Taco Pie Recipe

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Tacos without all of the mess. If you like Taco you have got to like Taco Pie and it is really easy to make. Enjoy.

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Servings: 4


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  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 package Taco Bell seasoning mix
  • 2 1/2 cups mashed potato flakes (you could also use left over mashed potatoes and omit the butter and milk)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Sour cream, optional


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sauce pan, melt butter. Add milk and 2 tablespoons taco seasoning. Remove from heat and add potato flakes until incorporated. Press mixture into the bottom of a 10-inch pan.
  2. 2. Bake for 7-10 minutes until it just BARELY turns golden brown.
  3. 3. In a medium skillet, cook beef and onions until beef is browned and cooked through. Drain. Add Salsa and remaining taco seasoning. Cook until bubbly.
  4. 4. Pour into crust. Bake for 15 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
  5. 5. Let cool for 5 minutes. Top with cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes. Cut and serve with sour cream if you are one of those who like spoiled cream.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 352g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 596  
Calories from Fat 386 65%
Total Fat 43.33g 54%
Saturated Fat 22.78g 91%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Sodium 502mg 21%
Potassium 852mg 24%
Total Carbs 19.53g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2.7g 9%
Sugars 4.39g 3%
Protein 31.73g 51%
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  • myra byanka
    If I can find some potato flakes, I'm going to try this!
    2 replies
    • O.C.
      July 21, 2014
      ANY boxed, instant potatoes work. I used both a name brand and generic brand --they come out exactly the same.
      • Dena
        August 11, 2013
        Idaho Brand Instant potatoes are excellent :)
      • Cyndie
        This is totally awesome...my mother in law loved it yahooooo... thank you so very much
        I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
        1 person likes this review
        • Glenn
          Made this for a picnic today and it was a real hit. Had a lot of people ask for a recipe and no left-overs. This is one of my favorites.
          I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
          2 people like this review
          • robert ponedal
            it looks easy enough that i might try it. thanks.
            • This looks like a recipe pie keeper....I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks...:)
              • Arturo Féliz-Camilo
                I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
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                • A.L. Wiebe
                  This looks so good! I am always on the lookout for tasty appetizers for a buffet table, and I think this one will work just fine, if, instead of the potato pie crust, I use the unsweetened tart shells that I have on hand for the mini quiche that I usually make (and am thoroughly tired of making). Thanks for sharing this!
                  This is a variation
                  • Harlan
                    Made this the other week Was good. Thanks.
                    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
                    • Donna
                      Have not tried this yet, but will. My husband doesn't care for taco because of the mess. But he loves shepherds pie so I'm sure he will like this!!!
                      • Kari
                        I made this last night. Soooo good! The crust is the best part!
                        I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
                        • Gerry Robinson
                          Love this!!!!
                          I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
                          • Embers
                            I just have to try this! Tacos in a potato pie shell --Cool recipe!!
                            • wishmaker2012
                              this recipe looks good and very inventive on the crust. i will try this and come back to rate it later,as soon as i can get the ingredients. thank you
                              • tasha hoyte
                                I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
                                • O.C.
                                  Instead of beef we used ground turkey--WONDERFUL. Can never taste the difference between beef & turkey. Saves heart and cholestrol numbers. ALSO works in the TOASTER OVEN just watch the shell as it did NOT take a full 7 minutes. Never cook anything in the stove oven during summer months.
                                  I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
                                  This is a variation


                                  • Kim
                                    July 13, 2014
                                    Spoiled cream... LOL!!! But I do like spoiled cream :) so I will definitely try it. Genius... potato crust.... love it!!!!
                                    • Frosted Flaker
                                      December 28, 2013
                                      I don't cook much, but this looks too good to pass up....I MUST try it !
                                      • Lulu2
                                        September 26, 2013
                                        • dwight key
                                          August 8, 2013
                                          sound"s great kant wait to try it
                                          • Joan
                                            May 10, 2013
                                            Going to try this this weekend. Looks really good
                                            • Shalina Silva
                                              March 20, 2013
                                              This looks good. I could try to try this too.

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