Dorito Taco Salad

The perfect salad for a potluck or party! This Dorito Taco Salad is always a hit anywhere I bring it and we’ve been serving it my entire life. It’s loaded with ground beef, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and Nacho Cheese Doritos for the perfect crunch!

It’s not summer until you make a Dorito Taco Salad! It’s the ultimate summer salad recipe perfect for parties, backyard cookouts or you can easily eat this as your dinner or lunch.

This salad is originally my Mom’s so we know it’s delicious. Plus, whenever I bring it somewhere it’s always one of the first salads gone!


  • 1 large bag Dorito Nacho Cheese Chips, broken into smaller pieces, but not crumbs
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 head lettuce, shredded
  • 6 tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup Italian dressing
  • 2 cups ranch dressing

How To Make Dorito Taco Salad

In a skillet crumble and brown the lean ground beef. Drain the excess fat from the pan when done cooking

Add in the packet of taco seasoning mix. Add the two dressings, the Italian and the Ranch, stir to combine and simmer until the liquid is soaked up

Shred the lettuce and place in a bowl. Chop the tomatoes and place in another bowl

Dice the onion and place into a third bowl. Place the cheese into a large bowl

Instead of putting the last few ingredients into bowls, you can mix it all together with the meat.

Placing the ingredients in separate bowls allows each person to add what they would like on the salad. Plus, if there are any of the ingredients left over, they can be packaged separately in the refrigerator.


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