Taco Pot Pie {Simple Mexican Casserole Recipe}

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Last Updated on August 11, 2020 by Deanna Samaan

Taco Pot Pie takes a beef pot pie recipe and made it into a taco pie. This a great alternative to the classic pot pie recipe. This Mexican pie is a perfect addition to comfort food recipes.  


Taco Pot Pie


Beef Pot Pie Recipe

I was craving a beef pot pie recipe. I just wasn’t feeling it. Of course, seeing Taco Bell commercials while writing recipe posts may have influenced me to create a taco pie instead of a ground beef pot pie.


Close up of meat browning for taco pot pie


Taco Pie

Why did I want to make a taco pie instead of a chicken pot pie? Truth is I wanted to make something different for comfort food recipes. Plus beef casserole is something I knew I could make since I have ground beef in my freezer.


Seasoning the filling for taco pot pie


Mexican Pie

Those taco bell commercials really intensified my craving for a Mexican pie. So why not take that beef pot pie recipe and turn it into a taco pie? A Mexican pie would be a great way to combine a pot pie recipe with taco flavoring!


Salsa being added to filling of taco pot pie


Pot Pie Recipe

I know when you think of a pot pie recipe, normally a chicken pot pie recipe is what comes to mind. Many do not think of a beef pot pie recipe for the classic comfort food recipes. Giving a taco flavor to beef pot pie recipe would stand out in the sea of chicken pot pie recipes.


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Mexican Casserole

You could say this is a Mexican casserole only with a pie crust! Plus for this taco pie, you can play with the flavor. I like my pot pie recipe mild, but you could really up the heat on this beef pot pie recipe by choosing to add jalapenos and hot salsa to the filling.


Mexican Meets Comfort Food


Comfort Food Recipes

This taco pie was exactly what I was going for. It is a beef pot pie recipe but as a Mexican casserole. This taco pie is perfect for Taco Tuesday! Plus it is a great addition to comfort food recipes as well!

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Slice of taco pot pie


Yield: 6 Servings

Taco Pot Pie Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Taco Pot Pie takes a beef pot pie recipe and made it into a taco pie. This a great alternative to the classic pot pie recipe. This Mexican pie is a perfect addition to comfort food recipes.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 (1.25-ounce) package Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 (1-pound) package frozen green, red and yellow peppers and onions
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 (11-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (4-ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts
  • 2 cups Colby/Monterey shredded cheese blend
  • sliced green onions
  • sour cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a skillet, add the ground meat, onions, and peppers to it.
  3. Brown ground beef mixture in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently.
  4. Drain the excess fat off of it.
  5. Add taco seasoning mix and water; mix until ground beef is well coated.
  6. Add garlic and onion powders, corn, black olive, stir well.
  7. Finally, add the salsa, make sure mixed in well, take off the heat and set the filling aside.
  8. Line a deep-dish pie plate with a bottom layer of the pie crust.
  9. Take a fork and dot the crust with a few holes.
  10. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese evenly in bottom of crust-lined pan.
  11. Spread 1/2 of beef mixture evenly in a pan over cheese.
  12. Then layer up the filling again by Sprinkle 3/4 cup cheese on top that meat mixture then tops that cheese layer with the remaining beef mixture.
  13. Finally, top with remaining cheese. Then place the second crust and flute; slit in several places on top of the pot pie.
  14. Bake for 30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
  15. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. 
  16. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and green onions and ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 533Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 801mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 35g

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  • Ginny
    December 26, 2017

    This was really a smart idea. Comfort food in a pie. Yum!

  • Ben Myhre
    December 26, 2017

    What a great combination of flavors! I love this.

  • Ayngelina
    December 26, 2017

    I make turkey pot pie all the time for my mom to keep in her freezer but it never occurred to me to make other flavours, she loves tacos so this could be a great dish for her.

    • Deanna
      December 27, 2017

      That is great!! Thank you! If yu make it let me know how it was

  • Kelly @ trial and eater
    December 26, 2017

    What a nice idea to mix up taco night! These would be great to make ahead too.

    • Deanna
      December 27, 2017

      It is! I actually made two and froze one for another day!

  • Chichi
    December 26, 2017

    Never heard of this amazing twist to a pot pie. It’s not surprising that it’s not common on line. Looks pretty easy and delicious.

    • Deanna
      December 27, 2017

      I like thinking outside the box 🙂 Thank you!

  • Olivia
    April 18, 2018

    I love how you made pot pie into Taco Pot Pie! This looks great