My Layered Taco Pie is a great alternative to the traditional taco. It is a baked pie like version full of spicy meat, refried beans and gooey cheeses, cooked then finished off with all of my favorite taco toppings!
I don’t care what form a taco is in, they are delicious any day of the week! Why not shake up Taco Tuesday or celebrate Cinqo de Mayo with this ultimate taco dish! The best part of this pie is being able to eat it with a fork. No spills. No mess. Every time I try to eat a taco, it falls completely apart after the first bite. Do you have the same problem? Most of the time I usually end up making a taco salad, which is great, but the ratio’s are way off and it definitely tastes more like a salad than a taco.
My Layered Taco Pie is so savory, spicy, gooey and crunchy just like a taco. Making it in individual skillets is not only a fun way to present it, but everyone can make their own just like making your own taco! And you can add your own favorite toppings too.
The Method of a Layered Taco Pie
- ground chicken
- taco seasoning
- flour tortillas
- cream cheese
- tostada shells
- refried beans
- shredded Mexican blend cheese
Set up individual skillets on a foil lined baking sheet and spray with oil.
The first step to a layered taco pie is to cook the ground chicken with taco seasoning. Meanwhile, warm the refried beans.
For each skillet: Spread a layer of cream cheese on a flour tortilla and place in the bottom of the skillet. Add a scoop of chicken and spread it to the edges of the tortilla. Place it in the bottom of the skillet. Next, carefully spread some refried beans on a tostada shell and place on top of the first layer.
Add salsa and cheese on top of the beans. Repeat these steps again and then place a final flour tortilla on top.
Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Garnish with your favorite taco toppings!
tips for success:
Grease the skillet or pan so the bottom flour tortilla doesn’t stick.
Cream cheese at room temperature is easier to spread!
Try ground beef instead of chicken. Make it vegetarian by substituting Impossible Meat.
This layered taco pie can be made in a springform pan or a pie dish instead. Bring it to the table and slice it up like a cake! (you would need large tortilla shells for this and shallow fry 4 of them in place of the tostada shells)
Mix in Queso Blanco to the ground chicken mixture to make it extra creamy.
Add some corn!
Create a garnish bar: shredded lettuce, onions, tomatoes, black olives, jalapeno’s, taco sauce, shredded cheese, sour cream and lime wedges.
A Margarita or Mexican beer would go great with this dish!
If you make this Layered Taco Pie and love it, I would love if you come back and gave it 5 stars!
Layered Taco Pie
This dish is full of spicy meat, gooey cheese, crunchy shells and topped with all the best taco toppings!
- 6 inch cast iron skillets
- baking sheet
- flour tortilla shells
- 4 ounces cream cheese, room temp
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- tostada shells
- 1 can spicy refried beans, warmed
- Mexican cheese blend, shredded
- lettuce, shredded
- onion, diced
- tomato, diced
- black olives, sliced
- avocado, diced or guacamole
- pickled jalapeno's, sliced
- taco sauce
- sour cream or crema
- lime wedges
Place skillets on a baking sheet. Grease the bottom with oil. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Brown the chicken and add the taco seasoning pack. Cook according to the directions on the packet.
Warm the beans.
Spread a layer of cream cheese on a flour tortilla. Place in the bottom of skillet and add chicken spreading it to the edges of the tortilla.
Next, spread some beans on a tostada shell and place on top of the chicken. Spread some salsa on and cover with cheese.
Repeat these 2 steps. Place 1 final flour tortilla on top. Press down gently so the layers adhere, but not hard enough to break the crunchy tostada shells.
Cover with foil and bake 20 minutes.
Put out your toppings and let everyone choose their own!
Full amounts for ingredients were not included because it will depend on how many people you are cooking for. I used 2 individual skillets, but you can also use a springform pan or pie dish and make one large pie.
Lisa Weller says
Very delicious!! I would definitely make it again!!
Hillary Tucker says