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Dorito Taco Salad Recipe


Dorito Taco Salad is a fun and flavorful twist on a classic taco salad, incorporating crunchy Dorito Nacho Cheese Chips for an added cheesy crunch. This salad is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, potluck, or summer gathering. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the ingredients, instructions, and tips for making the perfect Dorito Taco Salad. Additionally, we’ll provide variations and address frequently asked questions to ensure you achieve the best results.



For the Dorito Taco Salad:

  • 1 large bag Dorito Nacho Cheese Chips, broken into smaller pieces, but not crumbs
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 head lettuce, shredded
  • 6 tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup Italian dressing
  • 2 cups ranch dressing


Step 1: Prepare the Ground Beef

  1. Cook Ground Beef: In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef until it is fully browned and no longer pink. Break it apart with a spoon as it cooks. Drain any excess fat.
  2. Add Taco Seasoning: Add the packet of taco seasoning to the cooked ground beef, following the packet instructions (usually involves adding water and simmering until thickened). Stir to combine and set aside to cool slightly.

Step 2: Prepare the Vegetables

  1. Chop Vegetables: While the ground beef is cooking, chop the red onion, tomatoes, and shred the lettuce. Set aside.

Step 3: Assemble the Salad

  1. Layer Ingredients: In a large salad bowl, combine the shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, diced red onion, shredded cheddar cheese, and cooked taco-seasoned ground beef. Toss to combine.
  2. Add Doritos: Just before serving, add the broken Dorito Nacho Cheese Chips to the salad and toss lightly to distribute them throughout the salad.
  3. Add Dressings: Drizzle the Italian dressing and ranch dressing over the salad. Toss again to coat all the ingredients evenly with the dressing.

Step 4: Serve

  1. Serve Immediately: Serve the Dorito Taco Salad immediately while the Doritos are still crunchy. Enjoy!

Cooking Notes and Variations

Cooking Notes

  • Doritos: Add the Doritos just before serving to ensure they stay crunchy. If you anticipate leftovers, keep the Doritos separate and add them to individual servings.
  • Dressing: Adjust the amount of dressing to taste. You can use only one type of dressing if preferred.


  1. Chicken Taco Salad: Substitute ground beef with cooked and shredded chicken breast seasoned with taco seasoning.
  2. Vegetarian Option: Replace the ground beef with black beans or meatless crumbles for a vegetarian version.
  3. Spicy Kick: Add diced jalapeños or a dash of hot sauce for extra heat.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1: Can I make this salad ahead of time?

A: You can prepare all the components of the salad ahead of time and store them separately. Assemble the salad just before serving to keep the Doritos crunchy.


Q2: How do I store leftovers?

A: Store any leftover salad (without the Doritos) in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Add fresh Doritos just before serving.


Q3: Can I use a different type of dressing?

A: Yes, you can use any dressing you prefer. Catalina or French dressing are also popular choices for taco salad.


Q4: What can I serve with Dorito Taco Salad?

A: This salad is a complete meal on its own but pairs well with a side of guacamole, salsa, and chips, or a simple fruit salad.


Q5: Can I use a different type of cheese?

A: Yes, you can use any type of shredded cheese you prefer, such as Monterey Jack, pepper jack, or a Mexican cheese blend.

Dorito Taco Salad is a fun and flavorful dish that’s perfect for any occasion. With its combination of seasoned ground beef, fresh vegetables, crunchy Doritos, and creamy dressings, it’s sure to be a hit with family and friends. Follow these simple steps and tips to create a tasty and satisfying salad that everyone will love. Serve this delightful dish with your favorite sides for a complete and delicious meal!


Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight dinner, a potluck favorite, or a fun summer meal, this Dorito Taco Salad is an excellent choice. Enjoy the rich flavors and the ease of preparation, and feel free to experiment with different variations to make this recipe your own.