Recipe Rewind: Dorito Casserole


√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.


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.

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.


So creamy and cheesy!

–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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