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Easy Dorito Taco Salad

Easy Dorito Taco Salad recipe is the perfect meal for adding a little spice to your supper table or parties. The meal is made from Doritos and packs a flavorful punch. 

Easy Dorito Taco Salad Recipe is a cinch to make. It features spicy taco flavors that will please a crowd. Easy Dorito Taco Salad is perfect for a family supper, a tailgating party, football games, or any holiday. #dorito #taco #salad #supper #dinner

Updated. My husband, John, requested the taco salad recipe for supper a few nights ago. He and my youngest son, Ethan, both love spicy foods. 

At times, Ethan will get a hold of something hot and spicy from a friend at school and wait until he gets home to eat it in case he needs, “A big ole’ glass of water.” But, gosh, they love their spicy foods. 

This salad fit the bill and everyone loved it. So much, that the hubs even mentioned last night that he wished there were more leftovers. 

The recipe is perfect for tailgate parties, supper recipes, or any party, for that matter. If you have a hard time with spicy foods, you can leave the taco seasoning out and still get a bit of the flavor from the Doritos. 

Recipe and printable instructions at the bottom of the post

 

Easy Dorito Taco Salad Recipe is a cinch to make. It features spicy taco flavors that will please a crowd. Easy Dorito Taco Salad is perfect for a family supper, a tailgating party, football games, or any holiday. #dorito #taco #salad #supper #dinner

Start off by browning your meat.

I like to use my cast iron skillet whenever possible. I even have a glass-top stove and don’t have a single scratch from my skillet.

Here are a few fun facts about iron skillets:

  • Iron skillets are toxic free
  • The skillets are incredibly durable – you can even use a fork!
  • They are easy to clean – it’s true 
  • They distribute heat evenly
  • The skillets are non-stick
Easy Dorito Taco Salad Recipe is a cinch to make. It features spicy taco flavors that will please a crowd. Easy Dorito Taco Salad is perfect for a family supper, a tailgating party, football games, or any holiday. #dorito #taco #salad #supper #dinner

Add the taco seasoning. I used a packet of Old El Paso. Mix it up and add some water. Let it simmer until it thickens a little bit. Once it cooks, drain off the grease and add it to a medium-sized bowl.

(Here’s where you can leave the seasoning out if you have a hard time with spicy food). 

Easy Dorito Taco Salad Recipe is a cinch to make. It features spicy taco flavors that will please a crowd. Easy Dorito Taco Salad is perfect for a family supper, a tailgating party, football games, or any holiday. #dorito #taco #salad #supper #dinner

While the meat is cooking cut up the lettuce. I bought a head of iceberg lettuce and cut it up. 

Easy Dorito Taco Salad Recipe is a cinch to make. It features spicy taco flavors that will please a crowd. Easy Dorito Taco Salad is perfect for a family supper, a tailgating party, football games, or any holiday. #dorito #taco #salad #supper #dinner

Cut up the black olives. I just sliced them in half for this recipe. 

Drain the meat after it’s finished cooking. I usually give it a rinse with hot water to get all of the extra grease off. If you can, pat it with a paper towel to get the meat a little more dry before adding the Doritos.

Easy Dorito Taco Salad Recipe is a cinch to make. It features spicy taco flavors that will please a crowd. Easy Dorito Taco Salad is perfect for a family supper, a tailgating party, football games, or any holiday. #dorito #taco #salad #supper #dinner

Add everything into the bowl. I had a can of diced tomatoes on hand, so I drained them and added them to the bowl, and also added the shredded cheddar cheese. 

Finally, grab the Doritos and toss them into the salad. Aren’t those some pretty colors?

Easy Dorito Taco Salad Recipe is a cinch to make. It features spicy taco flavors that will please a crowd. Easy Dorito Taco Salad is perfect for a family supper, a tailgating party, football games, or any holiday. #dorito #taco #salad #supper #dinner

Toss the salad. You’re almost done and it’s that easy. 

Easy Dorito Taco Salad Recipe is a cinch to make. It features spicy taco flavors that will please a crowd. Easy Dorito Taco Salad is perfect for a family supper, a tailgating party, football games, or any holiday. #dorito #taco #salad #supper #dinner

Add the salad to a bowl and put a little dollop of sour cream on top. You can add the salad into smaller taco salad bowls to spread around the wealth to your guests. It’s a fun treat and super budget-friendly. 

This is the best taco salad recipe and you can make this meal for around $12

Easy Dorito Taco Salad

Easy Dorito Taco Salad Recipe is a cinch to make. It features spicy taco flavors that will please a crowd. Easy Dorito Taco Salad is perfect for a family supper, a tailgating party, football games, or any holiday. #dorito #taco #salad #supper #dinner
Yield: 8 cups

Easy Dorito Taco Salad

Easy Dorito Taco Salad Recipe is a cinch to make. It features spicy taco flavors that will please a crowd. Easy Dorito Taco Salad is perfect for a family supper, a tailgating party, football games, or any holiday. #dorito #taco #salad #supper #dinner

Easy Dorito Taco Salad recipe is the perfect meal for adding a little spice to your supper table or parties. The taco salad bowls are made from Doritos and pack a flavorful punch. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 oz. pkg. Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tomato (diced)
  • 1/2 cup black olives (diced)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups Doritos
  • 1/3 head of lettuce, diced.

Instructions

  1. Brown the ground beef.
  2. Add the Old El Paso Taco Seasoning to the meat. Add the water and mix until well blended.
  3. Turn the heat down to simmer and let the sauce thicken for a few minutes.
  4. Drain the grease off of the meat and add the meat to a bowl.
  5. Dice up the tomatoes and black olives and add to the bowl.
  6. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on top.
  7. Add the Doritos and stir the salad.
  8. Add to a plate, and place a dollop of sour cream on top.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8 cups

Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 677Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 1050mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 5gSugar: 3gProtein: 25g

Nutrition is approximate

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Molly

Tuesday 14th of July 2020

Somehow the head of lettuce disappeared from the actual recipe.

Do you use the whole head of lettuce?

Julie Pollitt

Wednesday 15th of July 2020

Hi Molly! I must've somehow missed getting that in the recipe. Thanks for letting me know. I don't use the entire head of lettuce. I use about 1/3. But, you can always use as much as you'd like to.

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Thursday 9th of July 2020

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Debby

Monday 15th of June 2020

This looks so good! Can't wait to try it!

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 16th of June 2020

Thank you!

Laura Sampson

Sunday 28th of January 2018

Love taco salad one of my faves! So much better with Doritos. Pinned it! Thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy.

Julie Pollitt

Sunday 28th of January 2018

Thank you for pinning it! Doritos are so delicious! Thanks for hosting Friday Frenzy. It’s a fun party!

Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats

Sunday 28th of January 2018

Yum. Doritos!!!!! And the salad looks yummy too ;) Thanks for linking up at Friday Frenzy Link Party! Pinned!!

Julie Pollitt

Sunday 28th of January 2018

Hi Kelly! Thank you! Thanks for always hosting such a fun party.