Cheesy Taco Bake recipe

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cheesy Taco Bake recipe

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This recipe is 100% a JB original.  I was bored of making the same things for dinner every night, but I was really craving tacos, so I came up with this idea! I love cream cheese and put it in almost any recipe I can, my waistline hates me for it, but my taste buds love it!! If you can, try and grab some of the chipotle cheddar cheese from Target for this, I think it’s what gives it the best flavor. If  you’re not into spicy you might want to use just regular cheddar.


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Servings: 8 servings
Cheesy Taco Bake
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
Author: JB
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Cheesy Taco Bake
  • 1 pound ground beef cooked and crumbled
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese room temp
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 cups pepper jack cheese shredded
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes with chiles
  • 1 packet packet taco seasoning
  1. Cook and crumble ground beef. Add taco seasoning, 1/4 cup water, and can of Rotel (including the liquid from the can).

  2. Heat until liquid has mostly boiled down, then remove from heat and set aside.

  3. In medium mixing bowl, add cream cheese and beat with mixer until smooth. Add salsa and mix until combined.

  4. In medium saucepan, heat refried beans and add 1/2 cup cream cheese mixture until thoroughly combined. Remove from heat and set aside.

  5. Coat a 9 x 13 pan with non stick cooking spray.
  6. Spread 1/3 cup of ground beef mixture along bottom of baking dish. Top with 2-4 flour tortillas.

  7. Layer half the bean mixture, half the salsa mixture, half the ground beef mixture, and half the cheese (in that order).

  8. Layer 2-4 flour tortillas. Top with remaining bean mixture, salsa mixture, and ground beef.

  9. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and bake at 350°F for 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and slightly browned.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 628, Fat: 42g, Saturated Fat: 24g, Cholesterol: 152mg, Sodium: 1519mg, Potassium: 560mg, Carbohydrates: 28g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 8g, Protein: 34g, Vitamin A: 38.3%, Vitamin C: 8.9%, Calcium: 54.3%, Iron: 23.1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)



7 comments on “Cheesy Taco Bake recipe”

  1. Made this for a pot luck at work it was all gone very good and cheesy

  2. I dont really ever comment on recipes that i find online but this is an exception. This Taco Bake was fantasic! Kid approved as well. I fed it my nieces and nephew. Age 12, 8, and almost 2 and they all loved it and wanted more. They even asked if they could take some home. It was a hit! I will definitely be adding this to the rotation.


  4. Have you ever used corn tortillas to make it gluten free?

  5. What do you think the calorie count is for this dish?

  6. just made it tonight and it was a hit….very good….i used the mexican rotel which added xtra flavor and a onion with the hamburger meat as well….didnt do the pepperjack cheese thought the meat and salsa made it plenty spicey….thanks for the recipe!

  7. So on the taco bake u out taco meat down then the shells or is that out of order in the instructions?

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