• Taco Pie

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    Taco Pie
    Prep: 15 min Cook: 30 min Servings: 4
    by Glenn
    39 recipes
    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.


    • 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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    • myra byanka
      myra byanka
      If I can find some potato flakes, I'm going to try this!
      • Dena
        Idaho Brand Instant potatoes are excellent :)
      • Cyndie
        This is totally mother in law loved it yahooooo... thank you so very much
        • 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.
          • robert ponedal
            robert ponedal
            it looks easy enough that i might try it. thanks.
            • Joyce Phillips
              This looks like a recipe pie keeper....I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks...:)
              • Arturo Féliz-Camilo
                Arturo Féliz-Camilo
                • A.L. Wiebe
                  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!
                  • Harlan
                    Made this the other week Was good. Thanks.
                    • 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!
                        • Gerry Robinson
                          Gerry Robinson
                          Love this!!!!
                          • 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
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                                • 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.
                                  • Lisa Taylor
                                    Lisa Taylor
                                    Just tried it & its really good. Great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. Thanks for submitting it!!
                                    • Judith A. Blair
                                      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.
                                          • Candice Goodyear
                                            Candice Goodyear
                                            I am going to try this one
                                            • Bonnie
                                              I'm having my daughters and there families for dinner tonight. I like to prepare things a head of time. My rice cooked and placed in crock pot will turn on warm 2 hours prior. Beans cooked mashed and in foil pan with cheese and cover. Will place in oven 20 minutes prior. I have make 3 taco pied so mashed potato crust made and placed in foil pie dishes, meat mixture ready and in bowl. Lettuce tomatoes cheese salsa and sour cream ready in foil containers. Table set. I can now finish my curtains I am making. Dinner ready and no mess, if no left overs which I doubt there will be throw pans away and no mess. I added all this if anyone interested in no mess dinners. My family is looking forward to this dinner and will let you know how it went over ( which I am sure it will be YUMMY
                                              • jean
                                                I made the pie, I used leftover potatoes they were not crunchier even after baking, the meat part was good. I am going to try using crunched up taco shells we,ll see.
                                                • Margo Maguire
                                                  Margo Maguire
                                                  I really like the look and simplicity of this recipe... will definitely try it!
                                                  • Carol in Arkansas
                                                    Carol in Arkansas
                                                    Made this last nite. Delicious. I used leftover butter/garlic mashed potatoes (homemade) so didn't add any seasoning to those. Used the whole taco seasoning pkg. in the meat. Topped with refried beans and some cheese, baked, then added more cheese when we served with lettuce and tomatoes. Easy recipe too. What more could you ask for?
                                                    • Turnips2Tangerines
                                                      Looks super delicious


                                                      • Turnips2Tangerines
                                                        Sounds super delicious!!
                                                        • Glenn
                                                          I particularly like it when someone takes one of my recipes and makes it their own by adding things they like and exchanging things they don't like with something else. I've tried most of the variations cited in the reviews and really like them. But I still don't like spoiled cream.
                                                          • Sandra DelGreco
                                                            Sandra DelGreco
                                                            How do you add to recipe box?
                                                            • Glenn
                                                              Once logged in, search for the recipe you want and go there. Near the top of the page will be a button (I think it is supposed to look like a recipe box) marked "Add to Recipe Box." Click on that button and the deed is done. Enjoy.
                                                            • Lori
                                                              Having this for dinner tonight!! Smells yummy!!!
                                                              • Yumi
                                                                This looks good! I want to make it.
                                                                • nnonna2003
                                                                  I love Mexican food.....
                                                                  • Kim
                                                                    Spoiled cream... LOL!!! But I do like spoiled cream :) so I will definitely try it. Genius... potato crust.... love it!!!!
                                                                    • Frosted Flaker
                                                                      Frosted Flaker
                                                                      I don't cook much, but this looks too good to pass up....I MUST try it !
                                                                      • Lulu2
                                                                        • dwight key
                                                                          dwight key
                                                                          sound"s great kant wait to try it
                                                                          • Joan
                                                                            Going to try this this weekend. Looks really good
                                                                            • ShaleeDP
                                                                              This looks good. I could try to try this too.

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