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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


Cost per serving $1.56 view details
  • 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%



  • myra byanka
    March 19, 2013
    If I can find some potato flakes, I'm going to try this!
    7 replies
    • Dena
      August 11, 2013
      Idaho Brand Instant potatoes are excellent :)
    • Cyndie
      April 7, 2013
      This is totally mother in law loved it yahooooo... thank you so very much
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
      5 people like this review
      4 replies
      • Glenn
        July 6, 2013
        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!
        6 people like this review
        7 replies
        • robert ponedal
          July 26, 2013
          it looks easy enough that i might try it. thanks.
          4 replies
          • July 27, 2013
            This looks like a recipe pie keeper....I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks...:)
            • Arturo Féliz-Camilo
              August 9, 2013
              I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
              5 people like this review
              10 replies
              • A.L. Wiebe
                August 11, 2013
                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
                2 people like this review
                • Harlan
                  September 9, 2013
                  Made this the other week Was good. Thanks.
                  I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
                  3 people like this review
                  2 replies
                  • Donna
                    October 27, 2013
                    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!!!
                    9 replies
                    • Kari
                      December 22, 2013
                      I made this last night. Soooo good! The crust is the best part!
                      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
                      5 people like this review
                      • Gerry Robinson
                        February 15, 2014
                        Love this!!!!
                        I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
                        3 people like this review
                        2 replies
                        • Embers
                          March 20, 2014
                          I just have to try this! Tacos in a potato pie shell --Cool recipe!!
                          • wishmaker2012
                            April 15, 2014
                            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
                              May 29, 2014
                              I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
                              3 people like this review
                              • Bon
                                May 7, 2015
                                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
                                4 people like this review
                                • Lisa Taylor
                                  October 11, 2015
                                  Just tried it & its really good. Great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. Thanks for submitting it!!
                                  I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
                                  3 people like this review
                                  • Judith A. Blair
                                    November 23, 2015
                                    Got to try! No one can go wrong with mashed potatoes and Taco fixings. The picture says it all,a satisfying,delicious meal.
                                    4 replies
                                    • Marsha
                                      January 19, 2016
                                      Not only does this look delicious, but its easy! Can't wait to try it
                                      • Deborah
                                        December 26, 2016
                                        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!
                                        3 people like this review
                                        7 replies
                                        • Candice Goodyear
                                          May 7, 2017
                                          I am going to try this one
                                          2 replies
                                          • Bonnie
                                            May 10, 2017
                                            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
                                            I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
                                            2 people like this review
                                            • jean
                                              August 26, 2017
                                              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.
                                              I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
                                              1 person likes this review
                                              9 replies
                                              • Margo Maguire
                                                November 15, 2018
                                                I really like the look and simplicity of this recipe... will definitely try it!
                                                10 replies
                                                • Carol in Arkansas
                                                  February 16, 2021
                                                  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?
                                                  I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
                                                  This is a variation
                                                  • Turnips2Tangerines
                                                    March 20, 2021
                                                    Looks super delicious
                                                    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


                                                    • Turnips2Tangerines
                                                      March 20, 2021
                                                      Sounds super delicious!!
                                                      • Glenn
                                                        March 29, 2017
                                                        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
                                                          March 29, 2017
                                                          How do you add to recipe box?
                                                          1 reply
                                                          • Glenn
                                                            March 29, 2017
                                                            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
                                                            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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