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Cheese-Topped Taco Pie

Cheese-Topped Taco Pie





  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Prepare pie crust as directed on package for one­crust baked shell using 9­inch glass pie pan or 10­inch deep-dish pie pan.
  3. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  5. Brown ground beef in large skillet over medium­high heat until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain.
  6. Stir in taco seasoning mix and salsa. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Add mushrooms and half of the French fried onions; mix well.
  8. Spoon mixture into baked crust.
  9. In small bowl, combine ricotta cheese, 1 cup of the taco­flavored cheese blend and eggs; mix well. Spoon over beef mixture.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 35 minutes or until slightly puffed and set in center.
  11. Remove pie from oven. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup cheese evenly over filling.
  12. Sprinkle remaining French fried onions in center of filling.
  13. Return to oven; bake an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  14. Sprinkle tomato around edge and in center of filling. Let pie stand for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 75 mins

Michelle Bocianski, Wheaton, Illinois

Recipe and photo credit: American Dairy Association.


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