • Shredded chicken
  • Ro*tel tomatoes
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Greek yogurt

 

Bean Doritos

This Mexican casserole also has refried beans and sour cream, so... it’s like ultra baked nachos. Recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Ground beef
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Refried beans
  • Tomato sauce
Doritos Casserole
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Chicken casserole

This monster has rotisserie chicken, an entire bag of Doritos, and an unholy amount of cheese. What’s not to love? Gluttony right this way.

Key ingredients:

  • Shredded chicken
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Ro*tel tomatoes
  • Sour cream

 

Taco filling

There’s lettuce and tomato on top, which makes it a balanced meal, right? You could use it as a filling for tacos -- or just shovel it into your mouth with a big-ass spoon, like we do. Get the recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Lean ground beef
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream


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