Taco Pie

Taco Pie

Taco Pie is from a family cookbook that my wife’s family was given at Christmas years ago.  I think?  I’ve been making this recipe for years now.  Part taco, part pizza; taco pie is a great Mexican style dish that will serve a family of 4 easily.

Crispy chips, taco meat, sour cream and shredded cheese on a golden crust.

This recipe also spawned my Chicken Bacon Ranch Pie recipe.  Making a crust in a pan and filling it with assorted meats, cheeses and sauces is a great way to experiment with flavors.  This method could work good for a chili bake of some sort too.  I will try that soon and post a recipe.

I occasionally get bored of your traditional Mexican recipes like tacos, burritos or Chicken Enchiladas.  This recipe and Taco Stuffed Shells are good americanized foods when you’re tired of the regular and  want to try something different.  My six year old even likes taco pie and he rarely tries anything new.

You make this entirely in one cast iron pan or you can cook it in a regular frying pan and bake it in a standard glass dish as well.  I am looking forward to trying it at a campsite on a grill or open fire this coming summer.  I might try it with some steak instead of ground beef.

Taco Pie

Taco Pie

Taco meat, cheese and sour cream in a golden crust
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people
Calories 566 kcal


  • Large cast iron skillet
  • Medium cast iron skillet



  • Brown ground beef in medium sized skillet
  • Add green chiles, picante sauce and taco seasoning to ground beef while cooking
  • Greast large skillet or baking dish with hard butter
  • Build a "pie crust" out of the crescent rolls in the large skillet or baking dish
  • Evenly distribute crushed tortilla chips on the crust
  • Spread taco meat mixture on top of crust and chips
  • Use a spoon to spread the sour cream over the entire meat mixture
  • Top with shredded cheese
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes


Calories: 566kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 26gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 619mgPotassium: 339mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 795IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 406mgIron: 2mg
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