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!
    1 reply
    • 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!
      3 people like 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!
        4 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!
              3 people like this review
              • 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
                1 person likes this review
                • Harlan
                  Made this the other week Was good. Thanks.
                  I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
                  1 person likes this review
                  • 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!
                      2 people like this review
                      • Gerry Robinson
                        Love this!!!!
                        I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
                        1 person likes this review
                        • 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!
                              1 person likes this review
                              • Bon
                                Taco Pie is so easy and quick to make. I added a can of black beans (drained and rinse) to the meat mixture to stretch it a little more. A perfect Cinco de Mayo dinner.
                                I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
                                This is a variation
                                1 person likes this review
                                • Lisa Taylor
                                  Just tried it & its really good. Great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. Thanks for submitting it!!
                                  I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
                                  1 person likes this review
                                  • Judith A. Blair
                                    Got to try! No one can go wrong with mashed potatoes and Taco fixings. The picture says it all,a satisfying,delicious meal.
                                    • Marsha
                                      Not only does this look delicious, but its easy! Can't wait to try it
                                      • Deborah
                                        This was very delicious although I added my special touches to it. I added more salsa to the ground beef mixture since to me it seemed a little dry and extra cheese. I think when I make again I will make a cornbread crust.
                                        I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


                                        • Lori
                                          October 21, 2014
                                          Having this for dinner tonight!! Smells yummy!!!
                                          • Yumi
                                            October 1, 2014
                                            This looks good! I want to make it.
                                            • nnonna2003
                                              August 15, 2014
                                              I love Mexican food.....
                                              • 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
                                                        • ShaleeDP
                                                          March 20, 2013
                                                          This looks good. I could try to try this too.

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