Nacho Average Casserole!

After enjoying this casserole at the dance dinner I decided that I was going to make this meal for my family. I like to jazz up any meal when I have extra time on my hands so I did just that. I didn’t do anything to crazy, just a feed add ons. I added in some extra veggies. I opted for zucchini because its healthy and goes well into almost anything! I also like to put a little kick in the mix and chopped up some jalapeno and onions! I also like to add in a good variety of cheeses. I have probably told you all a million times, but I love cheese and this nacho casserole should be full of cheese too! This is a casserole that you will want to keep around!

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“Move out of the way taco night!”

Who needs taco night when you have nacho casserole night!!


  • 2 tablespoons Crisco olive oil
  • 1/4 pound pre-sliced sweet red peppers (about 1/2-inch-wide strips)
  • 1/4 pound pre-sliced sweet yellow peppers (about 1/2-inch-wide strips)
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick’s garlic salt
  • 2 tubes (10 ounces each) refrigerated pizza dough
  • 3 cups shredded Kraft taco-cheese blend
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) Pace medium-hot salsa
  • 1 can (2.2 ounces) sliced black olives, drained (about 1/4 cup)
  • 3 large scallions, trimmed and sliced


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees . Coat 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add peppers, ground beef and garlic salt; cook, stirring to break up clumps of beef, until the peppers are soft and beef is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain off any excess fat from skillet.
  3. Remove pizza dough from tubes. Cut the dough crosswise into 1/2-inch-wide slices, then cut each slice into quarters.
  4. In large bowl, toss together dough pieces and salsa. Add cooked meat mixture, 2 cups of the taco-cheese blend and olives. Scrape mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup taco-cheese blend over the top.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Sprinkle scallions evenly over the top. Bake an additional 5 minutes.



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Quick Tip: Serve with Mexican rice.

Thanks again to Family Circle for this amazing recipe.