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22 of the Best Taco Pie Recipes (All Types)

Taco pies can take a lot of different forms, you can customize whatever ingredients you have lying around, we gathered some recipes you can try in this article.

Cheesy Taco pie in a blue bowl.

Taco pie is a great dish to make on a weekday night to feed a lot of people.  It’s possible to customize a taco pie to include whatever ingredients you have lying around the house.  This is a recipe that can be made with leftover ground beef or shredded chicken; or make it slightly more unusual or healthy by including fish or ground turkey. 

Add vegetables and cheese, and you have a taco pie.  Just like tacos, there are hundreds of different ways to make a taco pie.  Versions of this recipe can be frozen and reheated for later.  The dish is also a hit at potlucks and family gatherings.

Taco pies can take a lot of different forms, so we also included recipes for taco bakes and taco casseroles.  This is a collection of some of our favorite recipes.  Try out a few that sound good to you and your family, and don’t be afraid to experiment and make substitutions.

1. Classic Taco Pie

Cheesy Taco pie with 3 kinds of dip.

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This is one of the most common ways to make a taco pie; if you’ve never made one before, this recipe is a great place to start.  It includes ground beef, spices, and tomatoes for the filling.  The crust is pretty easy to make on a weeknight.

2. Layered Taco Bake With Cheesy Nachos

Layered taco pie baked in a pan.

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Remember the Mexican pizza from Taco Bell?  This is a really similar recipe, but in our opinion a lot better.  In fact, if you don’t like it, we’re nacho what’s wrong with you.  Even better, it comes with a side of cheesy nachos.  If you’re family is begging you for fast food, try this out instead.

3. Taco Lasagna

Lasagna taco pie in a plate.

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Taco lasagna is a good choice if you don’t have the tortillas or chips that other recipes call for, or if you just don’t want to deal with making a bread topping that many taco pie recipes require you to make.   This recipe is assembled just like a lasagna, but instead of Italian spices you’ll use Mexican ones.

4. Taco Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Stuffed potato taco pie.

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When is a potato a pie?  Well, it’s not, but this was a good enough recipe that we decided to include it anyway. You can turn a side dish into the main course with this recipe, which uses potatoes as the starch instead of a bread or tortilla topping.  

Making this recipe is as simple as baking potatoes; just fill the baked potatoes with your favorite taco toppings.  While it’s not a pie, it’s about as easy to make as one.

5. Taco Soup

Creamy Taco soup in a casserole.

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If you love tacos and taco pie, but not the carbs, a taco soup might be a great solution.  This recipe uses ground beef, an array of Mexican spices, cheese and tomato, but you can swap the ground beef for turkey or chicken.  This soup is great on it’s own or with a side of cornbread.  You may also want to add extra pepper and chillies to bring the heat up a notch.

6. Taco Salad Pie

Taco salad with fresh tomato, lime and cilantro.

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Allright, by this point we’ve veered pretty far away from taco pie recipes, so let’s start the journey back with this dish that’s a blend of a taco pie and a Mexican salad.  This recipe uses pre-made pie crust as the base layer, and a combination of ground beef, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes as the filling.  Don’t be afraid to add in your favorite toppings; we started with olives and sour cream.

7. Easy Crescent Taco Bake

Baked taco pizza pie with tomato ketchup dip.

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This is a really easy recipe for a weekday dinner; all you need is a can of crescent roll dough, meat, cheese, and a jar of salsa.  We gave this recipe to our middle schooler, and she was able to figure it out.  It bakes in just a few minutes, and it’s something your kids will want to eat.  

Swap out the ground beef for ground turkey and add a tablespoon of worstershire sauce to make this recipe a little healthier.

8. Beef Tortiila Taco Caserole

Beef tortilla taco with fresh vegetable.

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Is there really a difference between a pie and a casserole?  Probably not.  Whatever you want to call it though, this recipe is another easy to make dinner that you’ll be able to convince your kids to eat.  

9. Mini Beef Ten Minute Taco Bowls

Beef Taco salad in a wooden chop board.

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Mini taco bowls are a great idea if you have picky eaters or a family with food allergies.  With this recipe, each person’s meal is cooked in a separate container from the others, making it a great idea for families with different dietary needs or allergies.

10. Taco Pie

Taco pie baked in an oven.

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We’re almost to the halfway point here, so let’s go back to a classic version of taco pie.  This version uses ground beef and has a classic bread-style crust.  If you want to add some heat, pour a little hot sauce or taco sauce on the top before serving.

11. Paula Deen’s Taco Pie

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This recipe is from Paula Deen, so don’t expect health food.  This pie has all the classic flavors of a taco pie, but it you’re going to need some more unusual ingredients, such as red enchilada sauce and specialty peppers.  We tried it with canned sauce and regular jalapenos, and it turned out just fine, so don’t be afraid to make substitutions if you just need something simple.

12. Impossibly Easy Taco Pie

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This recipe is actually pretty easy to make; you’ll mostly use items from your pantry.  If you’re feeding picky eaters you might choose to eliminate the can of green chillies, but otherwise we would make this recipe just as it is for a weekday night dinner

13. Quick Taco Pie Bake Recipe

Taco pizza pie and tomato ketchup.=>Click here for the recipe.

Okay, so this one actually is fairly quick by comparison to other recipe on this list, but that’s mostly because it relies on store-bought ingredients such as cornbread mix and corn chips.  That does make it ideal for a weekday meal or a last-minute potluck, though.

14. Southern Living Taco Pie

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This is by far the prettiest taco pie we’ve ever seen.  That beautiful pie you see in the picture is the result of using ques fresco, lime, and cilantro to garnish the pie.  Since this recipe does take a while to bake, you might want to consider making a quicker taco pie (like the recipe above), and then garnishing it with this pretty topping.  Odds are no one will notice the store-bought ingredients then.

A quick side note; the cost of ingredients for this recipe is rather high for a weekday night meal.  If you want to bring down the cost, consider growing your own herbs such as cilantro.  Fresh herbs will also improve the taste a lot and help to make your dishes seem a lot fancier.

15. Impossibly Easy Taco Pie

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Do you know that cheeseburger pie recipe with the Bisquick that your family likes?  If you’re tired of eating it, but you like how simple it is to throw together, try this recipe instead.  Ok, so it’s essentially the same thing but with pepper and cumin, but it will help to change things up a little bit.

16. Quick Crescent Taco Pie

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This version of taco pie uses store-bought crescent roll dough instead of a cornbread or traditional pie crust.  It’s quick and it tastes good, but this many store-bought ingredients does not make for a particularly budget friendly recipe.  One suggestion is to make your own crescent roll dough.  

Ok, we’ll give you a minute to stop rolling your eyes.  If you have a bread machine, it’s actually fairly simple to throw a few ingredients in and make your own dough.  Repeat a few times in a Saturday and make several batches for pies, pizzas, and caseroles.  

Keep it in the fridge or freezer, then pull out a piece when you need it for recipes like this.  You’ll save a lto of money over the store bought type of dough.

17. Pork Taco Rice Casserole

Taco pizza pie and tomato ketchup.

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This recipe is made mostly with ground pork and boxed rice mix, making it firly easy to put together if you’re busy.  We even got our middle schooler to figure out how to do it.  If you want a more budget friendly option, substitute the ground pork with whatever ground meat is on sale this week, and buy rice in bulk and combien small amounts with spices to make your own rice mix.

18. Taco Dip Casserole

Baked cheesy taco in a casserole.

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Casserole is a little generous for this dish; it really does seem like more of a warm dip.  It is a really good dip, though, and if you’re tired of bringing the same seven layer dip to Super Bowl parties than thie might be a good substiturte.  As a a casserole, though, we found it to be a little too mushy.

19. Fantastic Taco Casserole

Taco pie garnished with tomato and basil.

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If you define a pie as a dish that has to have a crust, you probably will think that this isn’t a pie.  It does say casserole in the name, though.  As potluck dishes go, this one is a beautiful one to bring to an event.  It’s made in a 13 x 9 and is very hearty, so you’ll be able to feed a lot of people from the single dish.

20. Chicken Taco Casserole

Cheesy Chicken taco casserole.

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This recipe uses canned soup and shredded chicken as its primary ingredients.  It’s a good way to use up leftover chicken from previous nights; the high amount of spices and other flavors can cover up a little bit of garlic rub left over from the other night.  

21. Healthy Taco Casserole

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This recipe uses low fat ground turkey, brown rice, and zucchini to replace ground beef and chips.  The zucchini bakes up to taste more like lasagna noodles than a vegetable, our recomendation is to not tell your kids it’s in there and they probably won’t notice.  The result is actually really tasty; you’re family will probably eat it if you don’t tell them it’s healthy for them.

22. Healthy Delicious Taco Casserole

Cheesy taco with corn and white pea.

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This recipe uses low fat cheese, shredded chicken, brown rice, and just a few tortilla chips, but the result is a surprisingly good taco pie.  The picture shows it garnished with guacamole but the recipe doesn’t call for it.  While we’re pretty sure this adds calories, it also adds a lot of flavor.  

Besides, calories from healthy fats don’t count, right?  Swap the hot salsa for mild salsa if you don’t like the heat, or you might want to double the spices if you like a little more heat in your taco pie.