My taco fiesta bubble-up casserole dish is one of my most popular recipes, it is packed with so much deliciousness, a meal the whole family can enjoy.
Looking for a tasty casserole dish, try my popular taco fiesta bubble-up casserole. I'm so excited fall is on the way and I can spend some time playing around in the kitchen and creating new casseroles. This layered taco bubble-up is simply put...delicious!! 🙂 A bubble-up dish is a term given to the biscuit dough that bakes up and "bubbles" into the dish so to speak.
This recipe makes 6 generous servings at 254 calories per serving, 8 points if you are following WW. This is sure to be a family favorite, it is at my house. Leftovers are equally delicious if not better haha.
Weight Watchers Friendly Ingredients:
- Extra-lean ground beef
- Pillsbury biscuits or equivalent
- Taco seasoning
- Shredded cheese
- Green onion
- Sour cream *optional
What kind of biscuits do you use for this casserole?
I first created this recipe when I would cross the border into the U.S. for groceries and buy the great value biscuits at Walmart. They use to sell a 4-pack bundle of small biscuit tubes, 10 biscuits, 7.5oz per package. These have since become hard to find. I think Aldi might sell their own brand as I have seen others post them. If you are in Canada like me you can buy the Pillsbury country tea biscuits. These are larger biscuits though so what I do is weigh out 7.5oz, I think it is 6-7 biscuits. Then you need to ensure you have enough small pieces to spread through the dish. I cut each biscuit open so I have two halves, then each half into 6 pieces. This should give you enough pieces of dough for the recipe.
Some people mention that some of the biscuits don't bake all the way through. I never struggle with this so I wonder if it comes down to different oven temperatures. If this happens then you can prebake the dough pieces for 5 minutes.
I love using a 3 cheese blend in this recipe, however, any cheese will work and be just as delicious. Be sure to spread the cheese evenly so you can enjoy it in every bite.
Can I use something other than ground beef in this dish?
If you are looking to lighten up the recipe a little you can swap out the ground beef for ground chicken or turkey. This will lower the overall calories and if you follow WW then it will lower the points per serving. I have a lot of followers telling me they use ground turkey in this dish and love it.
Another ingredient people have shared with me that they added was beans, you can bulk up the dish by adding some black beans.
I have had others share that they made the dish without the biscuits, to keep the carbs low and it can be a keto-friendly recipe. You could also replace the biscuits with rice, granted it won't be a low-carb meal but I am sure it will be delicious.
Taco fiesta bubble up casserole
- 1 lb cooked extra lean ground beef
- 1 7.5 oz package pillsbury biscuits (10 biscuits to the pack, the ones In the 4 value pack, if you can't find that size you can buy the bigger size and weigh it out)
- 1 package Taco seasoning, 30g
- 1 ⅓ cup salsa
- 2 cup diced peppers I used red, orange and yellow
- 1 cup diced onion I used red onion
- 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheese I use a 3 cheese blend
- Green onion
- Fat free sour cream for topping optional
- Cook the ground beef in a pan on the stove, add the taco seasoning and simmer for a few minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350F, spray a 9x13 casserole dish and set aside.
- Mix the ground beef and salsa together in a bowl.
- Cut up the peppers & onion, and then cut the biscuits into 6 pieces each.
- Place half of the biscuit pieces in the bottom of the casserole dish, top with half of the meat mixture, half of the peppers and onions and half of the cheese. Repeat layers and finish with the chopped green onion on top.
- Loosely cover with foil and bake in oven for 35 minutes, remove foil and continue baking for 15 minutes.Let cool for 5 minutes then cut into 6 servings. 8 personal points per serving, 7sp or 6 points plus. Top with a spoon of fat free sour cream (optional)
Storing and re-heating...
I cut it into 6 equal-sized servings. Optional to top it will a little dollop of sour cream. I like adding a little franks hot sauce as I am all for the spice.
Leftovers can be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for 1-2 days, you can also freeze this dish either before or after baking. If you like to prep meals to add to the freezer and then bake when ready this dish will work for that.
Please feel free to share your reviews in the comments below, I love to hear from everyone. I hope you and your family enjoy this dish as much as we do.