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Dorito Casserole

This Dorito Casserole is made with Tortilla chips which are layered with vegan chicken cubes, onions, garlic, jalapenos all covered in a flavorful taco sauce that is beautifully cooked in one pot. Baked to perfection, you can be sure it will become a family favorite with an amazing crunchy topping that you will always want to come back to.

The baked Dorito Casserole is shown with some green onion on top.

Casserole recipes are amongst my favorites. Just think of my Cowboy Casserole, the Cabbage Roll Casserole, the Broccoli Rice Casserole, or my Hashbrown Casserole.

And of course this Dorito Casserole is so delicious because the result is just as amazing as it can be:

The sauce, topping, texture, seasonings and flavors are really what makes this casserole dish stand out.

Ingredients for the Dorito Casserole are assembled on a wooden board and diced onions are fried in a small sauce pan.

Showing how vegan chicken is added to the fried onions in the pan, together with jalapenos and a spice mixture.

Why you want to make this Dorito Casserole

Plainly, it is flavorful and so delicious, yum.

The creamy sauce is made with vegan sour cream, cream cheese as a rich base. Jalapeños and red pepper flakes then create an even better flavor.

Tortilla chips make a great topping as well as a crunchy texture.

Showing the fired vegan chicken mix and how sour cream and cream cheese are mixed in.

The taste of the Dorito Casserole is great. Because everything is layered you get a bit of everything.

I’ll show you step by step pictures, so you can see clearly how everything comes together. Of course your mouth will be watering just looking at this.

First steps in the assembly of the Dorito Casserole: making a layer of crushed tortilla chips on the bottom on a casserole dish.

What you need for this Dorito Casserole recipe

  • Tortilla chips
  • Canned jalapeños
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Red pepper flakes

 

  • Olive oil
  • Vegan sour cream and cream cheese
  • Vegan chicken bites
  • Green onions
  • Vegan cheddar

For the topping after baking I added green onions, because they add an amazing fresh sharpness to the casserole.

Showing the layering of the vegan chicken mixture and some vegan cheese.

How to make Dorito Casserole

Preheat oven to 400°F, grease a 8×11 inch casserole dish with a bit olive oil and set it aside.

Heat olive oil in a small skillet and add finely diced onion, garlic, and chicken. Fry for around 4 minutes.

Next add canned jalapenos, red pepper flakes, sour cream and cream cheese. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. 

Start assembling the Dorito Casserole by adding half of the crushed tortilla chips to the bottom. Add now the chicken mix, sprinkle with half of the cheddar. Give the remaining chips on top and finishing with the rest of the cheese.

Bake for around 15 minutes until cheese is melted, finally top with green onions and serve on plates.

The top layer is made from more crushed tortilla chips and vegan cheese.

Can I freeze this Baked Casserole?

You can, but I don’t recommend it. The reason is that the tortilla chips tend to get mushy. You can imagine that will have an impact on the flavor and texture.

Instead stick leftovers of the Dorito Casserole in the fridge for around 4 days.

Showing how a big portion of the Dorito Casserole out of the casserole dish, showing the layers.

Tips and tricks

Any flavor will work for the chips, but my favorite is chili and I find it is best.

Crush your chips roughly. Make sure it is not too fine you really want a texture. You can use a freezer bag for that.

Collage of two pictures of the Dorito Casserole with recipe title text.

Try this baked Dorito Casserole and tag me on Instagram or Facebook with a picture so I can see all your remakes.

Cheers, Florian.

Showing how a big portion of the Dorito Casserole out of the casserole dish, showing the layers.

Dorito Casserole

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This Dorito Casserole is made with Tortilla chips which are layered with vegan chicken cubes, onions, garlic, jalapenos all covered in a flavorful taco sauce that is beautifully cooked in one pot.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz tortilla chips, crushed (use gf, if needed)
  • 1/4 cup canned jalapenos, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 12 oz vegan chicken bites
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup onions, chopped
  • 7 oz vegan Sour cream
  • 7 oz vegan Cream cheese
  • 1.5 cups vegan Cheddar, shredded
  • 1 small bunch green onions, finely chopped
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F, grease a 8x11 inch casserole dish with a bit olive oil and set it aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a small skillet and add finely diced onion, garlic, and chicken. Fry for around 4 minutes.
  3. Next add canned jalapenos, red pepper flakes, sour cream and cream cheese. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. 
  4. Start assembling the Dorito Casserole by adding half of the crushed tortilla chips to the bottom. Add now the chicken mix, sprinkle with half of the cheddar. Give the remaining chips on top and finishing with the rest of the cheese.
  5. Bake for around 15 minutes until cheese is melted, finally top with green onions and serve on plates.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 460Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 569mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 9g
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