Taco Cornbread Casserole

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I”m not going to lie to you.

The above picture looks positively scrumptious, right??

Well it was.

But it didn’t exactly look like that until the next day. When it was cold.

The below picture is how it came out of the dish when it was piping hot. Not as pretty. But certainly, just as delicious.

This was part of my ground turkey freezer day cooking. I made 4 lbs. of taco meat and separated it into 3 containers. 1 container for 2 meals of tacos, 1 for a taco pasta casserole and one for this delicious corn bread casserole.

This was seriously good and super easy to make. Especially with the meat all cooked and ready. It was a bit higher in calorie with the cornbread bottom but very hearty and filling!

What do you serve with cornbread casserole?

Cornbread casserole is a delicious and hearty dish that can be the perfect addition to any meal. It’s a versatile dish that can be served as a main course or as a side dish, and it pairs well with a variety of different foods. Here are some delicious options to serve with your cornbread casserole:

  • Homemade Ground Beef Chili: A warm and comforting bowl of chili pairs perfectly with cornbread casserole. The spicy flavors and hearty texture of the chili complement the sweet and savory flavors of the casserole.
  • Easy Classic Meatloaf Without Bread Crumbs: This low-carb version of classic meatloaf is a great option for those looking for a healthier side dish. The savory flavors of the meatloaf pair well with the sweet and rich flavors of the cornbread casserole.
  • Slow Cooker Beans and Ham: This classic Southern dish is a perfect match for cornbread casserole. The creamy beans and smoky ham make a delicious and filling meal.
  • Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup: There’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup. The light and refreshing flavors of the soup are a perfect complement to the rich and hearty flavors of the cornbread casserole.
  • Classic Baked Dutch Oven Pot Roast Recipe: A juicy and tender pot roast is a perfect pairing for cornbread casserole. The savory and hearty flavors of the pot roast complement the sweet and savory flavors of the casserole.
  • Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Gravy: A juicy and tender pork chop with a rich and flavorful gravy is a delicious addition to any cornbread casserole meal. The savory flavors of the pork and gravy balance out the sweetness of the cornbread casserole.
  • Slow Cooker BBQ Beef: A classic BBQ beef dish is a perfect pairing for cornbread casserole. The smoky and tangy flavors of the BBQ sauce pair perfectly with the sweet and savory flavors of the casserole.
  • Hamburger Vegetable Soup: A hearty and filling soup is a perfect complement to cornbread casserole. The vegetables and ground beef in the soup add a delicious and savory flavor to the meal.

Taco Cornbread Casserole

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican


  • 1 package corn bread/muffin mix I use Trader Joe’s – it’s my favorite!
  • 3 cups cooked taco seasoned meat
  • 1 cup 8 oz sour cream, light
  • 1 cup colby jack cheddar or mexican cheese, shredded and divided
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 can sliced olives (optional, I didn't use) (optional, I didn't use)


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and spray an 8x8 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the corn bread/muffin mix, egg, and milk until well-combined.
  • Spread the cornbread mixture evenly into the prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine the taco-seasoned meat and black beans in a separate bowl.
  • Once the cornbread is done baking, spread the meat and bean mixture over it.
  • In another bowl, mix together the sour cream, 3/4 cup of shredded cheese, and chopped onion. Spread this mixture over the meat and beans.
  • Bake the casserole for an additional 20-25 minutes or until heated through and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Take the casserole out of the oven and sprinkle chopped tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and the remaining 1/4 cup of shredded cheese on top.
  • Serve hot and enjoy! Optional: add sliced olives as a topping if desired.

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