Recipe Rewind: Dorito Casserole

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√Budget Friendly   √Easy to Make 

√Easy to Customize

I posted the original Chicken Dorito Casserole about 5 years ago! It was definitely overdue for a revamp. I still love this recipe, and every time Doritos are on sale, you can bet this easy Casserole makes an appearance. (Well, honestly, since we got an Aldis I don’t even have to wait for a sale!). It’s so versatile that we can have it a couple of times a month and not get tired of it.

For example, the pictures below are Hamburger Cool Ranch Dorito Casserole with Cheddar Cheese, but a just a few weeks ago we had Chicken Nacho Dorito Casserole with Mexican-Style Cheese (and sour cream instead of Cream of Mushroom Soup). This really is a great recipe for “shopping your pantry”

Dorito Casserole

1 pound cooked ground hamburger, turkey, chicken OR 1 pound shredded chicken

shredded Cheddar or whatever cheese you like on Tacos

1 can Cream of Mushroom soup

1 can Cream of Chicken Soup

1 can Rotel tomatoes (or 1 can diced tomatoes with chilis), well drained

1 large bag of Doritoes, Fritoes, or Tortilla Chips (a few weeks ago, I used several lunch size bags of Nacho Cheese Doritoes — little bags were AWESOME because I could crush the chips in the bag!)

Pre-heat oven to 350.

First, crush enough Doritoes to cover the bottom of your casserole dish. I use a 9×13 Pyrex dish or a 2qt Casserole dish. Layer meat over chips.

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In a separate bowl,  mix soups and Rotel tomatoes.  I like to stir in 1 handful of crushed chips and a big dollop of Sour Cream. If I don’t have one of the soups, I use a cup of sour cream instead.

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Pour mixture over chips. Top with cheese. We like to top with extra chips!

Bake for 30 minutes or until cheese is completely melted and bubbly. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

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So creamy and cheesy!

Variations
–The fun part.

  • Try different Dorito flavors. Cool Ranch, Nacho Cheese, Taco are great flavors to try in your first casserole.
  • Need to cut calories or fat? Try reduced fat or baked Doritos, Fritos, or Tortilla chips with 2% milk cheddar cheese and Healthy Request soups.
  • Try stirring some cubed Velveeta cheese into your soup mixture. No need to pre-melt; the cubes will melt during cooking.

Have you tried Dorito Casserole? What do you think?

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