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.

Taco fiesta bubble up casserole

Taco fiesta bubble up casserole

Weight Watchers Friendly Ingredients:

  • Extra-lean ground beef 12 points 
  • Pillsbury biscuits or equivalent 18 points
  • Taco seasoning 2 points
  • Salsa 0 points
  • Peppers 0 points
  • Onion 0 points
  • Shredded cheese 14 points
  • Green onion 0 points
  • Sour cream *optional

How to make Taco Fiesta Bubble Up Casserole (step by step): 

  1. Cook the ground beef in a pan on the stove, add the taco seasoning, and simmer for a few minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350F, spray a 9×13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Mix the ground beef and salsa together in a bowl.
  4. Cut up the peppers and onion, and then cut the biscuits into 6 pieces each.
  5. 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.
  6. Loosely cover with foil and bake in the oven for 35 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking for 15 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes then cut into 6 servings. Top with a spoon of fat free sour cream (optional)

Taco fiesta bubble up casserole

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 used 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.

Taco fiesta bubble up casserole

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

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Taco fiesta bubble up casserole

By: Drizzle
Servings: 6
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
8 points, 7sp or 6pp/serving (same on freestyle 7sp) 7SP on blue, green or purple

Ingredients 

  • 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 1/3 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 

  • 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)

Notes

Points- 8
Personal Points- 8
Smart Points- Blue/Green/Purple- 7
Points Plus- 6
Nutritional info per serving.. Calories 254...Fat 7.2g...Sat fat 3g..Carbs 21.2g.. Fiber 1.5g...Sodium 790mg...Sugar 3.5g...Protein 25.1g 

Additional Info

Course: Main meals
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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.

Taco fiesta bubble up casserole

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.


Taco fiesta bubble up casserole

Looking for some similar recipes? Try my Easy taco pie, or my Sloppy joe bubble up

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248 Comments

  1. Delicious! Made the recipe exactly except divided into 8 servings and it was plenty! Will definitely be making again! Thank you!

  2. This is wonderful! So far it is my favorite bubble up recipe! I think I could eat this every day❣️Thanks for all the wonderful recipes.

  3. Loved this, but put it in the WW app and it came out as 12 sp! Unfortunately I had already ate my portion.
    I picked up the 10 biscuit packet. It is 35 points a packet. I read an earlier reply and you said you bought the American version, I did not catch that in the instructions plus thought this was a Canadian site. Anyway, will check next time before I try. Do love your recipes.

    1. Hi Jill, just because I live in Canada does not mean that 100% of the stuff I use is from here, nowhere on my site do I claim that.. I am pretty open about my shopping in the U.S and I always give detailed info on the pack of biscuits I buy, and will typically suggest that if you are in Canada to buy the bigger pack and weigh them out so that it is equal to what I use (7.5oz) the biscuits I buy are 17SP for the whole pack.. I’m sorry you didn’t read the instructions correctly but I do feel I am pretty clear..

  4. I’m very excited to try this! Do you prepare the ground beef according to the taco seasoning package (like drain the fat and add a bit of water to simmer down) or do you just add the package as is?

  5. Just stumbled across your site, great recipes! On a side note, holy cow…you have more patience than me! It is like people have lost the ability to think for themselves. Obviously, different brands/sizes of biscuits or other items will yield different point values! It is so frustrating that you are still having to defend yourself over 3 years later! Sorry…I just had to get that off my chest! LOL!

    1. Hi Michelle…Haha yup it’s just part of the job.. some people just like to bitch lol.. I try and help out where I can and answer questions to the best of my ability .. some people don’t read instructions and jump to conclusions and need someone to blame lol.. I hope you enjoy the recipes 🙂

  6. I’m curious as to how this would work with the two-ingredient dough. Have you tried it using that since you first created this recipe. I thought about giving it a whirl since it would save about 7 points on the whole recipe total. I use Gold Medal self-rising and my dough ball comes to 10 Freestyle points total. Thanks for any feedback you can give. If you’ve tried it successfully I’d love to know! Thanks for all of your great recipes!

    1. Hi.. so I have seen others try the bubble up dishes with 2ID, most say that it is ok but does not work as well, it might just come down to personal preference, I personally have not used it in any of the bubble ups

  7. I think I’ll sub the biscuit for mozzarella cheese bits. No carbs to speak of. Should taste just as good