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Taco fiesta bubble up casserole

September 13, 2015

I’m 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!! πŸ™‚ Makes 6 generous servings at 7 smart points or 6 points plus each. I am sure it can become a new family favorite.

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Taco fiesta bubble up casserole
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Serves: 6
 
7sp or 6pp/serving
Ingredients
  • 1 lb cooked extra lean ground beef
  • 1 7.5oz 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)
  • Taco seasoning (I buy a store bought 30g pack)
  • 1⅓ 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
Instructions
  1. Cook your ground beef in a pan on the stove, add your taco seasoning and simmer for a few minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F, spray a 9x13 casserole dish and set aside.
  3. Mix your ground beef and salsa together in a bowl.
  4. Cut up peppers & onion, and cut your biscuits into 6 pieces each.
  5. Place half of your biscuit pieces in the bottom of your casserole dish, top with half of your meat mixture, half of your peppers and onions and half of your cheese. Repeat layers and finish with your chopped green onion on top.
  6. 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. 7sp or 6pp per serving. Top with a spoon of fat free sour cream (optional)
  7. Nutritional info, not including veggies, per serving.. Calories 254... Fat 7.2g... Saturated fat 3g... Carbs 21.2g... Fiber 1.5g... Sugars 3.5g... Protein 25.1g..

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100 Comments

  • Reply Gaila October 6, 2015 at 2:52 am

    Delicious!!! Boyfriend and I loved it! Thanks so much for this easy yummy dinner!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 6, 2015 at 6:25 pm

      Awesome!! Glad to hear, and your very welcome πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jane December 6, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    This is sooo delicious! Working on my second one. Great for lunch at work!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle December 6, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      Hi Jane, I am so glad you enjoy it πŸ™‚

  • Reply Erin January 9, 2016 at 2:04 am

    This looks delicious! Is the smart points value with or without the ff sour cream?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 9, 2016 at 5:21 pm

      Hi, the sour cream is not added into the nutritional info.. but I don’t think a little spoonful will change much

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  • Reply Amy January 31, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I live by myself. Do you think I can freeze the leftovers?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 31, 2016 at 1:44 am

      I think so, I have not frozen it but others have told me they have πŸ™‚

      • Reply Amy February 18, 2016 at 1:27 am

        I made it tonight and I am going to freeze half- will report my first hand experience. It smells so good as it cooks!

        • Drizzle
          Reply Drizzle February 18, 2016 at 5:32 pm

          Awesome.. Hope you enjoy! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Helen Owens February 20, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Thank you for the recipe. The taco bubble-up was my first from your website. It is absolutely delicious…and to think, its only 7sp!

    I am trying the Nutella no-bakes next.

    Your recipes are a valuable tool in the weightloss journey.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 21, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      Thank you Helen, so glad you enjoyed the recipe.. The nutella no bakes are a fav of mine. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Karen Rogers February 24, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Made this last night and completely enjoyed it. Hubby said it’s a keeper so I get to make it again. πŸ™‚ Besides being tasty it is a very colorful and appealing looking dish!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 24, 2016 at 11:18 pm

      πŸ™‚ Glad you both enjoyed!!

  • Reply Victoria February 26, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Kate, are you using regular fat biscuits in this recipe? Not low fat? I couldn’t find the exact package you described so I bought Pillsbury grands and just cut them up and measured out 7.5 ounces of them. I used about 3.75 large biscuits in the end. My concern is that this is going to be too many points in biscuits and that maybe I’m making a version where each serving is more than 7 sp. Help!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 27, 2016 at 5:27 pm

      Hi, I have never seen low fat ones, only the crescent rolls I have bought in the reduced fat so what you bought is fine, if you weighed out 7.5 ounces your good πŸ™‚

  • Reply Allison February 29, 2016 at 2:58 am

    I made this tonight and it was AWESOME!! This will definitely be something I make again. Thank you so much for the recipe!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 29, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it Allison πŸ™‚

  • Reply Leslie Summers March 12, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    I was just wondering what is the serving size

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 12, 2016 at 5:08 pm

      It’s made in a 9×13 dish and I cut it into 6 equal servings, I don’t weigh it sorry but it’s not hard to cut 6 equal sized portions πŸ™‚

  • Reply Amy April 1, 2016 at 12:15 am

    I make this weekly! We love this recipe! Me and my non-dieting fiance!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 1, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      Sweet! Love that you both enjoy it… Dam those non dieting men of ours πŸ˜‰

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  • Reply Jennifer Hobbs May 13, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Okay, this looked gorgeous, but my biscuits in the middle turned to goo (looked like melted cheese), and were still raw! Can’t figure what i did wrong, followed recipe exactly. Only the biscuits on the bottom were cooked through. We really wanted to like this! Any suggestions?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 14, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      Oh no I am sorry to hear that.. I think maybe some ovens vary.. I have had one or two others say that but most have no problems at all.. You could pre bake just the biscuits pieces for 5 minutes to help.. then maybe leave it on another 5 min longer once its all together..

  • Reply Alex May 15, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Do you know how many sp this would be if I changed the meat from ground beef to ground turkey?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 16, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      I never cook with ground turkey, and on my WW App I get the same points roughly for 1lb cooked extra lean ground beef as I do for 1lb cooked lean ground turkey, so i am not sure if there would be a huge difference, I think maybe in the U.S you have the 99% lean turkey? In which case it may knock off some points ..

  • Reply Cheryl June 1, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    I just joined WW a month ago. I came across your site and decided to try this recipe. It was delicious and hard to believe it’s only 7 sp. My two boys, ages 13 and 7, gobbled it up. I added diced tomatoes to mine and put no fat sour cream and guacamole on top for an additional 2 sp. I will definitely have this again and I’m looking forward to trying more of your recipes! I love how you add pictures so we can see how it should look every step of the recipe. Thank you for such a great site!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 2, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      Hi Cheryl. welcome to WW I hope your enjoying the program πŸ™‚ That is so awesome you all enjoyed it, I know how picky kids can be (I have a 13yr old daughter myself) I hope you continue to enjoy more recipes πŸ™‚ have a great weekend!

  • Reply Karen June 12, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Made this for the first time tonight and it was AMAZING!! I just have a question – we found it spicy (which we like, but the kids wouldn’t eat it) – I think from the taco seasoning. Any recommendations for other seasoning to use that wouldn’t be spicy? Thanks!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 12, 2016 at 10:31 pm

      Hi Karen, glad you enjoyed it.. Hmm that’s tricky cause taco seasoning itself is not really spicy, I would just suggest maybe using a little less so they don’t pick up on it as much.. Hope that helps πŸ™‚

      • Reply Karen June 21, 2016 at 9:15 pm

        Thanks! I think I also used a salsa that was a bit spicy. Had it again tonight and was perfect. Next one to try is the buffalo chicken bubble up!

  • Reply Pam McDonnell August 4, 2016 at 11:46 am

    I’ve made this a few times and absolutely love it! This time I used Paul Newman’s pineapple salsa, 1 cup of Trader Joe’s frozen pineapple and a 4oz. jar of mild green chili’s. I can’t even describe how wonderful my kitchen smells right now! Thank you so much for all of your great recipes

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle August 4, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      Hi Pam, wow that does sounds wonderful!! And you are very welcome… Enjoy the bubble up!

      • Reply Pam McDonnell August 5, 2016 at 11:46 am

        Wow! I loved it so much, I may be making this once a week. I’ll try mango salsa and Trader Joes frozen mango next time. I didn’t even thaw the pineapple first…so easy!

        • Drizzle
          Reply Drizzle August 5, 2016 at 4:44 pm

          So glad you enjoyed it Pam πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing..

  • Reply Ashley August 8, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    I’m planning on trying this recipe this week, I can’t wait. Have you ever prepped and assembled it the night before, and baked it the following day? I work late most nights and like to be able to make it easy for my hubby to just throw it in the oven. πŸ™‚

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle August 8, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      Hi there, no I haven’t but I think it will be ok, If anything I would say maybe the biscuits will need an extra few minutes in the oven but all in all I think it should bake up fine.. Hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jennifer Nestle August 10, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Hi, this looks really good and I may try it, but I am iffy on the biscuits. Could you just layer corn tortillas on the bottom instead of the biscuits? Not sure how much it would affect the points values, though.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle August 11, 2016 at 11:36 am

      Hi there, I am not sure and would honestly just say play around with it and see if it works, also you could sub the biscuits for some pasta or rice maybe?

  • Reply Holly August 23, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    I joined WW last week, and this is my first time making a recipe from your site. I just made this for brunch, and OMG! DELICIOUS! Am I really on a diet?
    I did make a couple of changes–I used ground turkey, lower sodium taco seasoning, and the biscuits I could find to best fit the description. With those changes, I calculated it to be 8 pts/serving. I will be making again! Thanks for sharing!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle August 23, 2016 at 5:06 pm

      Hi Holly, welcome to WW πŸ™‚ I am so glad you enjoyed the taco bubble up.. Hope you enjoy the other recipes you might try.. Good luck on your journey!

  • Reply Margo September 13, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Hi- neither me nor my husband like bell peppers ( I know- weird!). Any suggestions for replacements? Thank. I know the peppers make it look beautiful!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle September 14, 2016 at 7:25 am

      Hi, you can add in tomatoes, celery, any veggie really would work.. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Deborah September 13, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    In Australia what could we use instead of the biscuits

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle September 14, 2016 at 7:24 am

      Hi, you could try pizza dough, just I would make them very small pieces and the dough might be heavier than the biscuit

      • Reply Deborah September 14, 2016 at 5:28 pm

        I think biscuits are like our scones but we can’t buy them like that.

        • Reply Deborah September 14, 2016 at 6:25 pm

          Have just found a recipe for copy cat Pillsbury biscuits. Pretty much Aussie scones. Might try that.

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  • Reply Michelle October 30, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Can you use the pillsburt crescent rolls instead of the biscuits?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle November 1, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      I have honestly never used them for a bubble up so I can’t say for sure but I think they would work

  • Reply Joy Hall November 7, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Made this last night! Turned out great!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle November 7, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kristen November 21, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    The biscuits didn’t bake at all. They were the same size and really doughy. I am assuming that the biscuits are supposed to bake through, right?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle November 22, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      Yes they are, all I can say is it might be your oven, ovens can vary so much, you can try pre baking the biscuits first for 5-10 minutes.. Sorry I never have an issue with the biscuits baking

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  • Reply Susan January 3, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Oh my goodness! That was delicious!! Definitely a keeper! Thanks for the recipe!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 7, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it Susan πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sandra January 6, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    First of all, i love your receipes. I made this receipe, its delicious. Are you sure the points/calories are correct? I added up the calories for 1/6 of the 9* 13 and came up with 764 calories. The biscuits alone are 1900 cals. Maybe i was a little generous with the receip ingrediets??

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 7, 2017 at 1:35 pm

      Hi Sandra, are you sure your using the right size biscuits? Mine are 7.5oz package with 10 small biscuits in the pack, the whole package is 17SP, I know someone else was using the wrong size and had her biscuits alone at 35 SP, that would be my guess in your calculations

  • Reply Lynn January 12, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Just found your website… thank you.. your recipe is geared to what my other half eats 99% of the time, so makes it WW friendly for me. Can’t wait to try it.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 15, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      Hi Lynn, that’s awesome, I hope you both enjoy the recipes πŸ™‚

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  • Reply Jess February 11, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Hi how do smart points change if I use ground turkey? Not a fan of the beef. Looks delicious though!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 12, 2017 at 2:14 pm

      Hi Jess, I never cooked with Turkey as I don’t like it, maybe the WW App can help you better , compare the points for both in there and you might get an idea as to if it will bring down the SP value, my guess is it really wont change it that much

  • Reply Danica February 12, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    This was my first recipe of yours and it did not disappoint! So yummy.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 13, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      I am so glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kim February 21, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Oh my goodness…..made this for dinner tonight. It is amazing. I honestly can not believe it is 7sp for one serving. I divided it up in 6 equal portions….so suprised how large a portion was. I lost a great deal of weight on weight watchers a few years back. Have managed to stay within 5# now for seven years. But decided to start up again to loose the remaining 25 I should have done the first time around. This was my first bubble up…can’t wait to try the others!!! Thank you!!!!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 22, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it Kim, it is one of my favorites for sure, hope you love all the other bubble ups too πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kalee March 14, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    I have celiacs disease so can’t have biscuits. Do you suggest this with anything else instead of biscuits?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 17, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      Hi, you can try rice, or pasta maybe??

  • Reply Ann Orgel March 20, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    I joined WW 2 weeks ago and someone at the last meeting recommended this recipe, she raved about it. I just made it and it was amazing!! Really amazing!! Can’t wait for dinner tomorrow night so that I can have more!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 21, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      Hi Ann, welcome to WW, hope your enjoying the program.. I am so glad you enjoyed the bubble up and hope you continue to enjoy the recipes πŸ™‚

  • Reply Patricia March 22, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Hi, I just made the taco bubble casserole and it was delicious. I put it in the recipe builder and for some reason it is coming up 9 sp. What am I doing wrong? It’s so goid that I would still eat it at 9 sp but wondering where those extra points are coming from. Thanks

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 23, 2017 at 2:06 pm

      Hi Patricia, product brands vary, we all live in different places that carry different brands but I would start with the biscuits, the pack I use is 17Sp for the whole container, is yours??

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  • Reply Jan April 4, 2017 at 7:56 am

    I have to do Gluten Free- is there anything I can substitute for the canned biscuit?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 4, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      Can you maybe get a GF lightened up pizza dough?

  • Reply Sally April 5, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Hi there – love your page. I’m in Australia and wondering what I can use your bubble up recipes for the biscuit stuff – we don’t have anything like that, that I’m aware of. Is it savoury? Any ideas on a substitute?! Thankyou!

  • Reply Mara April 7, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Absolutely delicious! Definitely will make it again. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 9, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  • Reply Teresa April 26, 2017 at 10:28 am

    I made this last night. It was amazing. I used ground turkey. My cheese was more points than yours and I used the full regular biscuit roll and put it all into the recipe builder. My servings came out to 10 points for 1/6. It was absolutely worth it!! So good. I am loving your recipes–can’t wait to try something else. Thanks so much.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 28, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      Hi Teresa, so glad you loved it.. Yeah the bigger biscuits will add more points but glad you were happy with the outcome πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy the other recipes!!

  • Reply Michelle May 5, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    I’m sorry to say, my family and I thought this awful The biscuits didn’t cook and it dried right up later on.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 6, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      I am so sorry to hear that Michelle πŸ™ this is my most popular recipe and enjoyed by many, I will say that some ovens can vary so maybe that is why your biscuits did not cook, you did use the small 7.5 oz pack correct? If you used the bigger pack with too much dough that would cause it not to cook through..

  • Reply Jacqueline May 14, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    What Are the points for bid quick biscuits that make 8 biscuits?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 16, 2017 at 4:55 pm

      Hi there I am not sure on the points for that sorry, I know these small 10 packs of biscuits is 17SP for the whole 7.5oz package

  • Reply Linda May 19, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    I made this tonight & it was delicious. My husband & I are both on WW & I have been trying to keep it interesting by trying different recipes. I will definitely be making this again. By the was I used the ground turkey instead of beef. Very good. Also loved your Chicken pot pie bubble up. Thanks for the great recipes.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 24, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      You are very welcome Linda, so glad you and your husband both enjoyed , good luck on your journey together πŸ™‚

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  • Reply Tiffanie August 16, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    This was so amazing! I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it’s super tasty and really filling. I will definitely make again!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle August 17, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      Yay! So glad you enjoyed it Tiffanie πŸ™‚

  • Reply Tanya August 27, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Is the salsa just for topping? I don’t see it added in the recipe.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle August 30, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      It is there, step 3, , mix your ground beef and salsa together

  • Reply Alison September 28, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    I am vegetarian so I’m gonna try this with veggie ground instead of meat I’ll put it in the recipe builder I think it might lower the points it should turn out good.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle September 29, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      Hope you enjoy it Alison πŸ™‚

  • Reply Stephanie October 6, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Hi! I made this last night for dinner this evening! When I calculate the points I’m getting 10 per serving not 7! I used extra lean ground beef, I measured 7.5ozs of biscuits and used light cheddar!!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 8, 2017 at 11:49 pm

      Hi Stephanie, sorry I’m not too sure why, I can only base it of the products I used, I do indeed input my stuff into the WW recipe builder, also my fitness pal (to get nutri info) and I do simple math on paper.. Sometimes I feel people think I make these things up πŸ˜‰ especially when they leave so many exclamation marks lol .. I can break it down for you .. the points are basically in the biscuits, meat and cheese.. My pack of biscuits is 17SP (whole 7.5oz tube) extra lean ground beef is 15SP and my cheese I used at the time was 8 or 9 points for 1 cup.. 6 servings at 7 points per serving equals 42 points, when you add that up you can see I am about that, not sure where your getting 60 points worth of ingredients..

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