Doritos Taco Salad Recipe In a Bag! - HappyMoneySaver (2024)

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This Doritos taco salad recipe has been mentioned multiple times by my childrenas being their most favorite dinner of all time. There is just something special about eating right out of a Doritos bag. The delicious crunch of the chips, the crisp fresh lettuce shredded to perfection, ground beef with just the right amount of spice. It’s so fun!

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Doritos Taco Salad Recipe (In a BAG)

All you need to do is brown a pound of ground beef. Drain it, then add back to the pan with 1 cup of water and some taco seasoning. Simmer 4 minutes. Then crush up your chips, cut open the bag and add in your toppings like cheese, sour cream, meat and salsa. Eat right out of the bag with a fork!

So fun.

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I hope you enjoy this Doritos taco salad recipe as much as we do!

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Doritos Taco Salad in a Bag Recipe

Published By Karrie

Course Dinner

Cuisine American, Mexican

Keyword taco in a bag

Servings 6 Bags

Eating taco salad out of a mini Doritos bag is so delicious and fun.


  • 6 mini bags Doritos
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 pkg Taco Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups Cheese
  • 1 cup lettuce, shredded
  • Optional: Salsa, Beans, Avocado, Sour Cream


  • Brown your Ground Beef or Turkey.

  • Drain, add one packet taco seasoning and 1 cup water.

  • Simmer 4 minutes.

  • Grate your cheese, shred your lettuce.

  • Take a Doritos Bag, crunch it up a little.

  • Then open up the bag with scissors on the long side.

  • Add your taco meat, lettuce, cheese , sour cream and any other ingredients you like. Eat with a fork right from the bag!


Serving: 1Bag | Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 702mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 890IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 221mg | Iron: 2.1mg

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About Karrie

Food is my love language. But so is saving money. So I like to combine the two a lot and make thrifty make ahead and freeze meals to save time. Because life is busy, and freezer meals can come to the rescue for all of us. And yes, they actually CAN taste good. Read more...

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  1. School nurse says

    Can you correct the carb count on this? The Doritos alone are usually about 16g so how does it total 0.6? Thanks!!


  2. Jean M says

    Doritos Taco Salad Recipe In a Bag! - HappyMoneySaver (7)
    The high schools around us sell this at football and basketball games, although sometimes it is with Fritos. It is easy to put together, kids (and adults) love it and when sold in the snack bar, it makes $ for the athletic teams because it is a “fan favorite”.


  3. Francoise says

    Just like the walking taco I ate in wisconsin


  4. Terry_dP says

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    Haha, my eldest and my husband would each eat a BIG bag of Doritos this way! I use Doritos for my taco salad, but I always buy the big bag and we dish it, but I love this idea, especially since it cuts down on the dish-washing. Thank you!


    • Karrie says

      So happy you like it! 🙂


  5. Snickers says

    Oh I am in love with this idea…cute idea for a picnic…a change from sandwhiches…thanks for sharing…love it


    • Karrie says

      You are welcome…definately one of my family favorites!


  6. Emily Bleazard says

    Yup, totally love this one!! Although most of the time we just buy the big bag of Doritos and make the salad in a bowl.


  7. Shana says

    We do this with Fritos and canned chili instead of ground beef. We’ll definitely have to try it this way too. I LOVE how easy it is and my kids LOVE it!


  8. Sara says

    Very fun idea!


  9. Whitney says

    What a super idea! It’s not only super fun but also super easy clean-up and who doesn’t love that?! Your little guy is soo stinkin’ cute! 🙂


  10. Christy says

    What a super fun idea. My kids will love this. Your little guy is adorable, by the way.


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