Dorito Bake – Kid-Friendly Dinner for the Win!

Dorito Bake – Kid-Friendly Dinner for the Win!

It’s time to whip up a family favorite – the irresistible Dorito Bake! This dish is a regular at our dinner table, earning thumbs up from both kids and adults alike. It’s simple to make, utterly delicious, and never fails to please. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and get started on this culinary adventure!


 This recipe comes with a dash of nostalgia. My husband Matt’s stepmom has been making it for as long as he can remember. When we tied the knot, Matt only had two culinary requests – this mouthwatering Dorito Bake and a scrumptious Banana Nut Cake. So naturally, I turned to Mimi for her secret recipe, and she graciously shared the basics. It’s that straightforward!


Our culinary journey begins with a party-sized pack of Nacho Cheese Doritos. Split the bag in half – one half goes at the bottom of your baking dish, and the other half, crumbled up, will serve as a delightful topping at the end. So, let’s kick things off by pouring half of your Dorito pack into a large glass baking dish.


Next up is ground turkey. (Now, Mimi originally used ground beef, but we’re substituting it with turkey). I’ve already browned 2lbs of ground turkey on the stove, blending in 2 packets of taco seasoning for an extra kick. Ground turkey is a staple in our kitchen, finding its way into most of our dishes. Once it’s cooked, layer it evenly over the Doritos.


Then, it’s time to drizzle some taco sauce. I’m partial to the Ortega brand, using half a jar for this recipe. Feel free to experiment with the flavor profile here – go for spicy or mild, depending on your family’s preference. I usually stick to mild versions to keep the kids happy.


In a separate mixing bowl, combine a can of evaporated milk with two cans of cream of chicken soup. A quick tip – I swear by my trusty can opener from Amazon for this task. Once you have a smooth mixture, pour it over the existing ingredients in your baking dish.


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We’re almost there! Just before it goes into the oven, sprinkle some shredded cheese over the top. Use whatever cheese your family loves – I generally use about a bag of the shredded cheese I have on hand.


Ensure your oven is preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and then bake the casserole for 30 minutes. Here’s a fun fact – this dish gets better with time. We often enjoy the leftovers even more as the flavors meld together overnight. It’s also a fantastic make-ahead meal that freezes well.


After 30 minutes in the oven, your scrumptious Dorito Bake is ready to be devoured! But wait, remember those crushed Doritos we saved? Sprinkle them over each portion before serving, adding that final touch to this hearty meal. And voila! Dinner is served.


If you enjoyed this recipe, stay tuned to Finding Easy for more delightful culinary adventures. Happy cooking!

Dorito Bake - Easy Kid-Friendly Dinner



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    This Dorito bake recipe has been a family favorite for years. It's a simple and kid-approved dish that combines the irresistible flavors of nacho cheese Doritos, ground turkey, taco sauce, and creamy cheese. It's a crowd-pleaser that can be enjoyed any time and can even be prepared ahead of time or frozen for future meals.


    • 1 full pack of party-sized nacho cheese Doritos

    • 2 pounds of ground turkey (or ground beef)

    • 2 packets of taco seasoning

    • 1 jar of taco sauce (mild or your preferred flavor)

    • 1 can of evaporated milk

    • 2 cans of cream of chicken soup

    • 1 bag of shredded cheese (your choice of type)


    • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

    • Pour half of the pack of nacho cheese Doritos into a large glass baking dish, creating an even layer at the bottom.

    • In a skillet, brown the ground turkey (or ground beef) over medium heat. While cooking, mix in the taco seasoning packets for added flavor.

    • Spread the cooked ground turkey evenly over the layer of Doritos in the baking dish.

    • Drizzle half of the jar of taco sauce over the ground turkey, ensuring even coverage. Adjust the amount according to your preferred level of spiciness.

    • In a mixing bowl, combine the evaporated milk and cream of chicken soup until fully combined.

    • Pour the milk and soup mixture over the ingredients in the baking dish, ensuring it covers the entire surface.

    • Sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly over the top of the casserole. Use as much cheese as desired, typically about one bag of shredded cheese.

    • Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

    • Once baked, remove the casserole from the oven and allow it to cool slightly.

    • Serve equal portions of the Dorito bake using a large spoon. For an extra crunch and flavor, sprinkle crushed up Doritos on top of each individual portion.

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