Cinco de Mayo Casserole


This easy Cinco de Mayo recipe is a simple, satisfying main dish our family enjoys. You can use reduced-fat cheeses and sour cream but don't use the fat-free choices. Serve with a dollop of sour cream, sliced black olives, more salsa, and warmed tortillas.

Cinco de Mayo Casserole
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, or as needed

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers (such as RO*TEL®), drained

  • 1 cup salsa, drained

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 (7 ounce) can Mexican-style corn, drained

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Transfer beef to a 9x13-inch casserole dish.

  3. Heat oil in the same skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil until onion is translucent, about 10 minutes. Spoon onion mixture over ground beef.

  4. Mix tomatoes with green chile peppers, salsa, sour cream, 1 cup Cheddar cheese, corn, salt, and black pepper into ground beef mixture; top with remaining 2 cups Cheddar cheese.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through and cheese is melted, about 45 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

528 Calories
39g Fat
17g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 528
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 49%
Saturated Fat 21g 107%
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 1171mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 10mg 51%
Calcium 491mg 38%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 552mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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