This hearty Cheesy Dorito Veggie Casserole is a vegetarian dinner recipe filled with rice, beans, sweet corn, salsa, Manchego and Mexican inspired flavors for a flavorful dinner the whole family will love!
Vegetarian Dorito Casserole
Looking for a flavorful and satisfying vegetarian casserole? Try our Cheesy Dorito Veggie Casserole recipe! Packed with crunchy Dorito chips, a medley of vegetables, and gooey melted cheese, this dish is a perfect combination of comfort and taste.
Whether you’re a dedicated vegetarian or simply looking to add more veggie-based meals to your dinner rotation, this casserole is sure to please your taste buds and impress your family and friends. Get ready to enjoy a delightful, cheesy, and veggie-filled meal.
How to make Dorito casserole
Grease a 9×13 casserole pan and turn your oven to 350F, then gather the following ingredients for Dorito Veggie Casserole.
Veggie Dorito Casserole Ingredients
Here is what you will need to make this vegetarian Dorito casserole,
- Olive oil
- Red and yellow bell pepper
- Small red onion, peeled and sliced
- Sweet corn
- Cooked rice
- Kidney or black beans
- Kalamata olives (optional)
- Taco seasoning
- Dorito chips
- Cream cheese
- Manchego cheese
Veggie, Rice and Beans
In a deep large skillet over medium-high heat, add a drizzle of olive oil. When the oil is fragrant and shiny, add the diced onions and bell peppers. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
Add the corn, rice, beans, olive, salsa and taco seasoning to the pan. Stir and cook for for an additional 2 minutes.
Taco Bake with Doritos
To assemble the Dorito casserole, start with your greased 9X13 pan and layer half of the chips. Top with half of the veggie and rice mixture.
Soften the cream cheese by microwaving it for 30-60 seconds. Spread the cream cheese over the mixture and top with half of the grated Manchego cheese. Alternatively, if you want to make things easier, you can simply mix the cream cheese in with the hot rice and veggie mixture.
Top with the remaining veggie mixture and finish with the remaining Doritos. Top the casserole with the remaining Manchego cheese.
Cover the pan with a tinfoil and bake for 25 minutes at 350F. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes until the cheese is nicely browned.
Can I make substitutions?
Yes! Whether you want to swap the kidney beans for black beans, some bell peppers for poblano peppers or white rice for brown rice, the possibilities are endless. Some Smoked Traeger Corn on the Cob would also be a great substitution for fresh corn.
We are obsessed with Manchego and the great flavor it adds to any dish, like this Southwest Chicken Cobb Salad. Sharp cheddar cheese is a good substitution to Manchego in this Dorito casserole.
In addition to substitutions, you can leave out one or two veggies if they aren’t your family’s favorite. Perhaps they aren’t big fans of olives. While they offer a great briny flavor that compliments the rich cheese, you can leave them out. Just don’t eliminate too many vegetables or you will eliminate flavor.
Serving Veggie and Rice Casserole
Allow the Cheesy Dorito Casserole to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Here are some wonderful additions to serve over your casserole,
- Green Onions
- Sour Cream
- Pico de Gallo
Hearty Vegetarian Dinner Recipe
While some vegetarian meals can feel light and aren’t always filling, this Cheesy Dorito Casserole is anything but. It is loaded with rice, beans, corn and cheese for a hearty meal that will leave you satisfied.
Can I add meat?
Absolutely! If your family likes to serve meat with every meal, you can easily toss in two cups of whatever meat you have on hand. Rotisserie chicken, leftover taco meat or some smoked pork carnitas are all great options.
Another great option is to serve this Dorito casserole as a side dish to a nice piece of grilled meat. Pair your steak or chicken with a scoop of this bean and rice casserole for a complete meal.
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 cup red bell pepper, diced
- 1 cup yellow bell pepper, diced
- 1 small red onion, peeled and sliced
- ½ cup sweet corn
- 1 cup cooked rice
- 1 cup kidney or black beans
- 3 tablespoons Kalamata olives
- 2 cups salsa
- 2 Tablespoons (1 packet) taco seasoning
- 3 cups Doritos chips
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 2 cup grated Manchego cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
- Heat a large deep skillet over medium-high heat with oil. Sauté the bell peppers and onion until tender. Add corn, rice, beans, olives, salsa and taco seasoning. Stir and cook for 2 minute.
- In the baking dish add half of the tortilla chips. Cover with half of the vegetable and rice mixture.
- Soften the cream cheese in the microwave or 30-60 seconds. Spread the cream cheese over the rice mixture and top with one cup of Manchego.
- Top with the remaining rice mixture and top with Doritos and remaining Manchego cheese.
- Cover with tinfoil and bake for 25 minutes at 350°F. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes, until the cheese is nicely browned.
- Allow the casserole to rest for 5 minutes before serving garnished with cilantro.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 745Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 171mgSodium: 1208mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 7gSugar: 7gProtein: 27g
Provided nutrition data is only an estimate. If you are tracking these nutrients for medical purposes, please consult an outside, trusted source.