This Burrito Casserole is the ultimate comfort food. My entire family devoured this recipe and it’s made with all gluten-free ingredients, you only need one skillet or baking dish to make it and it is great for meal prep!

This burrito casserole is one of our most favorite dinner recipes to date. Casseroles are such a delicious comfort food. It is hot and cozy and so incredibly flavorful. I love making this when I need a dish to feed the entire family and it’s hearty, healthy and a great meal prep dish.

You know I love a good one pot type meal and this is shockingly a one-pan kind of meal. I use an oven-safe skillet to make the beef so I can easily add in the other ingredients once it’s done cooking and add to oven.

I love how you can really use any ground meat you want to like turkey or chicken. Or if you don’t eat meat, sub your favorite meat alternative product or use more beans.

The taco seasoning combo here is on point. It is much healthier and less salty than ones from the store and you can use it with all spices you have on hand. This dish is so easy to make – sauté your beef, mix everything else into the skillet and bake in the oven. 

I cannot wait to hear what you think of this dish. Let me know you try it!

What ingredients you need to make this Burrito Casserole: 

  • Olive oil – or use avocado oil if you don’t have
  • Onion – I typically use a white onion or red onion, really either can work
  • Garlic cloves – if you don’t have garlic cloves, use garlic powder
  • Onion powder, smoked paprika, dried oregano, ground cumin
  • Ground meat of choice (chicken, turkey or beef work best)
  • Black beans – I look for organic and unsalted when possible 
  • Mild salsa – I use mild salsa so it’s not spicy so if you like spice, use a spicier salsa
  • Uncooked rice – I usually use basmati rice here but really any rice will work
  • Chicken broth or beef broth – any bone broth or cooking broth can work
  • Cheddar cheese – shredded cheddar cheese melts the best. Pre-shredded won’t melt as fast but it’s okay to use!
  • For servingtortillas, tortilla chips
  • Topping ideas – guacamole, shredded lettuce, sour cream, diced tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeños

How to make this gluten-free casserole:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Heat a large oven-safe skillet with olive oil and onion and garlic and sauté for 3-4 minutes or until browned a bit
  3. Next add your beef and break it up with a wooden spoon
  4. Sauté for 4-5 minutes then stir in taco seasonings and cook until browned
  5. Strain any excess fat if desired then add in beans, rice, salsa and broth and stir
  6. Cover with foil and bake in oven for about 40-45 minutes until everything is softened and liquid is almost absorbed
  7. Remove foil then bake for 10 minutes uncovered until liquid is fully absorbed
  8. Sprinkle the cheese on top and bake until melted (about 5-6 minutes!) I like to broil at the end but totally optional
  9. Serve while warm with desired toppings

Tips and FAQs on making this Burrito Casserole:

  1. What is the best way to store leftovers? In an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.
  2. Can I freeze this recipe? It is prefect to freeze! Add to freezer safe container then defrost in fridge or on counter. This recipe lasts 2 months in the freezer.
  3. What is the best way to reheat the burrito bake? Microwave or skillet. Add more cheese if desired too.
  4. Can I use another meat besides beef? Totally! Ground turkey or chicken are both great options for this if you don’t have beef on hand.
  5. What should I serve with this casserole? Tortilla chips, tortillas, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, or as is!

A few other delicious Mexican-inspired recipes to try:

Easy Crispy Baked Tacos (gluten-free)

Gluten-free Slow Cooker Enchilada Casserole

EASY Gluten-free Chicken Enchilada Recipe

EASY Sheet Pan Tacos (gluten-free)

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Easy Burrito Casserole (gluten-free)

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This Burrito Casserole is the ultimate comfort food. My entire family devoured this recipe and it’s made with all gluten-free ingredients, you only need one skillet or baking dish to make it and it is great for meal prep!

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Total Time: 65 mins

Yield: Serves 4-5 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 sweet onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 lb ground meat of choice (chicken, turkey or beef work best)
  • 1015 ounces black beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup mild salsa
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth or beef broth
  • 1 heaping cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • For serving – tortillas, tortilla chips
  • Topping ideas – guacamole, shredded lettuce, sour cream, diced tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeños

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Heat a large oven-safe skillet with olive oil and onion and garlic and sauté for 3-4 minutes or until browned a bit
  3. Next add your beef and break it up with a wooden spoon
  4. Sauté for 4-5 minutes then stir in taco seasonings and cook until browned
  5. Strain any excess fat if desired then add in beans, rice, salsa and broth and stir
  6. Cover with foil and bake in oven for about 40-45 minutes until everything is softened and liquid is almost absorbed
  7. Remove foil then bake for 10 minutes uncovered until liquid is fully absorbed
  8. Sprinkle the cheese on top and bake until melted (about 5-6 minutes!) I like to broil at the end but totally optional
  9. Serve while warm with desired toppings

Notes

*Store leftovers in fridge for 5 days or freezer for 2 months

  • Author: Rachel