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INSANE Mexican Street Corn Taco Casserole!

May 5, 2021

INSANE Mexican Street Corn Taco Casserole! This dish is beyond drool worthy and it is one of those ridiculously easy recipes to make that just so happens to be gluten-free and made with healthier ingredients than the usual Mexican Street Corn.

INSANE Mexican Street Corn Taco Casserole! This dish is beyond drool worthy and it is one of those ridiculously easy recipes to make that just so happens to be gluten-free and made with healthier ingredients than the usual Mexican Street Corn.

Coming in reaaaalllllly hot over here today guys. And better late than never when it comes to another Cinco de Mayo recipe ya know?!

I have so excited to share this dish with you today. It took me for-freaking-ever to name because it is loaded with so much goodness. And to be honest, it’s like a nacho meets taco meets Mexican Street Corn all in one dish. So it is pretty fantastic if you ask me. Plus it all comes together in 20 minutes. It is super easy to whip up and I am officially convinced that every Mexican restaurant now should be making something like this.

Let’s chat a bit about what is in here, shall we? First off we have the base, which is ground meat cooked a green salsa and spices for epic flavor. Then we are making the Mexican Street Corn part that we add right on top of what I like to call – the BEST healthy corn tortilla chips in the universe – Zack’s Mighty Organic Tortilla Chips guys.

Now these are not just any ordinary chip. They have the most insane crunch and they are the best for scoop, dipping, snacking, you name it. The Mansfield/Carpenter clan started snacking on these a few months ago and it is safe too say that we are HOOKED! As in we go through a bag in literally a day. They are made with all organic ingredients and you can find them in a handful of stores like Whole Foods or over on Thrive Market too.

Now’ let’s get to it guys!!

INSANE Mexican Street Corn Taco Casserole! This dish is beyond drool worthy and it is one of those ridiculously easy recipes to make that just so happens to be gluten-free and made with healthier ingredients than the usual Mexican Street Corn.

What ingredients you need to this healthier taco casserole:

  • Ground meat – turkey, chicken or beef work best!
  • Salsa verde – I used the Trader Joe’s one
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Chili powder
  • Frozen or canned corn
  • Jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  • Avocado oil mayo
  • Lime
  • Zack’s Mighty Organic Tortilla Chips
  • Pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • Crumbled cotija cheese

How to make this addicting Mexican Street Corn Nacho Taco dish:

  1. Heat a large cast-iron skillet with a little oil over medium heat and add the ground meat
  2. Break the meat down into smaller pieces and cook for about 5-7 minutes or until there is no pink/meat is fully cooked
  3. Lower heat and add in the salsa verde and spices and mix all together
  4. While the meat cooks, preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  5. Mix together the corn, jalapeño, mayo, spices and lime juice together in a medium bowl
  6. Add a layer of tortilla chips on top of the meat in the skillet followed by half the cheese, the corn mixture then the rest of the cheese
  7. Bake in oven for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted. You can also broil for 30-60 seconds too before removing from oven

A few of my other favorite Mexican-inspired dishes:

The Best Ever Healthy Chipotle Tacos!

Gluten-free Buffalo Chicken Taquitos!

Insanely Delicious Gluten-free Mini Taco Cups

Healthy Vegetarian Enchilada Pasta (gluten-free)

15-minute Gluten-free Enchilada Pie

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INSANE Mexican Street Corn Taco Casserole!

INSANE Mexican Street Corn Taco Casserole! This dish is beyond drool worthy and it is one of those ridiculously easy recipes to make that just so happens to be gluten-free and made with healthier ingredients than the usual Mexican Street Corn.

Mexican Street Corn Taco Casserole! This dish is beyond drool worthy and it is one of those ridiculously easy recipes to make that just so happens to be gluten-free and made with healthier ingredients than the usual Mexican Street Corn.

  • Author: Rachel
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: About 4 1x
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Ingredients

Taco skillet:

  • 1 lb ground meat (turkey, chicken or beef work best)
  • 12 ounce jar salsa verde (I used the Trader Joe’s one)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder

Mexican Street Corn:

  • 3 cups frozen or canned corn
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil mayo
  • 1 teaspoon chill powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • A bag (or 10 ha!) Zack’s Mighty Organic Tortilla Chips
  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • Optional: sour cream or a Mexican crema to drizzle on top

Instructions

  1. Heat a large cast-iron skillet with a little oil over medium heat and add the ground meat
  2. Break the meat down into smaller pieces and cook for about 5-7 minutes or until there is no pink/meat is fully cooked
  3. Lower heat and add in the salsa verde and spices and mix all together
  4. While the meat cooks, preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  5. Mix together the corn, jalapeño, mayo, spices and lime juice together in a medium bowl
  6. Add a layer of tortilla chips on top of the meat in the skillet followed by half the cheese, the corn mixture then the rest of the cheese
  7. Bake in oven for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted. You can also broil for 30-60 seconds too before removing from oven
  8. Serve while warm!

Notes

*Tastes best served straight from oven or the chips will be a bit soggy

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8 Responses

  1. Literally eating this for dinner as I write this! So good and so easy! I had to make a few substitutions, both for dietary reasons and also I ran out of corn 🤣

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