Dinner & Lunch

Taco Tater-Topped Casserole

For a cheesy, hearty casserole packed with crispy taters and your family’s favorite taco flavor, look no further. This dish gets its kick from a single-serving package of McCormick® Original Taco Seasoning Mix. Garnish with sour cream, salsa, avocado and fresh cilantro.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 package McCormick Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 cup frozen chopped bell pepper and onion blend
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • 1 pound frozen fried potato nuggets


Preheat oven to 400°F.

Brown beef in large skillet on medium-high heat.

Drain fat.

Stir in Seasoning Mix, salsa, frozen vegetables and water.

Bring to boil.

Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir in beans and 1 cup of the cheese until well blended.

Spoon into greased 13×9-inch baking dish.

Top with potato nuggets.

Bake 25 minutes or until potato nuggets are golden brown and crispy.

Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.

Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Serve with desired toppings, such as chopped avocado, shredded cheese, chopped green onions, chopped fresh cilantro, sour cream or lime wedges.

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